International, American curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Jakarta Intercultural School

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CurriculumInternational, American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Total first year fees: Rp 449,016,000
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Contact email: admissions@jisedu.or.id
School's webpage: www.jisedu.or.id
Yearly fees: Rp 445,016,000
This school has more than one campus in Jakarta:
Cilandak Campus: Ages 11 to 18
Pondok Indah Campus: Ages 3 to 11
Pattimura Campus: Ages 3 to 11

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Number of students

Total: 2440
Cilandak Campus: 1500
Pondok Indah Campus: 540
Pattimura Campus: 400

Number of nationalities represented in the school


Ratio of local students to international students

15% local : 85% international

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese

Use of technology in the classroom

Throughout the JIS community, the school believes learning with technology should be dynamic and borderless, thriving in real and virtual spaces; expansive, empowering us with the skills and opportunities to creatively express our understanding in new dimensions; personal and compelling, occurring naturally as it does in other aspects of our lives; and purposeful, enriching our understanding of how and what we learn.

In the Elementary Schools, the school's philosophy is supported through 1:1 classroom access to 1:1 iPads in Grade 2-4 and 1:1 MacBooks in Grade 5. In the Middle and High Schools, students are issued a Macbook for learning at school and at home, enabling them to further develop the skills to confidently and competently create, collaborate and communicate in the digital realm.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

All applicants from Early Childhood I to Grade 12 must go through an admissions screening and evaluation process that assess skills in English language, reading, mathematics, and writing.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

JIS offers rolling admissions for students coming from schools outside of Indonesia, or whose parents are employed by JIS founding embassies (US, UK, Australia). They can apply at any time.

Students transferring from a local or international, in Indonesia) should complete their applications by March 1. JIS will not accept applications from local transfers after March 1.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, US High School Diploma

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

JIS students are expected to enroll in regular classes and meet requirements with a minimum of special assistance. However, JIS also has a Learning Support Program to provide academic support for those students experiencing learning difficulties.

Learning support offered

Learning Support Specialists collaborate, as necessary, with counselors, students, faculty and families to provide the following services:

Identifying and testing students with special needs
Developing individual education plans
Providing direct instruction and guidance
Coordinating special accommodations
Making classroom observations

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

JIS offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, fields, covered recreational spaces, gymnasium.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

With five original students, Jakarta Intercultural School was founded by UN workers in 1951. These pioneers introduced relevant schooling in English for children of expats in the newfound Republic of Indonesia. From early days the school's international identity was clear. It was originally named the Joint Embassy School (J.E.S.) after its British, American, Australian and (then) Yugoslavian embassy partners. Just over a decade later, in 1978, J.E.S. became Jakarta International School and in 2014, Jakarta Intercultural School.

Teaching approach of the school

Instruction at JIS is in English. Curricula from EC I to Grade 10 are drawn from best international practices and standards. Students may elect to pursue a full International Baccalaureate diploma during their junior and senior years (Grades 11 and 12), or enroll in individual IB and/or Advanced Placement courses to ensure a program that enhances personal excellence.