High School (Grade 9 - 12)

High School is about preparing for life's possibilities. All of them. Even the ones that haven't been imagined yet. It's a place where students who are given enough self-direction, mentorship, trust and responsibility will experience their own personal excellence and learn to give it away. We assure you that pathways offered by both the IB and AP programs as well as by service, the arts and co-curricular adventures give JIS students exceptional choices for further learning worldwide. There's more, too. Here are the details we'd love to convey to the teen in your life.

Even the most positive, self-directed learner needs gifted teachers, mentors, counselors, tools and other resources to learn. Here are a few resources HS students and parents value most. 


Your teachers will be the most influential learning resource at the HS. They are a caring, highly qualified and multicultural team, fully equipped to help you learn at the highest level.

Technology and Library Media Services

Click here for a K-12 overview of Technology and Library Media Services.

Student Support Services

Click here for a K-12 overview of Student Support Services at JIS. 

Counseling and Guidance

Students work closely with counselors to choose courses, set goals and build complete, individually-tailored programs incorporating academic and co-curricular activities, with the purpose of personal growth and excellence as well as optimal university selection. Each student and his or her family, receives a great deal of care and attention during annual course selections and the college/university application process. Personal wellness in all respects is fostered through counseling and initiatives of the counseling office – including managing stress, relationships, time, potentially destructive forces in teen culture, like drugs and alcohol.  

Learning Support

JIS recognizes learners of many abilities and as such, the Learning Support program is designed to support students with specific learning disabilities by providing accommodations in the classroom and an elective course, "Learning Strategies".