The Yogyakarta Independent School (YIS) was founded in 1989 as Yogya’s flagship for international primary and secondary education based on international curriculums. Being an independent school the YIS accepts students irrespective of nationality, gender, race or faith. The school operates under a legal Foundation that is licensed by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and is a member of East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS).

The YIS is an IB World School for the Middle Years Programme.

Experienced and qualified foreign and local teachers provide quality education for classes that range from preschool and kindergarten, to elementary level grades 1-6, and secondary level grades 7-12.

Vision and Mission

The Yogyakarta Independent School (YIS) provides a stimulating environment for young people to become caring, curious and critical thinkers, who are relevant by making a difference in a rapidly changing world with due respect for intercultural diversity, human values and professional integrity, and who are ready to aim high in pursuing their personal ambitions while at the same time supporting the aspirations of others by sharing their knowledge, skills and experience and by committing to life-long learning.

The YIS campus is located in a spacious garden surrounded by teak, mango, cacao, star fruit and other trees. The classrooms face a central courtyard that serves as play ground. The school has its own sports fields, a science lab, a music studio, an art studio, a library, a computer lab, a language center, and a canteen.

The YIS has been gradually growing into a school of about 140 students from countries all over the world. Students can be enrolled for the entire school year, or per term.