Jerudong International School (JIS) founded in 1997 is in the small, beautiful country of Brunei Darussalam, on the island of Borneo. A fully accredited ‘British School Overseas’ (BSO), JIS was the first international school to be awarded Outstanding in all 9 inspection areas in January 2019. As an IB World School, JIS is a large, thriving school with 1683 students from 55 countries (35% Bruneian) offering a broad, liberal education in the best traditions of western independent schools.
It is a leading British international school in South East Asia preparing students for I/GCSEs, A levels and the IB Diploma. JIS examination results have been excellent with students entering the best Universities in the world. In 2020, JIS graduates entered Cambridge University, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of Manchester, University of London, University of Bath to name just a few of the UK destinations. JIS graduates also entered Universities elsewhere in the world including the USA – Berklee College of Music; Canada – University of British Columbia, University of Toronto; Australia – University of Melbourne, University of Western Australia.
JIS has almost 200 highly qualified teachers primarily from the UK. Language teachers are mother tongue language speakers from Europe, China and Brunei. We pride ourselves on providing an education that is not only academically challenging but also seeks to develop the whole student. Class sizes are small – maximum 22 students for Years 7-9 and 15-18 for Years 10-13 (IGCSE, A Level and IB Classes).
The exceptional, purpose-built, fully WiFi and ICT networked school facilities occupy 120 acres near the coast – a short drive from the capital. Students can use the exceptional Performing Arts Centre (725 seat auditorium, dance studio, smaller theatres and rehearsal rooms), 26 science laboratories, extensive music faculty , art, design and technology and textile studios, libraries and traditional classrooms as well as the 2 swimming pools, 3 large Sports Halls, Fitness Suite, netball/basketball courts, tennis courts and 3 soccer/rugby pitches. A major refurbishment of the library and additional sports (tennis and squash courts) will open January 2021 .
The Boarding Village with facilities for students age 8 years + are purpose designed and built for the community of 250 full and weekly boarders. A separate dedicated Junior Boarding House for Junior School children in Years 3-6 will open in January 2021. Boarders can also use the school facilities. Boarding was rated ‘Outstanding’ in January 2019.
All students and teachers in the School are members of a House which provides a key role in providing opportunities for internal sports competition and other House Events. The Houses play a vital role in establishing the spirit of the School. A strong extracurricular programme exists with almost 300 activities on offer including a wide range of sports and arts activities, a well developed DoE (International Award) programme, Model United Nations, environmental groups and “Make A Difference” community programmes.
For further information do visit our website and social media pages:
Instagram JISBrunei http://www.instagram.com/jisbrunei/
YouTube – JIS Brunei http://www.youtube.com/user/JISBrunei
YouTube – JIS Music Brunei https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFisv36kT9QiCIjW92P0ubw