Harapan Bangsa Primary School was founded in 2008 to continue  the Happy Holy Kids Kindergarten program.  Both schools are afiliated under Tunas Cahaya Bangsa Foundation and was founded by 4 board leaders, Mr. Ronny Runtukahu, Mr. Doni Prasetyo, Mr. Daniel Henson, and the late Mrs. Lenny Priskila Tan who was the first principal of both schools. Their vision was to create future leaders through Christian education and shaping them to be intellectual, maximum, and have Godly character. With a motto of “Making Life Better”, the school’s founders believe that a better future generation needs to have a Godly character, they need to know their true life purpose as early as possible, and they need to grow and nurtured in their fullest potential.On its first year, Harapan Bangsa Primary School started its journey with a class of 20 students and 5 teachers, took place in the original school building in Jln. R.E Martadinata, Balikpapan. The following year, God blesses the school with a new school building located in Jln. Indrakilla, northern Balikpapan. The current school building was used for the first time in the beginning of academic year 2010 / 2011. Thankfully, the society of Balikpapan quickly learns about the school’s quality and how it’s different from other conventional schools. The school started to grow exponentially and admits almost a hundred of new students each year.In February 2014, the school entered a rough patch as Mrs. Lenny Priskila Tan passed away, but by God’s guidance, Mrs. Alexandra Melissa Petrusz (Mrs. Amy) became the successor of the school leadership to replace Mrs. Lenny’s position. On the same year, Harapan Bangsa Primary School released 25 of its first batch of 6th graders who graduated to secondary school.In July 2016, Harapan Bangsa Primary School changed its brand name into Harapan Bangsa Integrated Christian School – Primary Level (HBICS-Primary) in sequence with HBICS Secondary and High School level. Currently, HBICS Primary has almost 400 students and employs 36 faculty members. In the future, the school will continue its journey to become the best Christian school in Balikpapan which will create high quality christian learners and future leaders.