1. Why choose Jayakarta Montessori?

We believe that in each child is an inherent will to learn, discover, and develop in the most formative years of their life. In order to make the most of these years, we do not push each child through a standard academic routine, but rather build on this willingness by creating and environment and interaction which encourages them to enjoy coming to school, being part of a group, and above all, learning. Through this, we strive to unleash the full potential of each child, by creating an enjoyable learning experience based on each child's character, strengths and weaknesses. 

This is accomplished through our dedicated staff and teachers, as well as a program that has been honed over the last three decades to achieve higher standards and benchmarks that most larger preschool and elementary classrooms would have in place.

2. What is the difference between the Montessori system and other schools?

The Montessori system provides an advantage, mainly in terms of preparing children for lifelong learning by means of creating a positive attitude towards learning. They will also gain an early introduction to these skills, be they reading, writing, math or motor skills, so that they will be able to continue their education in any other school, regardless of the standards.

3. Will my child be able to join other schools after graduating? What kind of adjustment will they need to make?

Jayakarta Montessori trains children to be as flexible and adaptable as possible, striving to attain the highest standards of schooling available in Indonesia and around the globe. Being a well-established school, there are no issues in joining the larger international schools upon leaving JMS. The adjustments to make are no more than the usual in transitioning to a larger school, namely being in a larger classroom with more children, possibly less individual attention, and perhaps learning or relearning another language. In terms of enjoying school, Montessori children are generally well-prepared with a nurtured work ethic, love for reading, and a self-confidence which may make this transition a less daunting one.

4. What are your school fees? What are the terms of payment?

A downloadable version of our school fees is available at the Parents Resource page. Our school fees are paid yearly, with an option to pay per semester. Please note that in this case the supplementary fees are paid in full, and the tuition fees are then paid in half. In cases of enrolment partway through a semester, the tuition fee will be prorated, however the supplementary fee is still payable in full. 

5. What calendar do you follow?

We follow the American International schools calendar, starting in August and finishing the following year in June. There are 2 semesters, namely August to December, then January to June. There is an average of 182 days of school per year. A downloadable version of our school calendar is available at our Parents Resource page.

6. Do you offer any transportation service?

Unfortunately, we do not have any school bus service available for transport from home to school.

7. Are nannies/servants allowed in the classroom?

Maids are not allowed on campus. They may wait outside the campus to pick up students at the end of each school day. They may not enter the school grounds to assist children during break or lunch time, though they may bring lunch/snacks from home. The school fosters independence in children and this cannot be achieved effectively in the presence of servants.

As the Montessori system is based on helping children gain a sense of independence, confidence, and

8. Does my child need to bring food?

For the preschool children (ages 1.5 yrs to 5yrs) there are snacks provided at 10am, including juice, fruits, sandwiches and biscuits. For those in Prep-1 and higher, children are required to bring their own snacks and lunch.

9. What are the classroom ratios?

These may vary throughout the year, but in the preschool level, the average classroom has 10-15 students, with one teacher and 1 or 2 helpers depending on the population. In Prep-1 and above, classroom sizes are usually between 8 – 12 students, with one teacher per class.

10. Do all children need to wear uniforms?

Yes, all children are required to wear the school uniform, as it provides a way of maintaining consistency in dress code, a familiarity in learning to dress and undress, and also less chance of discrimination among students based on background.

11. Do you have any afterschool programs?

Currently, we offer two afterschool activities, namely Taekwondo on Mondays, and Dancing on Thursdays. These are available to the preschool (3 years) and older, and are for 1 hour after the normal school dismissal time.

12. What security measures do you have in place?

We have a security guard posted at the front of the school, who takes note of visitors. No unsolicited visitors are allowed, unless they are inquiring about the school programs or enrolment. The security measures in place for pickup involve a name card with the school emblem, and coincides with instructions from parents. These are very strict – parents will be contacted in cases of any doubt, or if prior instruction is not given.

13. What is the nationality/qualifications of your teachers?

Homeroom teachers are all expatriates, mainly from the Phillippines. They are all hold a minimum of a teaching degree, plus either a Montessori diploma, or demonstratable previous experience in a Montessori school or training center.


Jl. Kemang Selatan 1 Blok L-1
Jakarta Selatan 12730
Phone: 719-4907 / 719-4908, Fax: 719-3110

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