North Jakarta International School
PO Box 6759-JKUKP, Jakarta, 14250, Indonesia
Tel: (+62) 21 450 0683
Fax: (+62) 21 450 0682
International, US, curricula.
340 students, 4-15 yrs.
North Jakarta International School was chartered in January 1990 and
later licensed by the Indonesian Ministry of Education to provide
schooling for expatriate students temporarily residing in Jakarta.
It operates as a not-for-profit social foundation and is overseen
by a six-member appointed Board of Governors. North Jakarta International
School is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools
(EARCOS) and is accredited by ECIS. North Jakarta International School
currently has 340 students from 25 nations. The school uses a US-based
international school curriculum for students from four through fifteen
years of age. Most of the books and resources are imported from the
United States. However, a variety of teaching strategies is employed,
and the curriculum reflects current thinking from Western educational
methodology and philosophy. Core subject teachers are from the United
States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, and the United
Kingdom. Local-hire Western-trained Indonesian teachers teach Bahasa
Indonesia and host-country culture. Students who will turn four years
old by 31 October are eligible to enter Pre-Kindergarten in August.
Students who turn five years old by 31 October are eligible for Kindergarten
in August, and so on. The school accommodates students up through
the tenth grade.
The North Jakarta International School facilities include more
than 40 purpose-built, air-conditioned classrooms in six main buildings.
There is a 400-seat theatre; a gymnasium with a climbing wall, dance
studio, and weight-training room; playing fields for soccer, baseball,
and cricket: a well-maintained 25-meter five-lane swimming pool;
two computer labs; two science labs; a music room; a music/piano
lab; and a library with more than 10,000 volumes. Speciality teachers
include English-as-a Second Language, French, Bahasa Indonesia,
art, computer, music, instrumental music, and physical education.
North Jakarta International School does not have a special program
for students with learning disabilities. Admission is open only
to students likely to succeed within the context of the regular
The North Jakarta International School year starts in August and
ends in June. There is a three-week break at Christmas and a one-week
break in March; various national holidays are also observed. Waiting
lists occur at some grade levels, and early application is encouraged.