“Green School Bali is the stuff of kids’ dreams. It takes education to another realm entirely. It was my launchpad into the world.”
CLOVER HOGAN, ALUMNI & FOUNDER OF FORCE OF NATURE
Green School Bali has been educating changemakers since 2008. We have over 500 full-time students from all over the globe, offering a progressive, research-based curriculum for Pre-K to Grade 12. Through individualized pathways, we support our graduates ‘thrive with purpose’ in this ever-evolving world, whether at top universities or through a more entrepreneurial route.
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We know moving your life and family to Bali is a big deal. To help in your decision-making process, we’ve gathered all the essential information here, including the application process, tuition and fees, our learning programme, and tips on living in Bali.
LEARNING AT GREEN SCHOOL BALI
WHAT AGES DO YOU CATER TO?
- Early Years Programme, ages 3-5 (Geckos, Starlings, Kindy)
- Primary Programme, ages 6-10 (Grades 1-5)
- Middle School Programme, ages 11-13 (Grades 6-8)
- High School Programme, ages 14-18 (Grades 9-12) *Note that we do not admit students in Grade 12. Students must complete Grade 11 & Grade 12 to receive a Green School Bali diploma.
WHAT CURRICULUM DO YOU USE?
HOW DO YOU PREPARE STUDENTS FOR ‘REAL LIFE’?
DOES MY CHILD NEED TO SPEAK ENGLISH?
HOW DO WE KNOW IF GREEN SCHOOL BALI IS RIGHT FOR US?
HOW IS COVID-19 AFFECTING GREEN SCHOOL BALI?
LIFE AT GREEN SCHOOL BALI
WHAT KIND OF FAMILIES GO TO GREEN SCHOOL BALI?
Some families come for a single year, with parents taking sabbatical from work and focusing on reconnecting with each other and with nature. Others move here with a long term commitment to creating a life in Bali.
What we all have in common is a sense of adventure and a passion for making the world more sustainable. Tolerance of insects and patience with traffic jams helps, but more important is a respect for and interest in local culture and customs.
WHAT'S IT LIKE BEING A PARENT AT GREEN SCHOOL BALI?
Many parents take advantage of the co-learning and co-working space on campus, The Bridge. This unique parent resources is often dubbed ‘Green School for grown-ups,’ hosting daily workshops on fascinating topics ranging from building a mindfulness practice to starting a business in Bali.
There are also many other parent-initiated activities like fitness groups, cultural outings, language courses, and volunteer efforts. The Green School Parent Association (GSPA) is an active part of our school whose voice is highly valuable to the constant growth and evolution of our community. Parents can also help with student/class projects and mentoring programs.
HOW 'GREEN' IS GREEN SCHOOL BALI?
- Vegetarian school lunches
- Compost center
- Gardens for learning and growing food
- Bio Bus
- Composting toilets
- Recycling center
- Solar energy
- Vortex hydropower
- Community outreach
- Learn more about our campus and sustainability programmes here
We strive to improve in our sustainability, but always put students at the centre. We prioritize solutions which offer great learning for our students.
CAN WE JOIN GREEN SCHOOL FOR A FEW DAYS, WEEKS, OR MONTHS?
Green School English is our partner programme on the Green School campus that prepares children ages 6-10 with limited English skills for entry into Green School Bali. Their programmes range in length from one week to a full semester.
LIVING IN BALI
WHAT IS LIVING IN BALI LIKE?
Green School families opt for a wide range of lifestyles, from modest homes in local villages to luxury villas with ocean views. The cost of living likewise varies depending on factors such as housing, transportation, and holiday travel. Bali is generally affordable by western standards, but families should not move here expecting to find employment once they arrive. The government puts strict restrictions on foreigners taking jobs that could be held by its own citizens, and employment for foreigners is highly competitive.
Modern amenities like western-style grocery stores and shopping malls can be found on the island. However, families often learn to simplify their lives and acclimatize to the locally produced food and warm, humid weather. People who are happiest here tend to let go of their achievement-oriented western expectations and embrace a mindset of gratitude and wonder.
HOW DOES GREEN SCHOOL SUPPORT FAMILIES SETTLING IN TO BALI LIFE?
- A detailed Living in Bali Guide for admitted families, which includes resources for many logistical considerations
- Orientation Day for new students and their parents before the first day of school
- Soft Landing Day for parents the first week of school, with lots of opportunities to connect with other parents and learn
- Connecting new families with Class Ambassadors, committed parents who volunteer their time to help new families transition and coordinate grade-level social events
- New Parents Facebook Group – where new families can connect with current community members, and with each other, prior to arrival.