Sekolah Pelita Harapan - Cikarang Campus
300 students, 3-18 yrs
International curriculum, IB
The Sekolah Pelita Harapan Foundation began in 1993 as a national
Christian private school system. The vision was to have an international-style
curriculum that would offer a good education to national students
who could no longer attend local international schools. According
to the mission and vision these students are to be educated as future
leaders of Indonesia. The Cikarang campus began in 1995. It is 31
km east of Jakarta in a planned housing area called Lippo Cikarang.
This area caters to a middle income clientele. The current enrollment
is 312. The students Cikarang first seeks to serve are local Indonesians.
A second group of students the school has begun to serve are international
students, expatriate students who are children of our teachers or
from the community. There is a high concentration of Korean students
whose parents work in the surrounding factories. This expat community
makes up approximately 42% of the student body. The school operates
a Kindergarten (age 3) through Grade 12 program of study.
The IBO curriculum is being implemented with DP authorization being
requested for 2005. PYP and MYP are being taught but are not yet
authorized. According to the timeline, the request for authorization
will be in 2007. In Kindergarten through Grade 6 the PYP curriculum
is taught in English except for Bahasa Indonesia language studies.
Each elementary classroom has a national teacher and an expat teacher
moves between two classrooms teaching English. Grades 7 - 10 MYP
is taught in English. National students have Bahasa Indonesia. Korean
language is offered for Korean students.
Grades 11 & 12 take Diploma classes, but there are no external
exams by IBO until authorized. National students take national exams
to earn a national diploma. Non-Indonesian students receive a school-based
diploma. All three divisions of the school are accredited with the
Indonesian Ministry of Education for four years. At this time, there
is no Special Needs Program within the school. Students are screened
at the time of admission.