Vision, Mission & History

Our Vision

True Knowledge, Faith in Christ and Godly Character

Our Mission

Proclaiming the preeminence of Christ and engaging in the redemptive restoration of all things in Him through holistic education

Sekolah Pelita Harapan is a group of 5 schools in Jakarta, Indonesia which offer Indonesian citizens and expatriates a quality, international standard of education in which English is the language of instruction. Our schools are variously accredited with bodies such as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the International Baccalaureate Organisation and some are Cambridge Examination Centres. Most are also members of the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Schools use either the IBO or Cambridge curricular which are employ the world’s best practice pedagogy and curriculum design. SPH schools emphasize internationalism, an Indonesian identity through language and cultural studies as a means of preparing Indonesian citizens for their place in Indonesian society and the world.

As a group of Christian schools we base our approach on a Biblical perspective of the world and Biblical Studies is a compulsory subject in the curriculum. Our aim is to equip our students to have a view of the world as created by God and sustained by him. As those made in his image they are taught to develop the gifts and talents they have been born with and to attain high academic, cultural, sporting and social skills so as to become people of influence in the world.

Teachers are a mix of expatriates and nationals and are recruited locally and internationally. All teachers must be well qualified and willing to engage in on-going professional development.

Our History

Sekolah Pelita Harapan were founded by two Indonesian businessmen – Bapak Johannes Oentoro and Bapak James Riady. Their vision was for a network of schools in Indonesia that would transform the nation by raising education standards at every level of society. SPH schools work in partnership with Sekolah Dian Harapan and Sekolah Lentera Harapan schools to serve families across the Indonesian archipelago.

The first SPH school was built in Lippo Village in 1993 and serves as the directing school for the group of 5 schools. This was follow by Sentul city in 1994 and Lippo Cikarang in 1995. Kemang Village opened in 2011 and our newest school is Pluit Village which opened in 2014.

The schools are modern and well equipped with facilities to rival any school in the world. These include modern well equipped classrooms, gymnasiums, swimming pools, sports fields (except in Kemang Village which is in a high rise facility), libraries, science laboratories, music facilities, dance studios etc. With campuses now at each point of the compass in Jakarta an SPH education is available to families anywhere in the city. SPH Sentul City also has a boarding house to cater for students from outside the Jakarta area.

With a holistic approach to education, each school offers not only a strong academic program utilising the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge programs but offers a wide range of performing arts, sport and student interest activities. Student leadership is encouraged and mission and service learning activities foster an attitude of service to others amongst the student body.

Our Purpose in Education

That our students know and grow in Jesus Christ by the influence of high quality Christian teachers and Christian community witnessing to Christ.

That our students develop wisdom, understanding, knowledge and skills that enable them to hold and live the Biblical Christian worldview by an excellent and holistic curriculum that equips students; all curriculum must relate to Biblical worldview.

That our students develop a Biblical Christian worldview guided by the vision in order to fulfill the mission by the necessity of a deep understanding of the totality of the scripture.

That we provide multiple experiences for living out a Biblical Christian worldview with mission and service, sports, music, the arts, debating, leadership, etc. All become essential avenues for expressing the Vision, Mission and Biblical Christian worldview.