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Infused with Christ-centred and bible-based perspectives to meet our student needs, the SPH Cambridge curriculum is flexible, challenging, inspiring and culturally sensitive but international in approach.
The aim of each stage’s curriculum supports the attributes of Cambridge learners to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. We want each student to fulfill their potential and make the most of their God-given strengths and interests. To that end, we offer a wide range of subjects and let every student pursue deeper learning in the subjects they’re best at.
We design programs – with the help of expert educators in schools and universities – to challenge students and get them excited about what they’re learning. Given the Cambridge programs’ flexibility, teachers can use content relevant to students’ local context and culture. Students learn in English and undergo assessment, which is accessible to speakers of English as a second language.
The Cambridge Examination program is divided into 3 programs, Cambridge International Primary Program (Grades 1-6), Cambridge Lower Secondary Program (Grades 7-8), and Cambridge IGCSE (Grades 9-10). Some of our campuses are affiliated with Cambridge University. Please check individual campuses for more details.
Cambridge Primary (5-11 years)
Students develop skills and understanding in English, maths and science. Progression tests help teachers check their progress.
Cambridge Lower Secondary (11-14 years)
Students further develop their skills and understanding in English, maths and science. Progression tests help teachers check their progress
Cambridge Upper Secondary (14-16 years)
Students follow either Cambridge O Level or Cambridge IGCSE courses, leading to globally recognized qualifications. They build a broad learning program from a wide range of subjects.
Cambridge International programs up to Grade 10 are offered at these campuses:
The International Baccalaureate program aligns with our core values and we see the IB curriculum as the best pathway to prepare our children for higher education whether in Indonesia or other countries.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) education focuses on students ages 3 to 19 through unique learning styles, strengths and challenges. The IB puts emphasis on each student as a whole person. Thus, IB programs address not only cognitive development but social, emotional and physical well-being.
This aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people with adaptable skills to tackle society’s complex challenges and help make a better, more peaceful world. Comprehensive research and over 45 years of practical experience validate the efficacy of IB’s four programs.
In teaching students, IB emphasizes the value of learning as an essential, integral part of their everyday lives. IB promotes the development of schools that:
To measure what students have learned and monitor their progress, IB teachers use a range of assessment strategies. These include formative assessments that provide constant feedback used by instructors to develop their teaching and by students to identify their strengths and weaknesses, including target areas that need improvement. Teachers use summative assessments which are internationally benchmarked and criterion-referenced. This means that students are measured against a set of agreed-upon learning outcomes instead of being graded on a “bell curve” typical of norm-referenced assessments.
IB PYP (Primary Years Programme)
The Primary Year Programme or PYP (Grades 1-6) is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning, with an international curriculum model that provides guidelines for what students should learn, teaching methodologies and assessment strategies. As an excellent introduction to the Middle Years Program, it offers a framework that meets spiritual, academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs.
IB MYP (Middle Years Programme)
The Middle Years Programme or MYP provides a framework of academic challenges and life skills for students ages 12-16. It follows naturally from the Primary Years Programme and serves as excellent preparation for the rigors of studies in the IB Diploma Programme. The program provides students discipline, skills and challenging standards, along with creativity and flexibility.
IB DP (Diploma Programme)
SPH offers a Diploma Programme or DP in Years 11 and 12 at all our K-12 schools. This is an internationally recognized program with academic standards that allow students access to universities worldwide. Although this program employs a common international curriculum, IB requires “all students relate first to their own national identity – their own language, literature, history and cultural heritage – and identify with corresponding international traditions.” Conceived as a comprehensive two-year curriculum, it allows graduates to fulfill the requirements of various international educational systems.
Full IB Programme (K-12) are offered at:
IB DP Programme is also offered at:
A diverse, international community with a tight-knit relationship based on Christian values. Here, students’ talents, gifts, and potentials flourish.
Founded in 2010, SPH Kemang Village occupies a high-rise development in the urban area of South Jakarta. Our large modern facility provides open and inviting learning spaces that feature a full-size gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, outdoor courts, performing arts theatre, science labs, library, canteen and fully-equipped classrooms. Facility improvements are underway with the addition of a new playground, fitness room, food technology lab and soccer field.
We follow the Cambridge Curriculum up to Grade 10 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for Grades 11-12. The combination of these two curricula prepares our students exceptionally well for the challenges of university and beyond.
A real second home for your child with its student dormitory, Pelita Harapan House, just a few minutes walk from the spacious green campus. SPH Sentul City offers students a well-balanced life.
Founded in 1994, SPH Sentul City is nestled among the green and pleasant hills of Bogor, south of Jakarta. The campus, which spread across 10 hectares of spacious grounds, accommodates excellent facilities such as a gymnasium, swimming pool, fields, science laboratories, library and more.
We apply the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Program from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students develop an inquiring attitude, become knowledgeable and adaptive, and learn to think critically to prepare them to face global challenges as adults.
Established in 1995, SPH Lippo Cikarang has been cultivating students from early childhood until senior level to flourish and realize their full potential in becoming well-rounded leaders who serve God. Beyond our excellent combination of the Cambridge and International Baccalaureate program, our school utilizes a faith-based holistic learning model to guide each student’s growth and development.
At SPH Lippo Cikarang, every student has access to multimedia-equipped classrooms, state-of-the-art science and computer laboratories, design and technology workshops, music and art studios, and a fully-stacked library. Our school encourages student inquiry, knowledge application and critical thinking by integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). Our students regularly participate in science and robotics competitions both locally and abroad.
We care about student needs and individual growth and build strong and lasting connections.
Established in 1993, the SPH Lippo Village campus sits within the well-developed complex of Lippo Village located west of Jakarta city. Our campus spans over 10 hectares of spacious grounds and excellent facilities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, full-size soccer field, design and technology rooms, science labs, library and more. These facilities, which complement our academic curriculum, allow us to motivate and challenge children to be the best they can be.
We implement the full International Baccalaureate (IB) program from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Student performance remains consistently above the world average IB results.
Music & Arts:
Science & Math:
Leadership & Events:
Social & Community Outreach Clubs:
Debate & Public Speaking:
Environmental Awareness Clubs:
The IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) is more than just academics. This rigorous program shapes young people who are ready for the challenges and expectations of the very best universities around the world.
Each year, 95% of our graduates pursue tertiary studies at top-tier universities outside Indonesia. Since growth in faith is central in everything we do, we integrate a good mix of faith lessons with quality education.
The DP curriculum consists of six (6) subject groups, namely language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, math, and the arts. Aside from completing subject examinations and undergoing internal and external assessments, students must accomplish three core elements of the curriculum.
The IBDP aligns with our core values and we see the IB curriculum as the best pathway to prepare our children for higher education whether in Indonesia or other countries. It is designed to equip students with basic academic skills needed for university study, further education, and their chosen profession. Moreover, the program supports the development of values and life skills needed to live a fulfilled and purposeful life.
Our implementation of the IB DP has been demonstrated over time as our graduates have undertaken their higher education around the world and spread blessings wherever they go.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
The Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course challenges students to consider the ways in which knowledge is developed both individually and communally. Students are challenged to explore the question: “How do I know that I know?”. This engagement with metacognition intends to help students become more thoughtful people who can engage the complexity of our global world. TOK challenges students to ask big questions, the kind of questions that form and give direction to their lives.
Extended Essay (EE)
Based on a list of approved subjects, students must write an independent research essay investigating a topic within a subject being studied.
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
In Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS), a mandatory core program that balances the rigorous academics in the IB DP, students may initiate their own experiences and projects under the guidance of CAS advisors. These can be based on students’ personal interests, class discussions, or other ideas. Students usually take part in a variety of experiences that involve joining, leading, and/or initiating student-led clubs, student body committees, or personal projects that contribute to communities. Thus, students become more aware of their personal interests, skills, and talents that facilitate their growth beyond the classrooms. Through CAS, SPH students learn how to bless others as they are blessed by the communities.
Middle School is where teenagers are shaped to become mature and competent.
Middle School covers Grades 7-10 in which SPH adopts the IB Middle Years Program and IGCSE Lower and Upper Secondary programs. Students are equipped with the values to be young confident men and women who continue their path in the IB Diploma Program.
The middle school teachers provide students with direction and support by knowing when to take the back seat and letting them take charge and lead. In doing so, students can develop their communication, collaboration and organizational skills. Counselors and the Learning Support Team (LST) also support students in terms of pastoral care.
IGCSE Lower Secondary & Upper Secondary
IB Middle Year Programme (MYP)
The International Baccalaureate ® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), is a continuation of the Primary Years Programme (PYP). is a curriculum framework for students ages 12 to 16. We have taken the MYP program and enhanced its approach to holistic education by making it well-balanced through eight subject groups and an emphasis on spiritual development through our Biblical Studies program and chapel services.
Cambridge Lower Secondary
Cambridge Lower Secondary is subject-based and that includes English, Mathematics, and Science. It delivers a broad and balanced curriculum that suits the students’ context, culture, and ethos. The curriculum sets clear learning objectives that focus on developing knowledge and skills in all subjects, thereby providing an excellent foundation for the next learning path.
Cambridge Upper Secondary (ICGSE)
Cambridge Upper Secondary, typically for learners ages 14 to 16, is a two-year program leading to externally set, marked, and certificated examinations from the University of Cambridge. Students who take an IGCSE subject gain a qualification that is recognized globally.
The IGCSE at SPH has a wide range of subjects: Mathematics, English A or English B, Science which counts as two subjects (Coordinated Sciences – Double Award), Humanities, Information, and Communications Technology (ICT), and Indonesian or Mandarin. IGCSE provides broad and balanced studies across a wide range of subjects, using learner-centered and inquiry-based
The Primary School level is where students gain foundational knowledge and life skills – who they become, how they see the world, and what their respective roles are in it.
Primary School students are challenged to be the best they can be and encouraged to ‘have a go’, accept mistakes and learn from them. Personal growth and discipline are cultivated through courage and risk-taking. All children receive support in our family-like environment.
We also recognize that spiritual growth paired with academic development prepares children for an uncertain world that needs adults who are committed to serving others.
Relationships are very important to us. We believe that children will form long-lasting friendships through formal and informal connections. We expect these friendships to last a lifetime and for our children to build enduring memories.
Aside from being creative thinkers and thoughtful problem solvers, our Primary School students are healthy and happy learners who love God, and their family, friends and community.
IB Primary Year Programme (PYP)
The International Baccalaureate ® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students ages 3 to 12. Through its inquiry-led transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts. Core instructional areas in Junior School include Bible, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
Cambridge Primary kick-starts an exciting journey for students ages 5 to 11. This program develops young learners to be confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged throughout their learning journey. Cambridge Primary develops skills in ten subjects including English, Mathematics and Science. The curriculum is flexible, with clear learning objectives for each subject and an available testing structure that evaluates learner performance, informs teaching and reports progress to both students and parents.
The first six years of children’s lives represent a critical period of development that forms the foundation of their future.
We offer an excellent Early Childhood Education program for children ages 1 – 6 with a comprehensive approach to education aimed at developing young children to be lifelong learners. The method of teaching and learning focuses on four areas of development: cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and spiritual. Each level in the program is age-appropriate to focus on the most important skill at each developmental stage
In the early years, we want children to have fun and form friendships that will last throughout their school and adult lives. Children will start to learn about themselves and others through sensory activities, speaking, listening, role play, early experiences of words and letters and their sounds, and outdoor learning. They are encouraged to ‘have a go’ and gain confidence through specially crafted learning activities.
Mom & Child (1-2 years)*
A program designed to nurture the bond between parent and child in a fun and creative ways. Classes are set up to develop a child’s social skills through interaction with teachers and peers. Subjects such as language and math are conceptualized through participation in songs, rhymes, simple drama, and stories. Both gross and fine motor skills are also essential development areas.
*Available only at SPH Lippo Village
Pre-Kindy (2-3 years)
Pre-Kindy offers a holistic program to boost children’s confidence and love for learning. They learn routines, develop appropriate social behavior and work on their motor skills to prepare for the next learning journey in kindergarten. Every lesson in pre-Kindy is enjoyable and fun as learning spurs greater motivation to learn further.
K1, K2 & K3 (3-6 years)
Units of Inquiry (UOI) are added to our Kindy classes to prepare students for the Primary Years Program. Children in this stage learn new things via hands-on activities, observations, and simple projects within and outside their classroom. Inside the classroom, they experience inbound learning methods – reading, writing, and even creative arts like music or ballet. Activities outside the classroom are also essential in getting them to know their environment through sports-like activities. They also participate in field trips organized two to three times a year as a form of outdoor exploration.
Choosing the right school for your family is one of the most important decisions you will make. You are looking for a school that matches your values and shares your vision of what you want your child to become.
SPH provides everything your child needs for success both today and in the future. We surround children with passionate teachers who love them. Teachers at SPH are professionals, well-trained, chosen because of their skill, experience, and strong faith.
We provide a school environment that is warm and joyful, where children have fun and know that they belong and are loved. We design rigorous academic programs that shape young people to be ready for the challenges and expectations of the top universities around the world. We make growth in faith central in all we do, integrating faith into learning. We place paramount importance on developing godly characters that prepare children for the challenges of life. We equip students to be agents of change who will bring transformation and who understand that they are called to make a difference in the world.
We invite you to take a closer look at what makes SPH an ideal second home for your children.
Your partner in education,
Head of School at SPH Pluit Village
I’m Tim Heading and I have been at SPH for 3 of my almost 30 years in education. I am originally from the beautiful city of Adelaide in South Australia. Over my 14 years in international education, I have learned to enjoy the unique situation of living in such a close and supportive Christian community. I was initially drawn to SPH by the opportunity to be involved in the exciting vision of educating this next generation of Indonesians for Christ. My hope for our amazing students is that they will seek to enthusiastically impact their world as Christians.
Head of School at SPH Kemang Village
My name is Mark Thiessen and I’m currently the Head of School at the Kemang Village campus of SPH. I have been working in education for more than 15 years, many of them serving in various leadership roles within Christian international schools. I was drawn immediately to the mission and vision of SPH and the tangible way it embodies these statements by supporting redemptive Christian education throughout Indonesia. For me, this pursuit of mission has continued to be a driving force behind my service and desire for Kemang Village to grow in excellence. I constantly hope that each of our students would recognize God’s grace in their lives.
Head of School at SPH Lippo Cikarang
I’m Helen Schleper and I am from San Jose, California. I have had the joy of spending 19 years in education and I am grateful for the opportunity to spend the past three years at SPH Lippo Cikarang. My family and I were drawn to SPH because of its mission and vision. It is a privilege to serve at a Christian school in Indonesia that proclaims that Christ redemptively restores all things for His glory. My sincere hope for students is that they will know that they are greatly loved by God as they continue to grow in true knowledge, faith in Christ, and Godly character.
I’m Brett Bonnema and I have been serving at SPH Sentul City for 4 years. Before serving here, I lived in the United States in Charlotte, North Carolina, and worked at a Christian school there for nine years. Until now, I have had 13 years of experience in education. My hope for our students is that their time at SPH would help them identify the gifts and talents they have been blessed with and learn how to use those gifts to serve in the Lord’s Kingdom.
My name is Gregg Thompson and for these past two years, I have been appointed as the Director of Strategic Initiatives and the Academic Principal of SPH LV Senior School. I’ve had 40 years of experience in Christian education and more than 30 years of leadership roles experience. Throughout my career, I have spent 8 years as a teacher of various subjects at the Wheaton Academy, 8 years at Westminster Schools of Augusta as a Computer Science Teacher and the Upper School Principal, and I was the Head of School at First Presbyterian Day School for 22 years.
I was drawn to SPH because of its vision and mission that sees Christian education as a way to impact the hearts and minds of students and families in the schools and across the country of Indonesia. I believe that SPH will stay faithful to the mission and vision that has guided the school for 28 years in equipping tomorrow’s leaders to have a heart for Christ and for serving others. My deep hope for our students here is for them to look closely at the Truths of Scripture and grow in their relationship with Christ as they prepare to become all He has equipped them to be.
SPH Executive Director
My name is Matthew Mann and I have fifteen years of experience as a Head of School and now serve as the Executive Director of Sekolah Pelita Harapan. My task is to strengthen, unite, and grow the group of five schools. At various points in my career, I have taught French and English in Kindy, Primary, Middle School, and Senior School. My vision is for SPH to raise up new generations of leaders equipped and inspired to bless their nation and the world. I believe passionately in schools as communities, places where children are loved and know that they belong, where they are challenged by their academics and enriched by their experiences.
YPPH Executive Director
My journey with the Yayasan started as early as a five-year-old, entering the doors of SPH Lippo Village’s Kindy Pod as a K2 student back in the early 90s. I consider myself privileged to engage with the Yayasan as a former student, alumni, leader, and now SPH LV mom. I started as a K2 student in SPH LV back in 1993 when the school first opened its doors. I recall my first day of school in SPH when the roads were not yet fully paved. I truly believe in SPH’s holistic Christian education because I was transformed by it myself. I hope that SPH students will be deeply transformed from the inside out – a heart that loves the Lord, a mind that has a genuine thirst for learning, and hands and feet that God uses to bless other people.