The Independent School of Jakarta


Location: Indonesia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 11 years

About The Independent School of Jakarta

The Independent School of Jakarta will offer the international and local community of Jakarta an exceptional UK-style independent school education. The school will cater for children aged 2 – 8 (Nursery to Year 4) from September 2021 and grow incrementally thereafter to mirror the structure of 2-18 independent schools in the UK. At a later stage the school will expand to a Senior School campus.

Building on traditions found in successful British independent schools, we will bring modern teaching practice to bear. We will measure ourselves not simply against other schools in our city but rather against standards found in leading independent schools in the UK and around the world. We are thoughtful about our international location and diverse pupil body and will make appropriate adaptations to our educational provision. We believe that School should be fun and is an end in itself. We understand that confident, happy children who enjoy their time at school are more likely to succeed at school and in life.

The Independent School of Jakarta will provide:

  • a premium, rich British independent school curriculum in an international context
  • academic excellence for all
  • outstanding pastoral care and opportunities for the development of character
  • a broad range of co-curricular activities as part of a fulfilling, extended school day

Strong academic achievement is at the core of our mission. Starting with a focus on numeracy and literacy in younger pupils and broadening as pupils become older, we encourage and support pupils to achieve to a high level. Excellent academic results and entry to well-regarded universities around the world are expected.

The school will be a challenging and rewarding place to work. Calculated risk-taking in pursuit of the development of the school will be encouraged. Meaningful professional development will be supported. The school expects to develop a reputation as a place to develop one’s career.

The School is located in Southern Jakarta, in the district of Pondok Indah. Dubbed the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Indonesia, it is a much sought after suburb by expatriates and is well connected to other areas in Jakarta. Our newly built campus will provide some of the finest Prep School facilities in the city, including a dedicated library, a central atrium, a science lab, specialist art and music facilities, an indoor gym, a brand new outdoor pool, a climbing wall and outdoor games courts.

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The Independent School of Jakarta is a new school development as part of The Schools Development Foundation. The Foundation supports the expansion of exceptional education around the world. Building on a British heritage of educational excellence they incorporate the latest teaching and learning methodologies to provide students with the knowledge, skills and values they need to find success. 

The Founders of ISJ have been responsible for the administration and establishment of schools in Asia, Europe, the USA and South America. The closest of which, The British International School of Kuala Lumpur, was founded in 2009. 

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Address: Jakarta, Indonesia