St. John's is widely regarded by many as one of the best international schools in Europe. To provide the school with a platform for coherent and dynamic development, we have drawn up clear guiding statements supported by a vision, mission, and values, which we believe positively differentiates us from other international schools.
For more than 50 years, St. John's has been providing a high-quality education to expatriate and local families of the greater Brussels area. We are proud of the impact that we have had on generations of students. The school was founded in 1964 by the FCJ. It has built its reputation for excellence on a foundation of exceptional academic programs and athletics and the visual and performing arts throughout the years. In 2016, the school transferred ownership to the Inspired network of schools, with over 51 sister schools right across the globe. This is an exciting step in the school's history and brings a wealth of opportunities for our students and staff to collaborate and share best practices.
Inspired sets a new standard in premium private education with handpicked teachers and a dedication to excellence that permeates every school aspect. Integrating innovative, challenging, and enriching academic, performing arts, and sports programs, Inspired's students leave with outstanding results, a love of learning, confidence, and a firm value system that prepares them to embrace the challenges life throws at them in their future endeavors. An Inspired education extends beyond traditional academia's confines to tuition in life and public speaking, study methods, and time management. Inspired schools nurture each student's unique individuality, talent, and self-assurance, equipping them to take on the world with the skills and confidence to ensure success as leading global citizens of tomorrow.
The primary years are the vital foundations for all future schooling in a student's life. If children experience learning as fun, relevant, and valuable, they will develop a positive attitude towards education. Here at St John's International School, our dedicated and experienced teachers use the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum to plan student learning. This program emphasizes the development of the whole child – intellectual, social, emotional, and physical aspects of learning – within our unique international context.
Our team of highly experienced international educators works together collaboratively to develop the Programme of Inquiry, which is unique to St John's, considering our geographical location in the heart of Europe. We are proud to offer subject lessons taught by specialist teachers, which are interwoven into the program through the program's Transdisciplinary nature. The PYP is an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning, which results in students having the skills to question the world in which they live. They grow up as confident individuals with their own opinions and reflect on learning from a critical perspective.