A glimpse about SIS
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a Surabaya Intercultural School education opens doors to opportunities available to all students studying throughout the world.
We recognize the importance of a return on investment and are proud of the universities that our students go on to attend. At SIS, we believe that education is only best achieved when the school, the home, and the community are aligned. Our goal is to equip our students so that they will have a greater impact on society in the future. Success stories start here.
We recognize the importance of holistic education and offer a program that meets the needs of the whole child. Through the development of the Core Learning Outcomes, at SIS students are prepared to become balanced individuals, engaged communicators, enlightened thinkers, and empowered global citizens, characteristics that are essential to success in our modern world.
Nestled in the heart of Citraland, SIS boasts a spacious, inviting, and diverse learning space. Our purpose-built facility features three science laboratories, a computer lab, large classrooms, a spacious gymnasium and Olympic-sized pool, two art rooms, a ceramics room, and plenty of green space. Our canteen not only provides a space for camaraderie before and after school, and during the lunch hour, but outside vendors provide nutritious and delicious food during the morning break, at lunch, and after school. The Little Theater hosts monthly ES assemblies as well as provides a learning space for our MS and HS drama programs. Finally, our library is home to more than 30,000 titles and serves as the hub of our school. Please see the photo gallery for a virtual walk through our campus.
From our youngest learners through to high school, SIS offers a rigorous curriculum in a dynamic learning community. Our Early Childhood Program (EC 1 - EC 4) is one of a kind. Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, SIS fosters confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills in even our youngest learners. An IB World School authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), our Early Childhood program (EC1 - EC4) and our Elementary School (Kindergarten to Grade 5) celebrate the cultural diversity of our community. Our secondary program offers rigorous coursework that prepares our students for university and beyond. The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Courses are widely accepted as some of the most rigorous coursework and can be accepted for college credit depending on university requirements.
SIS is home to students representing over 20 nationalities. The students experience a vibrant international mindset every day and show an appreciation for other cultures. Our support for each individual, and our learning culture, makes it easy for students coming in from, or going out to other educational systems.
Through the development of our school's Core Learning Outcomes (CLOs) and the IB Learner Profile, students demonstrate international-mindedness: an open, respectful attitude to others' ideas, cultures, and opinions.
The international experience is also found in our staff as we recruit classroom teachers from around the world. More than half of the staff have advanced degrees and we spend a significant amount of time providing world-class professional learning for our staff. Our truly international school embraces host country educators and looks to build diversity in