The oldest international school in Bali, Bali Island School is known for its world-class education, top of the range sports facilities, and commitment to developing caring and well rounded adults...
One of the first things to think about when moving to Bali, is to check out the education systems and schools on offer for your child. Well, if you’re looking for the most prestigious international school in Bali, look no further, as Bali Island School (formerly known as Bali International School) ticks all the boxes.
Bali Island School is the oldest and most established international school in Bali. Almost forty years ago, in 1986, Bali Island School was started by parents, and since then, it has grown into the most sought after and established school on the island.
For starters, it is one of the few schools in Bali to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) for all grades (ages three – 18). The IB curriculum provides a continuum of international education for children, encouraging both personal and academic achievement, resulting in well-rounded citizens ready to face the rapidly changing world. The students from Bali Island School are taught by IB trained and experienced teachers, and the results can be seen by the above world average scores from the students and fantastic University placements all over the world.
Clearly the educational system is one of the best on the island, but school’s are not just about academic teachings, as Bali Island School rightly knows. Class sizes, extracurricular activities and facilities are all extremely important factors in making a school the perfect fit for your child.
So what can you expect at Bali Island School? Firstly, when they say international, they mean it! The school is open to kids of all nationalities, and to keep the caring, community vibe of the school alive, the classes are kept small (an average of 20 students per class), meaning your child is known personally by all teachers, ultimately supporting their overall development.
Each child will also have access to the student counsellor, ensuring they get the best advice with University options, plus an extra person to talk to if they encounter any social or emotional issues at school. The teachers are also multinational, and there will always be one expat and one Indonesian teacher partner in the class.
Your child will learn how to be a passionate and responsible world citizen
The arts, athletics and extracurricular programmes at Bali Island School are top of the range, and the school boasts the best sports facilities on the island, giving your child the opportunity to explore their passions and hobbies. From tennis and rugby, to playing the flute or joining the School of Rock (and not forgetting the special events put on over the year to explore Bali and its environment), there really is something for everyone.
Not only that, but there is a huge focus on teaching the students to be responsible citizens that care for their community. The school runs programmes such as the “Permaculture Gardening, Recycling and Trash Busters” to develop students’ sense of belonging towards Earth and to help protect the environment.
They also have the “People’s Perpustakaan” and “Taman Bacaan” programmes to develop leadership and communication skills by helping local students to read more and to learn the English language. And last but certainly not least, Bali Island School also coirdinated the “Music For All” programme, where students give music lessons and take part in fundraising to buy musical instruments for some of Bali’s orphanages. It’s safe to say that your child will graduate from Bali Island School a well-rounded world citizen, ready to take on all aspects of life!
And psst – there’s an active parents association at Bali Island School too!
It’s not just the kids that will be kept busy at Bali island School – there is also a proactive parent association that organises fundraising events for the students and school, meaning you can get involved and help in the development of your child too.
So, if you think Bali Island School is the right fit for your child (and you), then be sure to enrol today to ensure you don’t miss out on securing your little one a place!