Transport & Mobility

St.John’s International School is housed in modern buildings and located in a quiet, tree-lined, residential area of Waterloo. The area is very family focused and many families live within walking distance of the school, or else in the surrounding suburbs of Ohain and Lasne. This proximity encourages a strong sense of community in school life, which also benefits our families living in the Brussels Capital Region and surrounding towns and cities.

St John’s is only 15 minutes south of Brussels. The highway that passes Waterloo makes for easy access to destinations in all directions.

There are many ways to reach St. John's International School:

On foot

Many St. John's families live in the surrounding neighbourhoods and enjoy a walk to school. Pavements and pedestrian crossings in front of school ensure that this is a safe and healthy way to get here. Each morning and afternoon, our maintenance team, staff and members of the administration help our students get to school safely by managing the crossings and the entryways into school.

By bike

Since about 70% of St. John's families live in or near Waterloo, many students choose to bike to school. The streets in Waterloo have bike lanes and many streets have light traffic. We recently increased the number of bike racks on campus to encourage more students to come by bike.

On the school bus

We have an efficient and extensive school bus system which services both for the wider area around Waterloo as well the greater Brussels’ region. The service currently includes pick-up from your front door wherever possible. 

We are currently investigating to install general pick-up points on the various routes extending our service further and speeding up travel times.

Our high schoolers serve as bus monitors to ensure all students follow the rules on the bus and to help younger students when needed. Our bus coordinator can provide you with approximate pick-up and drop-off times for more specific locations.

You can see the routes here as well as the current maximum travel times:

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SCHOOL BUS ROUTES & TRAVEL TIMES
1. WALLOON BRABANT

Endpoint: Louvain-La-Neuve

2. FLEMISH BRABANT

Endpoint: Tervuren

3. BRUSSELS SOUTH - FOREST & UCCLE

Endpoint: Forest Park

4. BRUSSELS SOUTH - ST. GILLES & IXELLES

Endpoint: Place Stéphanie

5. BRUSSELS SOUTH - FOREST & UCCLE

Endpoint: Churchill

6. BRUSSELS EAST – THE WOLLUWES AND BEYOND

Endpoint: Montgomery

7. BRUSSELS EAST – THE WOLLUWES AND BEYOND

Endpoint: Kraainem

8. WATERLOO

Endpoint: Circular Route

9. BRUSSELS EAST – THE WOLLUWES AND BEYOND

Endpoint: Herman Debroux


BY TAXI

If you are looking for a fast way for your children to reach school, we can arrange direct, door-to-door personal taxi service for you from any location. Please ask our admissions office for details.

By car

St. John's has an effective one-way "drop off" route on campus in the mornings which allows for the quick, safe and easy drop-off of students of all ages. Students can be dropped off right at the entrance door to go directly into the hallway. Staff members ensure the safe entry of walkers and bikers while allowing for a smooth drop-off for those coming by car.

Public transport

High school students have an additional option to get to school, via public transport. A free bus, provided by the city of Waterloo, runs from the Waterloo train station to a stop within walking distance of St. John's.

TRAIN

There are regular train services from the centre of Brussels (to the north) and Nivelles to the South. A free bus, provided by the city of Waterloo, runs from the Waterloo train station to a stop within walking distance of St. John's.

 

 

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