School Profile

School Profile

You must be aware that The Gandhi Memorial International School, Jakarta is the oldest international school in Indonesia. It was founded in 1950 and recognised and registered under decision No. 014/0/1978 of the Ministry of Education in 1978.  We offer International Programs like

    3. ABRSM
    4. Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, Indian Schools, Indonesia.
  • We continue to educate the children of United Nation officials and expatriates who are working and contributing towards the growth and development of Indonesia.
  • We educate the children of global investors and Indonesian parents who would otherwise study in USA, UK, Canada, Singapore and Australia, thus saving valuable foreign currency for the country.
  • We offer free access to Indonesian children so that we can continue to contribute towards global competitiveness and internationalism.

We stand for nine areas of quality assurance in Indonesian International Standard Schools (Extracted from Depdiknas 2007)

Areas for quality assurance

Examples of quality indicators

1. Accreditation

International Baccalaureate, IGCSE, ABRSM and Association of Indian Universities accredit the Gandhi Memorial International School.

2. Curriculum

Curriculum content is higher than that taught in National Curriculum and of International standard.  Including international Curriculum, Pancasila & Moral and religious studies are part of school curriculum.

3. Learning-teaching process

Covering all subjects including Science, mathematics and core vocational subjects are taught using English in all levels. Primary, Middle School and Higher Secondary.

4. Evaluation

The Gandhi Memorial International School to enriched with modes of periodical evaluation by our accredited organization which is of international standards. School is also ISO 9001-2008 and IWA-2 Certified and IS0 14001:2004.

5. Teachers

Teachers of all subjects including science, mathematics and core vocational subjects are able to deliver lessons through English, except languages like Bahasa Indonesia, French, Hindi and Mandarin.  Local as well as expatriate teachers are given proper training and workshop related to professional development.  The sustained efforts of training Indonesian teachers help in raising quality of education delivery in Indonesia.

6. Head teachers

Head teachers have active mastery of English and possess international vision,  and are capable of developing international links.

7. Facilities & resources

 Provide modern facilities for teaching learning such as high speed Internet access, computer labs, language labs, science labs, library, auditorium, Gym, Playground, swimming pool etc.

8. Management

School management is dedicated to quality of education in Indonesia. School promotes multicultural through education and activitivies; management is serving towards social upliftment. Various Yayasan of Blind, orphanage and education are receiving help and support from the management.  School is actively involved in community service and serving in areas of Environment, Social up-liftment and awareness programs.

9. Financing

School is self-financed and abide by all the standards for self-finance by MOEC

The Gandhi Memorial International School, a dynamic learning community propagates lifelong learning and responsible citizenship through a challenging, multidisciplinary, internationally transferable curriculum fulfilling the diverse needs of students.

The school provides an atmosphere where diversity is considered a strength and where differences are seen as assets. We believe that students must value and respect the cultures and traditions of the host country, Indonesia.

The school aims to develop self-confidence in each student; to teach adaptability and problem solving skills; face challenges which are vital elements of emerging globalization and to develop good personal traits which include work ethic, self-discipline, sportsmanship and self-esteem.

We are a truly multicultural international school. We have chosen to become an IB World School and have been authorized since 1996 to offer the IB Diploma Programme. We are also authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP)

The curricula in general are the same as those followed in English medium schools in most of the commonwealth countries of the world. The school follows the Indian, U.K. and IB (Geneva, Switzerland) curricula and pattern of education. Matriculation examinations are conducted at the end of Grade 10 while the Higher Secondary at the end of Grade 12.

The Higher Secondary certificate awarded to successful candidates of this examination is accredited recognition on an all-Indian basis as equivalent to the Indian Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2 scheme).

Affiliations and Accreditations:

  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma, Geneva, Switzerland
  • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (IGCSE, O & A Level Examinations), U.K.
  • Board of Secondary Education Indian Schools, Indonesia
  • Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, India
  • Australian Music Examinations Board, Melbourne
  • University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • University of Mumbai, India

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

IGCSE examinations lead to the award of one of eight grades (A*, A, B, C, D, E, F, G) in each subject. The highest grade is A* which matches A* in British GCSE examinations. Grades A, B and C are equivalent to the corresponding grades in British GCSE examinations.

IGCSE certificates list results in all subjects in which the candidate has gained a grade G or better. Candidates who fail to achieve the minimum satisfactory standard of work in a subject will not be given a grade in that subject.

In most subjects, candidates take examinations at one of two levels: Core or Extended. The extended level is designed for candidates of higher academic ability who are expected to achieve grades A*, A, B and C, while the less demanding Core level provides for candidates who are expected to achieve D, E, F and G.

International Certificate Education (ICE)
The ICE is awarded to candidates who pass in seven or more IGCSE subjects, including two from Group I and one from each of Groups II to V. Successful candidates are placed in one of three categories:

Distinction: Grade A* or grade A in five subjects and grade C or better in two subjects;
Merit: Grade C or better in five subjects and grade F or better in two subjects;
Pass: Grade G or better in seven subjects;

The International Baccalaureate Diploma
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum leading to examinations for students aged between sixteen and nineteen. Based on the pattern of no single country, it is a deliberate compromise between the specialization required in some national systems and the breadth preferred in others. The general objectives of the IB are to provide students with a balanced education; to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility; and to promote international understanding through a shared academic experience. Since its founding, the IB Diploma has become a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise. The student who satisfies its demands demonstrates a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of the mastery of subject content and in the development of the skills and discipline necessary for success in a competitive world.

Ministry of Education and Culture Indonesia

(Ujian Nasional) For TK, SD, SMP, SMA

The Board of Secondary Education Indian Schools, Indonesia
The Matriculation and Higher Secondary Examinations are conducted by Board of Secondary Education Indian Schools, Indonesia which is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities of India, U.S.A., U.K., Australia, etc. The school offers IGCSE and Certificate Examinations held twice a year - October / November and May / June and the I.B. (Geneva Switzerland) Diploma Examination May session.