We are a community of lifelong learners whom you can trust as a friend to empower your children to be successful beyond schooling; whom your children can stay happily and safely to learn and play. Leading by Yayasan Cinta Keluarga, we are made to grow since 1999 by Najelaa Shihab and Dewi Soeharto, who believe that the future awaits young great generation to lead and to create a harmonious society.

For about 20 years, we have emerged the extensive programs to unfold every child’s potential for what they love. In developing 5 stars values in our students, Cikal applies innovative teaching methods and provides school facilities to ensure whole rounded child needs are met.

As per our plan to continue transforming beyond the conventional definition of schooling, we are sure the implementation of our personalized curriculum circle for each and every single one of our students, our competencies based digitally integrated curriculum for all levels, will be even more fun and meaningful.

The reflection process among teachers, students, and parents throughout the years will be a lifelong journey of bridging our children to be leaders of the future.

Cikal is a learning community committed to creating lifelong learners who may give meaningful contributions to make a difference in this world.

Our Vision and Mission


Our Vision,Cikal is a learning community committed to creating lifelong learners who may give meaningful contributions to make a difference in this world.

Cikal 5 stars competencies are our main objectives implemented in the whole school atmosphere planning, teaching and assessing in all levels of interaction. Our aim is to be a community of lifelong learners making a difference through everything we do, every single day. The question of whether we “practice what we preach” is a continuous reflection in the way we do things between all members of our community educators, parents, students.

The Cikal 5 Stars competencies are a range of competencies that consist of specific knowledge, attitudes, skills, and actions, which we believe are important for the development of the whole person.

Cikal 5 Stars Competencies

Cikal 5 Stars Competencies are:

  1. Self-regulated learner

  2. Emotionally, spiritually and morally rich

  3. Skillful and an effective thinker

  4. Broadminded and physically sound

  5. Empowering member of just, sustainable and peaceful global society

Our Mission, in Cikal we are aiming to :

  • Establish stability in every individual student, emotionally, morally, and spiritually

  • Cultivate skilled and effective learners

  • Create independent learners

  • Build insightful and physically sound learners

  • Actively empower a global community to constantly promote sustainable actions in realizing fairness and peace

We explore and support children's potential through 5 ways (5Cs) and apply it through 14 dimensions of competencies. The 14 dimensions of Cikal are:

Understanding that competency grows differently in every individual, Sekolah Cikal believes that personalization is the key to nurturing it at its best. According to the U.S. Department of Education (2010), personalized learning is when instruction is paced to learning needs, tailored to learning preferences, and tailored to the specific interests of different students.

The students drive their own learning, connect learning with interests, passions, and aspirations, develop the skills to select and use appropriate technology and resources to support learning, demonstrate master of content in a competency-based model, employ assessment as learning, becomes self-directed learner who monitors progress and reflects on learning based on mastery of the knowledge and skills.




As we explain Cikal 5 Stars Competencies as our vision and mission, our curriculum circle below will give the clear connection between the school’s vision and mission as “Cita”, the way or “Cara” in which learning interaction happens, and the school’s program as “Cakupan” or vehicle for every member of the school community to develop their 14 dimensions to the fullest

Cikal Curriculum Circle

Core Circle: Sekolah Cikal Aim (5 Star Competencies)

Sekolah Cikal Curriculum aims at the 5 Star Competencies. It is broken down into 14 dimensions. The 14 dimensions are a translation of Sekolah Cikal 5 Star Competencies in the form of competencies that can be measured. The specific learning outcomes throughout these dimensions will later be expressed in curriculum documents and called the written curriculum.

Middle Circle: Sekolah Cikal Way (5Cs)

The second part of the curriculum model defines the Sekolah Cikal Way in attaining the 5 Stars Competencies. The Sekolah Cikal Way consists of the strategies of delivery and is called the taught curriculum.

Cikal Way - 5 Cs

Outer Circle: Sekolah Cikal Program

This is the outer layer of the Sekolah Cikal Curriculum Circle. Sekolah Cikal Personalized Cikal Programs consist of the Required and Elective Programs that refers to the needs and interests of each individual student. Every student will have their own Personalized Curriculum Circle, allowing them to choose programs that support their prioritized dimension.

Sekolah Cikal has self-directed Programs and Practices consisting of Core and Required Learning Areas. Students (together with teachers and parents) choose from the list of programs and practices according to their individual targets and needs. Also, we nurture their greatness by using a personalized approach supported with digital integration.




The process to attain the competencies at Cikal is divided into 9 (nine) phases from Preschool to Secondary School as follow:

  • Phase A : Kelas Adik-Adik (6 to 24 Months old)

  • Phase B : Kakak-Kakak - Pre Kindergarten (2 to 4 Years old)

  • Phase C : Reception Junior - Reception Senior (4 to 6 Years old)

  • Phase D : Year 1 - Year 2 (6 to 8 years old)

  • Phase E : Year 3 - Year 4 (8 to 10 years old)

  • Phase F : Year 5 - Year 6 (10 to 12 years old)

  • Phase G : Year 7 - Year 8 (12 to 14 years old)

  • Phase H : Year 9 - Year 10 (14 to 16 years old)

  • Phase I :  Year 11 - Year 12 (16 to 18 years old)

The phases above show how curriculum levels typically relate to years at school. Many students do not, however, fit this pattern. They include students with special learning needs, students with special needs, and students with no prior knowledge of the language being learned, regardless of their school year.




Programs in Sekolah Cikal is a set of curricula whose learning objectives are organized in phases (of competency development). All programs are the media students use to achieve the prioritized dimension. Below are some principles for Programs in Sekolah Cikal:

1. Cross-site implementation

Students are allowed to choose and join programs from different sites of Sekolah Cikal to cater to their needs and interests.

2. Type of Class

Some program groups are given options to be implemented offline AND blended. The blended type of class is only applied in Language Studies, Social Studies, and Math program groups for Year 7 up. While these program groups are given options of offline and blended, the inclusion program group is ONLY offered blended.

3. All programs comply with the same standards and expectations

Regardless of the amount of the credit, or whether the program is held after school or within the school hour, every program is the same. Every student might have a unique timetable and whether a program is “required” or “elective” refers to every student’s needs. The used to be called “club” is just a program, the same as others.

4. The length of every program is a minimum of one semester

The discussion on how the students perform in a program will be done every term during PCC Talk. The students can only change the program or change type of class, the minimum after 1 semester.




  • The International Baccalaureate® (IB) 

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. Cikal has been already authorized to offer IB programmes.  

  • Cambridge International Curriculum 

The Cambridge international curriculum sets a global standard for education and is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. Our curriculum is flexible, challenging and inspiring, culturally sensitive yet international in approach. Cambridge students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. They also gain the essential skills they need for success at university and in their future careers.

  • The Indonesian National Curriculum 

The national curriculum is set forth based on the national education standards to ensure the achievement of National Education Goals. The goal of basic education is to develop learners’ basic intelligence, knowledge, personality, noble character, as well as skills to live independently and to continue their education.

National education standards consist of standard content, process, the value of graduates, teaching staff, facilities, management, fees, and scores. The curriculum is basically developed based on diversified principles related to the educational unit, regional potential, and learners. The standard learning process consists of exploration, elaboration, and confirmation.




At Cikal, we develop Collaboration, Leadership, and also Individual potential by having the house systems for students in the Reception to High school levels, and also for all teachers and staff into four houses:

Members of each house are grouped into special buddies with one teacher and one student from each year level grouped together until the end of their academic year in Cikal.  This group collaboration will always be in action on a special school event, such as Pesta Rakyat 17 Agustus, Sports Activities, Art events, and also Book and/or Social service weeks.



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