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Humble Beginnings

   Mentari Intercultural School Jakarta (MISJ) is located in the south of Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta. MISJ is one of four schools under the umbrella of Yayasan Perkembangan Anak Indonesia (The Indonesian Foundation for Children's Development). Mentari Intercultural School Jakarta runs a program for Grades 1 – 12 and has a population of over 1,100 students with 553 students enrolled in the Junior and Senior High Schools. MISJ Junior High School opened in 2005 with 24 students and graduated the first batch of Junior High School students in 2009. In 2015, the Senior High School was opened and the first batch of High School students graduated in June 2017.


   Yayasan Perkembangan Anak Indonesia is made up of five women with the vision of providing high quality, international education for Indonesian children that will not only give the academic preparation needed for higher learning, but also equip them with the skills and attitudes needed to be responsible and socially conscious members of society.


   The Foundation started out with the Mentari Preschool in 1994, and subsequently established Sekolah Mentari Elementary in South Jakarta in June 1999. It started with first grade and since then, a new grade level was added every year until it became a full Elementary School (Grades 1 - 6) in 1999. In 2004, Sekolah Mentari Elementary was officially accredited by the Ministry of Education, enabling the school to conduct its first Ujian Akhir Nasional (UAN - The National Examinations) for its first batch of Grade 6 students.


   MISJ Junior High School became an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) World School in 2008 and in 2015 the MISJ Senior High School building was completed was accreditation was received to begin delivering the IB Diploma Programme (IB DP).