Mt. Zaagkam International School

Mt. Zaagkam School

Mt. Zaagkam School (MZS) is a unique, remote intercultural school in Papua, Indonesia operated under the sponsorship of PT Freeport Indonesia [PTFI], an affiliate of Freeport McMoran based in Phoenix, Arizona. The school is an English language, independent, secular, co-educational, not-for-profit school from Early Childhood to Grade 8 for the dependents of expatriate employees of Freeport McMoran, PT Freeport Indonesia, and its associated contractors. There are two campuses: Kuala Kencana in the lowland jungles and Tembagapura in the highland mountains and cloud forest. The Tembagapura Campus (Tembagapura means “Temple of Copper”) is located in the mountainous highlands at an elevation of 2000m. The campus was opened in 1972 when PTFI began its mining operation. The Kuala Kencana campus (Kuala Kencana means “Golden Estuary”) opened in 1996 and sits in the rainforest near the town of Timika.

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