Message from Director

It is my sincere honor to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year at BAIS. I would like to especially welcome our new students and their families to our school community. This will mark our 14th year in beautiful Kota Baru Parahyangan. We are proud of our efforts to strengthen and improve our facilities and educational program to prepare students for their lives today, university tomorrow, and their futures as leaders around the globe. Opening its doors in 1956, BAIS has a long history in Bandung providing an excellent, high-quality, Christian education. As we look back at our history and see the achievement and success of our current students and alumni, we are excited to see what God has in store for us this year!

At BAIS, we take pride in the active involvement of our school community. Parents, we invite you to be involved in Parents Active in Children’s Education (PACE), which is designed specifically for you. Students, consider your interests and get involved in the numerous activities we have available. Your involvement and use of your many gifts and talents truly enhances the experience for our entire school community.

I am humbled that you would choose BAIS for your children’s education. Understanding the ongoing effects of the worldwide pandemic which began in 2020-2021, we recognize your desire for a safe and welcoming environment for your children. As a school committed to providing high quality, college preparatory education, we look forward to meeting your needs and seeing our students become servant-leaders, global citizens, and life-long learners grounded in the truth of God’s Holy Word.

Stronger Together,

Neil Cantrall, M.A.


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.


2021-2022 DAC Members
  • 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 2021-2022:

  • Jon Gunthorpe
  • Sang Hee Park
  • Linda Chandra
  • Melia Bessaria

Dialogue with the Director

Dialogue with the Director

Parents may always individually schedule an appointment through the front office secretary to meet with Mr. Cantrall, 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.