Surabaya, December 2, 2021 – Reaffirming its commitment in creating a future generation with 21st century competencies, the pioneer of STEAM education, Sampoerna Academy, is launching its second school in Surabaya. Located in one of the most strategic areas in Surabaya, Sampoerna Academy Grand Pakuwon will be home to 30 ultra-modern classrooms and various international standard indoor and outdoor facilities specifically designed for 21st century education. What’s more, the learning experience at Sampoerna Academy Grand Pakuwon is perfected with the best international programs for all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education. As the newest, largest, and fastest growing international school in Surabaya, Sampoerna Academy Grand Pakuwon is ready to welcome students and parents for the upcoming 2022 academic year.
John Murphy, the Principal of Sampoerna Academy Surabaya, stated, “It is Sampoerna Academy’s commitment to continuously provide high-quality international standard education to create excellent future generations. One of the ways is by launching our seventh campus in Indonesia, or the second in Surabaya, for the upcoming 2022 academic year. We continue to strive to provide a safe, caring, and collaborative learning environment [for our students] and support [their] learning process through the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) approach.”
According to the data released by the World Bank, in 2020, the Indonesia Human Capital Index score was 0,54% with a low level of global competence (rank 96th out of 173 countries). This means that Indonesia needs to increase the competence level of its human resources from an early age to make sure they can compete globally. The opening of Sampoerna Academy Grand Pakuwon is in line with the government’s mission to improve the quality of Indonesia’s human resources and the level of its global competence. Moreover, as the second Sampoerna Academy school in Surabaya, Sampoerna Academy Grand Pakuwon also aims to meet the high demand for international education in Surabaya.
“Besides [believing in] international standard education that implements the STEAM approach and focuses on developing 5C skills in students — communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and character, we also believe in the importance of complete school facilities which can support the academic and non-academic development of our students,” he added.
Based on that belief, Sampoerna Academy Grand Pakuwon was specifically and efficiently designed to be equipped with a number of high-standard educational facilities, including spacious and comfortable classrooms, soccer and basketball fields, a swimming pool, a music and dance room, an outdoor playroom, and a multifunction room to support various student activities. What’s more, Sampoerna Academy Grand Pakuwon is also completed with more than one laboratory — each dedicated for different subjects: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics — which have been set up according to the standards and specifications established for the Cambridge International Curriculum. a
“With the opening of Sampoerna Academy Grand Pakuwon for the 2022 academic year, we hope to meet the needs of parents and students in Surabaya for an internationally recognized education that focuses on developing [students’] 21st century competencies,” he concluded.