Bandung Indonesia
Bandung Independent School


BIS opened its doors in 1972 in a converted house in Ciumbuleuit. Always a parent-run, non-profit school, BIS is now in its 45th year serving expatriate and local families in Bandung, and now educates nearly 200 students on a 1.2 hectare campus just north of the city center.

  • Day school tuition No Information
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Number of Students 200
  • Year founded 1972
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Grades for boarding school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Curricula IB Diploma, IB Primary Years
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

Admissions Process

For Early Childhood (Age 2.5 and up) – Grade 9

  1. Contact BIS to schedule Tour, Placement Test, Interview, and Trial Day
  2. Placement Test: English & Math (not applicable for EC students)
  3. Complete Admissions Checklist
  4. Head of School Interview
  5. Trial Day
  6. Admissions Decision

For Grade 10 – Grade 12

  1. Contact BIS to schedule Tour, Placement Test, Interview, and Trial Day
  2. Interview with IBDP Coordinator
  3. Placement Test: English, Math, and Foreign Language
  4. Complete Admissions Checklist
  5. Head of School interview
  6. Trial Day
  7. Admissions Decision

Entry Requirements

  1. Copy of immunization record (students must be appropriately immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles; also required to give evidence of BCG inoculation or tuberculin skin test status)
  2. Scanned copy of birth certificate
  3. Scanned copy of student passport
  4. Scanned copy of parents’ passports, valid for at least 18 months
  5. Scanned copy of Residence Permits (KITAS) from Immigration
  6. Copy of school reports for the past 3 years
  7. One student photo 4x6cm with blue background


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • ELL support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Examinations available

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Uniform required No

Bus Service

BIS runs a daily bus service to campus from Kota Baru as a convenience to our students and their families living that area.

We are looking to expand our morning transportation starting in November 2019, to include a “Dago Shuttle” serving students in the Dago area.

This daily transportation service runs only in the mornings and is open to students of all ages. At the moment, there is not an afternoon shuttle service as many students join our extracurricular program.

If you are interested in using the BIS Bus Service from Kota Baru or Dago or have a request for a new bus route, please contact Admissions: 08112142400.