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Living in a dormitory is not like what it seems, as the idea is either intimidating or inviting. Regardless of its first impression, dormitory living offers a learning and maturing experience like no other. As a home away from home, a dormitory is a place for students to live and grow in the community. For families in the Greater Jakarta region, a dormitory may offer the solution to most of your urban-city issues. 

Let your child discover these 3 major takeaways when they experience dormitory living. 

Accountable Independence 

One of the biggest takeaways is growth in independence. The need to be responsible and accountable for oneself and to those within the community drives personal maturity. Residential students will grow in their sense of discipline as they take responsibility for their own livelihood and those around them. It’s an awesome training ground, which prepares them for eventual university life. Dorm parents and supervisors are there to guide, mentor, and journey with students throughout their dormitory experience through Bible studies, counseling, and fellowships. 

Focused Attention on Studies 

Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research did a study on the effects of dormitory living on student performance, which concluded that living on campus leads to improved academic performance. With the absence of a commute, residential students can orient their energy into their studies and physical activities, where the concept of study-life balance can exist thanks to full access to dormitory and campus facilities and their various programs. In terms of academics, tutors and mentors are provided to assist students, as they learn to take initiative in their studies.  

Security in Community 

An individual grows, heals, and thrives within a community. The same goes for students. When they are in a community that lives, works, and plays together, community engagement grows naturally. Students who get to do life with their fellow peers will blossom out of their comfort zone, as they learn the social skills of leadership and how to build lasting friendships. Dormitory living provides 24-hour security with a myriad of activities that can be done together.  

At Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) Sentul City, we provide an on-campus housing facility for students called Pelita Haparan House (PHH). PHH’s complete facilities include spacious bedrooms, study rooms with computers, a kitchen, and a laundry room. In addition to dormitory facilities, residential students have full access to the campus’ vast facilities, allowing them to take advantage of the open and outdoor areas for physical activity and free time. 

Led by a supportive and caring dorm leadership team, our Dorm Parents are responsible for the well-being and safety of all residential students through various dormitory programs. In addition, dorm supervisors serve as older brothers or sisters who mentor and lead small groups for daily growth. The team ensures students’ personal and academic needs are cared for. 

Learn more about what makes PHH more than just a housing facility, but a home away from home for your child. Join our upcoming PHH Open Day on October 13 by registering at 

Learn about Pelita Harapan House

Sekolah Pelita Harapan

Established in 1993, Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) has become a trusted International Christian School in Jakarta providing Christian education for Indonesian and expatriate families. As a dedicated partner in education, SPH seeks to empower families with personalized programs and resources, fostering academic excellence, nurturing faith, building character, and facilitating their children's personal growth.