Bandung International School
PO Box 1167, Bandung, West Java, 40011, Indonesia
Tel: (+62) 22 201 4995/9495
Fax: (+62) 22 201 2688
International, US, urricula.
176 students, 3-18 yrs
Founded in 1972, Bandung International School (BIS), located in the
cool green hills of West Java, is a parent-owned, independent, secular,
co-educational day school for students between the ages of 3 and 18
years (pre-school grade 12). The school promotes intercultural understanding
through its ethos and curriculum, and provides an education in a meaningful
Bandung International School is large enough to offer a wide- ranging
curriculum and first class facilities, yet small enough to retain
a friendly community atmosphere with lots of teacher time and attention
available to each individual child. This enables new students to
adapt quickly to a new school in a new country.
The school's programme is taught by internationally experienced
teachers and focuses on the process of learning as well as the product.
Facilities include: fully equipped purpose-built classrooms and
science laboratories; an air-conditioned theatre; an extensive library-media
centre; a networked computer lab with Internet access, a multi-purpose
covered sports court and athletics field; a 25m swimming pool; climbing
walls and adventure play areas.
An extensive extra-curricular programme offers a wide variety of
activities for all ages, including sports, performing arts, music
and cultural outreach trips. The school encourages native language
development by providing facilities for such classes. The study
of Indonesian culture and language is done through special classes,
curriculum integration, cultural outreach trips and community service.
The school is also a centre for community activities and adult evening
Under Indonesian law, students must hold a foreign passport and
a KIM-S or DINAS visa. Students are assessed on entry into the school
for English proficiency and basic academic ability. The school does
not have facilities for students with identified special needs and
learning disabilities requiring specialist support. Students with
mild learning difficulties which can be catered for in a standard
classroom environment may be admitted