Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS), founded in 1951, is a private, coeducational day school drawing on North American and other curriculum models from prekindergarten through grade 12. The school is established under Indonesian law, which gives it the status of a Foundation (Yayasan). The school year consists of two semesters extending approximately from mid-August to mid-December and from mid-January to early June.
Organization: The school is governed by an 11-member board of trustees, which includes representatives from the three remaining founding embassies (Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), as well as two elected parent representatives and six appointed representatives. The board of trustees hires and appraises the Head of School and sets policies, which serve as the framework to guide educational and administrative operations.
Curriculum: The curriculum has a strong international focus and the language of instruction is English. Beginning from kindergarten, students are required to take Indonesian language and culture. The International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement courses are offered in addition to the regular diploma, and over 98% of graduating seniors go on to a university or college. JIS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, JIS has 629 total staff including 223 teachers, 129 of whom are U.S. citizens, 32 host-country nationals, and 102 third-country nationals who are American, British, Australian, New Zealand, French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Belgian, Irish, Brazilian, Canadian, and German. All faculty have a degree, teaching certificate or diploma of teaching.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 2,060 including 301 U.S. citizens; 483 Indonesians; and 1,269 third-country nationals.
Facilities: The school has three campuses, totaling 63 acres of land with 60,000 square meters of teaching space, including more than 250 classrooms, four theaters, three cafeterias, three tennis courts, four gymnasiums, six playing fields, three swimming pools, a purpose-built early years center, a new STEAM building (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), state-of-the-art science labs, design technology workshops and Makerspaces, and four libraries with a total of 130,000 volumes. The brand-new high school library and student center building opened its doors in the fall of 2021.
Finances: The school’s income derives from tuition, fees, and other local sources. As of the 2022-2023 school year, the annual tuition rates EY – 17,200, Elementary – 26,000, Middle School 30,000, High School – 30,150; JIS Learning Center – 40,400; Enrollment – 1,500; Capital Fees 4,500. (All fees in U.S. Dollars).
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs-Indonesia, Jakarta) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and are provided by the school.