Head of School Welcome
Welcome to Bandung Independent School!
I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Head of School for the academic year 2023-2024. My name is Marci Russell, and it is an honor to be a part of this extraordinary international school. Having been at Bandung Independent School (BIS) for thirteen years, I am even more excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the BIS community in a different way.
At Bandung Independent School, our Mission is at the heart of everything we do. “Through engaging IB programmes, we empower inquiring, reflective, and caring lifelong learners to continue striving towards a better world.” This Mission serves as our guiding light, inspiring our students to be curious, thoughtful, and compassionate individuals who are not only academically excellent, but who also actively contribute to the betterment of society.
Our Vision drives our purpose as a school community. We aspire “To champion individual potential and cultivate leaders, as the school of choice for the internationally-minded community of West Java.” This Vision is a reflection of our commitment to providing a holistic and enriching learning experience that prepares our students to not only excel globally and embrace diverse perspectives but also equips them with the skills needed to perform exceptionally well in their chosen paths, ensuring their success in renowned universities and beyond.
At Bandung Independent School, our Values form the foundation of our culture and community. We firmly believe in showcasing Courage by demonstrating a willingness to make mistakes and try new things, fostering a safe environment where students can take risks and grow. Open-Mindedness is ingrained in our approach, encouraging students to listen to others, inquire into different perspectives, and celebrate diversity. Balance is another crucial aspect of our Values, emphasizing the appreciation of emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being. We understand the importance of nurturing the whole student and promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Integrity is a core value that shapes our community, guiding our students to practice honesty, responsible decision-making, and a sense of respect and justice in all their endeavors. Lastly, our Commitment to service is a defining feature of Bandung Independent School. Our vibrant community actively engages in service initiatives that extend beyond our school's boundaries, instilling in our students a sense of responsibility and empathy towards others.
We appreciate your interest in Bandung Independent School. We've made an effort to capture the essence of being a BIS Dragon through images, videos, and words on our website. However, to truly immerse yourself in the BIS experience and feel our school spirit, we invite you to visit us in person.
To nurture individual potential and champion internationally-minded leaders as the school of choice for West Java.
Through engaging IB programmes, we empower inquiring, reflective, and caring lifelong learners to continue striving towards a better world.