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Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Surabaya European School, an exceptional educational institution nestled in the vibrant heart of Indonesia’s second-largest city.

Since its inception in 2001, the Surabaya European School (SES) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of discerning parents in search of an educational journey that seamlessly integrates with diverse global academic systems. SES stands out as the sole institution in Surabaya that harmoniously blends Montessori education for young learners aged 3-5, the renowned Cambridge Primary Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for primary school students, and the Cambridge Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, and Advanced level programs for our secondary school students. We are very proud to offer the Cambridge program throughout the school, ensuring seamless transitions for the students.

Our student body reflects a rich tapestry of diversity, with children from 17 different nationalities gracing our hallways each day. Each student brings a unique perspective, fostering a deep appreciation for cultural diversity. We cultivate an environment that encourages international mindedness, allowing the core value of cultural appreciation to thrive within our inclusive global community. Above all, the well-being of each student remains our top priority, and our intimate, family-like atmosphere ensures we closely monitor every child’s development.

Our educational approach emphasizes skill development across all levels, fostering the capacity of our students to apply their knowledge in innovative and practical ways, thus deepening their comprehension of the subjects. The robustness of our internationally recognized curricula ensures that students at SES consistently achieve outstanding academic progress. They are encouraged to take creative risks in an environment underpinned by outstanding teaching and exceptional learning facilities. Our commitment is not just to academic excellence, but to nurturing global citizens who can navigate the ever-evolving world with confidence and competence.

Complementing our rigorous academic programs, SES offers a diverse range of extracurricular activities, including sports, cultural pursuits, academic challenges, and community service. These activities are an integral part of our holistic approach to student development, facilitating their growth as well-rounded individuals. We take immense pride in our participation in internationally recognized programs like the International Award for Young People (IAYP) and the World Scholar’s Cup, enabling our students to engage with various cultures and the environment on both domestic and global scales.

Words alone cannot truly convey the unique atmosphere that defines life at Surabaya European School. Discover what it means to be part of our family-like learning community, where excellence and a passion for education unite to shape the future of tomorrow’s global citizens. Come and experience the SES difference firsthand.


Kind regards,

Jill Robinson