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“The most important attitude that can be formed is that of desire to go on learning.”
-John Dewey

Bandung Independent School is an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School offering the IB Diploma Programme in High School and the Primary Years Programme from age 3 -12 years. BIS was fully authorized by the IBO to run the PYP in 2004.

Our Elementary program consists of Grades 1-5, which run from 8.00 – 14.45 Monday through Friday, and is designed to develop:

  • Thinking skills
  • Communications skills
  • Social skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Research skills

Student inquiry drives our learning activities, and Teachers personalize activities and assessments to challenge students at their own individual levels. We emphasize conceptual understanding, make connections to both local and global contexts, and focus on effective teamwork and collaboration.

To reflect the complexity and interconnectedness of the real world, our PYP program highlights transdisciplinary skills that require our students to investigate deep topics that span beyond traditional subject areas, such as:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet

Specialist subjects in Elementary include:

  • Mandarin
  • Indonesian
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Indonesian Studies

Here is additional information about the IB PYP Program.