The Jakarta International School (JIS), founded in 1951, is a private, coeducational day school which draws on North American and other curriculum models from preparatory (prekindergarten) through grade 12. The School is established under Indonesian law, which gives it the status of a foundation (Yayasan). The school year comprises 2 semesters extending approximately from August 11 to December 17 and from January 10 to June 9.
Organization: The School is governed by an 11-member Board of Patrons, 4 of whom are elected by the parents. They, in turn, appoint 4 other members, one of whom must be an Indonesian citizen.
Curriculum: The curriculum has a strong international focus. The language of instruction is English. Beginning from grade 3, students are required to take Indonesian language studies, culture, and geography. The International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement courses are offered in addition to the regular diploma, and over 97 percent of graduating seniors go on to a university or college. JIS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools.
Faculty: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, there are 260 full-time and part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 2,414 (EC: 118; Kdg.: 129; grades 1-5: 689; grades 6-8: 590; and grades 9-12: 888). Indonesian government regulations prohibit attendance of Indonesian children unless they have a letter of dispensation from the Indonesian Ministry of National Education.
Facilities: The School has 3 campuses, totaling 46 acres. Facilities are mostly air-conditioned and include 184 classrooms, 4 theaters, 3 cafeterias, 3 tennis courts, 6 gymnasiums, 6 playing fields, 3 swimming pools, 18 science laboratories, 22 computer laboratories, a design technology facility, and 4 libraries with a total of 130,000 volumes.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, the School's income derives from tuition, fees, and other local sources. Annual tuition rates are as follows: early childhood: $13,600; kindergarten-grade 5: $18,700; and grades 6-12: $21,600. A nonrefundable annual capital fee of $4,000 per student is charged for early childhood through grade 12. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)