Selamat Datang and Welcome to NJIS; North Jakarta’s True International School. 

North Jakarta Intercultural School has been North Jakarta’s leading international school for over 30 years now with students from Indonesia, Australia, Canada, China, England, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Singapore and the United States. We are truly a global community.

NJIS is also the only school in the area to be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) based in the United States. This accreditation will help to give your child access to some of the best universities in North America and around the world. It also lets you know that your child is enrolled in a school that meets exactly the same standards as the best schools in the US. We are currently in the process of becoming an International Baccalaureate (IB) School at the Primary, Middle School, and Diploma Programme levels*.

Academic standards are high at NJIS, and we believe that students learn best when they have : 

  • Mastery: Students learn best when teachers help them visualize their growth and improvement from week to week and year to year.

  • Autonomy: Students learn best when they are given opportunities to develop independence and when they feel that they have some control over their learning process.

  • Purpose: Students learn best when they can see the purpose of their learning and when the projects they engage in have real-life impact, making the world a better place.

As our school vision states, “We develop future leaders with the wisdom and passion to enact change.”

NJIS believes in discovering excellence in every child, and we do this through a process of individualized learning. Our core strength is our teachers who are all fully qualified and passionate professionals in their field. All of our teachers are certified from their home country and more than half of our expatriate faculty hold a Masters or Doctorate degree.

No other school in Jakarta can match the quality of our teachers and no other school offers the same level of attention to your child's needs. Part of our educational philosophy is that class sizes are kept small, which allows your child to get the kind of focused and direct attention from teachers that will allow them to bloom.

NJIS is without equal when it comes to offering the highest quality education in Jakarta. Please browse these pages to learn more and do not hesitate to contact our admissions department at

Kind regards,

Gerald Donovan, MBA, M.Ed

Head of School
North Jakarta Intercultural School

*North Jakarta Intercultural School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary and Middle Years Programmes and pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Only schools authorised by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes,

**Mission Statement from the IB

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.