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Indonesia is the largest country in South East Asia, and fast becoming one of the continent’s rising economic stars. There is a thriving expat community in the capital Jakarta, which is also home to the country’s best international schools. If you’re considering a move to Jakarta with your family, here is everything you need to know about getting the best international education for your children.

International schools in Jakarta are largely catered to the expat population, but a small proportion of the student body will be native children. This allows your child to mix with children of various cultures and nationalities, as well as engaging with the culture and people of their new home. Learning the Indonesian language and culture is also compulsory in international schools, which will help even more!

Over half of Jakarta’s international schools are British-oriented, and around one fifth are US-oriented. This means they follow either the British, US, or International curriculum with lessons taught through English.

The majority of schools cater for children aged 3 or 4 right up until age 18. There are also a large number of pre-schools attached to international schools in Jakarta. Children who attend these pre-schools are often given priority when applying to the attached international schools.

Jakarta is a huge city with an eye-watering number of international schools to choose from. They are scattered throughout the north, west, south and centre of the city. You don’t need to be too concerned about where to live vs. where to send your child to school - you’ll never be too far away from an international school.

Something which is unique to Indonesia’s international schools is their nomenclature. In 2015 the Indonesian government ruled that international schools not run by embassies (mostly for-profit schools) could no longer have the word ‘international’ in their names.

This can be a little confusing at first, since expats may not consider these to be international schools ‘at a glance’. Don’t worry, they are!

The regulation was introduced to set higher education standards, along with a sweep of other regulations. These include higher qualification requirements for teachers and staff, forbidding foreign stakeholders from owning more than 49% of an international school, and the aforementioned compulsory language and culture lessons.

All international schools in Indonesia must also have a direct link with overseas schools or education authorities. This means that the vast majority of international schools in Jakarta offer the consistent standards of education and are internationally or globally recognised.

So whichever school you choose, you can rest assured that your child’s education will not only be of a high standard, but will also be transferable should you move on to another country in future.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Jakarta. However, there are another 50 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Jakarta based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Jakarta

Out of a total of 60 International Schools in Jakarta.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

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ACG School Jakarta

ACG School Jakarta offers a top educational pathway from Kindergarten to Year 13 and is regarded as an exceptional option for students seeking a world-class education in South Jakarta. It offers Cambridge and IB education.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 137,700,000
to: Rp 348,100,000
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British School Jakarta

The British School Jakarta (BSJ) is an international standard school with British heritage, for children from around the world aged three to 18. We are located on a spacious,18-hectare estate, 7 km south-west of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 136,235,000
to: Rp 353,499,000
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SIS South Jakarta

SIS South Jakarta boasts a green campus with a cozy atmosphere in the Bona Vista neighbourhood of South Jakarta.
Curriculum
IB, British, Singaporean
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Jakarta Intercultural School

With five original students, Jakarta Intercultural School was founded by UN workers in 1951. These pioneers introduced relevant schooling in English for children of expats in the newfound Republic of Indonesia. From early days the school's international identity was clear. It was originally named the Joint Embassy School (J.E.S.) after its British, American, Australian and (then) Yugoslavian embassy partners. Just over a decade later, in 1978, J.E.S. became Jakarta International School and in 2014, Jakarta Intercultural School.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 316,100,000
to: Rp 478,600,000
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Jakarta Multicultural School

Jakarta Multicultural School is a private international school that has one of the lowest teacher to student ratio in Jakarta, allowing the school to pay attention to individual students.
JMS is committed to provide an education with globally competitive curriculum that respects the plurality of beliefs, cultures and way of thinking. Moreover, we advocate for inclusive education whereby everyone, including students with special needs, are given equal opportunities to discover and enhance their potentials as individuals.
At JMS, our students enjoy a “no fear” learning environment. They understand and uphold the belief that everyone deserves to have a peaceful and blissful school life experience. Everyone on the school ground is vigilant and committed in upholding our NO Bullying Policy.
JMS is an official and registered IB and Cambridge School.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Sekolah Pelita Harapan

Sekolah Pelita Harapan is a group of schools in Jakarta, Indonesia which offer Indonesian citizens and expatriates a quality, international standard of education in which English is the language of instruction. Our School's vision: True Knowledge, Faith in Christ and Godly Character. Our mission: Proclaiming the preeminence of Christ and engaging in the redemptive restoration of all things in Him through holistic education.
SPH runs internationally certified curriculum – the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Programs. These are the world’s best practice pedagogy. SPH emphasizes the Indonesian identity and culture as well as living in a global society. SPH's comprehensive academic, artistic, sporting, music, Biblical foundations and community service programs are designed to produce high quality graduating students.
Curriculum
IB, British, Christian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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North Jakarta Intercultural School

North Jakarta Intercultural School (NJIS) is a private school in Kelapa Gading, Jakarta. It was founded in 1990 and is fully accredited by the Accrediting
Commission for Schools of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
North Jakarta Intercultural School offers a well-rounded curriculum that supports the liberal arts approach to learning with emphasis on the whole child.
Curriculum
American, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 55,765,000
to: Rp 239,590,000
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New Zealand School Jakarta

New Zealand School Jakarta has a long and proud history of serving the Jakarta Community and delivering exemplary outcomes for all our tamariki (children). Founded in 2002, NZSJ aims to bring the well-rounded and progressive New Zealand Curriculum to young learners of all nationalities living in Jakarta, Indonesia. We offer a friendly and lively community with a team of passionate and devoted kaiako (teachers) and support staff. Our goal is to develop innovative and challenging individual learning programmes that will provide a solid foundation for future academic success, as well as social and emotional growth.
Curriculum
International, New Zealand
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 15
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 57,330,000
to: Rp 222,875,000
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AIS Indonesia

Our key philosophy at AIS is to develop and demonstrate best practice education, and to make a world-class Australian education available and accessible to all children in Indonesia.
Regardless of ability, culture, ethnicity, gender or language background, all AIS students are encouraged and nurtured to achieve their full social and educational potential.
Curriculum
IB, Australian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 139,500,000
to: Rp 375,800,000
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Nord Anglia School Jakarta

Close-knit international community, leafy green campus and member of Nord Anglia Education group
Curriculum
British, International, Dutch
Languages of instruction
English, Dutch
Ages
2 to 12
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 86,090,800
to: Rp 275,301,600
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