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6 Questions Parents Should Ask Themselves Before and After a School Open House
  • Community

While school open house events can offer a treasure trove of information for parents, their experience can easily turn into an overwhelming deluge of details that lead to even more questions and concerns. We sat down with JIS Admissions Manager Kathleen Ngkaion to get her advice on how parents can organize their thoughts.

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Try Everything: How JIS Middle Students Discover Their Potential Through Cocurricular Activities
  • Stories

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.

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United States Congresswoman and Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) graduate Pramila Jayapal standing at JIS High School
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  • Student Perspective

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.

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Emily Simbaña, a JIS teacher talk in front of other school teachers in SENIA conference
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  • Stories

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.

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4 Ways JIS Connects With Indonesia Through Education
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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.

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