One thing that makes us unique in Sumatra is our affiliation with international educational organizations. We have been accredited by WASC for over 30 years. We are the only school in Sumatra with IBO programmes from early childhood to high school. We are the only school in Sumatra affiliated with EARCOS. Read below to learn more about our accreditation and affiliations.

MIS is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer three of their educational programs covering every grade level in our school. This makes MIS the only IB Continuum school in Sumatra. There are only 15 schools in Indonesia. Many schools only offer the diploma programme as the capstone for their final two years of education. At MIS we believe learning is a lifelong journey. We want to offer the best education to all of our students from the moment they enter our doors. The IB lists a few benefits to students on their website:

IB learners are:

  • encouraged to think critically and solve complex problems
  • drive their own learning
  • a core part in educational programmes that can lead them to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world
  • more culturally aware through the development of a second language
  • able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

The East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) has been providing support to international schools since 1958. There are 214 schools in Asia that are part of this organization. 14 of the schools are located in Indonesia. MIS is the only school in Sumatra. EARCOS is a professional organization focused on offering collaboration, professional development, and research opportunities to its member schools. They offer annual conferences for teachers and administrators as well as weekend workshops throughout the school year covering different, relevant topics.

The Association of National and Private Schools (ANPS) is the Indonesian association supporting schools with international programs. They offer several conferences each year.