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IB, British, and Singapore
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsIB, British, and Singapore
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 21 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.

Address: Jl. Letjen Jamin Ginting Km. 8,5 Medan, Indonesia
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, Indonesian, Spanish, French

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Inquiry and project-based learning. Simulations, presentations and interactive learning.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a non-denominational school.

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge Checkpoint, Cambridge IGCSE and IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

IB Diploma 100% pass rate
IGCSE results are excellent with some students ranked top in country. Some with 100% scores.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Lower Primary - 20 Minutes (Reading, Vocabulary & Numeracy)
Upper Primary - 2 subjects per night @ 15-20 minutes per subject
Secondary - 3 subject per night @ 20 to 30 minutes per subject

Students also have semester projects that they work on progressively over a period of weeks.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

ESOL support. Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and other mild to moderate learning needs are provided with learning support in the form of shadow teachers and with additional support from subject teachers.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Extension tasks are provided. The school also provides co-curricular clubs and opportunities to participate in local, national and international competitions.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Interview with Head of School. Trial days with observations. Where deemed necessary, screening tests used. These are not for exclusion purposes, but rather to assess if additional support is required for English or Mathematics.

SEN Assessment where necessary.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Open enrolment throughout the year

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

Pre-school - 111:45 to 13:00 (depending on grade level)
Primary - 13:45 to 14:15 (depending on grade level)
Secondary - 15:00

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes. Meals are available to purchase in the cafeteria.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes. Students can also bring their own food to school.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art and craft, music, football, robotics, dance, English book club, Chinese art, badminton, board games, fabric decorating, cooking, basketball, cross stitching, photography, volleyball, dance, athletics, tennis, rugby, swimming

Sports activities included

Physical education includes: gymnastics, yoga, athletics, football, volleyball, basketball, evasion games, aerobics, zumba, tennis, rugby, cricket

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Multi-purpose hall, football pitch, volleyball court, multipurpose court (basketball, tennis, futsal)

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

SIS Medan delivers a rigorous and engaging academic program that inspires children to learn, while developing 21st Century skills that will prepare them to contribute positively to the communities in which they live as future leaders and innovators.

Teaching approach of the school

We apply active learning, which is student-centered and focused on learning through doing. As far as is possible students are provided with practical learning activities and opportunities to apply their learning in real life situations. Project-based and inquiry-based learning are at the core of our approach. Students also do several group tasks to encourage and develop communication, cooperation and collaboration.

We also have a strong focus on community, responsible citizenship and protection of the environment.

Learning journeys provide opportunities for students to explore the world they live in and to apply their knowledge towards creative solutions to local and global problems.

Service learning is embedded in our program from Preschool to Junior College.

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