BINA CITA UTAMA (BCU) provides a high quality-learning environment which nurtures and educates the ‘whole child’ so that as adults, the students will be able to make real and positive contributions to the development of their communities and the wider world.

The school, located outside the capital of Central Kalimantan, began as a home study center in 2003 with just 12 students. As interest in the center grew, so did the dream of a school.

In July 2005, with just 28 students, Bina Cita Utama officially opened to the public as the first bilingual, multicultural school in the province serving students aged six to 16. Today more than 100 students attend BCU.

The English curriculum allows international students to adapt easily to the school. For Indonesian students, English provides them with wider options in life including opportunities to study abroad. English is key in Indonesia to many career paths. Bina Cita Utama (Nurturing Noble Ideals) is funded and managed by the BCU Foundation, a nonprofit registered with the government of Central Kalimantan.

Here and on our Videos page you can watch a film about BCU school.