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About JIS

JIS is a diverse community of learners representing over 60 nationalities where every student is supported to achieve their very best.

About JIS

We create, teach, and learn together across three garden-like campuses with leading-edge facilities that support independent inquiry, critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative study.

We play sports, put on drama productions, paint, sculpt, engineer, and create. Our students are able to explore and grow in a safe environment and are encouraged to follow their passions to be as successful as they can be. 

The JIS community is global and stretches well beyond the school. As we always say, Once a Dragon, Always a Dragon!  

What does it mean to be Best For the World?

Our mission is to “learn in Indonesia to be Best for the World.” It means we emphasize creating positive change in our community, wherever we are.

Community of Care

We are a Community of Care that values respect and inclusivity

Engaging with Indonesia

We engage with Indonesia through collaborative teacher-training programs and the JIS Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (BTI) student scholarship

Creating Change

Creating change alongside service organizations in and out of the classroom

Environmental Custodians

We are serving as environmental custodians for a sustainable future

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Fostering Wellness

Promoting wellness for physical, emotional, and creative growth

Working with & for the community

We are working with and for the community as partners in service learning.

Since we first opened our doors in 1951, we have had the privilege of educating thousands of students from all across the world. We have 70 years of history learning, serving, and having fun in Jakarta. 

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Where we learn

We learn across three sprawling campuses in Jakarta: Pattimura Elementary, Pondok Indah Elementary, and Cilandak.


Accreditation & Memberships

JIS is recognized by both the Indonesian government and several internationally certified accreditation bodies. As a legal entity, we are a yayasan (nonprofit organization) operating as a Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama (SPK), or Joint Cooperation School.

JIS is accredited by:

We are also proud members of:


The leadership team at JIS are educators first and foremost and lead the school in innovation and learning. With a principal and vice principal at each campus, we are able to make a large community feel small.

Apple Distinguished School

We are pleased to have been recognized as an Apple distinguished school for the last 10 years. Our Apple one-to-one program allows students to personalize and creatively express their learning.