Before it was known as ACS Jakarta, it was formerly called Sekolah Tiara Bangsa, which was established in Cibubur in July 1996 by a group of parents with the common goal of establishing a school operating within National Plus Schools system and providing a high standard of education with English as the language of instruction.
It was to be a school promoting strong moral principles and offering internationally recognized curricula to bring out the best in students through a skills-based approach to learning. The school grew gradually, overcoming various obstacles, and in 2002, entered into a partnership with Anglo Chinese School in Singapore to strengthen its academic programmes.
ACS Jakarta is an International Baccalaureate World School and an authorized Cambridge Centre offering a world standard education to children from 3 – 18. The school believes in bringing their students to their full potential and by preparing them for their next stage in education by offering a well-rounded and challenging curriculum.
Offering educations levels from Kindergarten until Secondary level, the school ensures education is covered for all. On Kindergarten level, students focus on personal, social and emotional development, giving them more self-confidence and independence preparing them for Primary School. Primary School students continue on this development and they are also guided along towards the Cambridge Checkpoint at the end of Grade 6.
For Secondary Students, they begin as generalists, getting a good grounding in a wide range of subjects before specialising slightly as they embark on the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme in Grades 9 and 10.
Finally, on the diploma level which are Grades 11 and 12, students prepare for university by taking up the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Students further specialise here and mentored as they gain not just content but also skills which are vital for university education.
The school also offers various well-equipped facilities for students to excel and have a good learning environment. The school has facilities like art room, computer lab, science lab, music room, library, playground, 5 tennis courts, 1 big soccer field, 2 small soccer fields, indoor sports hall, swimming pools, Performing Arts Theater and the Tan Siong Kie Hall (with fully equipped audiovisual and multimedia sound system), two dance rooms and 6 music rooms.
The school’s sports hall contains 2 basketball courts, 1 volleyball court, a gymnasium and 6 badminton courts. ACS Jakarta also provides clinic with two experienced nurses, cafeteria which consists of 6 food stalls and 1 drink counter.