Message from Director

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. We are so glad to have you with us as part of our BAIS family. We are starting our 13th year in Kota Baru Parahyangan and are excited to continue to strengthen and improve our facilities and educational program to prepare students for their life and career beyond their time with us. BAIS has long history in Bandung providing a high-quality, Christian education and as we look back at that history and see growth and improvement, we can’t help but wonder what God has for us in the future. We are continually thankful for God’s blessing of a professional faculty and staff, an involved community of parents and students, and well apportioned facility. We are looking forward to a rewarding school year!

One hallmark of our institution is community involvement. We invite you to be involved in Parents Active in Children’s Education (PACE), the parent organization of our school. Students, consider your interests and be involved in activities available to you. We cherish the many gift and talents you have and the involvement of everyone enhances the experience for our entire community.

Thank you for joining us for the 2019-2020 school year. As a school committed to providing a quality college preparatory education, we look forward to having students grow into global citizens, embrace life-long learning, and be grounded in the truth of God’s Word.

Have a wonderful school year,

Karl Nielsen, M. Ed


Director’s Advisory Council (DAC)

The purpose and objectives of the DAC below are established by the NICS School Board.  The NICS School Board is the official school board for BAIS. Purpose: The DAC shall provide the Director with a means by which to seek local qualified and appropriately recognized counsel as necessary to accomplish the mission and goals of the school.


  • To participate in the review and assessment of the school’s accomplishment of its stated mission and goals and adherence to its stated philosophy as requested or required by the NICS School Board or the school’s Director.
  • To engage in activities which support the school and advance the education and general welfare of the students.
  • To provide counsel, support, and constructive criticism to the Director.

DAC Members for 2019-2020:

  • Jon Gunthorpe
  • Ibu Ling Ling
  • Sang Hee Park

Dialogue with the Director

Dialogue with the Director

Parents may always individually schedule an appointment through the front office secretary to meet with Mr. Nielsen, Director. The Director also meets with parents four times a year (once per quarter) for a “Dialogue”. The Director will come with a few pieces of information and/or policy to discuss and answer questions, and then be available to answer questions and dialogue with you about your concerns. Historically at least one other administrator joins to help answer specific school level questions. Please come to the Dialogues and we’ll do our best to translate for the different languages. At least one Dialogue a year will be language based (multiple meetings) to help facilitate cultural discussions and answer questions.