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A very, very warm welcome to St. John’s International School! We are delighted to share our vision of how St. John’s students live our values every day. The school combines the traditional values of companionship, integrity and respect with the rigours of a 21st-century international education. We are a very inclusive school, open to children of all nationalities, faiths and cultures.

Some 600 students from 55 countries attend St. John’s in our Pre-K through grade 12 structure. We run the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes throughout, with the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). More than 90% of our graduates take and pass the IB diploma exams with excellent results and subsequently, attain exceptional college placements.

Co-curricular programmes are a vital part of the St. John’s educational experience. Our arts and athletics activities are consistently regarded among the finest in Europe. All St. John's students have the opportunity to develop their creative abilities in the art studio as well as in our superb Performing Arts Centre, which includes a 400-seat theatre and reception area, dance studio, choir, orchestra, music and practice rooms.

For budding athletes, the St. John’s Lions sports teams involve students from 6th grade onwards in 12 different sports, and our high school teams consistently place well in the International School Sports Tournament (ISSTs) at the end of each season.

There are further opportunities for students in our Model United Nations (MUN), Model NATO, the International Awards programme, maths and science competitions, economics programmes, clubs, field trips and so much more.

St. John’s International School is a “not for profit” organisation, owned by Inspired, an international group of premium schools educating more than 15,000 students across four continents. A statement of excellence in private education, lnspired is a co-educational, independent schools group designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential through a nurturing, progressive academic environment. lnspired schools offer a fresh and contemporary approach to education by combining traditional teaching methods and curricula with a dynamic, relevant and powerful model that reflects current attitudes.

As a group, we believe in identifying and developing the unique talents of each student, building their confidence and equipping them to take on the world with the skills and self-assurance to ensure success. Each lnspired school has a strong reputation for academic, cultural and sporting excellence, which encourages students to learn in a relaxed, self-disciplined academic environment. The lnspired schools have proven to be beacons of excellence with ground-breaking achievements in all aspects of their holistic educational provision.

It would be a pleasure to meet you on campus for a visit in the near future. In the meantime, I invite you to take explore our website to better understand the components that have given St. John’s the reputation of being one of the premier international schools in Europe. 

Elaine Purves, Head of School

“We seek to inspire, challenge and prepare students within the framework of a nurturing, caring ‘family’ environment."



St. John’s is regarded by many as one of the best international schools in Europe. In order to provide the school with a platform to develop in a coherent manner, we have drawn up clear guiding statements supported by a vision, mission and values, which we believe positively differentiates us from other international schools.

Our vision

Learning that empowers, perspectives that inspire, a community that cares and excels.

Our mission

Our international education is student-centred and holistic, encouraging personal excellence in Academics, Arts and Sports. We celebrate diversity and instil in our students the open-mindedness to think globally. We promote individual responsibility for life-long learning, service and achievement.

Our values

Companionship - the gentleness to befriend and strength to accompany
Integrity - being true to ourselves, to each other, and to our world
Respect - the appreciation of diversity amongst peoples, languages, cultures and beliefs.


“Our past is as important as our future."

For more than 50 years, St. John’s has been serving the expatriate and local communities 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 Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ), and throughout the years has built its reputation for excellence on a foundation of exceptional academic programmes as well as athletics and the visual and performing arts.





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