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Singapore Intercultural School Bona Vista

Jl. Bona Vista Raya, Lebak Bulus, Jakarta Selatan 12440

  • +62-21 75914414
  • sisbonavista@sisschools.org
  • Principal : Mr. John Birch


Singapore Intercultural School Bona Vista is the flagship school of SIS Group of Schools, located in the housing complex of Bona Vista, South Jakarta. The school has an open, airy concept amidst lush, contoured gardens. The facility includes a competition-sized pool, soccer field, basketball courts and tennis courts. Singapore Intercultural School first opened its doors in 2002 and has now an enrolment of over 220 students for the 2016/17 academic year in pre-school through Junior College representing 25 nations around the world.

SIS models itself after top schools in Singapore adapting the Singapore curriculum as well as its teaching methodologies. Recent worldwide assessments by TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) placed Singapore at the top of global rankings, effectively rating Singapore's education system as the "best in the world".

SIS uses an enquiry-based program. In the Early Years, students' focus is on the foundation of Maths, Science and English amidst a well-balanced aesthetics and sports program. Secondary School students then move into the Cambridge Curriculum, and High School (Junior College or JC) students do the internationally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Students work to be fluent in regional languages like Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia. The SIS program is imbibed by important life and work skills through our PACE initiative: Perseverance, Analytical Thinking, Collaboration/Communication and Entrepreneurism.

At SIS, the school walks alongside the learners, as a friend, a philosopher, and a guide. The faculty is passionate about its philosophy of "Inspired Learning for Inspired Futures" and the future can only become brighter if access to all the best universities/colleges is made available by a progressive school. It is this inherent passion that drove SIS to take the initiative of starting two academic intakes, the first of its kind in this part of the world by a school.


Preschool :  Nurturing Early Learners Framework
Primary :  Singaporean Curriculum
Secondary :  Singaporean and Cambridge University Programme
Junior College :  IB Diploma Programme


Age Group

  • Early Year (2 - 6 years)
  • Primary (7 - 12 years)
  • Secondary Year (13 - 16 years)
  • Junior College Year (17 - 18 years)

School Terms

  • First Academic Intake (January - December)
  • Second Academic Intake (July/August - June)

School Fees

  • IDR 51,500,000 - 188,000,000

Level of Education

  • Preschool

Every child is a unique individual who has an innate desire to do his or her very best. Children must be valued, listened to, respected, loved and cared for. In order to enhance the potentials out of the youngsters, SIS offers Nurturing Early Learner Framework curriculum. The curriculum aims to build the foundation for children to achieve the desired outcomes of education and key stage outcomes by helping them acquire knowledge, skills and dispositions through six learning areas added with Information Technology and the Mandarin language.

The six areas include:

  1. Language and Literacy
  2. Numeracy
  3. Discover the World
  4. Motor Skills Development
  5. Social and Emotional Development
  6. Aesthetic and Creative Expression
  • Primary

The Primary Curriculum aligns itself with the Singaporean Curriculum which focuses on the three learning domains: Life Skills, Knowledge Skills and Subject Based Learning which ensures the acquisition of knowledge and values and competencies to face the challenges of the 21st century.

The Primary Curriculum is subject based and the core subjects taught are English, Mathematics, Science and Chinese. In Lower Primary these subjects are taught by Form Teachers and in Upper Primary more subjects are taught by specialist teachers. Bahasa Indonesia is also an important part of the curriculum as well as Information and Communication Technology, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health Education, Arts and Crafts, Music, PPKN and Religion.

  • Secondary

The SIS Secondary School Curriculum adopts both the Singaporean and the Cambridge University programme. This programme is for students from the age group of 13 – 16 years old. The students are made familiar with a broad range of experiences. The programme also encourages greater interaction and looks to students making the best bonds and strong friendships for life.

Lower Secondary students (Secondary 1 and 2) are enrolled in the following subjects: English Language/ ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages); Chinese Language/ Indonesian Language/ French/XESOL (Extra English for Speakers of Other Languages); Mathematics; Science; Computer Science; Geography; History; Literature; Art and Design; Physical Education; Music and Research Education.

Subject choices for Upper Secondary are: English/ESOL; English Literature; Mathematics; Additional Mathematics; Coordinated Science; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Chinese; French; Indonesian Language; Accounting; Information Technology; Art and Design; History; Research Education; Business Studies; Economics and Physical Education.

The assesment includes Check Point and ICGSE by University of Cambridge.

  • Junior College

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SIS Bona Vista offers the IBDP programme for the Junior College students. The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and in life beyond.

DP students must choose one course from each of five subject groups delivering a breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), individuals and societies, the sciences and mathematics. Furthermore, students must also choose either an arts course from the arts group or a second course from one of the other subject groups. In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the DP features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.


School Facilities

Badminton Court
Basket Ball Court
Soccer Field
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Computer Laboratory
Practical Garden
Science Laboratory
Function Hall
Green Area

After School Programs

Science club