Thank you for your interest in Bandung Independent School.

BIS has been serving the educational needs of the international community in West Java since 1972 and after 47 years continues to be the leading international school in Bandung, evolving with a changing society to provide our students the skills for success today and tomorrow.

Our mission is that through relevant, challenging, and engaging programs, we inspire every learner to become skillful and courageous to participate responsibly, successfully, and with integrity in a global community.

Fulfilling this mission begins with a challenging program. At BIS, we are extremely proud of our rigorous academic standards, adopted from curricula around the world, in order to create a truly international learning experience. We are one of the only schools in the region to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes, which build 21st century skills and understandings, while embracing diversity, service, and self-directed learning. Our Primary Years Programme (PYP) cultivates a natural love of learning through a holistic approach to education, blending inquiry, play, and exploration. Our Diploma Programme graduates perform year after year above world averages.

In line with IB teaching and learning practices, students make connections across disciplines and are challenged to see how learning applies to the real world. They are also constantly asked how they can make a difference as global citizens and encouraged to engage in action and service. BIS offers many exciting programmes to engage learners of every age and every interest – from academics to activities to athletics. And like many international schools, we focus not only on knowledge, but on the development of skills for success, such as independent thinking, problem solving, curiosity, research skills, and communication skills. Our graduates attend the best universities in the world and report that they are not only prepared with the academic skills for success, but also life skills.

In addition to our programs, we are also proud of our diverse international community. BIS faculty and students hail from two dozen countries and just as many language backgrounds, promoting an environment of open-mindedness, respect, and intercultural understanding. We encourage close collaboration between students, parents and teachers and believe that this partnership leads to greater achievement. We encourage parents to learn about our programmes and approaches and to be fully involved in the learning life of their children and host a variety of community events to strengthen that bond.

We encourage you to visit our campus. From stepping through our doors, I’m sure you’ll be able to see the inclusive, creative, caring environment that BIS offers. Whether observing Early Childhood or High School, you will see students actively engaged in their own learning, working in teams, communicating with others, and building the skills for success.

Join the BIS family and partner with us on our learning journey. We look forward to hearing from you.


Amy Bowley
Head of School