Schools in Indonesia
Understanding the fundamentals
Public schools in Indonesia
Private schools in Indonesia
Private schools in Indonesia tend to have higher standards but, like public schools, they teach the Indonesian curriculum. Some private schools teach in English, making them a more feasible option for expats.
While the majority of students at private schools are Indonesian, some expat parents choose to send their children to these schools due to the lower fees compared to international schools and the opportunity for cultural integration.
International schools in Indonesia
There is a wide range of international schools in Indonesia, with schools offering the national curriculum of a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, the USA, France, Germany, India, Japan and Singapore. Many of these schools also offer the International Baccalaureate programme. These schools tend to teach in either English or in the national language of the school’s sponsoring country. Some international schools are bilingual.
Tuition fees can be extremely high in Indonesian international schools, and choosing the right school can be a daunting task for new arrivals. Road traffic can be a problem, particularly in Jakarta, so the location of a school is also something to take into consideration when deciding where in a city to live.