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Indonesia, Jakarta: Jakarta International School

Released by the Office of Overseas Schools
Washington, DC

Date: 11/25/2008 Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Description: Jakarta International School Students State Dept Photo

Jakarta International School

Web: www.jisedu.org

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 (prekindergarten) 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 7 to December 19 and from January 12 to June 3.

Organization: The School is governed by an 11-member Board of Patrons, 4 of whom are elected by the parents and 3 appointed by the Founding Embassies. They, in turn, appoint 4 other members, one of whom must be an Indonesian citizen.

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 percent 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 2008-2009 school year, there are 254 full-time and part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year, enrollment was 2,436 (EC: 96; Kdg.: 114; grades 1-5: 715; grades 6-8: 531; and grades 9-12: 980). Of the total student enrollment 497 are American citizens, 363 are Indonesians, and 1,576 are from 58 other countries. Indonesian government regulations prohibit attendance of Indonesian children unless they have a letter of dispensation from the Indonesian Ministry of National Education.

Facilities: The School has 3 campuses totaling 46 acres. Facilities are mostly air-conditioned and include 184 classrooms, 4 theaters, 3 cafeterias, 3 tennis courts, 6 gymnasiums, 6 playing fields, 3 swimming pools, 18 science laboratories, 22 computer laboratories, a design technology facility, and 4 libraries with a total of 130,000 volumes.

Finances: In the 2008-2009 school year, the School's income derives from tuition, fees and other local sources. Annual tuition rates are as follows: early childhood 1: $6,410; early childhood 2: $12,040; kindergarten-grade 5: $16,550; and grades 6-12: $19,070. A nonrefundable annual capital fee of $1,000 per student is charged for early childhood 1 and $3,500 per student for early childhood 2 through grade 12. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

Released on November 25, 2008

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