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We welcome your questions and want to help you explore JIS as a learning-focused
school for your child. Contact us either by phone or email to discuss your family's plans and your child's educational needs.
Nothing compares with seeing a school in action and observing its learning culture up close. However, we realize that personal visits to Jakarta aren't always practical or possible. If you can't visit JIS before applying, we hope this site gives you a transparent introduction to our school. Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office with any unanswered questions.
If you do visit Jakarta while considering work and schools for your child, campus visits and tours can be arranged through the Admissions Office.
An application for admission will not be
processed until the Admissions Office has
received all the necessary documents outlined in the Admissions Guide. While school is in session, the
expected process time for initial evaluation is
5 working days. When school is not in
session, the expected process time for initial
evaluation is 10 working days. These times
may be extended if additional evaluation or
diagnosis is required.
Students enter JIS from many different
countries with widely varying educational
systems. Age, previous school records,
evaluative testing, an interview and a review
of all pertinent records are used to ensure
that students are placed in appropriate
After the Admissions Office makes an initial
evaluation of a complete application, all
applicants from Early Childhood I to Grade
12 must go through an admissions screening
and/or evaluations that assess
skills in English language, reading,
mathematics, and writing. Students applying
for Grades 6 through 10 will take an Online
Placement Test (OPI). Under approved
conditions, this test can be taken from the
student’s current school. If the student has not
taken the test prior to arrival in Jakarta, it
will be scheduled for his/her first visit to JIS,
but this will delay an Admissions decision until
after testing is complete. Please contact the
Admissions Office to arrange for a student to
take the OPI prior to arrival in Jakarta.
Students in EC 1, EC 2 and Kindergarten will
attend a brief interview in the Admissions Office prior to their start date and will be
assessed throughout their school year.
Students in Grades 1-5 will have their completed applications reviewed by the Admissions Office. In some cases, testing may be required.
Offer of Placement
If your child meets all Admissions criteria, you will receive a formal Letter of Offer from the Admissions Coordinator and can begin to anticipate a positive transition into the JIS Community. Your Letter of Offer will be followed by a tuition invoice that outlines all associated costs of enrollment and a welcome letter from the Principal of the campus your child will attend. The Principal’s Letter will outline the remaining steps leading up to enrollment.
If an applicant meets admissions requirements but is applying for enrollment in a grade level or program that is full, then that applicant will be placed in the wait pool for that particular school year. Because of the school’s Admissions Policy, an applicant’s position in the wait pool may change if there are subsequent applications from families from other Categories. If a place becomes available, parents are notified and receive an offer of placement (please see previous section). If it is determined that space will not be available during the requested schoolyear, parents are notified in writing. If a candidate is interested in applying for the following year, a new application must be submitted.
An applicant may be denied admission when there are concerns about academic, social or emotional stability, when English language proficiency is not commensurate with the grade level of application, or when JIS isunable to offer a program to adequately meet an individual student’s learning needs.
Further Evaluation Required
If it is determined that there is insufficient evidence to make a firm accept/deny decision, you will receive written notification from the Admissions Office outlining the additional information required as well as an expected timeline for the process. This may involve additional interviews or evaluation with our school specialists, or contact with the students’ current school.
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The Admissions OfficeJakarta Intercultural School
P.O. Box 1078 JKS
Jakarta 12010, Indonesia+62-21 769 2555 ext. 16566+62-21 750 firstname.lastname@example.org