Jakarta Intercultural School
Jakarta Intercultural School was founded by UN workers in 1951. These pioneers introduced relevant schooling in English for children of expats in the newfound Republic of Indonesia. From early days the school’s international identity was clear. It was originally named the Joint Embassy School (J.E.S.) after its British, American, Australian and (then) Yugoslavian embassy partners. Just over a decade later, in 1978, J.E.S. became Jakarta International School and in 2014, Jakarta Intercultural School.
The Cilandak Campus in South Jakarta is home to both JIS Middle School and High School. The lush, green campus offers a vast range of world-class facilities designed to optimize our students’ learning experience, including two modern libraries, an indoor theater and auditorium, multiple tennis courts and sports fields, swimming pools, and much more. The Pondok Indah Elementary (PIE) Campus caters to Early Years learners and students in Grades 1 through 5. Pattimura Elementary (PEL) sits on a historic campus located in a strategic area in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. It caters to some 400 students from Early Years through Grade 5.
Jakarta Intercultural School is an Indonesian foundation (yayasan) overseen by a board of governors and a school council, that functions like a school board or board of education. The School Council is an eleven-member Board of Patrons; nine elected, four of whom are elected by the parents and three appointed by the Founding Embassies. They, in turn, appoint four other members, one of whom must be an Indonesian citizen.