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Jerudong International School

Jerudong International School

Jalan Universiti, Kampong Tungku, Bandar Seri Begawan, BE2119, Brunei Darussalam

+673 241 1000 (Ext: 1206/7100/1214)



Jerudong International School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1997
Principal Nicholas Sheehan
Date Appointed August 2019
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years (Boarding from 8 years)
Number of pupils 1,660
Day fees per annum B$18,084 - B$27,492 per annum
Weekly Boarding fees per annum B$15,420 - B$23,500 per annum
Boarding fees per annum B$21,420 - B$29,500 per annum
Curriculum A Levels, UK, IBDP, IGCSE, GCSE, SAT
Language of Instruction English
Average Class Size Years 7-9: 20; Years 10-13: 10-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:20 (maximum), IBDP classes are typically 1:15 or less
Associations IA (DoE), HMC, COBIS, FOBISIA, BSA, IB

Jerudong International School (JIS) is located in Southeast Asia, in the small country of Brunei Darussalam, on the north coast of the island of Borneo.

In February 2023, JIS was honoured with the COBIS Patron's Accreditation, becoming the first international school worldwide to receive Beacon Status in three standards: Student Welfare, Boarding and Extracurricular Activities.

Additionally, JIS was a finalist in the Sustainability category at the International School Awards 2023, following its Global Eco Schools Green Flag Award in July 2022.

The School aims are: Communication, Engagement, Integration, Leadership, Resilience and Thinking. Students are encouraged to Challenge Yourself, Respect Others and Inspire Change.

Academic Excellence

JIS is a fully accredited 'British School Overseas', a large, thriving school with 1660 students from 55 countries from 2 - 18 years in age. It is a leading British international school preparing students for I/GCSEs, A levels and the IB Diploma. We pride ourselves on providing an education that is not only academically challenging but also seeks to develop the whole student.

JIS examination results have been truly excellent with students entering the best Universities in the world every year. Current graduate destinations include: UK - Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College, London School of Economics. USA - Columbia University. Canada - University of British Columbia, The University of Toronto. Australia - Australian National University and Melbourne University. National University of Singapore.

JIS is an international member of the prestigious UK based HMC organisation, accredited by The Good Schools Guide as well as COBIS, FOBISIA and the BSA. JIS is proud to be an IB World School.

JIS has almost 200 highly qualified teachers primarily from the UK but also a small number from Australia, New Zealand. Our language teachers are native language speakers from China, France and Brunei.

The School is divided into two main sections: Junior School, for children ages 3-11 years and Senior School. Within Senior School, the Middle Years consists of students in Years 7-9 (ages 11-14 years) whilst students in the Upper Years, Years 10-13, follow the IGCSE, IB Diploma and A Level programmes.


The facilities on the 120 acre single campus are exceptional. The purpose-built, fully WiFi and ICT networked school is located near the coast - a short drive from the capital city. Students can use the Arts Centre (725 seat auditorium, dance studio, black box theatre and rehearsal rooms), 27 science laboratories, extensive music faculty, art, design and technology and textile studios, libraries and traditional classrooms as well as the 2 swimming pools (50m and 25m), 3 large air-conditioned Sports Halls, outdoor netball/basketball and tennis courts and 3 soccer/rugby pitches. A Racquet Sports Centre for Tennis and Squash are fully utilised! A well-equipped medical centre with 3 Nurses is on site to take care of students. An award winning Outdoor Discovery Centre - an eco-forestry initiative on tropical heathland on the campus is regularly used for activities and also as an Outdoor Classroom learning space. The library and study areas are popular locations for the students.

Boarding facilities

The recently inspected and accredited 'outstanding' Boarding facilities for students age 8 years + are purpose designed and built for the community of boarders. 221 girls and boys presently enjoy separate Boarding Houses cared for by experienced staff. A separate Junior Boarding House is for the Junior Boarders. The Boarding Housemaster or Housemistresses are all teachers in the School. Boarders can also use the school facilities. A programme of weekend activities is arranged for the boarders to fully embrace the wonderful environment of Brunei. A special partnership exists between the boarding staff and a student's family with mutual trust at the heart of the relationship between home and school.

Pastoral Care

All students and teachers in the School are members of a House (a community of about 70 students) which plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining a strong school spirit and enabling leadership opportunities. The 16 Houses in Senior School, named after birds in Borneo, provide leadership, mentoring and teamwork opportunities. Weekly House sports competitions and other House Events including House Debates, House Music, 'JIS has Talent' and Spelling Bees are arranged as part of a busy programme.

Co-curricular programme

A strong co-curricular programme exists with almost 300 activities on offer including a wide range of sports and arts activities. JIS has a well-established International Award (DoE) programme - Bronze, Silver and Gold level. The Model United Nations club and chess club are particularly popular too. Eco JIS, a student led group has developed a number of school wide initiatives and leads Earth Day each year. The School takes full advantage of the wonderful unique tropical environment of Brunei.