Surabaya, 9 April 2019 – Sampoerna Academy, known for its proven education system that has helped Indonesian children become excellent individuals, holds its latest campus topping off in Surabaya. The campus is the sixth build in Indonesia. Founded in Jakarta, BSD, Sentul, and Medan; the Surabaya campus will start from Playgroup to Elementary levels.
Since the groundbreaking ceremony on 17 October 2018, we have built a two-story building as our Sampoerna Academy campus in Surabaya. It will officially operate on the first day of school in the academic year of 2019/2020 next July.
Director of Sampoerna Academy, Dr. Mustafa Guvercin, affirmed, “Sampoerna Academy is eager to offer the best education for children in Surabaya. Our schools combine local (Indonesian) cultural values and global understanding with the use of international curriculum. Sampoerna Academy aims to prepare Indonesian children, especially those in Surabaya, to the brightest future equipped with 21 century skills through STEAM methodology designed especially to develop their ways of thinking. STEAM is an approach blending Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics knowledge and thinking to aspire creating 4 components (4Cs) in children, namely: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration. These skills encourage students to solve problems and to become future innovators.”
The Sampoerna Academy education system proves that its student possess critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. In addition to that, international mindset also requires communication skills. In addition to that, international mindset also requires communication skills in other languages different from their mother tongue. That is why students of Sampoerna Academy speaks and writes in English as their daily instructional language and use Mandarin Chinese and Indonesian in respective subjects.
Sampoerna Academy with its complete educational pathways from playgroup level to high school is the proof that international educational system combined with local (Indonesian) cultural values can answer the future challenges. “Our objective is to prepare our students academically, socially, and emotionally to be ready to further their education at the higher level, and to prepare them to become entrepreneur and/or professionals required by our country. Sampoerna Academy in Surabaya is one of the best and preferred education investments,” concluded Dr. Mustafa. (*/)