Where We are Going
In its seventh decade, JIS is known the world over as an accomplished school, one that has weathered many storms and emerged as a positive, multicultural, and innovative learning environment.
The school's hunger for continuous improvement reflects the optimistic and entrepreneurial nature of its Indonesian host nation. While Indonesia's young democracy is striving to establish itself on the global stage, JIS is a mature school that is hoping to maintain its vitality by asking fundamental questions about its mission and vision.
On the human side, we have an outstanding faculty, dedicated staff, bright and hard-working students, supportive parents and alumni, a visionary Board, and a strong leadership team. Our physical plant is a well-endowed, amply resourced, tropical haven in the heart of Jakarta. These are the elements needed for creative contemplation of a visionary school.
With knowledge expanding exponentially and technological access to that knowledge morphing daily, schools are reassessing their essential structures and roles. Recent brain research has converted some hunches into certainties, while throwing some challenging questions to educators the world over. In short, we are learning about how students learn best. Some forms of learning are almost universally effective, and some need to be tailored to individuals' unique styles. We must therefore convert our schools, perhaps fundamentally, to allow for new and appropriate methodologies of learning.