Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Brunei Darussalam? Here you can find a list of schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
Education standards are high in the tiny, oil-rich state of Brunei, where GDP rose by 150 per cent from 2001 to 2021. The Muslim sultanate on the north coast of Borneo has the second-highest human development index in South East Asia and more than 30 per cent of school leavers went on to university or college in 2020.
Public schooling from age five to 18 is free for Brunei citizens but not available to foreign nationals. A private sector comprising 30 per cent of all schools caters for the large, culturally diverse community of expatriates working in the oil and gas industries and other businesses.
It includes two large, international schools, which are both close to the capital Bandar Seri Begawan. The International School Brunei and Jerudong International School offer modern, spacious campuses with boarding facilities, British and international curriculums and a strong suite of extra-curricular offerings.
Both are IB World Schools authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, with ISB accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), while Jerudong International School is accredited by British Schools Overseas (BSO) and the Headmistress and Headmasters Conference (HMC).
Government schools and the two main universities in Brunei teach students through the medium of English, while Bruneian students are required to learn the official Malay language – Bahasa Melayu. Most private schools teach in English, while also offering study of Bahasa Melayu, as well as foreign languages.
Brunei is a former British protectorate and British influence remains strong in education. The Brunei-Cambridge O-level is taken in many private schools, while others offer IGCSEs and A-levels. The private sector includes many missionary schools, both Catholic and Anglican, as well as Islamic schools that require study of Arabic and the Qur’an.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Brunei Darussalam. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com