St. John's International School is a prestigious private educational institution in Belgium, which has been leading its history since 1964 and has proved itself in the best way for more than half a century. The institution is truly international - today representatives of more than 60 countries of the world are trained here! The institution operates all levels of education, from kindergarten to senior high school grades, with all levels of the school being conducted according to the International Baccalaureate standard, one of the best and highest standards in the world. A high overall level of the institution is confirmed by accreditation and membership in prestigious organizations:
The system of instruction is aimed at the all-round development of students, the education of the ideals of kindness, peace and mutual understanding in them. Students have excellent opportunities to develop their potential and talents, professional teachers and mentors do everything possible to create a cozy home atmosphere. Students of St. Petersburg John's International School demonstrate a high level of development and knowledge, enter the best educational institutions around the world and achieve brilliant results in the field of work and professional activities. The campus is located in the beautiful town of Waterloo just 15 kilometers from Brussels and has an exceptional level of equipment.
St. John's International School is the perfect choice for those who care for their child and wish him a better future!
St. John's International School conducts unique educational programs for early education and kindergarten for children aged 2.5 to 6 years. The institution operates its own system of children's education - Timbertops program, which includes three stages and a number of outstanding achievements. Features include:
Children are in the garden in exceptionally comfortable and pleasant conditions, teachers have a high level of skill and rich experience, they know how to build the right atmosphere. Children develop comprehensively, study reading, writing, various sciences, are engaged in creativity and sports, draw, sing, are engaged in a garden and plants and do many more interesting things. The fundamental foundations, which are laid at an early age, have a significant impact on the formation of personality, and correct and competent instruction at this stage determine the success of a person throughout life. After the completion of the preparatory programs and kindergarten, children move to primary school.
Beginning with the second stage of training (Pre-kindergarten), a special program of a dual language is built into the educational process, which involves conducting simultaneous sessions in two languages and, accordingly, mastering them at the highest level. In the classroom there are two teachers (respectively English and French), each of which spends half of the session. Not only children and teachers are actively involved in the educational process, but also parents. Due to the high quality of the program and the professionalism of teachers, children actively learn languages and move to school, having a good level of knowledge.
The cost of education in early childhood education programs and in kindergarten:
St. John's International School offers an elementary school program in accordance with the IB Primary Years Program (PYP). It is designed for students aged 3 to 12 years and includes extensive areas of knowledge, sciences and skills. It is an international transdisciplinary program designed to promote the holistic development of children - social, physical, emotional and cultural - in addition to a serious academic level. PYP provides basic principles and standards for what and how students should learn, includes recommendations on teaching methods and recommendations on best practice assessment. PYP offers an appropriate complex and attractive educational framework for all children, which provides better preparation for participation in the IB Middle Years (MYP) program.
The PYP program in St. Petersburg. John's International School includes 5 extensive basic elements:
Six basic subjects are studied for six special courses throughout the year:
The studies are divided into 6 interdisciplinary topics of global and local significance. Themes are held in an in-depth mode and include reflection on important issues:
Through concepts, students are critical of the world around them. PYP identifies eight key concepts that are central to understanding:
Teaching and learning is aimed at developing the necessary skills that go beyond the subject. Skills are important for lifelong learning and include:
4. ATTITUDES ATTITUDES
Much attention is paid to the development of interpersonal communication skills, communication, mutual respect between people and the environment. PYP approaches cultivate the following qualities in children:
As the knowledge and understanding of each child increases, teachers encourage them to think and reflect on their education and take appropriate responsible actions both inside and outside the school environment.
Teachers who work with children have an exceptionally high level of education and experience, build a special system of relations with children, where all participants in the process work closely and communicate on an equal footing. The evaluation system includes two types of assessments:
The qualitative curriculum and high professionalism of employees stipulate a high level of development and help children to enter the adolescence with a lot of knowledge and skills. Pupils easily transfer to the middle classes and continue their studies on the IB Middle Years Program.
A special program for preschool and early school children, which involves learning and learning in two languages simultaneously: English and French. With the children there are two teachers at the same time, one of which spends his part of the session in English, and the second - in French. The program implies broad involvement in the learning process of the student, teachers and parents, whose joint efforts allow achieving effective results. The full program is designed for 7 years (preparation for kindergarten, kindergarten, grades 1 to 5), and its main result is the mastery of English and French as a native language.
Tuition fees for Primary School programs:
In the middle grades of St. John's International School continues to study the International Baccalaureate Standard (IB) and begins its next step - Middle Years Program (MYP). The program is very flexible and takes into account all the features that have developed in the country, and also takes into account the requirements of the national education authorities to local training standards. MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16 years and provides training aimed at encouraging and developing creative, critical and reflective qualities. MYP especially focuses on the development of intelligence, helping children to put together their theoretical research into subjects with the realities of the world around them. This contributes to the development of communication skills, intercultural understanding and interaction, and the emergence of globally developed leaders who are able to change the world around them.
The global advantages of IB Middle Years include:
The program is based on the study of a complex of disciplines, divided into 8 broad groups:
In the course of the training, special projects are also conducted, which provide the pupils with the opportunity to demonstrate all the acquired knowledge and skills. The type of project depends on the length of the training according to the MYP standard:
After successful completion of the school, the students go on to the next stage and continue their education in the senior classes.
Tuition fees for Middle School programs:
St. John's International School offers high school programs in the most stringent and best standards, including prestigious programs:
Training is conducted during 11-12 classes, and a special program Thirteen Year Offering - in the 13th grade. Adolescents choose for themselves the preferred program and directions of development - regardless of the choice, all students receive a high level of knowledge and skills and enter adulthood, having an exceptional level of development and independence. The school gives graduates a diploma of high school (The High School Diploma) and through the accreditation of such prestigious organizations as the Association of Secondary Colleges and Schools and the Council of International Schools awards two diplomas on completed school education:
To receive a diploma, you must complete a full course of studies during the 9-12 grades. In addition, the student can study at the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which is awarded if the requirements of the International Baccalaureate Organization are successfully met.
St. John's International School offers a unique program of the thirteenth year of schooling for students who need additional support and who want to solve certain tasks:
Students attend class 12 classes + some additional courses and disciplines, attend creative classes and go in for sports. The program helps participants improve their knowledge and fulfill their goals.
Tuition fees for High School programs:
The prestigious international standard of the International Baccalaureate, which is available in St. Petersburg. John's International School at all levels of education ends with the graduation program Diploma Program (IB DP). The duration of the training is 2 years, the curriculum is extensive and includes several sections:
1. Items (one of the options):
2. Research work
3. Special course "Theory of Knowledge" (Theory of Knowledge)
4. Course on practical work "Creativity, sport and social work".
A large number of courses are available at the school both at advanced and standard levels: schoolchildren have the opportunity to choose the ones that are necessary for them for further study and development. Much attention is paid to the development of critical thinking skills and perception of the world, responsibility and performance. The course promotes all-round development through intellectual, personal, emotional and social spheres. To successfully complete the course and receive a diploma, several conditions must be fulfilled:
Graduates of the International Baccalaureate John's International School annually demonstrate high test scores and enter the best educational institutions of the country and the world.
Items according to IB DP standard, available in St.Petersburg. John's International School:
1) Group 1. Language and literature studies:
2) Group 2. Language mastering:
3) Group 3. Individualities and societies:
4) Group 4. Science:
5) Group 5. Mathematics:
6) Group 6. Art:
The cost of training on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) is 35550 € / year.
The prestigious standard of high school, adopted by the educational systems of the US and Canada. The program consists of complex courses and examinations at the college level for secondary school students. St. John's International School is the only school in Belgium that offers AP courses. The course lasts two years, and its successful completion provides huge benefits for admission to colleges and universities. AP-accessible items available at school:
At the end of the course, individual exams for each subject are graded from A to F, with only A, B and C being considered successful. Graduates annually demonstrate high results in examinations and enter prestigious universities all over the world.
The cost of training on the program Advanced Placement (AP) = 35550 € / year.
The institution has a residence of a premium class, where everything is necessary for a comfortable life. Children live in 2 or 4-bed rooms with a full set of necessary furniture and household appliances, with bathrooms for each room. In addition to the bedrooms in the residence there is a large common area with a kitchenette, necessary appliances, furniture, comfortable sofas and a pool table. Also there is a mini-cinema for 30 seats with a large screen and ambient sound. Various utilities are available, including self-service laundries. Employees help children solve all problems and are ready to solve problems around the clock.
The food in the institution is managed by Sodexo, the world leader in quality nutrition, serving 75 million people a day. Sodexo does not just deliver products, but aims to help children and young people make the right choices and take care of their diet. The dining room offers a wide range of healthy dishes, including a salad bar, pasta dishes, vegetarian dishes, as well as healthy and tasty snacks such as fruit, cocktails, yogurt, sandwiches, breakfasts and soups. The cafeteria is not just a dining room, but a place for pleasant meetings, conversations and pastime in a pleasant friendly company.
IMPORTANT! The number of seats in the residence is limited, so you should deal with accommodation as early as possible.
Cost of living (per year):
Along with the prestigious academic program. John's International School conducts an intensive and very successful program in athletics. Professional school teams regularly participate in International School Sports Tournaments (ISST), where for many years they have won awards in track and field athletics, volleyball, golf, tennis and basketball. Each level corresponds to certain sports: elementary school gives general physical training, in middle children are determined with their preferences, and the most advanced are the teams of the senior school. Available sports:
Visual and performing arts also occupies an important place in the education system. The goal of the program is to give students the opportunity to realize their creative potential, developing critical thinking and understanding of the fundamental elements in each subject area. Types of creativity:
Outside the classes and classes of children and teenagers, an exciting and rich life awaits, the rhythm of which will not bore anyone. A large number of educational and entertaining events are held on and off the campus:
The campus covers an area of 12 acres in the municipality of Waterloo near Brussels. There is everything necessary for comfortable study and life:
The academic year is divided into semesters:
Tuition fee (for the year, the price is indicated in €):
Level / Program
Grades 1-2 (Primary School)
Grades 3-5 (Primary School)
Grade 6 (Middle School)
Grades 7-8 (Middle School)
Grade 9 (High School)
Grades 10-13 (High School)
IMPORTANT! The main language of school is English. Admission commissions may decide to enroll a student who does not speak the language sufficiently if they are confident that the student will be able to raise the level to the required level within a certain period of time. Such a system operates up to grade 7.
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.