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Jakarta International School
The Jakarta International School (JIS), founded in 1951, is a private, coeducational day school which draws on North American and other curriculum models from preparatory (pre-kindergarten) through grade 12. The School is established under Indonesian law, which gives it the status of a foundation (Yayasan). The school year comprises 2 semesters extending approximately from August 11 to December 16 and from January 9 to June 8.

Organization: The school is governed by an 11-member School Council, 9 of whom are elected by the parents. They, in turn, appoint 2 other members, one of whom must be an Indonesian citizen. There is also a Foundation Board of Trustees, which has a purely constitutional role.

Curriculum: The curriculum offered has a strong international focus. The language of instruction is English. Beginning from grade 3, students are required to take Indonesian language studies, culture, and geography. The International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement courses are offered in addition to the regular diploma, and over 97% of graduating seniors go on to a university or college. JIS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools.

Faculty: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year, there are 232 full-time and 23 part-time faculty members, including 120 U.S. citizens, 12 host-country nationals, and 123 third-country nationals.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year, enrollment was 2,540 (Prep: 95; Kdg.: 118; grades 1-5: 739; grades 6-8: 652; and grades 9-12: 936). Indonesian government regulations prohibit attendance of Indonesian children unless they have a letter of dispensation from the Indonesian Ministry of National Education. For the current school year, there are 446 students who are enrolled on the basis of this letter.

Facilities: The school has 3 campuses totaling 46 acres. Facilities are mostly air-conditioned and include 215 classrooms, 4 theaters, 3 cafeterias, 3 tennis courts, 6 gymnasiums, 6 playing fields, 3 swimming pools, 19 science laboratories, 7 computer laboratories, a design technology facility, and 4 libraries with a total of 100,000 volumes.

Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, the School's operating income derives from tuition, fees and other local sources. Annual tuition rates are as follows: prep reception: $5,100; prep. jr.: $9,550; prep. sr.: $11,200; grades 1-5: $13,400; and grades 6-12: $15,500. A capital levy of $10,000 per student in the form of certificates is assessed to pay for construction of school facilities. The certificates depreciate at a set rate over a 4-year period and may be redeemed, at their depreciated value, if the holder no longer wishes to have a seat in the School. There is an annual facilities fee of $800 for grades prep. jr. - 12 and $400 for grade prep reception. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Dr. Niall C. W. Nelson, Headmaster
Jakarta International School
P.O. Box 1078/JKS
Jakarta 12010, Indonesia
Tel: 62-21-769-2555
Fax: 62-21-750-3644

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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