Grades, classes

The YIS prides itself to be the only international school in Yogyakarta that offers the complete range of education from Preschool/Kindergarten (3-6 years), Elementary School (6-12 years), Junior High School (12-16 years), to Senior High School (16-18 years).


The YIS offers a primary and secondary school education program that complies with international standards of accreditation and is compatible with other international schools worldwide. The YIS is a member of EARCOS.


The teaching programs are based on the International Baccalaureate (IB). This implies that reports, diploma and certificates issued by the YIS are compatible with other international schools in Indonesia and abroad, and with universities worldwide. All teaching is in English. Besides, the curriculums include also French, Spanish, Mandarin and Indonesian.

The YIS is an IB World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP).

Yogyakarta Independent School is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Yogyakarta Independent School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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Besides the regular teaching programs, YIS students have a wide choice of extra-curricular subjects to develop their creative talents and sportive skills, including music and drama, green club and cooking lab, oil painting and stone sculpture, robotics and 3D-modelling, swimming and taekwondo, soccer and field hockey, basket ball and badminton. In addition students can join cultural and scientific excursions, and participate in exchange programs with other international schools.