Jakarta Intercultural School

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.

About JIS: 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 20 hectares 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 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.

Maya Nelson (Head of School)
Early Years to K-12
Early Years=US$21,988; Elementary=US$29,173; Middle School=US$32,964; High School=US$32,964
None available
School Year
August to June
Year Founded
Western Assoc. of Sch. & Coll. & European Council of Int'l Sch.