On foundation in 1996 the school adopted the Latin motto:
Non scholae sed vitae dicimusa
This when translated literally means, we learn, not for school, but for life. Right from the inception of Sekolah Ciputra our founders made it clear that our school serves the purpose of preparing students for the challenges of life. This is why we take enormous pride in the academic success our students enjoy, the universities they get accepted into and the way in which our children participate in such a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We take pride in producing confident balanced students who can understand different points of view. We value experience, resilience participation and effort. Our school vision expands on the motto when it talks about preparing students for a changing global society.