The JIS Curriculum aims to develop passionate, inquisitive, and creative learners who embody our seven values and develop their learning dispositions. We teach students how to learn in systematic, explicit ways, developing their competencies to be resourceful, manage their own cognitive processes, and relate with others. These principles put students at the center of teaching and learning, asserting that they should experience a curriculum that engages and challenges them, is forward-looking and inclusive.
We were one of the first schools in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB®) diploma. Today, JIS is one of the few to provide both the IB and Advanced Placement (AP®) programs, deepening our commitment to providing the guidance and mentorship needed for High School students to achieve their academic goals for higher education.
International Baccalaureate (IB®)
International Baccalaureate (IB®) is a two-year pre-university program leading either to the IB Diploma or to separate IB subject certificates, depending on the student's plans for further education. A highly respected academic program, the IB is recognized by colleges and universities in nearly 90 countries across six continents.
Advanced Placement (AP®)
The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP®) is a rigorous academic program that allows academically prepared high school students to study and learn at the college level. Each AP course is modeled on a comparable college course.