Bali International Schools by BaliSpirit.com
Information on schools for ex-pats and for
bilingual Indonesian students
| Education and Schools for Expatriate and Indonesian Children in Bali
As a parent, one of my biggest concerns is for my children's education while my
family lives in Bali. If you are a parent who already lives in Bali or if you have a plan of moving
to Bali, this section of Balispirit.com will certainly be relevant for you.
The following collection of information was compiled by Dave Minsch, a seasoned
educator who has recently moved to Ubud, Bali. If you are considering a move to
Jakarta and want to find a school these, see this website for details on
Jakarta's schools: www.expat.or.id/orgs/schools.html
The schools mentioned here are:
- Pelangi Community School – Ubud, Bali
- Sanur Independent School – Sanur, Bali
- Sunrise School – Kerobokan, Bali
- Australian International School – Kuta, Bali
- Jembatan Budaya School – Denpasar, Bali
- Bali International School – Sanur, Bali
- Garuda Bilingual School – Jimbaran, Balli
- DOREMI Playgroup – Denpasar, Bali
- Canggu Community School – Canggu, Bali
- Sekolah Dyatmika – Sanur, Bali
- Green Camp, Bali
- Green School, Bali
- Suta Dharma School, Ubud, Bali
- Starseed Children Centre, Ubud, Bali
|Starseed Children Centre, Br.Penestanan Kaja Sayan, Ubud - Bali
Starseed Children's Centre: A Steiner Kindergarten and Playgroup:
Our Centre is designed to respond to the developmental needs of 3 to 5 year old
children using the Steiner philosophy of teaching. All Children will turn 6 by the time they have finished Kindergarten.
The key elements in the program are:
- Regular daily rhythms. Predictability and repetition are profoundly
soothing to children. For this reason life in our centre follows a
predictable rhythm. Holidays like Halloween and Christmas are celebrated
with stories, songs, and art.
- Learning through imitation. Young children before the age of seven
primarily by trying things out, using their bodies, and imitating the adults
around them. Our Centre responds to these drives by focusing on practical
activities, such as baking, painting, gardening, and craft work.
- Art. Art is a vital part of the Steiner curriculum from the very
beginning. In our centre, the children paint with water colours in the three
primary colors, red, yellow, and blue, to learn the basic relationships
between the colours. They model with clay and draw with crayons.
- Singing, movement, and storytelling in groups. During daily circle
time, the children sing, do finger plays, recite poems, and do movement exercises.
- Free play, both indoors and outdoors. According to David Elkind,
of The Power of Play [Da Capo Press, 2006], imaginative play is the catalyst
for social, physical, emotional, and moral development in young children.
Play based on the children's own spontaneous ideas is one of our primary
activities. The simple, open-ended toys in the classroom lend themselves to
that kind of play. A piece of driftwood can become a car one minute, and a
house the next. Often children will act out the fairy tales they hear during
What else will you find at Starseed Children's Centre?
- Everything in the classroom is made of natural materials – wood,
stone, metal, cotton, silk and wool.
- Steiner educators believe that computers have no place in the
three-dimensional, sensory, and open-ended classroom appropriate for the
- Reading at home is encouraged – and some children do begin to read –
it is not taught in the classroom. There are two reasons for this. One is
that many children at 5 or 6 have not developed the fine motor tracking or
intellectual focus needed to be successful readers. Steiner educators
believe that early academics take the child's energy away from his or her
real developmental task, which is learning through play.
For more information please contact us at:
or phone number +62361976752
|Suta Dharma School - Ubud, Bali
Suta Dharma School is an education centre assisted by creative young teachers to apply creative learning.
SCHOOL MOTTO: " THINK GLOBAL ACTION LOCAL "
The School was started in 1997 by using national curriculum combined with Montesorri system, a process-oriented teaching and learning in students, with teachers as facilitators.
For the 2010/2011 school year, the school consists of 1 class Play Group, 3 kindergarten classes, and there are 12 classes of students from grade 1 to grade 6. A total of 16 classes with total student numbers 378 people.
Play Group has 25 students, Kindergarten has 65 students, and Elementary School (SD) from grade 1 to grade 6 as many as 288 students. For students grade 1 to grade 6, each have two classes every level. We have 35 teachers, and 18 staff.
The school learning process begins from 8 a.m. to 2.30 p.m for Elementary, 8 to 12 p.m. for Kindergarten for five days a week. And for our Play Group program, the school starts on 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for three days a week.
The subjects that taught as follows:
Indonesian, Math, Science, English, Balinese, Religion, Dance, Computer, Music, Art, Civic, Ethic, Drum Band, Projects, such as: composting, recycle paper, etc, to play a Balinese Gamelan (Orchestra), and local subjects, such as: to make a material for offering, to sing a Balinese songs, mozaik, etc.
For more information about the school
please call/email: +62 361977606, +62 361 970276 / email@example.com
|Sanur Independent School
Sanur Independent School is a co-educational, multi-national school, offering education to children from Kindergarten age through to Year 7. The school offers a western-style education in the English language to both expatriate and Indonesian students. Learning takes place in a disciplined but friendly and fun environment.
Admission is open to children of all nationalities provided they have a basic knowledge of English.
All lessons at Sanur Independent School are presented in English. It is the parent's responsibility to provide outside tuition to develop Basic English language skills.
It is necessary to make an appointment for a parent/child interview before enrollment of your child. SIS also needs a copy of your child's last school report (if applicable.)
To be eligible for admission to Sanur Independent School, a student must be a legal child of a foreign expatriate parent who is temporarily employed and residing in Indonesia and in possession of a work and stay permit. The applicant must possess a foreign passport and possess, or be in the process of obtaining, a stay permit (KITAS). Alternatively, they must be the legal child of Indonesian parents.
| The school and staff maintain a firm belief that all children have the right to
learn and to reach their full potential. Each individual child has unique
needs, and these needs must be clearly identified with an understanding of the
child's background and ability. With discipline and encouragement, the school
aim is to ensure that each child demonstrates continued improvement along the
path to realizing his or her full potential.
Sanur Independent School aims to offer quality education in a friendly,
positive, creative and supportive environment. Our highly qualified teachers
develop programs based on Australian National Curriculum resources in the
following Curriculum Areas The school presently draws curriculum materials from
a vast range of resources including Australia, America, Indonesia and England
to ensure an easy transition for students with the intent to transfer back into
their home environment.
Contact Details for Sanur Independent School: firstname.lastname@example.org/www.balischool.com
|Australian International School – Bali
Located in Kuta, this Bali School understands the importance of developing
caring, accomplished, global citizens through a quality
international-educational system. AIS is fully accredited Australian curriculum
with qualified expatriate staff, has excellent facilities and all nationalities
Subjects offered are English language, Mathematics, Science, studies of society
and the environment, Health and physical education, language other than
English, the arts, and technology. Advantages of the Australian curriculum are
student-focused, teaching at individual levels as well as gifted, special-needs
and ESOL students are all well-catered for and learners develop independence
and communication skills.
Contact Details for Bali Australian International School: email@example.com / www.ais-indonesia.com
Located in Kerobokan, Bali – Indonesia this Bali School acknowledges that
human beings are physical, mental, & spiritual beings - all aspects of
which require nurturing & attention. To achieve this ideal for our
student's development we use special integrated approaches to learning &
We combine the internationally recognized WES curriculum from London with new
& innovative environmental education & special cultural/art programs,
offering our students an exceptional opportunity for personal growth. Classes
are project oriented & offer many opportunities for hands-on, experiential
Sunrise School offers students a wide variety of exciting extra curricular
afternoon activities including: Music, Theater, Arts & Crafts, Balinese
Dance, Silat (a meditative form of local martial art training), Pottery,
Clothing Design, Language Labs, and Computer Technology.
To insure the quality of Sunrise School curriculum we are continually working
together with a network of other international & local schools, that like
us, are dedicated to seeing that our children have the best possible experience
in holistic, human oriented education.
| Other Special Features
| To nurture a sense of community and teach healthy social skills we offer mixed
age group classes that allow the older children to be inspiring role models for
their younger friends - increasing self-confidence for all those involved.
Varied levels of development within each class, means that children are able to
work at their own pace, free of competition and encouraged by a strong sense of
At Sunrise School parents are encouraged to be involved in the process of their
children's education by interacting with teachers and joining in the schools
| Our Human Environment & "Landscaping"
| In a practical and open environment we apply the understanding that: we can be
the change that we want to see in the world.
The beautiful natural surroundings of our school grounds offer an ideal
opportunity to introduce (for the first time in the Legian area), a new
internationally recognized curriculum called Learnscaping.
Learnscaping is quickly becoming one of the world's most highly recognized
innovative approaches to education. By presenting formal curriculum models as
an experiential workshop, Learnscapes allows students to understand the
relationship between their formal education and practical life experiences. It
uses the natural surroundings, and structures of the school as a laboratory for
students to study & explore environmental awareness.
| Artistic Expression & Cultural Appreciation
| At Sunrise School we place a strong emphasis on the creative individual
expression of each and every student. We offer a complete arts program that
gives our children many opportunities to enjoy fully being who they are and
appreciating themselves through their community's encouragement with ongoing
performances and exhibitions.
Contact Details for Sunrise School: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.sunriseschoolbali.com
|JB (Jembatan Budaya) School
Located in Denpasar this Bali School is an Indonesian School with National
Curriculum plus Mandarin and English lessons every day with native speakers
with lots of New programs and an up to date method.
| JB FACILITY includes:
Contact Details for Jembatan Budaya School: email@example.com
- AC classrooms w/22 student max
- Computer Language Laboratories
- Audio room
- Medical clinic
- Children's playground Canteen
- School transportation
- 5 days of school
|Bali International School
Located in Sanur, this Bali School is the oldest and most prestigious
international school in Bali. BIS was started by parents in 1986. It is a
co-educational, private, nonprofit school; serving students pre-school to grade
12. The school is governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by the
parents and lead by the Director. An Assistant Administrator for PS-grade 8 and
a High School Academic Coordinator assist the Director. All teachers are fully
qualified and experienced in international education.
BIS is accredited Preschool through grade 12 by the Western Association of
Schools and Colleges and is authorized by the International Baccalaureate
Organization for the IB Diploma Program, grades 11 to 12, and the IB Middle
Years Program, grades 6-10. At the end of grade 12 students who have achieved
the graduation requirements will receive a BIS Diploma.
| School Governance and Organization
| The governing body of the school is an elected Board of Directors (7-9 members)
who are committed to the well-being of the school and its value in Bali. The
Board has four main areas of responsibility:
The Board utilizes a committee structure to facilitate input from parents and
faculty with relevant expertise in reviewing and developing school policy. A
representative from the Parents, Teachers, and Friends Association (PTA) and
the school faculty sit on the board as non-voting representatives. Board
meetings are held on a monthly basis and an Annual General Meeting is in the
first term of the Bali International School calendar year. Meeting times are
announced and anyone may attend.
- to decide the school's strategy for improvement so that students are provided
the optimum opportunity to learn and achieve,
- to provide the Director with support, advice and information, drawing on its
member's knowledge and experience,
- to ensure the school's financial well being and viability, and
- to ensure the highest quality of education is provided.
The Faculty of the School consists of professionally qualified teachers from:
Australia, Canada, Indonesia, France, United Kingdom, United States and New
Zealand. One of the benefits for children is to have experience in learning
from a diverse group of teachers as well as learning, playing and working with
fellow students from all parts of our global community. A group of dedicated
support staff helps make the entire Bali International School operation run
| Bali International School is accredited to grade 12 by WASC (Western
Association of Schools and Colleges). During the 2001/2002 school year, the
school was involved in a self study for the purpose of fulfilling the
requirements of the accrediting agency. The accreditation process is a
voluntary process whereby a school conducts a self-study that serves as a basis
for a review by a team of international educators. The team members assist the
school in appraising their instructional program. The school is evaluated on
(1) the degree to which there is clarity of purpose that is reflected through
the school's leadership, instructional program, policies, and use of time and
resources: and (2) how adequately the WASC criteria are being met. The maximum
term of accreditation is six years.
| BIS Mission Statement
| Bali International School aims to prepare students to thrive and succeed as
caring citizens in a changing world by providing a quality education and a
supportive secure environment in partnership with the community.
Bali International School is committed to maximizing the potential of the
individual student to prepare them to be responsible world citizens who think
creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively and learn
| Expected School Wide Learning Results (ESLRs)
|Bali International School prepares graduates to be:
- Effective Citizens who:
a. Develop good relationships with others, and work in co-operative ways to
achieve common goals;
b. Demonstrate respect for, and show understanding and tolerance of the
cultural, social and ethnic differences of others;
c. Demonstrate consideration for others through leadership qualities such as
integrity, reliability, trustworthiness, fairness, initiative, flexibility and
d. Demonstrate an awareness of,k and a responsibility for enhancing the local
and global physical and social environment;
e. Make informed choices, understanding what those choices mean;
- Effective Communicators who :
a. Communicate and express their ideas competently and confidently in a range
of different cultural, language, and social contexts;
b. Communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences as part of a group or
as solo performers;
c. Convey and receive information, instruction, ideas, and feelings
appropriately and effectively. Present new information clearly, logically,
concisely, and accurately;
d. Can argue a case clearly, logically, and convincingly;
e. Use a range of information retrieval and information processing technologies
confidently and competently;
- Complex Thinkers who :
a. Think critically, creatively, reflectively and logically;
b. Apply problem-solving strategies in an analytical and systematic manner;
c. Inquire and research, explore, generate, and develop innovative and original
d. Set goals and are able to self monitor and review;
e. Evaluate processes and solutions and transfer learned skills to new
situations and apply their developing ideas and skills in meaningful ways;
f. Are able to use technology tools to a high level;
- Responsible, Self-directed Adults Who:
a. Exhibit good work and study habits and effective time management to
b. Exhibit self-motivation and self discipline and accept individual and group
c. Show initiative, commitment, perseverance, courage and enterprise, and
exhibit self-esteem and personal integrity;
d. Adapt to new ideas, technologies, and situations;
e. Practice constructive approaches to challenge and change, stress and
conflict, competition, and success and failure;
f. Take responsibility for their own health and safety, including the
development of skills for protecting the body from harm and abuse.
| We seek passionate and innovative educators to join the BIS team.
| Teachers who are:
Contact Details for Bali International School: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.baliinternationalschool.com
- certified in assigned subject/content area,
- willing to sponsor after school extra-curricular activities,
- flexible, creative, team players with a sense of humor,
- technologically literate,
- experienced (minimum 2 years), and
- willing to learn Bahasa Indonesian, please let us hear from you.
|Garuda Bilingual School
Located in Jimbaran, this Bali School is an English and Indonesian bilingual
playgroup and kindergarten school. It has both national and international
curriculum and uses the Montessori method of teaching. With its safe
surrounding and whole range of activities it stimulates children's growth in
mental creativity and allows the development of their personality encouraging
them to be more aware and friendly with their environment. Their commitment
does not focus only on the student's Intellect but also on their Emotional and
Spiritual nurturing as well. The teachers are not only experienced and
professional, their warmth and care will also create a friendly and loving
atmosphere similar to their own homes.
| Their objectives are:
- To support the growth of children in a friendly and family atmosphere
- To encourage the children to develop an open personality, spirit team and
- To develop their independence and problem solving skills
- To develop their language skills
| Their Facilities and Activities include:
In addition, they provide afternoon courses for GBS students and opened for
public. The courses are:
- National and International Curriculum
- Professional and experienced teachers
- Spacious and creative playground
- Non Toxic study equipment
- Air-Conditioned classroom
- Computers and audiovisual equipment
- Cultural and sports activities
- Social visit and field trips
- School transportation
- Safe and friendly environment
Contact details for Garuda Bilingual School: email: email@example.com
- Sempoa by SEMPOA INDONESIA (PRATAMA (SIP)
- Calistung (Reading, Writing and Counting)
- Computer Course
|DOREMI Playgroup & Kindergarten
| Located in Denpasar, this Bali Kindergarten School has been running
successfully to provide high quality education for children of different
DOREMI's team of caring, experienced, professional teachers will help encourage
your child's natural talents and abilities, be it; singing, dancing, arts
crafts or sport.
Through DOREMI's educational activities and play, children develop their
learning skills and gain confidence.
DOREMI feels it is important to socialize children early, to help them learn
how to get along with others, in a cooperative and supportive way.
| DOREMI School Facilities include:
- International National Curriculum
- Qualified Experienced teachers.
- Books, Painting and Art Craft material from Singapore
- Imported play equipment
- Indoor and Outdoor playground
- AC, spacious, bright, colorful classrooms
- Video Music rooms
- Dance Studio
- Swimming pool
- Clinic Canteen
- Sporting Cultural activities
- Special outings
- Banking facility
- School transportation
- Mental Arithmetic / Sempoa
| Why I choose to send my child to DOREMI Playgroup Kindergarten ?
| Quality education always pays. That's why I sent my daughter Nikita to DOREMI.
They have a caring and experienced team of teachers. The school is so warm and
friendly, it's like home away from home. Add to that the best books,
educational toys and cultural activities... with an English medium of
A. Sondhi (Daughter in KG class)
Contact Details for Denpasar's DOREMI School:
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Located in Canggu, near Kerobokan, this Bali School is new and up-to-date.
Imagine!... your child attends a modern, purpose-built pre- and primary
international school in Bali which is supported by Nord Anglia Education PLC,
one of the largest UK education providers....your child thrives in a beautiful
and secure one hectare campus clearing set well back from the public
road....your child is nurtured carefully through the crucial early years by
experienced Western teachers under the UK National Curriculum... your child has
access to a huge range of sporting and recreational activities... and upon
graduation, your child proudly takes his or her place at high school anywhere
in the world with confidence, maturity and a thirst for knowledge...
| Mission Statement
| The Canggu Community School:
- Offers Bali's international community a high quality and affordable education
platform based on the British National Curriculum;
- Ensures for each student the chance to develop his or her potential and talents
to the full;
- Provides an educational and motivational base from which each student may take
his or her place with confidence in any high school in any country;
- Ensures through a variety of opportunities that each child has the chance to
develop his or her full potential as a committed and valued member of the
- Is dedicated to develop in students the necessary qualities, skills and
experience to become confident, self motivated, responsible and socially-aware
| Benchmarks of Success
| In addition to achieving core curriculum goals, we measure our success by our
ability to develop in each student:
- Willingness to develop his or her talent and skills within a team-working
- Social and personal values including: responsibility, initiative, integrity,
fairness, flexibility and generosity;
- Tolerance of and respect for all cultures and races;
- A strong sense of enquiry and initiative;
- The importance and effects of making personal choices;
- Strength of communication as individuals and within a group;
- The ability to absorb and analyses information; and
- An early understanding of Information and Communication Technology and ways in
which ICT can be used to assist him or her in achieving goals.
| CCS follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales for Key Stages 1 and
2. The two main aims for this curriculum are as follows:
Contact details for Canngu Community School: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.ccsbali.com
- To provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve.
- To promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and
prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of
Dyatmika School is located north of Sanur on a beautiful campus with purpose built facilities overlooking the Indian Ocean. Dyatmika is a well established fully licensed international and national school. The curriculum is taught in English and Bahasa Indonesia using both the International University of Cambridge curriculum and the National Curriculum from playgroup until Class 12 high school graduation . Our students have won international awards for excellence in a number of subject areas.
Our graduates go on to further studies in colleges and universities in Indonesia and worldwide. Dyatmika is a wonderful school to be a part of as it is innovative, academically focused, fun, passionate about the arts, sports, the extra curricular, the environment and being a part of the community of Bali. It embraces current educational research particularly in the area of bilingual education and relevant use of technology. Our community is small enough to recognize and embrace the strength of every individual yet big enough to be socially diverse. Opening its doors in 1996 the school has grown steadily from 27 students to around 400 students from the youngest to our oldest graduating class 12.
We warmly invite families to come and visit us.
Jl. Pucuk Bang, Kesiman
Phone : 62 361 461 874, Fax : 62 361 461 874
Email : email@example.com ,
Web : www.dyatmika.org
Pelangi School (Yayasan Cahaya Pelangi) is a private, non-profit alternative education center located in Desa Kumbuh, 10mins drive from central Ubud, Bali. Our School opened in July 2006 as a parent-initiated community project, focusing on educating the WHOLE CHILD. Our student body starts at Tiny-tots and moves through playgroup, kindergarten and primary school grades 1-5 (grade 6 planned for 2009-2010).
Our curriculum is based on the British National Curriculum combined with KBK (Indonesian National Curriculum), and heavily influenced by Waldolf, taught in English and Bahasa Indonesia by native speaking teachers and their assistants.
At Pelangi, we provide a creative learning experience for all children, addressing their social, emotional, moral, intellectual, physical and artistic development through Holistic Education: multicultural, creative and student-centered.
We offer small classes and a flexible program, with an emphasis on artistic expression and social and environmental awareness. We serve a mixed population of children from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
See the Pelangi School Webpage for more information!
Or see the website http://www.pelangischoolbali.com/ or call 0361 8504569, +62-(0)8145247146 or email pelangi!
|Green Camp Bali
Learning adventures inspired by nature
Green Camp Bali - exciting daily adventures with an environmental twist for 4 to 14 year-olds!
The experience gives a taste of the Green Studies program that makes Green School’s unique.
Green Studies is a hands-on approach connecting people with nature. It is built in strands: agriculture; animal care; bamboo design technology; permaculture; experiential adventure; and community outreach. We offer customised programs to schools, private and corporate groups from around the world. Our graduates have a better understanding of themselves, Green Leadership and their roles and responsibilities as equipped and inspired global citizens.
Green Camp operates in Green School's stunning campus - spread over 9 hectares spanning Bali's Ayung River, just 30 minutes southwest of Ubud:
Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren, Abiansemal, Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia
Tel: +62(0)361 469 875 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.greencampbali.com
Green School offers children from Pre School to currently Grade 9, a holistic education. The curriculum contains
the essential drivers of English, Mathematics and Science and features green studies and creative arts. The
curriculum is influenced by Steiner for the early years and migrates to a Cambridge GCSE program for grades 9 &
10. Grades 11 & 12 will study an IB program - starting 2011.
Recent studies revealed that the most important component in student performance was the quality of teachers.
With this in mind Green School currently enjoys twenty-one teachers, including certified Waldorf and Steiner
teachers and two PHD's - one of which is in Holistic Education. There are seven holders of Masters Degrees, one
MBA, four holders of postgraduate teaching qualifications and 17 Bachelor Degrees.
All 21 are qualified educators who are also engineers, psychologists, environmentalists, scientists, film, arts and
media people, who are choosing to teach at Green School because they are passionate about equipping children
with the skills they will need to face the challenges of future. The teaching staff is led by Director Ronald Stones
O.B.E. who has 22 years experience in leadership positions at schools in Asia.
The campus is strategically located north of Seminyak & Sanur and south of Ubud. Buses and Car Sharing service
these and other locations. It has possibly the smallest carbon footprint of any International School in the world.
Constructed from environmentally friendly bamboo and other locally sourced natural materials and nestled
amongst rice fields, the campus is a safe, beautiful and comfortable environment for children to develop both
academically and creatively.
Green School has been featured on CNN, ABC News Australia and in the South China Morning Post.
Green School: Delivering a generation of global citizens who are knowledgeable about and inspired to take
responsibility for the sustainability of the world.