Expat families in Jakarta have access to some of the best international schools in Indonesia. There are a number of international schools offering highly respected curricula like that of the US (including SATs and AP subjects), the UK (including the Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels) and the International Baccalaureate. These schools offer an excellent standard of education backed by dedicated teachers, modern facilities and small class sizes.

International schools in Jakarta give expat children the opportunity to continue with a familiar, globally transferable curriculum. Being around other expat children who understand the difficulties of moving abroad also goes a long way to ease the process of settling in. What's more, parents can count on their children being exposed to various cultures, as international schools in Jakarta will often have students of a dozen or more different nationalities.

Below is a list of some of the most reputable international schools in Jakarta.

International schools in Jakarta


Independent School of Jakarta

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 2 to 13

Nestled in the serene locality of Pondok Indah, the Independent School of Jakarta (ISJ) heralds a rich British educational legacy, offering a well-rounded education for children aged 2 to 13. With a rigorous and inspiring academic curriculum at its core, ISJ places great emphasis on nurturing creativity, ambition and character in each pupil, preparing them academically and instilling values of empathy, social responsibility and good manners. Read more

ACG School Jakarta

With over two decades of experience, ACG School Jakarta offers a holistic education and a welcoming and inclusive community for families from diverse backgrounds. Its values-driven approach balances academic excellence with students' physical, social and emotional growth. Providing a continuous educational journey from Kindergarten through secondary education with globally recognised IB and Cambridge International programmes, ACG promotes a global perspective through its affiliation with the Inspired Schools network.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 2 to 18
Website: www.jakarta.acgedu.com

Australian Independent School Indonesia

Founded in 1996, AIS Indonesia offers inclusive education within the international schools landscape in Indonesia. The school extends from preschool to high school, providing a stimulating range of programmes across its strategically located campuses in Jakarta and Bali. With a belief in a differentiated, individualised approach to teaching, AIS provides a balanced curriculum to fully challenge students, making it a viable choice for expat families seeking a reputable educational institution.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Australian and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.ais-indonesia.com

Beacon Academy

Established in 2007, Beacon Academy is a prominent international school in Jakarta that embraces the IB programme and Cambridge's Lower Secondary programme. With a diverse range of language programmes, including English, Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin, Hindi and French, the Academy nurtures well-balanced and lifelong learners from Indonesia and around the world. Beacon Academy also strongly emphasises the social and emotional wellness of its students alongside academic learning, all in a secure and caring environment equipped with modern facilities.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 5 to 18
Website: www.beaconacademy.net

British School Jakarta

Established in 1974 with the support of the British Embassy, the British School Jakarta (BSJ) has been a cornerstone of quality education in Jakarta. The school is located on a sprawling 45-acre campus in South West Jakarta and boasts state-of-the-art facilities. The inquiry-based curriculum at BSJ transitions from the International Primary Curriculum and components of the English National Curriculum in primary school to International Baccalaureate programs in middle and high school. 

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: British (English National Curriculum and Cambridge IGCSE), International Primary Curriculum and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.bsj.sch.id

GMIS Jakarta

Established in 1950, the Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School, Jakarta, stands as the oldest international school in Indonesia, offering a plethora of International Baccalaureate Programmes as well as the Cambridge IGCSE, O Levels and A Levels. With affiliations and accreditations from reputable international bodies and diverse curricula, GMIS Jakarta ensures a globally competitive education accentuated by its multicultural ethos and community engagement initiatives.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.gandhijkt.org

Jakarta Intercultural School

With a rich history dating back to 1951, Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) embodies a diverse learning community representing over 60 nationalities across its three garden-like campuses in Jakarta. The school provides a nurturing environment that supports independent inquiry, critical thinking, collaborative study and many extracurricular activities. Accredited by several internationally certified bodies, JIS prides itself on being an Apple Distinguished School for the last 10 years, showcasing its commitment to integrating technology into education to enhance learning experiences.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.jisedu.or.id

LIFE School Jakarta (French Intercultural School of Jakarta)

Life School Jakarta, also known as the French School of Jakarta, is an esteemed international educational institution catering to children of all nationalities and mother tongues. With a diverse student body representing over 32 nationalities, the school provides a welcoming environment for international families. Besides promoting the French language, the school prides itself on offering an ambitious curriculum while embracing the cultural richness of Indonesia and other international languages, making it a notable choice for expatriate families seeking a well-rounded education for their children.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.lifeschooljakarta.com

Nord Anglia School Jakarta

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum
Ages: 1.5 to 12

Nestled in a lush, green campus in the heart of Jakarta, Nord Anglia School is part of the prestigious Nord Anglia Education network, delivering a vibrant British international education to early years and primary students aged 18 months to 12 years. With a community comprising over 25 nationalities, Nord Anglia School takes pride in its experienced and qualified international educators who ensure a relevant, rich and rewarding curriculum aimed at developing well-rounded global citizens. Read more

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