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Five 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: Determine Your Lane

JIS groups applications into three Application Lanes.

Dependents of employees of JIS founding embassies (United States, United Kingdom, and Australia), and eligible dependents of JIS faculty.

 

Expatriate or host country students coming from overseas who do not yet have a school in Jakarta. 

Expatriate or host country students transferring from a local or international school in the Greater Jakarta area (JABODETABEK). Applications in this lane have a fixed deadline of March 1 and is for August enrollment only. You will be notified of your admission status after April 15.

Within these application lanes, children whose siblings are currently enrolled at JIS or whose parents are JIS alumni have priority over other applicants in the same lane.

Step Two: Submit Application

Submitting the online application form is the next step in the application process. We must receive all required documentation, as explained in steps two and three before we can process an application. Submission of an application does not guarantee admission. Students' eligibility for enrollment will be reviewed based on documentation submitted by their parents/guardian. 

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. 

Step Three: Submit Documents

After submitting your application, you need to submit supporting documents.  Your application will not be processed until these documents are complete. Your personal checklist of requirements and online supplemental forms 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.

NOTE
Parents are advised that applicants who are admitted to JIS will need to submit the following upon registration: 

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  • 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.
     

Step Four: Complete Assessments

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.

Step Five: Application Review

After completing the first four steps of the JIS Application you are all done! Upon completion, the Admissions Review Board will review your child’s application. 

Lanes 1 and 2

When school is in session, completed applications will receive a decision in seven to 10 workdays. The Admissions Office will contact you if review will take more time.

Lane 3

Applicants who are transferring from another school in Jakarta will receive a decision after April 15.

Required Documents

Documents required to apply

 
Early Years 1 to 3
Elementary Grades 1 to 5
Middle School Grades 6 to 8
High School Grades 9 to 12
Copy of student's and parents' passport or other ID
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)

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Copy of evaluations, IEP, any reports related to special education needs For applicants with learning support (special education) needs
Confidential references Only for applicants who have attended school
Student questionnaire -
Parent questionnaire - - -
Admission test supervision agreement - - Grades 9 and 10 only
Course options request - - -
Application Fee IDR 5 million
Birth Certificate Indonesian passport holders only
Kartu Keluarga (Family Card) Indonesian passport holders only
National exam results Indonesian passport holders only
Nomor Induk Siswa Nasional (National Student Number)  Indonesian passport holders only

For admitted applicants: Documents required to enroll

 
Early Years 1 to 3
Elementary Grades 1 to 5
Middle School Grades 6 to 8
High School Grades 9 to 12
Medical and Immunization Clearance
Letter of Sponsorship If waiting for KITAS and/or for direct billing of school fees to company If waiting for KITAS and/or for direct billing of school fees to company If waiting for KITAS and/or for direct billing of school fees to company If waiting for KITAS and/or for direct billing of school fees to company
Final school report for the semester preceding enrollment Applicants who have attended school should submit available reports
Official transcript - - -

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