Welcome to Yayasan Pendidikan Jayawijaya

Welcome to Yayasan Pendidikan Jayawijaya

Dear Members and Prospective Members of Our School Community,


Yayasan Pendidikan Jayawijaya [YPJ] is a school committed to a vision of innovative and progressive education for the children of Freeport Indonesian employees here in Tanah Papua. Our Purpose – Mission is to nurture a generation of intelligent, young people who have character, faith, and seek excellence to face the competitive challenges of our time.


The campuses located in Kuala Kencana and Tembagapura provide education from Early Childhood to Middle School for around 1450 students. We embrace our diversity and strive for a caring, safe and inclusive environment for learning.


Our Learning Framework is purposely based on a guaranteed, viable set of learning goals, strong values, transferable learning competencies and inquiry pedagogy. The learning goals draw directly from the Indonesian National Curriculum. The learning competencies and values as described by the International Baccalaureate [IBO] Trans-disciplinary skills and Learner Profile, and further elaborated in the national curriculum, are central to our Pre-K to 9 Program. Our Early Childhood and Elementary School use the IBO Primary Years Program [PYP] while our Middle School is subject based.


The school programs support a balanced approach to education where every child has the opportunity to achieve personal excellence. Our balanced approach is supported by After School Activities, a scouting program, sports and creative arts, service learning projects and an Extended Studies Program for Grades 5 and 8. Central to our purpose is the development of internationally minded citizens: students with a global perspective who have the capacity to make informed choices and take action.


We believe that every child should be engaged, challenged and included. As curious and inquisitive learners we aim to provide every student with the necessary skills, knowledge, understanding and values to transition to High School. A transition where their self-management, resilience and social skills enable them to collaborate, communicate and achieve success.


Explore our website, and engage with our teachers, students and faculty. Let’s celebrate the opportunities that abound for our Students, Freeport, Papua and Indonesia.


Yours faithfully,


Mark Jenkins

Director YPJ Schools.