Pelita Harapan School

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Sekolah Pelita Harapan International
Lippo Karawaci, Sentul City, Lippo Cikarang, Kemang Village, Pluit Village
Type Private, International, Boarding (Sentul City)
Motto True Knowledge, Faith in Christ, Godly Character
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Established 1993
Head of School Aileen Riady and Philip Nash, Matthew Brian Mann
Faculty -
Enrollment 1,700
Average class size 24 students
Student to teacher ratio 1:8
Campus Suburban, City Centre
Color(s) Blue/Red/Gold
Athletics The Eagles
Mascot Earnie the Eagle

Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) is a group of private co-educational schools in Indonesia with a Christian affiliation, serving grades K–12. The school was established in 1993 and is among the most selective private schools in Jakarta, with graduates routinely departing for highly selective universities overseas. The school has three primary campuses in Lippo Village, Kemang village, Sentul City, and Lippo Cikarang. It has recently opened campuses in Kemang and Pluit (kindergarten). The school has offered the International Baccalaureate program for a number of years now.

The schools were established in 1993 by Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan (The Hope Education Foundation) when the satellite town of Lippo Village was opened. Since, there have been several notable alumni, including Agnes Monica.[1]


All of SPH's main campuses are accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization. The campuses in Lippo Karawaci and Sentul City are members of the Council of International Schools (CIS), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).[citation needed]

Lippo Village Campus[edit]

As the first SPH campus, the Lippo Village campus continues to be SPH's flagship. SPH Lippo Village is a one-hour drive west from Jakarta in the residential suburb of Karawaci. Spanning over seven hectares of land, the campus comprises nine blocks and six main buildings.The campus houses eight bio-science laboratories, a wood technology laboratory, a food technology laboratory, three chapels/multipurpose venues, two libraries, two swimming pools, two gymnasiums, two outdoor basketball courts, three tennis courts, two softball fields, two soccer fields, a rock climbing wall, a jogging track, a bank, a clinic, a book store, two dance studios, a visual arts center and two canteens.

The campus is renowned for its productive Performing Arts Department, primarily through the school's drama productions. Past productions include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The King and I, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz, some performed at Jakarta's Gedung Kesenian Jakarta . The Department's choir and orchestra team formed the Twilight Youth Orchestra and Lippo Village Community Choir and Orchestra (LVCCO). The school also teaches ballet in the Australian dance method.

The Student Council consists of an Executive Team, Deeper Committee, Yearbook Committee, Social Outreach Committee, Sports Committee, Fundraising Committee, Media Committee, and Artsac Committee

They have a student-run newspaper called VOICE which was established in 2006.

The school also divides students and teachers into house teams. The teams are Kintamani (Red), Bromo (Blue), Krakatau (Yellow) and Merapi (Green). Each house is named after a volcano in Indonesia. Several major house competitions are held each year, usually sport. The annual sport events are Athletics day, soccer carnival which is a sports day which soccer is played between the house teams which also counts the amount of spirit and enthusiasm in each house teams, and an annual swimming competition. The house teams have a spelling bee competition too.

Since the opening of the LV campus, there has been several notable alumni including Indonesian singer-songwriter and actress Agnes Monica and Vice President of the Deustche Bank Sahil Mahtani.

Sentul City Campus[edit]

The Sentul City campus opened a few years after the Lippo Village campus was completed, and was the first school in Indonesia to receive an accreditation by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The campus is located about 40 minutes south of Jakarta and only 10 minutes from Bogor. Sentul City campus is the only SPH campus with a dormitory.

The campus is equipped with wireless internet access throughout the campus and dormitories. The student council is also known as STUCON (The Student Council of Pelita Harapan Sentul), including students in grades 10 and 11. The choir has competed at an international level and has won many international awards, including a silver medal in the World Choir Games.

The school also divides the students and teachers into house teams, first implemented in the academic year of 2013-2014. The house teams are named after bodies of water surrounding Indonesia, with sea creatures as the mascots of the respective teams. The houses and mascots are Andaman Orcas (Green), Arafura Barracudas (Red), Banda Sharks (Blue), and Celebes Stingrays (Yellow). Celebes is currently The Champ.

Lippo Cikarang Campus[edit]

SPH in Lippo Cikarang was founded in 1995 to provide an English, Christian-based, international curriculum to Indonesian and expatriate children from pre-school to grade 12. SPH offers an international program in English while retaining an emphasis on Indonesian language and culture.

SPH Lippo Cikarang was authorized as an IB World School in 2005. It is authorized in the Primary Years Program (PYP) and the Diploma Program (DP). SPH is also a member of the Association of National Plus Schools (ANPS), Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). In addition, SPH is part of the Pelita Harapan Educational Foundation. SPH is recognized by the Indonesian Department of Education as an international school.


  1. ^ "Trik Jitu Jago Bahasa Inggris Ala Agnes Monica" (in Indonesian). 5 Nov 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 

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