The inception of Jakarta Nanyang School (JNY) was initiated by a group of prominent Indonesian businessmen, who wish to contribute to Indonesian society by building a modern school to provide high quality education to Indonesian youth. In 2008, a plot of land in BSD City was acquired. The total land area is about 4 hectares. JNY’s doors are open to students who wish to explore learning beyond the conventional in a global context. JNY operates in collaboration with Nanyang International Education Holdings, which oversees three very well established top educational institutions in Singapore, the Nanyang Family of Schools. JNY is modeled after the Nanyang Family of Schools in terms of education approach, curricula, teaching approaches, and emphasis on eastern ethics and culturalism. The media of instruction are in English, Bahasa Indonesia, and Mandarin. The construction of the school building was started in early 2011. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on 8 February, 2011.