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In the mid-1990s, the Indonesian Department of Education and Culture began to open opportunities for the development of what were at that time termed "national plus schools". Categories have now changed and all schools must be one of the following three categories:

  1. National schools - offering the national curriculum only
  2. Embassy schools - offering the curriculum from the home country and accessible only to citizens from that country - what we formerly referred to as "international schools".
  3. SPK schools - offering overseas programmes such as the IB but using elements of the national curriculum. SPK stands for Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama - Cooperative Education unit. They must have a direct tie with an overseas school or an overseas educational authority.

Admission is open to expatriate children and some of these schools offer international curriculum and English as the medium of instruction. They are a great alternative to the more expensive embassy schools for expatriates whose companies will not cover the cost of education, as well as for the children of mixed Indonesian-expat marriages.

Enrollment in most Indonesian schools begins in April of each year for July admission.





Sekolah Ciputra Surabaya
Puri Widya Kencana
Surabaya, East Java
Tel. 031 741-5018
Email [email protected]

An International Baccalaureate World School offering the IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme.

Sekolah Ciputra is the only school in Surabaya authorized to offer each of the highly respected International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes. The IB Primary Years Programme commences in Play Group, formal education for 3 year olds, and continues until the end of Elementary Grade 6. The IB Middle Years Programme covers the first 4 years of the High School, Grade 7-10, providing excellent preparation for the IB Diploma in Grades 11 and 12.

Programs are taught in English by qualified and experienced native English speaking expatriate teachers and bi-lingual Indonesian teachers. Maximum class sizes in Play Group are 20, ranging up to 24 in the Elementary School and High School.

Specialist facilities that support the teaching programs include wi-fi throughout the school, 4 computer laboratories, 2 learning resource centres, a music and recording suite, ballet room, drama room, art and technology rooms, science laboratories, full sized gymnasium, outside covered basketball court, football fields and a shared oval with Surabaya International School for athletics. All classrooms are air-conditioned.

Our expatriate and Indonesian students directly enter leading universities overseas, with former students currently studying in universities and colleges in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.

Student Population: 1020
Executive Director:  Mr. Erik Hoekstra

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Sekolah Bogor Raya
Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya (Bogor Lakeside)
Bogor, West Java 16143
Tel. 0251 8378873
Email [email protected]
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School Director: Gerald Donovan
Enrollment: 700+

Sekolah Bogor Raya is Bogor’s leading International Standard school. Founded in 1995, we provide both locally and internationally accredited curricula in a green and pleasant environment in the picturesque Bogor Lakeside residential complex, near the main Bogor Toll exit.

Sekolah Bogor Raya is a multi-faith school with students from many different nationalities and backgrounds. Our school runs from Playgroup up to Senior High School and our students come mostly from the Bogor, Sentul, and Cibubur areas. A bus service is available to and from most locations.

Central to our teaching and learning programs are a commitment to developing;

  • English Language Fluency – Sekolah Bogor Raya students use English as their main language of instruction and develop fluency both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Technological Expertise – Sekolah Bogor Raya students start using laptops in Grade 1 and technology is not just viewed as a stand alone subject, it is integral to all our curricular areas, from Art and Design to Mathematics.
  • Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning – Sekolah Bogor Raya programs stimulate students to pose their own questions and use first hand resources to investigate their world.

Our national and international accreditation includes;

  • IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization) PYP (Primary Years Program) Accredited
  • Cambridge International Centre Accredited for IGCSE
  • ANPS (Association of National SPK Schools) Accredited - A Rating
  • Indonesian Government Accredited at Every Level - A Rating
  • GAC (Global Assessment Certificate) Accredited

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