The 70th anniversary of jis

The International School of Djakarta had a humble beginning with one goal, two women, seven children and a makeshift classroom in a home garage on Jl. Kebon Sirih. 
 

Our founders never imagined that in 70 years, the school would grow into a community of over 2,500 students and more than 100 teachers and staff from over 60 nationalities, learning and connecting on three different campuses. 

Join us as we celebrate seven amazing decades of learning and growing together as an inclusive community — none of which would have been possible without the support of our Dragon families, teachers, and staff.

 

Our 70 Years History

1950s: The Early Days

On September 1, 1951, the International School of Djakarta officially opened its doors with three teaching staff and eight children ranging from 3 years to 10 years old. After the first month, the two garage classrooms were already overflowing with too many students. The school was expanded to the “side yard beside the house”. Another four open-shed classrooms were built.

In 1952, the school acquired a plot of land in what was then the outskirts of Jakarta, in Pattimura, Kebayoran Baru. The Stepanek’s had already received notice that they needed to leave their UN house by June 1953. The Pattimura school opened its door after the summer break in 1953, offering nursery and kindergarten classes, as well as grades 1 to 6. The student body had already grown threefold by then.

 


 


Anniversary Wishes

Wishing you many more year of creating global citizens and life long learners!

Danielle Trawick (Bray)
Alumni

Happy 70th birthday to amazing JIS! Many happy returns

Parents’ Booster Club

Keep building an amazing community of bright and proactive students who go out to make a better world.

Ariel Aldrin
Alumni

May JIS continue to prepare young minds to achieve their full potential and contribute positively to Indonesia and the world.

Laetitia Lemaistre
Alumni

Keep up your course and stay with it.

Tina Liem
Parent

Happy 70th Anniversary JIS. Thanks for impacting the lives of so many.

Pam Yarberry
Alumni

Congratulations and thank you for the grandest of educations, for living diversity, celebrating multiculturalism, and being home of the Dragons. You are best for the world! Proud to have been a JIS lifer, Alumni, and now a parent of nagas too.

Zoelda Anderton
Alumni

Happy 70th Anniversary JIS. Once a Dragon, always a Dragon.

Facilities Office 

Happy Birthday JIS

Madeline
Student

Happy birthday JIS, I feel privileged to be a part of this amazing legacy.

Paul McTigue
Faculty/Staff

Happy 70th anniversary! Many happy returns, 500 years to go! Be the best school always.

Maya Lubis
Parent

What I tell graduates on their last day: You cry because you're leaving JIS; you smile because JIS will never leave YOU. From former classmates to mentor colleagues, to JIS alumni and to my students past and present —thank you for accepting, guiding, and encouraging me. Mohon maaf lahir dan batin.

Yuichiro Hara
Faculty/Staff

Happy 70th anniversary my awesome JIS

Luciana Siahaan
Faculty/Staff

Happy anniversary JIS! Thank you for making a home for so many students over the years.

Chiara Collette
Alumni

Happy Anniversary to JIS, we gave had 2 generations gone thru covering the 70, 80, 90, 2000 to this day. May you have many more years to come.

Jerome Landerer
Alumni

Happy 70th anniversary, JIS. Attending school there has left a lasting impact on my life, career, and friendships. So proud to be a Dragon for life.

Dennis Harter
Alumni

Congrats to 70 years and for all of us to continue to strive to be Best for the World.

Doug Slusher
Alumni

Congratulations on reaching 70! May the JES/JIS family continue to grow, expand, and educate many more generations of caring, responsible, open-minded, creative and amazing world citizens.

Monica Cooley
Alumni

Happy 70th Anniversary JIS! I hope everything goes great for you in the future! All the best

Farbod Poorvash
Alumni

Go jis!

Eli
Student

Here is to another seven fabulous decades ahead

Dahlia Asmat
Parent

Keep up the good work! Happy birthday!

Rachel Rohner
Alumni

Happy anniversary JIS, we are so happy to be part of the JIS community and dragon family!!

Yulieta Sanchez
Parent

Happy 70th Birthday. May JIS continue to grow and thrive. Keep up the great work for students, staff and the community. I am proud to be part of the dragon family

Erika Fries
Alumni

Ever onward, never retreat and always ready to embrace challanges while preserving JIS values.

Sinta Sirait
Former Faculty/staff

 

Memorable Photos

PEL students, Grade 1 AS

Some of our first grade students at PEL wanted to wish JIS a very happy birthday by making these amazing birthday cards!

Tina Liem, Parent

Kids having lunch at the cafeteria and the yearly United Nation celebration with all the food, costumes and cultures all over campus.


 

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Let's celebrate seven decades together using our 70th anniversary Twibbon. Don't forget to put the hashtag #JIS70th and tag us @jakartainterculturalschool