INTRODUCTION TO St. Joseph’s Institution International

St Joseph’s Institution International is a Lasallian Catholic School, a private international school in Singapore, which offers the British curriculum (International Primary Curriculum), IGCSE examinations, and IB Diploma for students aged 4 to 18.


The school is located at the centre of Singapore, in the green belt adjacent to the MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore’s oldest reservoir. It is easily accessible by public transport and car.


St Joseph’s Institution International includes:
– The Elementary School for children from Prep 1 (Aged 4) to Grade 6 (Aged 12). The school follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for Humanities and Science, the Singapore Mathematics programme, and a combination of the English National Curriculum and the American System for Language Arts.
– The High School for children from Grade 7 to Grade 12. The school offers the IGCSE programme for Grades 7 to 10 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12.


Language of Instruction: English.

Extra Languages: Chinese, Tamil, and Hindi. Chinese is offered to all students in Elementary as a compulsory subject. Spanish has been added recently as an option for Upper Elementary Students and High School.

Language Support: YES. The school offers High School English as an Additional Language (EAL) for students whose English is not their first language and who require additional support; and English Language Acquisition (ELA) Programme for those students whose English language proficiency is not up to the required standard.


St. Joseph’s learning programme has four pillars: Academic; Outdoor Education; Service Learning; and Co-Curricular Activities. At Elementary School, the school offers a wide variety of activities: Sports, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Academics, Environmental, ICT, and more. It also offers Catechism Classes across all grades.

High School has many activities and clubs, and all students are encouraged to participate in at least one extra-curricular creative activity. Those activities include Clubs (some of them initiated by the students themselves), Music, Drams & Arts, Sports, Service Learning Programmes (such as Friends of the Zoo or Conservation Matters), and General Activities (Coding, Gardening, and Debate among others).


Number of students: Approx. 2000 students.

Number of nationalities: 4o different nationalities

Predominant nationality: INA

Class size Average: INA

Class size Maximum: 22-23 students.


Enrolment period: We will accept applications up to 2 years (24 months) in advance of the date of enrolment. We strongly advise early applications as we will close the Admissions Pool to new applicants of Grades, where we have received many applications.

Waiting list: NO.

Admission criteria: The Admissions Office will contact parents to arrange a suitable time to assess the student. Prep 1 to Grade 1 will undertake an observation assessment, and Grade 2 to Grade 6 a computerised and written assessment and interview. From grade 7 onwards will take an Admissions Test and Interview.

School Fees Structure:                                               Academic Year 2023-2024

Year Level                                                    Annual Tuition Payments                  

Prep 1 to Grade 4                                                 $ 33,011

Grade 5 to Grade 6                                              $ 33,173

High School (Grade 7 & 8)                                  $ 33,904

                                 High School (Grade 9 & 10)                               $ 34,802

Grade 11                                                                 $ 43,606

Grade 12                                                                $ 36,624

There are two terms in each academic school year and fees are invoiced termly with due dates being:  1st Term (January – June 2024), and 2nd Term (July – December 2024).




Uniform: YES.

Student Support: INA

Religion: Catholic


School Bus: INA

Boarding Services: YES. Boarding is available from Grade 9 onwards.

6 Reviews for St Joseph’s Institution International


72 Reviews

4.3/ 5

virtues programme in the Elementary School is fantastic

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4/ 5

a good balance of academics with a holistic programme and a strong character ed programme

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4.6/ 5

Great community, holistic, strong character education programme.

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4.5/ 5

The school is holistic with a strong character education programme and has a good service ethos.

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2 Reviews

We left SJI with a very bad memory

2.9/ 5

Be aware of the early withdrawal notice which is 28th Feb. In the end, I was asked to pay for next term school fees because of a late notice (our move abroad was confirmed in early April).
The school has a great record academically with fairly good teachers, but it was not as warm and caring as stated. Principals and teachers move to another school rapidly, the canteen is poorly managed, and over the years school uniforms have been changed so many times. Shame this school was highly recommended but we left it with a very bad memory!
I don’t recommend it if you are looking for a truly international school.

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1 Reviews

More academical than IB schools

3.6/ 5

My daughter is happy there as shedoes not mind challenges.

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