What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?
Most expats tend to send their children to private schools. There are a number of international schools in Jakarta and other major cities that teach in English, French, German, Dutch and Japanese. Keep in mind that tuition fees are quite high for private schools and there is usually a waiting list. It is recommended that you contact the school of your choice as soon as you arrive so you are able to obtain a spot on the list.
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What are some examples of these schools?
The best-known international schools in Jakarta are:

  • Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) at Cilandak in South Jakarta
  • British School of Jakarta (BIS) at the southwest fringe of Jakarta
  • North Jakarta Intercultural School at Kelapa Gading
  • Gandhi Memorial School in North Jakarta
  • AIS-Indonesia in Pasar Minggu

A number of other schools serve specific communities, such as Japanese, German, Korean, French and Pakistani. The English schools offer the International Baccalaureate; the French and German offer the SSLC. And, all but the Japanese teach from kindergarten through to secondary school.
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Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?
There is a lot of competition with many of the popular private schools; it is recommended that you contact the school of your choice as soon as you arrive to obtain a spot on the list.
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Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?
Yes, there are many preschools available throughout the city. For more information contact Crown
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How are most kids transported to and from school?
Private bus services are available at most schools and arrangements for these are usually made through the schools. It is recommended that you contact the school of your choice to find out more information. Also, many parents form carpools and take turns driving the children.
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When does the typical school year start and end?
Schools typically start in mid to late August and end in May or early June. However, this depends on each school so it is advised that you contact your child's school for exact dates.
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Is there anything else I should know about local schools?
Please contact Crown Jakarta for further information or for any additional questions or concerns.
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