The British School Jakarta (BSJ) was founded in 1974 with support from the British Embassy to provide an education for internationally mobile students in the city.
In 1994, it moved to a 44 acre site in Bintaro, Tangerang Selatan that had been constructed to provide a world class education in terms of bespoke teaching and learning in the classroom and facilities that include a 750 seater theatre hall, sports facilities: five full-sized football fields, twelve badminton courts, three basketball courts, five semi-indoor tennis courts, a gym, a dance studio, a rock climbing wall and an Olympic-sized swimming pool, science and computer laboratories, musical and language centres.
Our curriculum is driven by inquiry and knowledge.
Our Primary curriculum has IPC and components of the English National Curriculum, moving into the IB MYP, I/GCSE & IB CP & DP. We have partnered with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to provide students and staff with Compassionate Systems wellbeing programme. We also work with 7BillionIdeas for a thorough entrepreneurship programme. BSJ offers more than 180 activities to its student body from Sports, the Arts and STEM. Our students participate and compete in local and regional activities, leagues and performing arts festivals organised by FOBISIA (the Federation of British International Schools in Asia) and SEASAC (Southeast Asia Sports and Activities Conference).
This journey enables our students to attain exceptional academic results and entry into the best universities in the world including University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), Berkeley and Cornell University in the USA, Oxford University, London School of Economics and Imperial College London in the UK, to Nanyang Technology University and University of Melbourne in Asia Pacific.
BSJ serves a diverse community of approximately 1300 students from 63 countries, aged 3 to 18. Through its wonderful community and collaborative partnerships, BSJ provides an education that is more than just a school. Our students have numerous opportunities to find and explore their passions and talents within school life that synergise with the academic progress for their future success.
British School Jakarta is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.