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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.
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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.
Open House events are a great way for parents to gain insights into schools so they can make an informed decision on which one is best for their child. To help them on their journey, JIS Admissions Manager Kathleen Ngkaion has provided five questions every parent should ask at a school Open House.
JIS High School student Alvernia asked her classmates to name one thing they love most about our school. She compiled their responses to create a book of thoughtful and insightful quotes titled, “221 Reasons Why We Love JIS”. Here are just a few of their answers.
The middle school years, spanning Grades 6 to 8, mark a crucial phase of development for students. It’s a time for them to explore the different facets of themselves, try out new areas of interest, and freely discover their potential. Here are just a few examples of the many interactive cocurricular opportunities JIS Middle School has to offer.
Can you keep your values with whatever you do?” Indian American U.S congresswoman and JIS graduate, Pramila Jayapal posed this question, challenging the JIS community last April. Jayapal’s incredible ideas, works, and achievements have answered this question of consistent morality.
Arnold is making a difference in Sawandarek village, Raja Ampat, West Papua. Through his collaboration with Solar House (SoHo), a non-profit organization, he has established five sets of solar panels, bringing practical access to electricity to the local community.
On March 25, Jakarta Intercultural School welcomed over 65 educators from 11 state and international schools to engage in our first Local Jakarta SENIA conference since 2020. We’ve asked SENIA Jakarta chairperson and JIS teacher Emily Simbaña questions about her background, the organization, and the importance of inclusive education.
After the frenzy of junior year, most seniors are already accustomed to the AP and IB system. At this point, students better know each program’s exact requirements and expectations, making transitioning less complicated.
As a global community with strong ties to Indonesia, Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) is proud to give back to our host country by playing an active role in empowering students and teachers through education. Here are some of the ways JIS connects with local schools, organizations, and government agencies to promote educational excellence and build a brighter future for all.
Nearly 74% of survey participants selected sophomore to junior year as their most challenging transition. Among those responses, 90% attributed such struggles to the rigors of the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.
Around 50% of interview respondents found the transition into sophomore year to be the least challenging. Compared to the previous year of struggling to adapt to high school, sophomore year tends to be a bit more enjoyable for many students.
Named after Indonesia’s national motto of Unity in Diversity, Jakarta Intercultural School’s (JIS) Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (BTI) scholarship program gives Indonesian students the chance to fulfill their potential at JIS. But what is the BTI all about? Here are four things you need to know about the JIS BTI Scholarship program.
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 Intercultural 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.
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.