JIS has two Elementary campuses: Pattimura (PEL) and Pondok Indah (PIE). PEL is closer to embassies and the Central Business District while PIE is in a residential area in South Jakarta. Travel time between the campuses is approximately 20 minutes.
Admission priority is given to applicants based on the area of residence. In addition, if a grade level or student support service has reached capacity at the student's preferred campus, the student will be assigned to the alternate campus. The school reserves the right to determine these placements.
The High School offers open enrollment for JIS courses, the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and IB Career-related programs. Students who are self-disciplined, organized, and motivated are welcome to enroll in these programs. IB pathways are two-year programs and students are expected to begin them in Grade 11.
To be eligible for admission to the JIS High School a student must be able to meet the following JIS graduation requirements:
Earn 24 High School credits*
Attend 8 semesters of High School
Successfully pass 4 years of English, and at least 2 years each of Math, Science, Social Studies, Modern Language, Creative Arts, and PE courses, plus one semester of Health
Fulfill all Ministry of Education requirements for High School students
Attend at least 2 semesters at JIS and earn at least five credits* from JIS.
Complete graduation requirements before turning 21 years of age.
Note: Completion of the first three requirements at the student's previous high school are credited toward JIS graduation requirements.
*One-half credit = satisfactory and successful completion of one full semester, including all key summative assessments. A JIS student can earn a maximum of 4 credits per semester.
Grade 12 transfer students: JIS can admit Grade 12 transfer students from Lanes 1 and 2 who meet the above requirements. New 12th grade students must join within 2 weeks of the start of the first semester.
As an Indonesian school under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Jakarta Intercultural School is committed to following MoE rules and regulations. (MoE decree no 31 year 2014) These are legal requirements and no student or parent may opt-out of these course requirements.
Indonesian Students must enroll and receive credit for: Bahasa Indonesia, PPKn (Civics) and Agama (i.e 1.5 hours a week of religious education including class attendance) in school, coursework and project work. In addition, Indonesian students must sit/complete all mandated National Examinations (Ujian Nasional).
Non-Indonesian Students must undertake a semester course of Indonesian Studies during their time at JIS, once in Middle School and once in High School. A semester of Indonesian Studies is required in the High School regardless of whether or not they have completed Indonesian Studies in the JIS Middle School or any other school.
At Jakarta Intercultural School, inclusion is a commitment to welcoming, embracing, valuing, and educating a diverse range of learners. We believe that diversity enriches our community and creates a learning environment that reflects the natural complexity of our world. Inclusion fosters opportunities for all members of our community to grow and thrive. As a community, we develop empathy, compassion, and an evolving perspective as we learn alongside others with different backgrounds and abilities.
We can offer places at each grade level to a limited number of students who require support services. Areas of support include: English as an Additional Language (EAL), speech and language services (Elementary and Middle School only), occupational therapy (Elementary School only), academic support, classroom guidance, and individual counseling. Admission is contingent on a match between the student's needs and the level of services available.
The admission of any student with identified needs (language or learning) is determined on a case-by-case basis using multiple sources of information, such as school records, evaluations, Individual Learning Plans, and in some cases, an interview.