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Jakarta International School   Dr. Niall C. W. Nelson, Headmaster
Jakarta International School
P.O. Box 1078/JKS
Jakarta 12010, Indonesia
Tel: 62-21-769-2555
Fax: 62-21-765-7852
E-mail: nnelson@jisedu.or.id


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 15 to December 15 and from January 8 to June 6.

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

Faculty: At the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year, there were 228 full-time and 34 part-time faculty members consisting of 130 U.S. citizens, 11 host-country nationals, and 121 third-country nationals.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year was 2,522 (Prep: 68; Kdg.: 126; grades 1-5: 862; grades 6-8: 582; and grades 9-12: 884). Of the total, 815 were from the United States or Canada, and 1,707 were of other nationalities. (Indonesian government regulations prohibit attendance of Indonesian children.)

Facilities: JIS has 3 campuses totaling 46 acres. Facilities are mostly air-conditioned and include 215 classrooms, 4 theaters, 3 cafeterias, 3 tennis courts, 4 gymnasiums, 5 playing fields, 2 swimming pools, 19 science laboratories, 7 computer laboratories, a wood shop, an auto shop, a photography laboratory, and 4 libraries (100,000 volumes).

Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, about 99 percent of the School's operating income derives from regular day school tuition fees and other local sources. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Pre-reception: $4,080; Prep. Jr.: $7,550; Prep. Sr.: $8,160; grades 1-5: $10,600; grades 6-8: $11,880; and grades 9-12: $12,140. 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 $600. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.