Jakarta Canisius College

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Canisius College Jakarta
Kolese Kanisius Jakarta
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Coordinates 6°11′8″S 106°50′4″E / 6.18556°S 106.83444°E / -6.18556; 106.83444Coordinates: 6°11′8″S 106°50′4″E / 6.18556°S 106.83444°E / -6.18556; 106.83444
Type Private All male High School
Motto Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam (Latin)
For the Greater Glory of God
Established 1927
Rector Fr. Drs. Vincentius Istanto Pramuja, M.Ed., SJ
(2011 - present)
Principal Senior High School
Fr. Drs. Joannes Heru Hendarto, M.Ed., SJ (2009 - present)
Junior High School
Fr. Eduardus Calistus Ratu Dopo, M.ed., SJ (2011 - present)
Campus Menteng Raya, Jakarta
Color(s) Blue ‹See Tfm›     and ‹See Tfm›     Orange
Affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)

Kolese Kanisius is a high school in Menteng, Central Jakarta, Indonesia. It was established in 1927 by a group of Jesuit pastors, and is a Jesuit school. Since its establishment, the Catholic school has only accepted male students.


The school has adopted several mottoes:

  • Men for and with others
  • Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam (For the Greater Glory of God)
  • Competence, Conscience, and Compassion (commonly known as "3C" in the school)

Administration structure[edit]

The school is led by a Rector, who oversees the Senior and Junior High School Directors (Principals). Each principal has three vice principals, one each for Curricular Affairs, General Affairs, and Student Affairs, the last one more commonly known as the Moderator inside the school. The Rector, Principals, and Moderators traditionally are ordained Jesuit Priests.


Early Period[edit]

Canisius' history began on October 26, 1926 with the arrival of Dr. J. Kurris, Canisius College's first director. On June 1, 1927, the first class of AMS (Algemene Middelbare School) was started. The building of dormitories, hall and tennis court was finished on July 1929, and on October 26, 1931 Canisius College achieved official status with the appointment of Father A van Hoof, SJ as its first rector.

During World War II, all activities were suspended and the college was used as a public high school. It was reopened on January 1, 1946.

In 1952, Canisius opened junior high and senior high schools. For 15 years (1952-1967), 90%-100% students passed the national final examination. In 1967, the curriculum was changed and divided into three areas of study: culture-literature, social economics, and science. In 1974, the college implemented a point credit system.


As a private school, Canisius College follows the Indonesia curriculum KTSP (Kurikulum Tingkat Satuan Pendidikan). In the high school, students are divided into two programs: Natural Science stream and Social Science stream. The Natural Science stream consists of five classes, while the Social Science stream consists of two classes. There are seven classes every three school years (2007-2010, 2010-2013, etc.)

Events held by the high school representative and Student Union include the Canisius College Education Fair, the Canisius College Cup, CASANOVA (Canisius Science, Art, and Language on Festival), and the Canisius Art Blast. Each year, Canisius Senior High sends its representatives to the international science olympiads.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

Other Jesuit Colleges in Indonesia:



  1. ^ Sarwono Kusumaatmadja
  2. ^ TNI

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