About SWA

 

Sinarmas World Academy (SWA) is a unique school that embraces the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to provide an outstanding educational experience for students Nursery (2-3 year olds) - Grade 12.

Vision

To shape the future as a dynamic learning community that embraces Asia and engages globally.

Mission

Engage, Act, Thrive

We will engage with our learning community.
We will act as members of our learning community.
We will thrive as leaders.

Click here to find out more about our Vision Mission.

Values

• Learner Centered

• Internationally Minded

• Embracing Asia

• Respect

• Family

• Community

School Structure

Elementary School
Nursery – Kindergarten 2 (Early Years)
Grade 1 - 5

Middle School
Grade 6 - 8

High School
Grade 9 - 12

School Day

Toddler : 7.30 am - 09.30 am

Nursery : 7.30 am - 10.30 am

Pre-Kindergarten : 7.30 am - 12.30 pm

Kindergarten - Grade 12 : 7.30 am - 2.45 pm

School Holidays

SWA observes Indonesian public holidays and has mid-term breaks and three weeks mid-December to mid January.  The school year begins during August each year and ends approximately mid-June (calendar dates varies slightly from year to year).
Download School Calendar 2014 - 2015.

Embracing the Future, Embracing Asia

In addition to preparing our students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, SWA takes full advantage of the rich learning resources that Indonesia and the region provides, embracing Asia as a platform for learning. Incorporating the local context for learning helps create meaningful and relevant learning for students. Field trips and guest speakers bring life to inquiry, problem solving and community service. The SWA Values include respect for family, elders, education and self.

International Baccalaureate Programmes

SWA is an IB World School  authorized to offer the IB Primary Years ProgrammeIB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma ProgrammeIB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for our students. These programs provide a seamless and well-articulated international education experience that focuses on inquiry, problem solving and communication skills.

The IB programs develop successful, confident, balanced, young people who are responsible, global citizens. These programs provide for a holistic education focusing on Languages, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Technology, the Arts, Health, Physical Education & Social Development, and fostering international understanding, engagement & leadership. All SWA students are expected to be involved with action and community service.

The programs develop learners with attributes of the IB learner profile: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, and Reflective.

Leading Educational Technology and Facilities

SWA is a world-class school not only in terms of curriculum and methods but also with state of the art technology and facilities. Wireless mobile technology provides flexibility in incorporating ICT as a core literacy and as an integral tool in learning, creativity and communicating. Students in Grade 4 - 12 are provided with their own laptops.

SWA has worked with leading education architects to design a “school as a learning community” and create an exemplary learning environment winning the 2009 CEFPI (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) award for best school design. The campus is spacious and is set amongst beautifully landscaped grounds with each building housing learning communities, where the developmental needs of each age group have been taken into careful consideration.

At the heart of the school is an outstanding Arts Center including Theater, Libraries, Dance, Drama and Music Studios, Restaurant, Cafes, Lounge, Shop, and Exhibition Gallery. The Sports and Aquatics Center features Gymnasiums, Fitness Center, Pools, and Sports Field. The new Da Vinci building features Science Laboratories and Studios for Design and Technology, Video and Sound Recording, Ceramics, Fashion, and Food Technology.

Languages

English is the language of instruction at SWA. However the school provides a special emphasis on languages believing that it is an important aspect of being an internationally minded citizen. It also values maintenance of 'mother tongue language'.

SWA provides for students to study two languages in addition to English. The major focus is on  Indonesian, Chinese Mandarin which is provided from Early Years to Grade 12. These are both provided as mother tongue and additional languages) Korean (Mother Tongue Language) and French (Additional Language) are also available in the High School.

Supportive Environment

SWA teachers are recruited based not only on their skills and experience, but also on their commitment to being caring, supportive and student centered. Many of them are recognized as trainers, examiners and evaluators of other schools. SWA offers a wide range of support programs including EAL for supporting English language skills, special education needs, college and guidance counseling.

Making a difference - Leadership and Service

Every member of our community shares a commitment to make a difference to the global issues by taking action towards the UN Millenium Development Goals. Through service learning students develop character, leadership and social entrepreneurship.

Leading Edge

SWA is a world-class school not only in terms of curriculum and methods but also with state of the art technology and facilities.

Wireless mobile technology provides maximum flexibility in incorporating ICT as a core literacy and as an integral tool in learning, creativity and communicating. Students in Grade 4 - 12 are provided with laptops.

SWA has worked with leading education architects to design a ‘school as a learning community’ and create an exemplary learning environment. The campus is spacious and is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens including the ES Adventure Playground and Maze and in the MSHS the Xi Xin Yuan Park with bell pagoda and landscaped reflection pools and outdoor ampitheater. Each building or learning community, has been designed to meet the developmental needs of each age group.

At the heart of the school is the Arts Center which houses SWA Administration; Admissions; Trini Dewi Theater; Dance, Drama and Music Studios, Exhibition Gallery, Bamboo Court, Lotus Lounge, iQ Bar (laptop accessories and service) and Shop.

The school is well equipped for sporting activities with a sports and soccer field, Elementary Gymnasium and basketball courts, Sports & Aquatics Center which features the MSHS Gymnasium and basketball courts, fitness center, dance and aerobics studio, two swimming pools and the Sports Cafe.

Location and Profile

Sinarmas World Academy (SWA) is  located in BSD, west of Jakarta, located 20 minutes from Pondok Indah and 40 minutes from the Jakarta CBD. SWA opened in July 2008 and offers classes from Toddler through Grade 12.  The campus has a capacity of more than 1,000 and it's current enrollment  is 510.

The central city campus, Jakarta World Academy (JWA) opened in August  2010 in downtown central Jakarta, and currently offers classes  for Toddlers  - Grade 3 (16 months - 8 year olds) and will expand through to Grade 6 adding a grade level each year. It currently has an enrolment of 160.

The school  reflects a diverse international community with 23 different nationalities represented. Of these Indonesian students comprise 60% of the student body.


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