Surabaya International School
was founded in 1971 as a non-profit, English-medium, college preparatory school for foreign students under the sponsorship of the American Consulate. It was called the American Consulate School and began operation with 14 students. Today, it is a Pre-K through Grade 12 school governed by a seven-member School Board elected by the Foundation consisting of parents of children of the school. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
.. SIS graduates go on to four-year college programs in the US, Australia, Singapore or home country universities. The school staff consists of faculty and administration from eight different countries. Of these staff members, 55% have advanced or graduate degrees.
The curriculum is U.S. based education with some modifications. The school offers the Advanced Placement (AP) program in English, Economics, Chemistry, French, Calculus, Psychology and Computers. The high school student teacher ratio is 9:1. Twenty-four different nationalities are represented in the school. SIS follows an American system of education with two semesters in the school year. Semester I runs from August-December and semester II is from January to June.
SIS implements the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
Science program, which integrates the fundamental concepts of biology, chemistry, and physics, in a student centered, standards-based curriculum.
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