3 Steps to JIS Admission
Whether you're crossing oceans to move to Jakarta or are just a short drive away, choosing a school is an important decision. Our admissions process is simple, personal, and convenient. You can spend less time worrying about requirements and more time discovering how learning happens at JIS.
- Step One: Submit Application
- Step Two: Complete Requirements
- Step Three: Complete Assessments
- Table of Requirements
Please note that submitting an application form is the first step in the application process. We must receive all required documentation, as explained in steps two and three before we can process an application. Students' eligibility for enrollment will be reviewed based on documentation submitted by their parents/guardians. Submission of an application does not guarantee admission. Seats fill up quickly and we recommend you complete your application as soon as possible.
If your child is receiving learning support services, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, or any other support services for learning, behavior, or wellness, please let us know before filling out an application. We will start communicating with you about your child's particular needs and let you know what documentation to include in your child's application.
After submitting your application, you need to submit supporting documents as listed in your online application Dashboard. Supplemental forms for submitting these requirements can be accessed via your online application account. In general, these include:
- Application fee: Rp 5 million (approximately $360)
- Academic records for the last three years of school, in English or officially translated in English.
- Confidential reference
- Student questionnaire (Grades 3 to 12)
- Parent questionnaire (Early Years)
- For students who require learning support services: initial, progressive, and current evaluations or reports.
To avoid delays to your application, please make sure to follow the format and naming conventions shown on the application form.
Parents are advised that applicants who are admitted to JIS will need to submit the following upon registration:
(Click on the blue text to download forms)
- A Letter of Sponsorship — New families who do not yet have a temporary stay permit (KITAS) or whose school fees will be paid for by a sponsoring company need to submit a letter of sponsorship. This requirement is waived for founding embassy employees (US, UK, and Australia), and for JIS faculty.
- Medical and Immunization Clearance
- Transfer Certificate (Surat Mutasi) — This is a requirement from the Ministry of Culture and Education. Students in Grades 2 to 11 who are transferring to JIS from another school in Indonesia should contact their school to provide documents required to obtain this certificate. JIS must receive this certificate within 45 days of the student's first day of school at JIS.
All applicants from Early Years to Grade 12 go through an evaluation process that assesses skills in English language, reading, writing, and mathematics. An admission decision will only be made after your child completes these evaluations.
Early Years Program
The applicant and parents will meet with a member of the Admissions Review Board to ascertain the applicant's readiness for the program. This meeting must be in person.
Grades 1 to 5
Applications will be reviewed on the basis of school records and references. Some applicants may be asked to take an admissions screening test or meet with the Admissions Review Board.
Grades 6 to 10
All applicants will take an admissions screening test. Under approved conditions, this test can be taken at the student’s current school. If that is not possible, the student may take the test at JIS. Delays in testing will delay a decision.
Grades 11 and 12
Applications will be reviewed on the basis of school records and references. Some applicants may be asked to take admission tests or meet with the Admissions Review Board.
Applicants for whom English is not the first language may be required to take an English Language Proficiency Test and attend an interview.
Early Years 1 to 3
Elementary Grades 1 to 5
Middle School Grades 6 to 8
High School Grades 9 to 12
|3 Years of school reports covering all school terms||Applicants who have attended school should submit available reports||✔||✔||✔|
Standardized tests (ISA, MAP, PSAT, SSAT, SAT, etc)
|Confidential Reference||Only for applicants who have attended school||✔||✔||✔|
|Student Health History||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Medical and Immunization Clearance||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Admission Test Supervision Agreement||-||-||✔||Grades 9 and 10 only|
|Course Options Request||-||-||-||✔|
|Application Fee IDR 5,000,000||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Letter of Sponsorship||If waiting for KITAS &/or for direct billing of school fees to company||If waiting for KITAS &/or for direct billing of school fees to company||If waiting for KITAS &/or for direct billing of school fees to company||If waiting for KITAS &/or for direct billing of school fees to company|
|Birth Certificate||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only|
|Kartu Keluarga||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only|
|National Exam Results||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only|
|Nomor Induk Siswa National||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only||Indonesian Passport Holders only|
After completing the admissions steps, your child’s application will be reviewed by the Admissions Review Board to determine if JIS can him/her a seat.
When school is in session, completed applications will receive a decision in seven to 10 work days. The Admissions Office will contact you if your application will take more time.
Applicants who are transferring from another school in Jakarta will know the result of their JIS application after April 15.
The JIS Online Application
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