British School Jakarta (BSJ)

by | Jun 3, 2020

Reading room in British School Jakarta

Founded in 1974, The British School Jakarta has a large, 18-hectare green campus and an excellent reputation. It is often considered the best international school in the city, ahead of JIS. However, its major downside is that it is located in Bintaro, South Tangerang, which can be too far for most expats.


Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School


South Tangerang, Bintaro (at the border with South Jakarta). That’s about 1 hour from Pondok Indah and 1h20 minutes from Kemang.

Number of students (Enrollment):

1400 students, among which 38% are Indonesian, 35% from UK/Commonwealth countries, and the rest from over 60 nationalities.

Curriculum and programs:

National Curriculum for England, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), International Baccalaureate

Cost (yearly)

Per year, from approximately IDR 220,000,000 for early years to IDR 450,000,000 for grade 12 students. If your kid requires transportation, you must add between IDR 48,000,000 and IDR 59,000,000 of school bus fees.

There are also additional fees for school trips, exams, graduation, etc.

Language of instruction:


Languages taught:

French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Indonesian and Mandarin

Extra-curricular activities:

Over 180 activities, among which:

Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Taekwondo, Yoga, Badminton, Bugby, Gymnastics, Taekwondo

Creative arts: Music, Drama, Dance, Dinging, Painting, etc.

Other: Model United Nations, Religious Studies, Cooking

Equipment and facilities:

Theater, dance studio, 5 tennis courts, huge playing fields (for soccer, rugby, including one with AstroTurf surface), green park, Olympic-sized swimming pool, indoor sports center, a large modern gym, rock climbing wall


Council of British International Schools, Council of International Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, East Asia Regional Council of Schools, Federation of British International Schools in Asia, IB World School

Uniform required: 

Only in Primary School

Contact details:

Jalan Raya Jombang-Ciledug Bintaro

Sektor 9, Pondok Aren Tangerang 15227

Tel: +62-21 745 1670

More photos:


British School Jakarta – Theater building

British School Jakarta – Library

Campus of British School Jakarta

Classroom in British School Jakarta


Kids playground in BSJ

Multi Sport Court

Swimming pool of British School Jakarta

Football field in British School Jakarta


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