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Middle School

This is the time when students start to branch out, discover new interests, and make meaningful connections between the real world and their love of learning.

Middle School is about connections. It's a time to build powerful bonds between friends, between learning and real life, between interests and actual experiences.

Soon enough, hard choices about university and life directions will emerge, but this is a time to explore joyfully and freely — leaving no possible strength or talent undeveloped.

In Middle School, alongside academics, we focus on developing dispositions to support students’ success in any future endeavor. Middle School teachers particularly focus on developing resourceful, resilient, relating, and reflective learners.

Three girl JIS students have lunch together at JIS middle school campus

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Our Curriculum

We recognize that Middle School students (Grades 6-8) are in the midst of a unique period of change, from childhood to adolescence, and that their education should be broad, challenging, and designed to help nurture each student and help them achieve their full potential. 

We recognize that learning happens best when it:

  • Provides students with choice and opportunities to grow their interest and pursue their passions. 

  • Is relevant and provides students with opportunities to apply knowledge, understanding, and skills through action and service 

  • Fosters relationships and supports social, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

  • Promotes and embraces diversity.

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JIS Studio

JIS Studio is an alternate pathway for students with a different model for scheduling, teaching, and learning. 


Middle School Student Life

Community, Identity, Relationships, and Belonging

To build a strong and supportive community, the entire Middle School engages in off-campus experiences to help students strengthen relationships, build their identities, and develop a sense of belonging — all important aspects of our Middle School program.

We offer a wide range of inclusive activities designed to encourage student involvement in school life and foster personal responsibility.

When it comes to activities at the Middle School, our philosophy is “try everything”. From clubs to sports, we offer a broad range of after-school activities to enable students to do just that.

Participating in after-school activities throughout the year is a great way for students to become well-rounded. Students who are active and love coming to school enjoy more academic success.

Challenging and Fun

Middle School is not supposed to only be challenging; it’s also meant to be fun! We build excitement into each and every day for our students. By making school a place that students want to be, their passion for learning naturally grows.

Many students help to plan, schedule, and lead events and celebrations for the whole Middle School. These leadership experiences are invaluable for our students.

Annual events and celebrations include:

  • Middle School Madness

  • UN Day

  • Bali Stage

  • The Weber Classic

  • Extended Study Program

  • Musicals and Theater Productions

Our program supports students during their educational and personal journeys, helping them to discover what they are capable of and identify how they will contribute to a global society. The JIS Middle School reflects our commitment to an international community where cross-cultural awareness promotes respect for all individuals.

Community of Care

We have a commitment to making sure that each student is appropriately supported. This commitment goes beyond the classroom and looks after student physical and mental wellbeing. As a school, we share this responsibility within a Community of Care.

We seek to promote within our students a positive outlook for life, and we help our students become balanced and successful citizens, well-equipped with the ability to think critically and logically about the information they access and the decisions they make.

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Where We Learn

The JIS Middle School campus is the perfect environment for students to learn, grow, and achieve their very best. Our world-class facilities are located within a tropical garden, filled with plants native to Indonesia. Many students spend their time between classes on the playground, playing sports, reading, or making friends in one of our beautiful outdoor spaces. The campus facilities and what they allow students to accomplish provide the backdrop to an incredible JIS experience.

Middle School Campus

Take a 360° virtual tour of our amazing Middle School campus and facilities.