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JIS Studio

JIS aims to meet the needs of our students in a variety of ways.

JIS aims to meet the needs of our students in a variety of ways 

In August 2020, we launched an additional pathway rooted in our core values to be Best for the World with a different model for scheduling, teaching, and learning. This pathway is JIS Studio.

What is JIS Studio?

Same learning strands, same report cards, reached in a different way

JIS Studio students will be assessed on the same learning strands as all other students in Middle School. The cohort model allows English, Social Studies, Math, and Science to be integrated and taught both in our classrooms and beyond their walls. JIS Studio is reimagining how time and space are used in the Middle School day.

Personalized learning through upskilling on a just-in-time basis

We believe that students have the ability to impact their world; not only in the future, but also right now. Our JIS Studio cohort projects create opportunities for students to work within specifically designed teams based on their skills and interests. Examples of teams from previous projects include engineers, editors, artists, managers, writers, graphic designers, and event planners. We all work together to meet the needs of our clients.

What We Believe

Two JIS Middle School students is designing robot

The JIS Studio schedule allows for opportunities to study beyond the walls of our classroom. In recent years, JIS Studio trips have taken students to PT Haeng Nam Sejahtera Indonesia's ceramics factory, YUM Organic Farm Bogor, Jakarta Animal Aid Network’s (JAAN) animal rehabilitation center, a modern art museum in Central Jakarta, and cross-campus visits to our very own Pondok Indah Elementary (PIE), Pattimura (PEL), and High School campuses.

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Our Values



Would you recommend JIS Studio to a friend?


I think it is a great opportunity to just get out there and try it. Studio helped me a lot as it is easier to see my learning. It gave me a chance to be a part of a small community and it's a lot of fun.

Vivian, Grade 8 2023 Cohort

Kirana Ratomo

Yes definitely. JIS Studio is probably the best program I have ever signed up for. It really encourages you to pursue your passions and show your character during class. I also learned much more about myself.

Kirana, Grade 7 2020 Cohort

Anna Sennelius

Yes I would because JIS Studio is a class where people can come to strengthen their skills and to challenge themselves with their choice of learning. I feel like JIS Studio lets students be more independent and it allows students to learn what they want during their autonomous times. I would also recommend it because JIS Studio is a lot of fun!

Anna, Grade 7 2020 Cohort

Sabine Mear

I already have because JIS Studio has been a life saver for me, it's been helping me deal with the stress of other classes, what I mean is compared to my other classes, studio is a lot more personal and fun.

Sabine, Grade 7 2020 Cohort

Finneas Choo

“I definitely would. Besides being a totally unique and effective style of teaching, the community that has been built is just amazing. I think the autonomy is a very important part of JIS Studio but all the group projects really helped me grow my social skills.

Finneas, Grade 7 2020 Cohort

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JIS Studio Projects

JIS Studio projects are designed for students to tackle authentic problems that live beyond the classroom walls. Some projects will require students to work with a client, while others will ask students to use the design thinking process to create sustainable solutions that improve the lives of those around us.

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Founded on Educational Research

JIS Studio is based on the research-backed approach of strengths and interest-based, experiential learning. We know that “learning endures when students are emotionally, psychologically, and intellectually engaged and when they feel safe, seen, and supported. Students who build on strengths rather than focusing on deficits end up with deeper and more enduring learning.” (Lopez and Louis).

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Is JIS Studio the right fit for your child? 

If it sounds like it is, or if you aren't sure and want to learn more, let us know! We would be happy to chat and share more information with you about the JIS Studio program. 

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