Beacon Academy was founded in 2007, at a time when there was a need for a truly international and innovative school in North Jakarta.

Beacon Academy started from humble beginnings with 23 students in Primary 1 in a refurbished warehouse back in 2008. Being the first school to combine the International Primary Curriculum and Cambridge Primary, students were gaining their knowledge, skills and understanding in a rigorous and fun way. Beacon Academy immediately stood out as an educational institution of choice for parents who wanted something creative and different for their learners.

Over five years, the Academy continued to invest in quality teachers and raised the ‘learning-bar’. Students at the Academy are known in the community as being the most profound and knowledgeable, as learners are fully immersed in the connectedness of their learning with the world around them. Over the years, and with rising student numbers, there has been an increased focus on the use of technology, sports and the arts with the new campus in Kelapa Gading designed to accommodate these priorities.

Joining the Academy is like joining like-minded families who understand that the world is no longer a place for traditional schooling. The Board of Management from the Ginza Group of Companies’ vision of the future is to ensure that the Academy is known for its pursuit of excellence. The new campus has been built with love and passion under the stewardship of Academy Director, Richard Sidharta, to provide learners with an avenue to imagine, create and innovate as they learn, so they stand out and make a mark for themselves in this dynamic and ever-changing world.


The Ginza Group of Companies founded Kiddie Planet, a Montessori-based preschool in Sunter, North Jakarta

Director Richard Sidharta joined the foundation to commence their primary school named Beacon Academy in the warehouse next to Kiddie Planet that we refurbished for this purpose. The foundation was formed on 26 October 2007, the date that is now celebrated as Founders Day in our annual school calendar.

On 21 July 2008, Beacon Academy opened its doors to 23 Year 1 student.

The foundation secured a 2.3 hectare land in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta as discussions to build a new purpose-built campus developed.

On 8 June 2012, a ground-breaking ceremony was held on-site as construction commenced.

On 26 August 2013, students were welcomed into our current campus in Kelapa Gading.

Beacon Academy was authrorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the Diploma Programme, kick-starting our entry into pre-university education.

Beacon was proud to host its first graduating students, successfully completing the requirements of the IB programme, with all performing about world and Asia-Pacific averages.

The Academy made the shift towards The International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP).

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