School History

The British International School was first established in Jakarta in 1974 under the auspices of The British Embassy. In 1975 the committee of parents responsible for the School approached a group of British businessmen for the purpose of setting up an enlarged facility in specially-built premises in Permata Hijau. In 1976, The British International School was established as a Yayasan or Foundation, in keeping with the laws of Indonesia.

In the year 1993-94 the Permata Hijau site was closed and the School took over its new facilities on a 13 hectare site in Bintaro, southwest of Jakarta. The new British International School was officially opened by HRH, The Prince Edward in March 1994, and the first full stage of the project was completed in the summer of 1994.

In 2014 British International School changed its name to British School Jakarta.

About the School

The site comprises two sections: Primary (including Kindergarten) and Secondary (Junior, for twelve to fourteen-year-olds; and Senior, for fifteen to eighteen-year-olds).

The Primary and Secondary sections each house a sports hall and library. Other facilities include a well-equipped music department; a state-of-the-art theatre; a modern foreign languages centre; an olympic-size swimming pool with touch-pad time recording equipment; ample playing fields and tennis courts. All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with air purifiers, LCD projectors, interactive whiteboards, and computers.

All this serves to provide the type of environment which allows the school to deliver its aim, which is the highest possible standard of education to enable each child to realise his or her academic, social and physical potential and to develop aesthetic awareness, both as an individual and as a member of society.