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Jakarta Intercultural School

Jl. Terogong Raya No.33, Cilandak, Jakarta Selatan 12430

  • +62-21 7692555
  • admissions@jisedu.or.id
  • Principal : Tarek Razik, Ed.D


JIS was first founded in 1951 as the Joint Embassy School. In 1978, then became Jakarta International School and transformed into Jakarta Intercultural School in 2014. Nestled in 40 acres lush of tropical gardens, the three campuses (Pattimura Elementary, Pondok Indah Elementary, and Cilandak Middle and High School) are equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities to support our students’ development. JIS offers students a full range of athletic, service, performing arts, visual arts, and academic extracurricular opportunities.

The unique community prepares students for the world renowned universities and real-life challenges through a global learning environment with approximately 2300 students representing more than 60 nationalities. Through intentional and meaningful integration of environmental and service learning, students develop a deeper understanding of what it truly means to be the “best for the world”. JIS prides itself on having numerous student-led club, trips, and initiatives that focus on making a difference the world is seeking.

The Curriculum

Accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, JIS offers university preparation primarily for expatriate and Indonesian students from early childhood through grade 12. All JIS graduates earn a high school diploma, and the majority pursues the International Baccalaureate Diploma or takes individual Advanced Placement courses concurrently.

JIS now is also an SPK, Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama, (Education Cooperation Division) school working with Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia to continue to serve both Indonesian families and those residing from overseas.

The Community

The JIS student body includes over 60 nationalities and our faculty hails from about 30 nations. Our community of students, parents, teachers and staff work together as learners who seek continuous growth. As a diverse community, we collaborate in our pursuit of learning in line with our values.

JIS parents contribute actively to school life through the many opportunities offered by our parent volunteer organisations, such as the JIS Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the JIS Parent Welcome, and in running student stores on our campuses.

The Alumni

Our school motto, “Once a Dragon, Always a Dragon,” is heartfelt by those that leave JIS, our alumni in particular. JIS has about 5,000 alumni of which around 500 live in and around the Jakarta area. Many of them have found themselves coming back ‘home’ to Jakarta and have actually made businesses that aim to give back to Indonesia. We have focus on our values, our shared values; we call it learning In Indonesia to be the best for the world.


Early Childhood :  The Creative Curriculum®
Elementary & Middle School :  International standard
High School :  International Baccalaureate & The College Board's  Advanced Placement


Age Group

  • Early Year (3 - 5 years)
  • Elementary (6 - 11 years)
  • Middle School (11 - 14 years)
  • High School (14 - 18 years)

School Terms

  • First Term (August - December)
  • Second Term (January - June)

School Fees

  • $19,500 - $32,100 (to be paid in Rupiah)

Level of Education

  • Early Childhood

The Early Childhood academic program is based on The Creative Curriculum ® for preschool. It is a comprehensive early childhood educational system that has been shown to promote cognitive, physical, social/emotional, and language development of children. Young children learn best through direct sensory encounters with the world, rather than through abstract and formal academic procedures. The program is supported by qualified, committed adults who guide young children in their acquisition of knowledge and their development of content, skills and attitudes.

  • Elementary School

Like JIS as a whole, the Elementary School curriculum adopts programs which demonstrate the best international standards, practices and results for student learning. JIS places a strong emphasis on language arts and mathematics. To ensure a balanced curriculum, JIS provides programs in science and technology, social studies, modern language, fine arts and physical development.

The approach for Literacy draws K-12 standards for English Language Arts from the Ontario, Canada curriculum. Using the workshop model and literature circles, children become competent and independent readers and are able to discuss and reflect on their reading as they undergo the ten stages of reading development. The elementary Mathematics curriculum is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards from the United States. Students are exposed to math daily through the Everyday Math program. Although primarily a US based program, children learn both Imperial and Metric measurements.

  • Middle School

Each school year is organised two semesters. Courses can be one or two semesters in length. The Middle School utilises a block schedule format. Each student attends two academic core blocks and two exploratory or elective blocks per day. The core blocks are 90 minutes and the elective/exploratory blocks are 70 minutes in length.

Mathematics, Science, English, Social Studies/World Studies are considered academic Core classes. The 90-minute block for each Core class allows students to explore subjects in greater depth, to understand topics through relevant activities, and to be team-taught by teachers across disciplines when opportunities arise. Beyond Core classes, the elective and exploratory courses encourage students to explore areas of interest, attempt new challenges, and develop new or existing skills. Efforts are made to provide balanced exposure between visual arts, performing arts, and technology courses. 

  • High School

JIS is the only school in Jakarta, and one of few in the world, which offers both the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the Advanced Placement Diploma. The IB is recognised by colleges and universities in countries on six continents. Students who complete the IB Diploma (and/or certificates) and wish to pursue higher education in the U.S. are granted advanced placement and/or university credit by a growing number of colleges and universities. Meanwhile, AP is recognised by more than 600 universities in more than 55 countries outside the United States, and more than 90 percent of four-year colleges and universities in the United States grant students credit, placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. This option for Grade 11 and 12 students would offer maximum flexibility in students' transition.


School Facilities

Basket Ball Court
Running Track
Soccer Field
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Computer Laboratory
Practical Garden
Science Laboratory
Function Hall
Green Area
School Bus

After School Programs