Elementary School (Grade 1 - 5)

We're eager to connect with children, not only when they arrive on the Pattimura or Pondok Indah campuses, but right now. We hope our sketch of Elementary Life at JIS will help your child begin to imagine a school where we notice them, challenge them and believe in their ability to inquire, imagine, think and solve problems at levels that astound us all. 

JIS is proud of its two elementary schools, both serving students between the ages of 5 and 10 from Kindergarten to Grade Five. Pondok Indah Elementary (PIE) serves approximately 550 students and is located adjacent to the JIS Middle and High Schools. Pattimura Elementary (PEL) sits on a historic campus in Kebayaron Baru and serves approximately 400 students.



Grades and Classes

JIS Elementary Schools are organized by grade levels. Within each grade, students belong to classes taught by a caring and qualified homeroom teacher who is supported by a Host Country Teacher Aide. The homeroom teacher covers: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies utilizing the inquiry approach. Elementary students also attend specialized classes in the areas of Physical Education, Library, Art, Music, Technology, and  Bahasa Indonesia. 


PIE and PEL operate on a six-day cycle. These days are indicated on a calendar which is supplied to all parents on a monthly basis. This enables parents to plan for each day. 


Children in grades K-5 start school at 7:30 AM and are dismissed at 2:00 PM. The students get two breaks a day: they get a snack break in the morning and a lunch break in the afternoon. After-School Activities run from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM and are offered for children in Grades 1-5.

Of Interest

What can I wear to school? 

JIS has a dress code, but no uniform. Details are provided in the Admissions materials and in the divisional handbooks.

How will I get to school?

The school offers a bus service in association with the Blue Bird Group. This service is available to and from school.

What will I eat at school?

Students may bring a snack or lunch from home, or purchase a snack or lunch in the cafeteria. School lunches are provided by a catering service. The lunch menu is carefully chosen with an eye toward nutrition and quality food supplies. Students can choose between Western, Eastern and Vegetarian options.