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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 a 13-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 eight 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 2023-2024 school year, JIS has 629 total staff including 261 teachers, 128 of whom are U.S. citizens, 32 host-country nationals, and 101 third-country nationals. JIS’s faculty and staff represent 27 number of nationalities, ranging from Canadian, British, Australian, Dutch, Taiwanese, Italian, South African, Switzerland, Singaporean, Swiss, New Zealand, French, Korean, Malaysian, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Belgian, Irish, Brazilian, Ugandan, Trinidadian, and German. All faculty have a degree, teaching certificate, or diploma of teaching.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, enrollment was 2,170 including 308 U.S. citizens; 507 Indonesians; and 1,355 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 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 renewed high school library and student center building opened its doors in the fall of 2021. Newest additions include the JIS Learning Center for special education that is officiated in 2022 (Primary) and 2023 (Secondary).

Finances: The school’s income derives from tuition, fees, and other local sources. As of the 2023-2024 school year, the annual tuition rates Early Years – USD17,690; Kindergarten – USD25,520; Elementary – USD26,750; Middle School USD30,980; High School – USD31,040; JIS Learning Center (Primary) – USD41,600; JIS Learning Center (Secondary) – USD45,830; Enrollment – USD1,920; Capital Fees USD4,250.

Special Needs: Review the Special Needs Profile 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 2023 and are provided by the school.

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