SMA Labschool Unsyiah

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SMA Labschool Unsyiah
Kuta Inong Balee 2 Rd, Darussalam
Banda Aceh, Aceh
Coordinates5°34′29″N 95°21′56″E / 5.57462°N 95.365684°E / 5.57462; 95.365684
School typePrivate
MottoAcehnese: Cét langét
("Dream dreams")
StatusRSBI (Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf Internasional)
HeadmasterDr. Usman Kasim, M.Ed
Number of students± 300
Average class size25

Sekolah Laboratorium Unsyiah, also known as SMA Labschool Unsyiah is a community-based school that is a part of the Universitas Syiah Kuala complex in Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia.


After the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami hit Banda Aceh in 2004, USINDO (The United States-Indonesia Society) built the school for children who were victims of the disaster.[1]

SMA Labschool was inaugurated on 27 July 2007 by the rector of Universitas Syiah Kuala, Head of BRR Aceh-Nias, and common-head of United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) Edward Masters and Arifin Siregar. The school was designed by an architect from Syiah Kuala University. On 5 June 2005, Pemerintah Provinsi Aceh through Dinas Pendidikan issued operational approval of SMA Laboratorium Universitas Syiah Kuala.

In October 2010, three years after its opening ceremony, SMA Labschool Unsyiah was appointed to be one of Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf Internasional.


Learning-teaching system[edit]

Labschool Unsyiah implements a learning and teaching system that is slightly different from other high schools in Aceh. One of them is the 'moving class' system. Students transfer to another class each time their class is finished. This creates different surroundings everyday and prevents students from becoming bored with a static atmosphere in school.

SMA Lab School Unsyiah implements 2006 competency-based curriculum (KBK).

School hours[edit]

Classes are conducted from Monday to Friday 7.45 AM to 4 pm. On Saturday, students attend extracurricular activities.

Sports clubs[edit]

  • Boys' basketball
  • Girls' volleyball
Labschool Basketball team competing in ACC Turkey

Labschool basketball team was formed in 2008, led by Agung Dwi Satriawan. The highest achievement of the first team was to be the 4th in an inter-high basketball competition hosted by SMAN 7 Banda Aceh in 2009. Labschool lost when competing the title of 3rd winner to SMAN 1 Banda Aceh, after winning over MAN Model Banda Aceh, 20-0. The next team was led by Faizin Risa.

College acceptances[edit]

Class of 2011 acceptances[edit]

Class of 2010 acceptances[edit]


The following are individual and private/non-private/NGOs/non-NGOs organisations which helped the establishment and operation of SMA Labschool Unsyiah.[3]

Graduation of the first alumni

NGO/non-NGO organisations

Private donors[edit]

  • Mark Dion
  • David and Helen Kenney
  • AR Ramly dan keluarga
  • Ruth and Julian Schroeder
  • Chapman Taylor
  • The Taylor family
  • Carr W Dornsife
  • Philip and Bess Sullivan
  • Gerald and Louise Winfield