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Bali Island School - formerly Bali International School


About Bali Island School - formerly Bali International School

Bali Island School (BIS) is a private, secular, non-profit, day school for Indonesian and expatriate students offering a curriculum taught entirely in English. Our mission is to provide educational excellence in a supportive, secure environment, preparing our students to thrive and succeed as responsible citizens in a changing world. Established in 1986, BIS is the oldest international school on Bali and the only school on the island offering all three IB 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), and an international Global Issues Network (GIN) conference.

BIS graduated its first Grade 12 class in 2004 and its first International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma class in 2006. Our total student body is approximately 285 students, with 37 students in the DP Programme. BIS runs on a two- semester calendar with a total of 180 days of school that begins in August and ends in June. Both our expatriate staff (12 different nationalities) and student body (27 different nationalities) represent various regions of the world.

IB World School Information

Type Private
Enrollment 285
Nickname BIS
Mascot Dragon
IB School Code 001529


Jalan Danau Buyan IV No. 15
Sanur, Denpasar

Contact Information


Phone +62361288770

Address Jalan Danau Buyan IV No. 15, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80228

School Life

BIS has a generous offering of activities in sport, academics, and performing arts. There are also many opportunities for students to take on leadership roles either through student government, or as leaders within various school groups. Examples include: drama productions and the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) Festival, wind and gamelan ensembles, Student Council, Math Club (students participate in the Southeast Asia Math Competition [SEAMaC]), Model United Nations (students participate in Bali MUN Conference and The Hague International MUN [THIMUN] Conference in Singapore), and Global Issues Network (GIN) Conferences.

BIS participates in two Sports Leagues: the Bali School Sports Association (BSSA), which is made up of international schools on the island of Bali, and the Indonesian International Small Schools Activities Conference (ISSAAC) which is made up of schools from different parts of Indonesia. The BSSA sports are soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming and athletics. ISSAAC sports are soccer, basketball and swimming.


DP - All courses are offered at a Higher and Standard Level
Group 1: English A Language and Literature and several self-taught
Group 2: Indonesian and French B, Spanish Abinitio
Group 3: Economics, History, Business Management
Group 4: Chemistry, Physics, Biology
Group 5: Mathematics, Math Studies
Group 6: Music, Theatre, Visual Arts


BIS does not rank students nor calculate GPAs due to the small size of its graduating classes, the transient nature of the community and the diverse cultural and educational backgrounds of the students. As an IB authorized school, BIS reports student progress using the IB grading system. The system is based on a 1 to 7 scale where marks are derived from a variety of tasks (tests, projects, essays, etc.), assessed both internally and externally against prescribed, subject-specific criteria. The table below indicates the IB marks along with descriptors, and approximate letter grade equivalents. Semester reports indicate the level of achievement, and credits are awarded at the end of each semester. Starting with the class of 2017, passes and fails will no longer be awarded credits, but will be allocated a Pass (P) and a Fail (F) respectively.

IB Marks Descriptor Letter Grade
7 Excellent - A +
6 Very Good - A to A-
5 Good - B
4 Satisfactory - C
3 Mediocre - D
2 Poor - Not Passing
1 Very Poor - Not Passing

University Destinations

Our graduates go all over the world, but predominantly Australia, USA and UK and a variety of Asia countries (mostly Japan, South Korea and Singapore). They've received acceptances from:

Australian Institute of Music, Sydney
Australian National University
Bond University
Curtin University
Deakin University
Edith Cowan University
Griffith University
James Cook University
JMC Academy
La Trobe University
Macquarie University *
Monash University *
University of Adelaide *
University of Melbourne *
University of New South Wales (UNSW) *
University of Sydney *
University of Queensland *
University of Western Australia

Concordia University *
McGill University *
Quest University
University of British Columbia *

University of Bremen
University of Heidelberg

International Christian University
Keio University
Waseda University

Auckland University *
University of Otago

Lasalle College of Art *
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

Hankuk University
Korea University
Kookmin University
Yonsei University

Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne*
Glion Institute of Higher Education
Swiss Hotel Management School

Delft University of Technology
Hanze University
Hotel School of the Hague
Tilburg University
University of Applied Science Amsterdam*
University of Applied Sciences InHolland
University of Groningen
University of Utrecht

Buckinghamshire New University
Coventry University
Durham University
Goldsmiths University of London
Heriot-Watt University
Hult International Business School
Kingston University of London
Lancaster University
Loughborough University *
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford Brookes University
Royal Holloway University of London
University of Birmingham
University of Brighton
University of East Anglia
University of East London *
University of Essex
University of Glasgow
University of Leicester
University of Leeds
University of Nottingham
University of Surrey
University of the Arts London *
University of Warwick

American Flyers
American University
Babson College
Boston University
Brown University
Clark University
Embry-Riddle University
Emerson College *
Fordham University *
George Washington University
Lewis & Clark College *
LIM College, New York
Loyola University, New Orleans
New York Film Academy
New York University
Northwestern University
Oregon State University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Monica College *
University of California Berkeley
University of California Los Angeles
University of California Riverside
University of California Santa Cruz
University of Colorado (Boulder)
University of Hawaii *
University of Houston
University of La Verne
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Montana
University of New Hampshire
University of Oregon
University of Pugent Sound
University of Texas
University of Washington *
Washtenaw Community College Michigan
Wesleyan University
Western Washington University

Griffith College, Dublin, Ireland
Les Roches, International School of Hotel Management, Marbella, Spain
Limkokwang University, Malaysia
Open University of Hong Kong
Payap University, Thailand
Stenden University, Bali, Indonesia
University of Hong Kong
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium