Welcome to Sinarmas World Academy
Sinarmas World Academy
Vision • Quality • Difference
Sinarmas World Academy was founded on the aspiration for a ‘better’ educational experience for our young people than that provided when today’s adults were going to school. It recognizes that today our children are growing up in a world that is rapidly and fundamentally changing and is full of many challenges and exciting possibilities.
Our vision is to ‘empower our students to embrace the futureand to thrive as ingenious global citizens’. We place our students at the center of everything we do and provide a caring, supportive environment that promotes inquiry, fosters life long learning and excites a passion for excellence.
Vision- for 21st century education in a world that is being reshaped by the explosion of knowledge and technology, is increasingly global, where China is taking an even greater role in the world and with more pressure on the world’s finite resources.
Quality- the very best teachers, IB curriculum, resources and learning environment with high quality educational outcomes for students
Difference- a welcoming learning community with a wide range of support programs, international award winning facilities, a regional leader in IT, and unique Chinese language program where students develop as exceptional young people.
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 Programs
SWA is an IB World School offering all three IB Programmes: IB Primary Years Programmes (IB PYP - candidate school), IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP - candidate school), and the IB Diploma Programme (IB DP - Fully Authorised). 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 Performing Arts and Library/Media 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.
Indonesian and Chinese
English is the language of instruction at SWA, with a strong emphasis also on Indonesian and Chinese Language and Culture. SWA has a partnership with prestigious Peking University, China which features curriculum development program, learning and culture exchanges, teacher professional development and student university placement.
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.
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 1,000 and it's current enrollment of 500 is expected to grow to 650 in 2012-13.
The central city campus, Jakarta World Academy (JWA) opened in August 2010 in downtown central Jakarta, exclusively for Toddlers - Grade 3 (16 months -8 year olds) and will expand through to grade 5.
The school reflects a diverse international community with 22 different nationalities represented. Of these Indonesian students comprise 60% of the student body.