SMA Negeri 3 Bandung
(also known as SMU 3 Bandung
or SMA 3 Bandung
) is a public high school
located at Belitung street in Bandung
. It shares the same building with SMA 5 Bandung
, consequently giving the schools the nickname SMA Belitung
after the street.
The school gains its credibility for its academic achievements, such as how most of its graduates enrolled in Indonesia's top universities, e.g. Institut Teknologi Bandung
. The school is also regarded as one of the top high schools in Indonesia, especially in West Java
SMA Negeri 3 Bandung was established in 1953, occupying a former Dutch colonial school building. The building, lying 8,220 square meters wide on a 14,240 square metres area, was designed by C.P. Wolff Schoemaker
. The construction began in 1916. Initially three high schools shared the building, with the other two being SMA Negeri 2
By 1966, SMA Negeri 2 started occupying a new building in Jalan Cihampelas. SMA Negeri 3 has been using the eastern part of the building ever since, with SMA Negeri 5 residing in the rest.
Currently, the school is divided into 9 classes every batch, with the current trend being the majority of enrolled students preferring to major on natural
to social science
. Gifted student with excellent academic achievement has option an to enroll on the academic accelerated......