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St. Joseph's Institution International Q & A

An all-through Catholic school in Toa Payoh, St. Joseph's Institution International has a reputation for its impressive exam results, pastoral care and rigorous approach to teaching maths at elementary level.
Parents' Rating
4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
At a glance
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
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Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
SGD 30,500
Annual fees
SGD 28,250 - 32,986
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Opening year
School year
Jan to Dec
Roisin Paul (High School) Catherine Nicol (Elementary School)
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Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?


What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

We have a beautiful, large, landscaped campus situated in the heart of Singapore’s green belt adjacent to the MacRitchie Reservoir Park and easily accessible by public transport and car. Our facilities are well resourced and continuously improved.

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

40 nationalities.

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

More than 50% of the students enrolled in SJI International (HS) are Singaporeans.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?


If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

We offer IPC (International Primary Curriculum), ICGSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and the IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma programme.

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

Being a school firmly rooted in the Catholic faith, there are many opportunities for Catholic children to explore and deepen their faith. They may participate in weekly catechism classes as part of the extra-curricular activity programme coordinated by the Faith Formation Leader for the Elementary School, and we offer classes for preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion which are celebrated in the School Chapel. In the High School, the Religious Education programme we offer is intended to deepen a student’s conviction in his or her own belief, as well as to create in our students a deeper understanding and appreciation of people’s differences, religious as well as cultural, in order to make the world a more peaceful place. We stimulate the inter-religious relationship by including the study of Lasallian tradition and heritage within the RE curriculum.

Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

Physical Education is part of the Elementary and High School curriculum.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

Our school has an annual Holistic programme, Well-being week and Sports day for both Elementary and High School students.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?


What is the approximate average cost of a lunchtime meal?

On average, they would spend $5 on their lunchtime meal.

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

High School
Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 3 pm, Friday: 8.55am to 3.10pm
Prep School
Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 2 pm, Friday: 8.20am to 2 pm
Elementary School
Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 3 pm, Friday: 8.20am to 3 pm

Is there a school uniform?

Yes, we have a set of school uniform for Elementary and High School students respectively.

Please advise on your discipline policy?

All members of our community aspire to follow our school Code of Behaviour.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

Through the annual parent/teacher meeting.

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

The parent-teacher conference is conducted annually.

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

Chinese, Tamil, Malay, Hindi, Spanish, Indonesian, French, Japanese, Korean, Thai

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?


Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes. Our school has a Learning Support Team that work very closely with parents, classroom teachers, the pastoral team and outside professionals to identify how best to support our students on their learning journey.

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?


Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

Yes. The School Psychologist provides both educational consultation and assessment of students and leads the development of Positive Education (or applied Positive Psychology in education) at SJI International.

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes, SJI International has an Elementary School Parent Support Group (EPSG) and High School Parent Support Group (PSG) and Catholic Parents Group (CPG).

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?


This school is in a Best School by parents ranking

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