The oldest international school in Bali is known for its world-class education, top of the range sports facilities, and commitment to development caring and well rounded adults. To celebrate its 30th birthday, we find out more about this prestigious school in Bali!
One of the first things people do when they are thinking of moving to the island of the Gods is to check out the education systems on offer for the little ones. Well, if you are 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.
Thirty years ago, in 1986, Bali Island School was started by the parents and since has grown into the most sought after and established school on the island. Why? For starters, it is the only school in Bali to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) for all grades (ages 3 – 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 (from as far as the United Kingdom to New Zealand), 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, facilities… these 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 for kids of all nationalities, and to keep the caring, community vibe of the school alive the classes are kept small (on average 20 students per class), meaning your child is known personally by all the staff which aids in their overall development. Each child will have access to the student counselor, 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.
The arts, athletics and extracurricular programs 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… yes, there is something for everyone! Not only all of that, but there is a huge focus on teaching the students to be responsible citizens that care for their community. The school runs programs such as the ‘Habitat for Humanity’ and the Taman Bacaan to develop leadership and communication skills, and furthermore the school works with several non-profit organizations, including R.O.L.E Foundation, BAWA, and Bali Life Street School. It is 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 its not just the kids that will be kept busy… there is a proactive parent association that organise 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 enroll today and don’t miss out on securing your little one a place!