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Education Information for Families with Children Preschools There are a number of English language preschools in Jakarta. Embassy families have used several of them and have been happy with the programs. It is not necessary to register before arriving in Jakarta, but CLO will be happy to share information about the programs. Jakarta International School Jakarta International School (JIS), which is attended by most mission dependents, is one of the best college preparatory schools overseas. Almost 2,500 students of many nationalities from kindergarten through grade 12 attend JIS. While JIS is an international school, with an international staff, it follows a basically American curriculum with a number of AP classes and the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum offered at the high school level. There are three campuses: Pattimura Elementary (K-5) is located in the Kebayoran Baru area. Pondok Indah Elementary (K-5) and Cilandak (6-12) are adjacent to each other in Pondok Indah in South Jakarta. School hours are as follows: Kindergarten (known as Prep Senior) 7:30 a.m.-12 noon (first semester) 7:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (second semester) Grades 1-5 7:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Grades 6-12 7:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m. Many after school activities offered at all grade levels. School buses pick up and drop off embassy children at or near their homes with late buses offered for the older students. JIS greatly appreciates receiving early applications from mission personnel. Although children of mission employees fall into the priority category for enrollment, assignment to campus is made on a first-come, first-served basis. This policy is particularly important for elementary-aged children. Most embassy housing is in the Kebayoran Baru area, where the Pattimura campus is located. This popular but small campus fills up quickly, so parents of elementary-aged children are urged to send their applications to CLO as soon as possible. Applications for JIS will not be processed unless copies of school records for at least three years accompany the form. JIS processes all complete applications received by the end of April and issues “letters of offer” of place, with campus assignment, on May 1. After that date, complete applications are reviewed as they arrive with campus assignment again being made on a first-come, first-served basis. New mission personnel should send their complete applications to CLO, who will ensure that they get to JIS and who will liaise with the school on any questions regarding the applications. If you have a student who has required support services in the past, JIS requires that you
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