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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €13,200
to: €41,565
Address: Drève Richelle 146 1410 Waterloo Belgium

The school accepts children from 2,5 years of age.
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Belgian and USA with 30% and 16%

Ratio of local students to international students

30% local

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we offer English as an Additional Language.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and a Mother Tongue Programme for many other languages

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

In Early Years Years and Primary

Use of technology in the classroom

We work with interactive whiteboards in all classrooms and laptops (BYOD) from grades 4-12

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes we work with Microsoft Teams and Zoom

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

World religions, no faith formation

External examinations or assessments available


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

It depends per grade.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The various Support Services at St John’s are working closely with all teachers in a shared purpose of enabling the individual student to thrive physically, academically, creatively and personally. The services of Speech and Language therapists and an Occupational Therapist are also available upon request from teachers and parents. Therapy sessions can be arranged during or after the school day. The speech and occupational therapists work on a free-lance basis; therefore their services incur an additional charge, not included in the school fees.

Learning support offered

See our website www.stjohns.be under Primary School Support Services and Middle/High School Support Services

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We aim for each student to reach his or her personal potential, which includes advances students at different speeds/levels.

Student access to education psychologist

We haveffour counselors at our school for the educational and psychological support

Entry evaluation for students

We have placement exams to ensure students are placed at the right level for various subjects.

Waiting list

Not currently.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

August 10, but we accept students throughout the year as international relocations occur year-round.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

After-School only from 15:45-18:00

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required

Only in Grades 1-5.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Many diverse activities for all ages.

Sports activities included

PE classes 2/3 times per week and Dance 1 x week

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we have a competitive sports program by season (fall, winter, spring) for Middle and High School whereby the travel to teams in the region and surrounding countries for games.

Facilities at the school

Professional Theatre, Library, Science Labs, Study Rooms

Sports facilities at the school

Two gymnasiums, a fitness room, two outdoor sports fields, a softball field, baseball field, tennis courts, climbing wall

Grades/ages available for boarding

Ages 11 to 18.

Boarding facilities at the school

Rooms (double or triple), Common room, fully equiped kitchen, catering for dinner, laudry, theatre room.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our school’s values are companionship, integrity and respect. Excellence, service and social justice are the natural outcomes of our values. We celebrate diversity, and welcome families of all faiths and nationalities into our community. We enable our students to
develop their sense of identity,
spirituality and place in the world.
3. We nurture the concept and
practice of global citizenship,
through experiential learning
and guided reflection.
4. We help our students develop
a global perspective while
retaining a strong sense of
personal heritage.
5. We ensure that everyone is
accepted as unique and
worthy of respect.

Teaching approach of the school

We are an IB continuum school as we offer the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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