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Tips on How to Choose a School in Jakarta for Parents

Education is a crucial part of human life. Many parents are concerned about their education. What if you have to choose a new school for your kids in a new place?

If you are an expat living in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta, and you have children and want to provide them with an education. Here are some tips that can aid you as parents in finding the right school for your children.

Make sure you have taken the time to research and learn about the institution before registering your child.

Regarding their child's academic, social, and emotional development, it is crucial for you as parents to feel that the school you choose will meet your children's aspirations. You should choose a school that balances the academic curriculum with your children's personal, social, and emotional development skills. You can also check the school's academic achievements, associated organization, and curriculum.

Investigate the similarities and differences between your international target school in Jakarta and your first home's education system.

It is well known that international schools in Jakarta have teachers and staff who have experience in education and are dedicated to their vocations. Most follow a solid curriculum commonly used in their affiliated countries. Regardless, international schools in Jakarta have the flexibility to adapt or mix the curriculum to suit their setting and match the particular needs.

To reduce your worries surrounding your child's adaptation to a new school environment, search for a school with affiliation and accreditation with your first home.

In general, international schools are very diverse in terms of nationalities. By exposing the children to a rich diversity of cultures, they can learn about traditions, beliefs, and cultures that differ from their own. Nevertheless, if you still have concerns about your child, you can find any educational institutions that are affiliated and accredited to give your child a similar education as your first home. Listed below are some Jakarta international schools affiliated with other countries.

1. Nord Anglia International School (NIS) Jakarta

NIS Jakarta provides a British-style education and follows the English National Curriculum supplemented by the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). This school can be an excellent idea for your child if you are a British expat. For more information, you can visit here.

2. The Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School (GMIS) Jakarta

GMIS Jakarta provides both an Indonesian curriculum and an international standard curriculum. Furthermore, this school is accredited by International Baccalaureate, IGCSE, ABRSM, and Association of Indian Universities, and their examination by the board of secondary education, Indian schools, Indonesia.

If you are an Indian expat, this school can be a good option for your child. For more information, you can visit here.

3. Jakarta Indonesia Korean School (JKIS) Jakarta

JIKS Jakarta provides a Korean curriculum and is accredited by the governments of Korea and Indonesia. This Korean international school has all elementary, middle, and high school classes.

In addition, JIKS Jakarta focuses on global citizenship and English proficiency (Global), Korean language and national identity (national), local language education, and local expertise (Local). If you are a Korean expat, this school can be the best choice for your child’s education. For more information, you can visit here.

4. Australian Independent School (AIS) Jakarta

AIS Indonesia is a multi-campus school that provides Australian standard education. AIS Indonesia has two schools, Jakarta and Bali, with over 800 students across preschool for 12 years.

This multi-campus school delivers an integrated Australian curriculum and an Australian interactive teaching approach. This school will be your best option if you are an Australian expat. For more information, you can visit here.

Most expats in Indonesia send their children to international schools despite their extravagant tuition due to the international standard curriculums and their accreditation by the relevant authorities in their country of origin. Hopefully, this article has been helpful in helping you decide a suitable school for your children.


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