Bali Island School (BIS) celebrates its 35-year anniversary this year

Bali International School opened in September 1985 and was renamed in accordance with the Ministerial Decree on Education in 2014. BIS is the oldest school in Bali and is the only school on the island authorized to offer the full International Baccalaureate Programme continuum from Preschool to Grade 12: Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. BIS is the first school on the island to initiate and organize many events including Bali Maths Competition, Bali School Sports Association (BSSA), Indonesian International Small Schools Activity Conference (IISSAC), Battle of the Bands, BIS College and University Fairs, Bali Model United Nations (MUN). BIS participated as first Bali school in the South East Asian Maths Competition (SEAMAC) and in the international Global Issues Network (GIN) conference.

At BIS we pride ourselves in being a dynamic, community focused school. We aim for our students to develop confidence in their own abilities by actively inquiring and questioning. Students are encouraged to express their opinions and respect those of others. We strive to develop international mindedness in our students, with the hopes of developing global citizens equipped with the understanding and skills necessary to make impactful and ethical contributions. We value the development of the whole child. Our students are supported in their social and emotional development, as well as in their academic progress.

Visitors to BIS often comment on the special atmosphere and enthusiasm for learning that is so evident among students and staff.

This is best experienced first-hand come and visit us!


Fast Facts About BIS


 Primary students

 Secondary students

 of our teachers are expats

 Student to teacher ratio

 School year divided into 4 terms

activities Broad range of after school activities

 90%-100% of Graduates go to university

average Students per class

 School days (07:45am-02:45pm)

 Years of average faculty teaching experience

teachers In Primary per class 1 Expat & 1 Indonesian teacher

Student Nationalities

  • Indonesia 29%
  • Europe 24%
  • Asia 17%
  • USA 11%
  • Australia/New Zealand 10%
  • United Kingdom 6%
  • Other 2%
  • Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland)
  • Asia (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan)
  • North America (Canada, USA)
  • South America (Brazil, Colombia)

14% have dual nationalities

Teacher Nationalities

  • Australia 24%
  • USA 18%
  • UK 15%
  • Canada 9%
  • New Zealand 9%
  • Other 19%
  • Other (Ireland, Turkey, South Africa, Portugal, Japan, German, France)


Authorized since 1999


Authorized since 1995


Authorized since 2010


Member since 1996