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About High/Scope Indonesia
  • Greeting
  • Philosophy
  • Vision & Mission
  • High/Scope Institute
  • The Impact
  • Security

Greetings from the Managing Director

Educating children in the 21st century has become more complex than at any time before in history. The complexity of problems facing our children covers numerous aspects, such as culture, the economy, politics, health, society, and rapid technological development, just to mention a few. Consequently, the world we live in today requires highly resourceful people who can sort, analyze and utilize information to answer the challenges of the future.

In our efforts to prepare our children for such real life challenges and to achieve success in life, more than just academic excellence is needed. Moreover, we can no longer only emphasize academic areas; instead, we need to develop students as complete human beings, by balancing the development of their academic, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, in addition to developing their learn to learn skills, creativity and building strong character with spiritual intelligence.

Starting with the opening of our preschool program in 1996, we subsequently established HighScope Institute Indonesia in 2000 and sought to promote the HighScope approach throughout the archipelago by opening more schools all over Indonesia offering preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs for children aged 1.5 to 18 years old.

Years have passed and HighScope Institute Indonesia vigorously continues to conduct teacher development programs, thus ensuring quality in training and practice, to provide relevant services to individual sites, to develop training course materials, and to enrich elementary, middle and high school curriculums. HighScope Institute also works in cooperation with qualified consultants in various academic fields to provide research and development activities along with workshops to enhance the pedagogical skills of our teachers and keep them up-to-date.

HighScope believes that a school is a learning organization that involves everyone in the system – students, parents, educators, community, government, and business people – in expressing their aspirations, building their awareness, and developing their capabilities together, by learning from one another. From its humble beginnings until the present day, HighScope Indonesia continues to animate the mission of Ki Hadjar Dewantoro – Ing Ngarsa Sung Tuladha, Ing Madya Mangun Karsa, Tut Wuri Handayani, to become a learning organization where everybody is inspired to always seek knowledge throughout their life journeys - as the leader in the Human Development Paradigm.

We invite you to contact the school to arrange a visit at your convenience and discuss the benefits of a HighScope approach for your family.

I wish you a warm and friendly welcome.



Best Regards,

Antarina S.F. Amir
Managing Director




Consistent Implementation of Constructivism throughout the Program

The aim of education is “To Train young people to think for themselves and not to accept the first idea that comes to them” (Jean Piaget).

We believe that in order to implement the constructivism approach we should apply this philosophy in all aspects of learning:

Wheel of Learning

We believe we should focus on students’ learning that are:

  • Contextual and real life through “Plan-Do-Review©” (Project-Based-Learning) and workshop activities in a multi-age classroom
  • Promoting the use of technology for learning
  • Exposing students to differences in a learning environment so students would be able to respect and tolerate each other
  • Assessing students’ processes, progress and products of learning that are authentic and balanced, using the outcomes-based portfolio to develop learn to learn skills, as well as metacognitive thinking

Long Term Objective

Highscope Long Term Objective

The High/Scope approach in educating children has the long term objective that a child will develop as a “total child".

When engaging in activities that help a child become a “total child”, he/she will also become a “life long learner” who will actually have a love for learning and a genuine motivation for always acquiring more knowledge. This, however, cannot be achieved without first establishing a sound foundation in which we instill in the child the skills for "how to learn". These skills will provide a balance between academic ability (IQ) and social/emotional ability (EQ).

Early Childhood
Elementary Middle School
Toddler: 1.5 – 2.5 years Grade K–1 Grade 6–7
Preschool : 2.5 – 4 years Grade 2–3 Grade 8–9
Pre-Kindy : 4 – 5 years Grade 4–5

The multiage grouping:

  • Emphasizes the idea that children are unique individuals rather than age or grade specific.
  • Provides for a wider range of individual differences and developmental stages.
  • Allows children to proceed at their own pace – minimizing retention and facilitating the promotion of able students.
  • Increases the variety of instructional methods and materials.
  • Promotes growth and development that can be monitored over an extended period of time.
High/Scope Vision & Mission


To be the world’s innovative leader and barometer of education in Indonesia


To help Indonesian children develop totally – academic, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and physical – and be competitive internationally.

High/Scope Institute Indonesia

HighScope Indonesia Institute  seeks to promote the use of HighScope throughout the country. We are accomplishing this by:

  • Teacher development programs
  • Ensuring quality in training and practice
  • Providing relevant services to individual sites
  • Developing training course materials
  • Developing elementary curriculum using the HighScope approach
  • Developing middle school (junior high) curriculum using the HighScope approach

HighScope Institute Indonesia was established in 2000 to accommodate the spread of this highly effective approach nationwide after the first-established preschool program decidedly exhibited a proven track record to parents with children in the program.


Since then, HighScope Institute Indonesia has spread throughout Jakarta and outside Jakarta, namely Bandung, Denpasar, and Medan. We have trained over 300 teachers and more than 1,000 children have benefited from the program.

Why HighScope

Learning for Today's World

We are living in an extremely dynamic world. A world in which technology and globalization has dramatically changed the way in which we live. Information multiplies at an extremely fast rate; this challenges us on a daily basis just to keep-up.

To keep-up with this dynamic and information rich world we need skills and we need schools and education that is able to prepare us with critical skills for today’s world. For too long schools have been based on a ‘factory model’ that simply thinks of students as being all, or mostly, the same, and simply being empty vessels into which knowledge and information is poured in a directive, dictatorial and one-way approach.

The ‘factory model’ for schools fails to respond to students as human beings and fails to help to equip students with the vital skills they will need to succeed in today’s challenging world. Schools often do not manage to equip students with the diverse skills and abilities to think, analyze and create for themselves with initiative, innovativeness, independence and self-discipline. Students need to be able to explore and discover for themselves and integrate their learning from a variety of subjects into their overall ability to respond to the challenges of our world.

The HighScope approach is designed to help facilitate those skills. The active and engaged learning at HighScope aims to create an environment for education that is student-centered with teachers participating to facilitate and assist the learning through active exploration, discovery and interactions with people and materials. The basis for this is a continuum of learning that responds to students' needs and allows them to develop based on prior experiences. This means that students will be able to develop a continuity of experiences building on their learning through new experiences. Students’ learning experiences will, then, be unique and much more meaningful.

Key facets of the HighScope approach are, then, balancing the development of academic skills with personal skills – interpersonal and intra-personal. This will allow students to grow in self-esteem and confidence and, in turn, develop the higher thinking skills that are so necessary for the challenging world of the twenty-first century. The approach is an integrated, socially and emotionally appropriate response to the learning needs of today with the aim of creating capable, conscientious students that have strong self-knowledge and awareness of others, and the world, around them.

The Impact of High/Scope Indonesia

Four educational program levels form the implementation of the High/Scope approach:

  1. Early Childhood Educational Program
  2. Elementary
  3. Middle School
  4. High School (as of school year 2007/2008)


The implementers of the High/Scope concept in the field are:


Early Childhood Educational Program:

  1. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia TB Simatupang-Jakarta
  2. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Kuningan-Jakarta
  3. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Bintaro-Jakarta
  4. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Kelapa Gading-Jakarta
  5. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Pluit-Jakarta
  6. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Alfa Indah-Jakarta
  7. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Senayan City-Jakarta
  8. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Rancamaya-Bogor
  9. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Medan-North Sumatra
  10. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Denpasar-Bali
  11. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Bandung-West Java


Elementary Educational Program:


  1. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia TB Simatupang-Jakarta
  2. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Kelapa Gading-Jakarta
  3. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Alfa Indah-Jakarta
  4. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Bintaro-Jakarta
  5. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Denpasar-Bali


Middle School Program:


  1. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia TB Simatupang-Jakarta
  2. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia Kelapa Gading-Jakarta (as of 2007/2008)


High School Program:


  1. Sekolah High/Scope Indonesia TB Simatupang-Jakarta (as of 2007/2008)


Our Franchise Department is actively seeking possibilities to promote the High/Scope approach throughout the country.


Security at High/Scope Indonesia

1. Security System

The SHI is guarded at all times by school security. Throughout the day, there are security guards watching over the building and school grounds.

Absolutely no weapons or objects that could be used as weapons (school discretion) are allowed on the school premises.

2. Identification Cards and Visitors’ Pass

All people who enter the building must wear the High/Scope identification card, or get a visitors’ pass from the security guard at the lobby. The identification card/visitors pass must be worn while in the building. If there is a person not wearing an identification card/visitors pass, this person will be asked to report to the security post at the lobby.