The Surabaya Intercultural School is a private, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from preschool (18 months) through grade 12. The school, founded in 1971, is established under Indonesian law with the status of a Foundation (Yayasan). The school year comprises two semesters, starting in early August to December and from early January to early June.
Organization: SIS operates with a seven-member board of patrons and a board of supervisors that is comprised of no more than four members, nominated by the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school or appointed by the Board of Patrons.
Curriculum: The secondary school follows an American model middle school and high school using the U.S. Common Core, AERO (American Education Reaches Out), and Next Generation Science Standards. It culminates with many Advanced Placement courses including the AP Capstone Program. The elementary program follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program using the U.S. Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and AERO standards. The school is accredited, most recently in 2016, by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Faculty: In the 2020-2021 school year, there are 37 members of the teaching staff.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, enrollment was 192 (PS-grade 12).
Facilities: The school has 50 air-conditioned classrooms, a wireless computing environment, a black-box theater, three purpose-built science laboratories, a library, a gymnasium, a playing field, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. It is a one-to-one laptop school in grades 6-12.
Finances: In the 2020-2021 school year, approximately 95 percent of the school’s operating income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: EC1: Rp.48,000,000; EC2: Rp.48,000,000; EC3: Rp.74,460,000; EC4: Rp.74,460,000; K: Rp.208,050,000; grades 1-5: Rp.231,045,000; grades 6-8: Rp.254,040,000; and grades 9-12: Rp.262,800,000. An application fee of Rp.2,700,000 for each application and a building fund certificate of Rp.30,000,000 per year are levied on all students, as well as a one-time registration fee of Rp.20,000,000 for all new students. (All fees are quoted in Indonesian rupiah.)
Information and statistics are current as of September 2020 and are provided by the school.