|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
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
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
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