BAIS classrooms normally consist of 20 students or less per teacher. Small class sizes encourage close student-teacher relationships, which are further enhanced by the teachers’ commitment to be involved with students in after school clubs.
The school year begins near the end of August and finishes near the end May. Students may enroll at any time during the year. There are two semesters (four quarters) per school year. School hours are from 7:45am to 2:45pm, Monday through Friday. After school clubs begin daily at 2:49pm.
From three year old pre-school through grade twelve, we adapt programs to meet the needs of the international student as much as possible. Our general American style academic program also includes a multi-cultural emphasis which transcends any one culture or nationality.
The elementary curricular program is designed to help students develop a strong foundation in Language Arts as well as an understanding in Science, Social Studies, Math, and Biblical Studies.
Students learn to express themselves critically, to be attentive listeners, to understand worldviews, and to apply life skills to learning all of which is within an environment marked by high expectations. Elementary students also have specialist classes in music, art, computer, library and physical education. Indonesian language and culture is also taught at different levels to meet the needs of each child.
In addition to daily studies, the elementary school also provides a variety of special activities for students throughout the year. They have opportunities to perform in concerts and presentations, to participate in Art and science fairs as well as Storybook Days, Math Olympics, and Student-led Conferences. Parents are encouraged to view and participate in these creative displays and experiments, as well as visit classrooms at pre-arranged times.
The Middle School aims to produce confident and competent learners who are able to communicate effectively. When unsure of the answer to a question, students learn how to independently research for an answer. Students are taught to be creative problem solvers. Middle school pupils are at times encouraged to work as members of a group or a team, sharing responsibility, success, and failure.
The High School consists of the final four years of pre-university schooling. BAIS offers a modified American curriculum. Normally, eight subjects are taken each year, including a sequential progression of courses in English, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students are required to take major examinations at the end of each semester.
Advanced courses are offered in selected areas in order to prepare students for Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
Students also have the opportunity to take courses through our fully accredited online sister school, Northstar Academy.
Credits & Grad Requirements
Credits and Graduation Requirements
In grades 9 through 12, one credit is awarded for each one-year course successfully completed. One-half credit is earned for completion of one semester. A minimum of 25 credits is required for graduation.
|Subject||Credits Required for Graduation||College Entrance Recommendation|
|English||4 credits||4 credits|
|Mathematics||3 credits||4 credits|
|Science||3 credits||3-4 credits|
|Social Studies||3.5 credits||4 credits|
|Foreign Language||2 credits||2-3 credits|
|Fine Arts||1 credit||1 credit|
|Computer||1 credit||1 credit|
|Physical Education||1 credit||1 credit|
|Career Education||0.5 credit|
|F||59.4 and below|
Expected Student Outcomes (ESO’s)
As BAIS strives to attain its vision, it is important to develop programs, strategies, and methodologies within the context of Biblical principles, producing graduates with a Christian worldview, who:
- Biblical Application: Understand what the Bible teaches and demonstrate ways to apply Biblical truth to all areas of life.
- Active Living and Learning: Actively apply learned skills to relevant and real life situations to develop a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
- Innovative and Informed Thinking: Demonstrate innovative and informed thinking in order to solve problems and communicate effectively.
- Social Responsibility: Develop an awareness of other individuals, cultures, societies, and worldviews in order to identify personal, local, and global opportunities for service resulting in active and engaged citizens.