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At JIS, we prepare students from across the globe to be best in what they aspire for and at the same time, be best for the world they live in.
JIS is more than an international school in Jakarta; it’s a community with over 70 years of history and student excellence.
The best way to learn about our school is to experience it for yourself! Schedule a tour with our Admissions Office today.
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A JIS education prepares your child for endless possibilities and experiences.
Take a virtual, 360º tour of our first and original campus Pattimura, located in the South Jakarta neighborhood of Kebayoran Baru.
Take a virtual 360º tour of our beautiful Pondok Indah Elementary campus located in Pondok Indah in South Jakarta.
Take a virtual 360º tour of our state-of-the-art Middle School campus located in the Cilandak neighborhood of South Jakarta.
Take a 360º virtual tour of the incredible High School campus located in the Cilandak neighborhood of South Jakarta.
It's never too early for students to begin exploring their interests and develop a love for learning. The JIS Early Years program, for students ages 3-6, is the perfect place to start.
The JIS Elementary School program (Grades 1-5) immerses children in an atmosphere of care, exploration, and growth while they are introduced to the wonders of mathematics, reading, and writing.
Students in the JIS Middle School (Grades 6-8) begin to build powerful connections between their learning and real life. They are encouraged to explore new interests and develop new passions.
As one of the few schools that offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) diploma/courses, the JIS High School (Grades 9-12) program is centered on choice and supporting students to achieve their very best.
As an extension of our current Student Support Services, the JIS Learning Center provides additional support for students with moderate to significant learning needs and global developmental delays.
Middle School students have the chance to engage in an experiential learning pathway that focuses on teamwork and problem solving through longterm projects called JIS Studio.
We offer three outstanding internationally recognized programs of study: the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, the IB Career-related Programme, and the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Program.
Service learning and a dedication to being stewards of the environment is built into the curriculum for all of our students form Early Years to High School.
A highlight for many JIS students is their participation in one of the many service clubs that are available.
JIS is only one part of the incredible community in Jakarta that is dedicated to service. We partner with several organizations to help create positive change.
JIS Peduli is the service arm of Jakarta Intercultural School. It helps to support and fund service projects developed by students and JIS service initiatives.
Students at JIS love to learn, have fun, and discover new passions on our beautiful, spacious, and state-of-the-art campuses.
JIS has four schools across three lush, open campuses in South Jakarta. There is plenty of outdoor space on campus for JIS students to learn!
For over 70 years JIS has been delivering a high-quality international education to students in South Jakarta.
With students representing over 60 different nationalities, JIS is truly an international school.
Students from Elementary School to High School have hundreds of clubs and activities to choose from when shaping their JIS experience.
Whether it is in the classroom, part of an after-school activity, or in the studio, every student at JIS can explore art and expression in all of its forms.
Joining one of the many JIS athletic programs is rewarding for students as they build their physical abilities while competing in a fun environment.
Students take part in several different clubs and activities to make their JIS experience unique to them.
If there is one action that defines the student experience at Jakarta Intercultural School, it would be service and stewardship to the community and the environment.
JIS academy offers additional options and opportunities for students to engage in academic, fitness, creative, and sports activities.
There isn't a place in the world that you won't be able to find a member of the JIS community! Our alumni are worldwide and leaders in their fields from technology and healthcare to journalism and screen acting.
When you choose a school for your children, you are really choosing a community. As a parent, there are several different organizations you can join to get involved with the school and make lifelong friends.
One of the best parts about JIS is how lively, vibrant, and fun our community is from PTA celebrations to student led TEDTalks and talent shows.
JIS is a place where lifelong learners come together to provide a world class education to a diverse student body. From teaching positions to IT and communications, JIS is always looking to add talented and passionate people to our team.
The Innovative Schools Programme is an opportunity for JIS faculty and staff to work with and support the teaching skills of state elementary and middle schools educators.
Transitioning between different grade levels, especially in high school, can be daunting for many students. With increasing academic responsibility and logistical concerns about where things are and how things work, making a successful transition is linked with some apprehension. However, we can reduce feelings of unease through time and experience.
Over the course of three magical, song-filled days in November, Jakarta Intercultural School’s (JIS) Creative and Performing Arts department took the JIS community on an exhilarating adventure deep Into the Woods.
At Jakarta International School (JIS), Open House connects our community with families searching for the best learning environment for their children. We open the doors to our classrooms and facilities to give them a glimpse of the JIS experience and the opportunities that await them as JIS Dragons.
My name is Dan Rickard and I graduated from JIS in 1988. As I write this, I am currently at one of the many new hotels that have sprung up in Jakarta and watching a thunderstorm roll through the city. You can feel the rain in the air, and I know that any minute the skies will open, and it will be like standing under a warm shower.
JIS Middle School knows how to jumpstart the school year with a splash — and a whole lot of fun! On September 8-9, Grade 6-8 students engaged in games and challenges that got them solving problems, moving around, and working together as part of the annual Jumpstart program.
Jakarta Intercultural School’s (JIS) Fine Arts Theater (FAT) hosted its first live show in over two years on Friday, September 2, when IB Dance students graced the stage with a collaborative performance titled Dare to Lead. Inspired by our school values of upholding Integrity and Responsibility, Dare to Lead was choreographed by JIS High School Dance Teacher Michael Cali and two guest dancers from Italy’s Grupo Danza Oggi (GDO), Monica Castorina and Giovanni Belluci.
Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) students spent their first full week of the 2022/23 academic year paying tribute to our host country with a series of Independence Day celebrations! Indonesia marked its 77th year of independence on Wednesday, August 17, but JIS dedicated the days before and after to community-building, fun-filled activities demonstrating our deep ties to and appreciation for this beautiful archipelago we call home.
I attended JIS during my family’s stay in Jakarta for several years in the early-to-mid-1980s. I graduated in 1985, along with one of my sisters. We both left Jakarta that year to continue our studies back in Canada.
At Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS), inclusion has been part of its expansive academic program since the inception of a Student Services department in the 1980s. Today, the team of experienced special needs educators serves children who require mild to moderate support, including for speech, reading and writing difficulties, math and processing needs, as well as motor therapy.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) has resumed the highly anticipated Jakarta Principal Shadowing Program as part of its ongoing commitment to connecting with local educators for the advancement of teaching and learning in Indonesia.
No two children are alike, and this is especially true for the way they learn and develop their foundational skills. While most will be able to follow the developmental milestones of their age group at their own pace, some may need additional support and attention. Thanks to critical advancements made in special education, schools are making more room in their curriculum to cater to students with various learning differences.
Registration for Jakarta Intercultural School’s (JIS) premier scholarship, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (BTI), is officially open, with virtual roadshows set to start this November to promote the program among state schools across the country.
Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) is set to launch a specialized program called the JIS Learning Center as part of its ongoing mission to provide an inclusive, high-quality educational experience to students with intensive learning needs.
Libraries are often described as the heart of a school, having for centuries served as a literary haven, as well as a center for research. But with the rise of the digital era placing a seemingly infinite trove of information at our fingertips, the relevancy of libraries has come into question.
As schools around the world prepare for a new academic year in a post-pandemic world, many are also examining their methodologies and whether they are doing enough to prepare students for university and beyond in the new normal.
Jakarta Intercultural School head of admissions Kathleen Ngkaion offers her professional and personal insights on what parents can look out for when searching for the ‘perfect’ learning environment.
Educators have long emphasized the importance of physical education (PE) and sports in providing a comprehensive learning experience for students, with research proving they greatly contribute to higher academic achievement and social-emotional development. But the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shift to online learning meant that many schools have had to cut back on their sports programs or suspend them altogether.
The inquiry-based approach to education is widely adopted by schools across the globe for its focus on collaborative engagement, problem-solving and critical thinking. At Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS), the tried-and-tested methodology is further expanded to fit the changing needs of young learners from kindergarten to Grade 5.
As schools across Jakarta continue to prepare for the day they can safely welcome students back to campus for face-to-face instruction, they do so with the knowledge that they must also adjust their learning methodologies to better respond to disruptions or sudden changes. For JIS, that meant tapping into its core values of inspiring joyful and rigorous learning by reflecting, relating and being resourceful.
After three months of online learning, the Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) Class of 2020 was not excited about the prospect of an online graduation ceremony. The very things they missed most — connections with their friends and their school — were likely to be overlooked on screen. Then, they received an invitation to an alternate ceremony.
99% of JIS graduates choose to attend University after graduation. Students are empowered to find the University that is right for them. JIS students can be found at large and small higher education universities all over the world.
JIS is a diverse community that includes not only our students and faculty and staff, but parents and alumni too. Listen to what our community has to say about their JIS experience.