How to Choose The Best International Schools In Jakarta for Your Child
International School Jakarta
If you’re considering to send your kids to an international school Jakarta, then you must choose the right ones. This because Jakarta has an estimated population of over 10 millions in 2017 with a lot of international schools. But, no need to worry! More of them leads to many selections for comparing and searching for the best option.
Why? Of course, not all international schools deliver the international education and good service. Sometimes they just care about profit by accepting too many students without paying attention to their quality. It seems contrary to the wishes of parents who want their children to get professional and trusted education in international school.
Well to overcome this problem, below we provide some tips on how to educate your children to the best international school Jakarta which will help them to obtain academic and soft skills.
On this 1st point, You should ask for school visits to get the school environment directly. Beside that, you also can seek for recommendations from friends, relatives, or families who first have sent their kids to your choice of .
Another tip to get the credible school is make sure that they have a good communication with parents. Meeting the needs of student and providing the honest, quick response, open and two-way communication between parents and school is mostly their first priority. The best international school as much as possible has a regular meeting agenda with parents to discuss, share, and also give advices regarding the education program.
This is the most important key factor. International school with the good reputation and trustable will make you feel confortable and peaceful to send your children to your choice school pick. Other than that, the well-reputed school will minimalize fraud and other negative cases that occur in schools these days.
Those are some guides to help you for choosing the credible international school Jakarta, make sure you have followed them so that your kids are able to attend the international school with the best quality. Here are various curriculum of international school Jakarta which are widely used:
Curriculum Cambridge International
Having a flexible working principle, also following by the right assessment and practice of the education. Therefore, the Curriculum Cambridge standard has been approved by the world to be used in various countries, one of them is in several international schools in Jakarta or throughout in Indonesia. Some of schools in Indonesia have done 28.000 times of test with a reference to the Curriculum Cambridge International. In Indonesia itself, there are currently around 166 schools that use the Curriculum Cambridge International. While there are more than 9.000 schools in 160 different countries which offer this curriculum.
Curriculum International Baccalaureate (IB)
This international basis of curriculum is located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was established in 1968 and has been the official qualification as an educational foundation and is globally recognized for preparing high school students to go to the existing university around the world, including international schools in Jakarta as well as in Indonesia.
For the IB Diploma program, students must attend at least six subjects that are specially created to develop their local and international languages, social, experimental, mathematical, and art skills. The IB diploma program is also made up of three core requirements that can encourage students to reflect what they’ve learned including: extended essay, theory of knowledge, and CAS (creative, action, service).
International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
Although it’s classified younger than other curriculums, which was introduced in the early 2000s, this curriculum continues to grow and has been used in 65 countries worldwide. The foundation of this curriculum are comprehensive, thematic, and creative. So far, the learning is given with the theme, such as holiday or other themes which are close to the students.
So in general, students are asked to combine each of their personal experiences with the presented themes. In this way, students are expected to absorb lessons easily. Not only that, IPC curriculum aims to create a good cooperation and communication with other children, have a high caring spirit and good respect and moral in the field later.
Curriculum Singaporean Primary School
This curriculum generally teaches some subjects, including math, science, international English, art, music, and social understanding. This advanced curriculum is worldwide well-known due to curriculum capabilities that are trusted to expand more critical mind and intellectual skills of each student.
Here are some models of international school curriculum that you can choose. One of the schools which implement these curriculum is Ichthus School. We was established in 2001 and have been providing education services for primary, secondary curriculum, and A level of Pearson Education for 16 years.
ABOUT ICHTHUS - Jakarta International School
International school with the motto “Wisdom in Him: Nurturing Excellence” has got 3 international accreditations from ACSI (Association of Christian School), WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), and the last one is from Cambridge School or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) for grade 6, grade 8, and grade 10. If you would like to survey and inquire about Ichthus School, please come to our school located in Cilandak, South Jakarta and Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta.
What’s in The Name?
The name chosen for the school is a word received from God as experienced by our Director. ICHTHUS means "fish" in Greek, and the acronym stands for:
I stands for ‘IESOUS’ – JESUS
CH stands for ‘CHRISTOS’ – CHRIST
TH stands for means ‘THEON’ – GOD
U stands for ‘UIOS’ – SON
S stands for ‘SOTER’ - SAVIOR
The logo of ICHTHUS is God inspired. Each character in ICHTHUS is inscribed in the logo. The palm leaves in a crossed bundle is symbolic of Christ's disciples and the palm leaves used on Palm Sunday to welcome and celebrate Jesus's entrance to Jerusalem. There are twelve leaves on each palm representing the twelve apostles. The four colours have their individual significance as explained below :
" So that, whoever comes will have a transformed life "
We believe that all students grow and develop in their individual ways and that as educators it is our privilege to impart knowledge, biblical values and ability to discern right from wrong in leadership, in action and in communication. In addition as educators, it is our duty to prepare students to live a Christian life in a global society.
ACSI provides a highly regarded accreditation program for secondary, elementary, and standalone and attached preschools. ACSI has partnerships with all of the U.S. regional accreditation agencies. ACSI schools seek accreditation to validate their quality and verify that they are striving for excellence based on a solid Christian philosophy of education foundation.
The ACSI accreditation protocol is unique in two major ways: (1) it probes the spiritual aspects of each component of the organization and (2) it addresses the educational quality and integrity of the organization. The latter addresses the issues demonstrating that the school is true to its own statements of philosophy, mission, and goals, and that it is meeting the standards of quality and effectiveness.
Source: ACSI website
Ichthus is proud to have achieved ACSI Accreditation in 2015, having worked so hard to build a school of academic and spiritual excellence.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. ACS WASC provides assistance to schools worldwide, primarily in California, Hawaii, Guam, Asia, the Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
Accreditation is integral to a school’s perpetual cycle of assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reassessment based upon student achievement. It fosters excellence in elementary, secondary, adult, and postsecondary education by encouraging school improvement through a process of continuing evaluation and to recognize, by accreditation, schools that meet an acceptable level of quality in accordance with established criteria. In addition to its official title, WASC also means We Are Student-Centered.
Source : WASC Website
ICHTHUS is a proud recipient of the WASC accreditation, having gone through rigorous accreditation processes to achieve this recognition. This is a testament to the high quality and standard of the education program in ICHTHUS.
We are a Cambridge examination school. Ichthus students study and prepare towards the Cambridge Checkpoint and IGCSE external examinations for Grade 6, Grade 8 and Grade 10.
The Ichthus Primary Program is a 6-year educational pathway for children aged 6-11 years old. We follow the Comprehensive Ichthus Curriculum, which is enquiry and value-based and project-enhanced as it adheres to international standards preparing students for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint and Indonesian National Grade 6 exams.
The Comprehensive Ichthus Curriculum is integrated and uses an enquiry-based and project-enhanced learning approach incorporating both international and Indonesian curricula. It is based on sound educational practices, using and implementing standards which allow our students to perform optimally on external assessments that are standardized and give a measure of the school’s excellence. As it is value-based, students perform well and take pride in creative endeavours that reflect God’s love and Biblical values as they study subject-based themes.
The students enjoy one Homeroom Teacher and one Assistant Teacher per class. Also, our Specialist & Subject Teachers are highly experienced in their fields of expertise.
Ichthus Secondary School (Grades 7 to 10) offers secondary education integrating the Cambridge Secondary Curriculum for Cambridge Checkpoints in Grade 8 and the Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum in Grades 9 and 10, as well as the curriculum for the Indonesian National Examination in Grade 9.
The Comprehensive Ichthus Curriculum's aim for the Lower Secondary level is the holistic growth of the student; hence, importance is given not only to academic excellence but also to spiritual and social development. In preparation for tertiary education, students are taught not just the knowledge and understanding needed to succeed in examinations, but also on how to take this knowledge and apply it creatively to their lives and experiences.
Our teachers have the required qualifications and classroom experience, and they undergo regular in-house professional development sessions to ensure that they keep abreast of current developments in the teaching/learning process.
The school provides standardized facilities (including IT Labs, Science Labs, Library, LCD overhead projectors) to carry out the required academic activities in preparation for the Cambridge and National examinations.
Ichthus School is offering the Edexcel International A levels by Pearson Education Ltd., which is one of the UK’s largest awarding organizations, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning, both in the UK and internationally. A Pre-University learning environment is to be introduced. Subjects offered will include:
Compulsory Ichthus Curriculum subjects:
Minimum of 3A Level subjects need to be selected:
Around 250 Edexcel Partner Universities worldwide will automatically recognise the A level grades of our future Grade 12 graduates.
International Schools Assessment
(English & Math)
Ujian Sekolah Berstandar Daerah
(Bahasa Indonesia, Math & Science)
Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Test
(English, Math & Science)
Secondhand Grade 7 – Grade 10
CambridgeSecondary Checkpoint Test
(English, Math & Science)
(Bahasa Indonesia, Math & Science)
Cambridge IGCSE SUBJECT
(English, Mathematics, Bahasa Indonesia, Information, Communication & Technology)
IGCSE PURE SCIENCE STREAM SUBJECTS
(Biology, Physics, Chemistry)
IGCSE BUSSINESS STREAM SUBJECTS
(Combined Science, Business Studies, Economics)
A-Level Grade 11 – Grade 12
Cambridge International A (Advanced) Level