We are delighted that you are considering Surabaya Intercultural School for your child.

In joining SIS you will become part of a rich community of families from over 25 different nationalities, 

where every student is important and is encouraged to follow his or her personal pathway to success. SIS recognizes and respects that new students may be unfamiliar with the SIS curriculum and style of teaching, and we aim to make your transition and integration into the community as easy as possible.

Upon acceptance to SIS, students will be asked to undertake a reading assessment and will be tested for their English language proficiency. These tests help SIS establish your child’s abilities and identify strengths and special needs, which in turn may influence final grade placement and learning assistance programs.


Read the Admissions Requirements and review the Fee Schedule. Browse through the pages of this website and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Complete and submit the Preliminary Interest Form. You will receive an automatically generated email confirming submission, and within a few days the Admissions Office will contact you personally to follow up on your enquiry (please note that during school or public holidays the response time may vary).

Tours can be arranged through the Admissions Office (see school contact details below) and are recommended early on in the application process to familiarize yourself with the campus and to allow you to meet teachers and student peers.

Complete the Application for Admission form, the Student Background Information form, and the Health and Emergency Contact form. Submit these forms, together with the documents outlined in the Checklist of Admissions Requirements.

Pay the application fee to the school. This must be paid at the time of submission of application forms and is non-transferable and non-refundable. If your application is successful, before the student enters SIS, pay the annual tuition fees, the enrollment fee, and the building fund fee. Payment is in Indonesia Rupiah (IDR) and made via bank transfer.


Admissions Requirements

  1. Students applying for the Early Childhood and Elementary program should be:
    • 18 months old by their first day of school to enter EC-1.
    • At least two (2) years of age by November 1 to enter EC-2.
    • At least three (3) years of age by November 1 to enter EC-3.
    • At least four (4) years of age by November 1 to enter EC-4.
    • At least five (5) years of age by November 1 to start Kindergarten.
    • At least six (6) years of age by November 1 to start Grade 1.
  2. Final Placement in these programs is based on age, developmental levels, and academic achievement.
  3. Admission to the Surabaya International School is subject to students meeting entrance requirements and submission of all previous school records. Failure to submit all school records and to disclose pertinent information regarding the student—such as special testing, resource services, individual educational plans or psychological evaluations—may be cause for the student’s enrollment to be delayed or denied.
  4. Students with needs beyond the ability of our student services support team will not be admitted.
  5. Students without proficiency in academic English will not be admitted to Grades 9-12.