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Welcome to Bali Island School

Welcome to the Bali Island School website! We serve the expat and local community who seek an outstanding educational experience for their children with a focus on International Mindedness. Bali Island School (BIS) is an IB World School, offering all three of the International Baccalaureate’s programs, and has been in existence for over 35 years.

We have an amazing community made up of passionate educators, eager students and engaged parents. While that sort of commitment is hard to communicate via a website, we hope you get a sense for how rich our community is through the photos you see. Please also explore our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram feeds.

As an IB World School, we hold all community members accountable to the values this program adheres to. We are reflective thinkers, principled,knowledgeable but also open minded and we readily inquire. We take risks knowing that we learn through failure. We strive to live balanced lives.

The International Baccalaureate® Programme


Primary Years

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them.


Middle Years

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) has been designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16.



The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced Programme of education with final examinations that prepares students from the ages 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond.

The International Baccalaureate® Programme

Our Community Say


Another strong set of results – well earned – through a difficult period. Thank you to our IBDP Coordinator and Secondary Principal for their strong leadership, to each DP teacher for your attention to individual student needs and your strong approach to teaching and learning, and finally to the rest of the BIS faculty and staff for your assistance in preparing our students for the demands of the DP program!

EOTC and Community Engagement

BIS’ core values are integral to the notion of helping individuals and groups to become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
Indeed, the aim of all IB Programmes is to develop internationally-minded people who can help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. 

After School Activities

After school activities provide the opportunity for students to try out new things, meet friends of other grade levels and follow their interests.

Participating strengthens their self-esteem and  engages them with the larger school community. We offer activities Monday to Friday from 3pm-4pm.

Our Facilities

BIS is in a safe and quiet location that is easily accessible. Being part of our local community our spacious school campus has an authentic Balinese ambiance.

Our library has about 40,000 titles in its database. It has resources to support the curricula for all grades. Also, many mother tongue books to support all languages within the school.

Uses Hayward filtration system and Chlorine. It has 6 lanes with competition FINA standard stainless steel start blocks and anti wake lane ropes

We have two large (60m x 40m) and one small (30m x 20m) sport fields. Furthermore, we have a covered area designed for two tennis courts or two basketball courts or two volleyball courts.

Our classrooms are designed to support the learning process of our students. In Primary, the classrooms are organized in stations and equipped with age appropriate technology.







BIS Alumni

Sri Luce Rusna

Born in New York City, Sri Luce Rusna, spent her early years living between the bustling streets of Manhattan and the quiet rice-paddies of Bali, Ubud.

Sung Yoon Whang

BIS Valedictorian class of 2013 and one of the founders of Bali Maths Club

Mila Shwaiko

born to Australian and American parents, grew up in Bali. She attended Bali Island School from Kindergarten through Grade 6, leaving in 1992

Karan Kaul

An Assistant Vice President Development for the Langham Hospitality Group

Meet our Teachers

BIS teachers are experienced, dedicated and IB trained international teachers. We have 42 teachers and 12 Indonesian teaching partners. Over 80% of our teachers are expats. The average teaching experience at BIS is 16 years and more than half of our teachers have a Masters Degree.

All BIS students benefit from our team of Specialist Teachers who integrate their expertise through Modern Languages, Music, and Physical Education. We also have a counselor, who provides support for social–emotional needs and university orientation.

Our selection process for new teachers is strict to secure a world-class education.

Mary MacDonald

Klaus Weber