We receive a variety of questions from prospective families regarding the admissions process in the school in general. We hope the information presented on this page answers some of the questions you may have.
When does the enrolment process start?

At Beacon, we cater to Indonesian and international students, and as such our enrolment process is open all year round. Parents are encouraged to get in touch with the admissions team as early as possible prior to your child’s planned start date at the school.

What is the application process?

If you have not already done so, please schedule a tour of the school with our Admissions Team. Once completed, parents are invited to fill the Admissions Form. The Admissions Team will then get in touch with you to schedule a time for your child’s placement test and interview.

Once confirmed, an Offer Letter will be issued. A non-refundable deposit must be paid to secure your child’s place within 7 days of receiving the letter.

How far in advance should I enrol my child?

Beacon does not adopt a chronological waiting list. However, it is advisable to apply for enrolment as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Why do students need to sit a placement test before being accepted into Beacon?

Testing helps provide a more informed admissions process beyond date of application. A test followed by an interview with a lead teacher or coordinator has been an essential part of our Admissions Process and allows the school to get to know your child’s needs better. 

Prospective students do not need to do any preparation and should just do the best they can on the day. The test is only one factor to determine acceptance: school reports and the result of the interview are also main considerations. Students enrolling in Preschool are exempted from this process.

Students enrolling in Year 1 sit a placement test and interview in a more relaxed setting, whereby a coordinator/homeroom teacher will always be present to guide the child through the questions. We understand that children come from different schools and backgrounds and we commit to being flexible, accommodating and caring towards their needs.

Will having a sibling at the School give my child priority in the Admissions process?

While having a sibling at the school will give your child priority on the waiting list, it does not guarantee a place at the school. A lot will depend on when an admissions form is submitted, and if letters of offer have already been made to other families.

What is the process of being awarded a Scholarship?

Registration for Scholarships will open in September for those who wish to apply for a Scholarship for Years 7 to 11 for the following academic year. 

What languages are offered at Beacon?

In Preschool and Junior School, in addition to English and Bahasa Indonesia, students are offered the choice of Mandarin or Hindi.

In Middle School (Year 6 onwards), students are offered the choice of Mandarin or French.

What do you look for in an applicant?

At Beacon, we recognise that every student who arrives at our school is unique. When we meet with a family, we are looking for families who will embrace the full offerings of the school through our Learning Circle, including academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities, the arts, physical and outdoor education and a commitment to service learning.

We expect all our students to discover their true potential through good character, global citizenship and international mindedness.

Do you need to be a top student to get into Beacon?

Not necessarily. While Beacon is proud of its academic excellence and results, not all students are high achievers. We value students who are willing to try new things, embrace new challenges and do their best.

Learning support is available in the Junior School to assist students with learning difficulties. However, it’s important to understand that we may not have the resources to provide extensive support for students with severe learning challenges or additional developmental needs.

Where do students go after they leave Beacon?

Beacon students are encouraged to work hard, support each other and follow their passions. Almost all our graduates go to university to continue their studies in countries such as USA, UK, EU, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, China and Korea. Popular courses include Commerce, Sciences, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Medicine and The Arts.