FAQ - Sampoerna Academy


Sampoerna Academy is a STEAM-focused school opening classes from pre-kindergarten to secondary levels. The school has four campuses located in Jakarta, BSD City, and Medan.

Sampoerna Academy opens classes for all levels with details as follows:

  Jakarta BSD Medan
Elementary School
Secondary School  
IB DP*  
American College  

*IB DP candidate school. Course offerings start Fall 2019 after the authorization process.

Launched in February 2014 at Jakarta and BSD campuses, Sampoerna Academy has been operating for more than two years now. Medan campus has been operating under a different name for 11 years until January 2016. It is pronounced as Sampoerna Academy after this date.

No, Sampoerna Academy is not affiliated with PT HM Sampoerna Tbk.


What is the curriculum that Sampoerna Academy delivers?As a school that is established in Indonesia, Sampoerna Academy adopts the national curriculum (2006) which is enriched with world’s best international programs.

What are the international programs offered?To ensure your child develop the four C skills: critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication, Sampoerna Academy adopts:  
 - Montessori for pre-kindergarten  
 - Cambridge curriculum for kindergarten to secondary level

How are the subjects taught? What makes Sampoerna Academy unique in comparison to other school?Subjects by levels:


English, mathematics, science, art, practical life, sensorial exercises, storytelling, music, and movement.

Elementary Schools

English literacy, mathematics, science and technology, Indonesian, Mandarin, world studies, art, music, physical education, CCA, outdoor time.

Middle School

English, English literature, mathematics, advanced math, science (biology, chemistry, physics), Mandarin, IT/STEAM, business, economics, eommerce, history, geography, Indonesian, fitness, art, music, and CCA.

American College Program

Your child will learn using the 21st century learning models, among others:

Inquiry-based learning

Problem-based learning

Project-based learning, including STEAM-focused learning

Personalized learning

To facilitate hands-on activities, our teachers will embrace the new technology, such as:



MacBook Pro




LEGO Mindstorms


Is Sampoerna Academy an international school?Sampoerna Academy is not an international school, but the national school that combines national curriculum and international programs.

Who are the teachers at Sampoerna Academy?Sampoerna Academy is a team of educators who have professional qualifications and competences to conduct effective learning.

What time does school begin and end?Pre-Schools

Pre-Kindergarten: 08:30 am–12:00 pm

Kindergarten 1 & 2: 8:15-11:30 am

Elementary School: 7:15 am-1:40 pm

Middle School: 7:20 am-3:25 pm

American College Program: 7:15 am-5:00 pm

What is STEAM-focused learning?STEAM is a method of learning designed to integrate the skills of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. This approach aims to teach students to think critically and creatively by mastering the engineering and design principles towards real-world problems while building their core competences.

What is the cut-off age for enrollment at Sampoerna Academy?Pre-Schools:

Pre-Kindergarten: 3 years old by 10 October

Kindergarten 1: 4 years old by 10 October

Kindergarten 2: 5 years old by 10 October

Elementary School 1: 6 years old by 10 October

Admission into other grades will depend on Entrance Test results and previous report cards.


How much does it cost to enroll at Sampoerna Academy?Please contact Student Recruitment at:

(021) 50 2222 34 during office hours

0813 3000 3002 for 24-hour help

Is there any monthly fee?There is no extra monthly fee besides the annual fee, which can be paid quarterly or monthly.

Why are Development Fees paid every year?Development Fees constitute a part of the annual fees. The Academy does not charge extra monthly costs. The fee you would pay already covers:


Individual iPads, Chromebook, or MacBook Pro;

U.S. Partnerships and/or admittance into American College Courses.

Are there any discounts for siblings of enrolled students?Yes, the younger sibling will receive a 5% fee waiver.

If there is a fee increase, by how much will the fees increase?Fee increases are set by management per year.

Will existing students receive a special rate if they continue at Sampoerna Academy?All fees set for that academic year will be applied to all students, irrespective of their status with Sampoerna Academy.


What are the in-class facilities?In order to facilitate effective learning and prepare students to meet the 21st century competence, Sampoerna Academy equips each classroom with the latest technology, such as iPad, Chromebook, MacBook Pro, MakeyMakey, LittleBits, Sphero, LEGO Mindstorms, Arduino, MimioTeach Interactive Whiteboard that stimulate the activity of groups and individuals as well as STEAM supporting media.

Will there be any outdoor play facilities for children? If yes, where will this be located?Yes, there is an outdoor playground on ground floor.

Are there any sports facilities?Yes, there are sports facilities such as tennis court and swimming pool.

Is there a canteen or cafeteria? Will students be able to purchase food?Yes, there are outdoor dining area as well as indoor cafeteria.

Is there a shuttle service available?No, there is not.

Is there free parking available?Parking policies are the sole policy of the building management. For more information regarding parking fee options, please contact the L’Avenue Building Management here.

Do students have a dedicated lift?No, they do not.

What will the security be like at L’Avenue?Security is available on all levels of the Sampoerna Academy area and will be on watch 24 hours per day. Security is on active duty though out the day, and increased during pick-up/drop-off, break, lunch, and sports hours.

Are there any CCTVs available on each floor? In each classroom? In Toilet areas? (especially at kindergarten and elementary levels)Sampoerna Academy provides a complete security such as security guards and CCTV cameras.

Is there any easier access to and from L’Avenue by opening the road barrier in front of the on Jln. Pasar Minggu Raya?No, there is not.


What are the in-class facilities?Online forum

Full Wi-Fi

ICT facilities

Individual devices, e.g. iPad, Chromebook, or MacBook Pro

Access to partner institution eLibrary (for American College Program)

Is there an outdoor playground?No, there is not.

Is a shuttle service available?Unfortunately, such service is not available.

Why is there only one teacher in a kindergarten class?Kindergarten classes only require one teacher. At the age of 4, students are expected to be self-sufficient. There is no need for an assistant teacher.


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Parent & Student Handbook 2016/17

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L’Avenue Office Tower
North Tower 6th Floor
Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu Kav.16
Jakarta Selatan 12780

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