OVERVIEW

Meet The Team: Romy And Caroline

Our Admissions officers are eager to meet you and show you around the school to get a first-hand look at the exciting learning activities happening in the classrooms at St. John's.

Romy Roodnat is Dutch and has been in Belgium for more than 20 years. She has two sons who graduated from St. John's. Caroline Tailor is British and has lived in Belgium for more than two decades and has a son and a daughter who graduated from St. John's. Both Romy and Caroline came to Belgium as expats and are very familiar with the logistics as well as the emotions that come with an international relocation.

 

Romy and Caroline have extensive experience in assisting families moving to Belgium and enjoy helping families, both in terms of finding a school as well as any relocation-related questions that you may be concerned about. 

We believe each child is unique and we provide the support needed for each student to reach their personal potential.

A consistent track record for achieving high academic results.

A comprehensive curriculum designed to cater for all students’ needs, focused on the International Baccalaureate programmes - the most highly regarded international educational programme of its kind in the world.

What sets us apart from other schools in the area?

High-quality maths and science programmes across the three school sections.

A fully bilingual programme from Pre-Kindergarten through to grade 5, multiple levels of French in all grades and the option of doing the bilingual IB diploma.

The option of many other languages for bilingual IB diplomas.

Significant and ongoing investment over the past twenty years in developing our campus, with the objective of giving our students the very best environment and facilities to work in.

A caring and welcoming community with 74% of St. John's families living within 10 kilometres of the school.

A safe location, just outside Brussels, with tree-lined residential areas around the school.

A Visual and Performing Arts programme and facility which many consider to be the best in Europe today.

A gated campus that provides a safe and secure environment for children to learn and grow.

Frequently asked Questions

HOW DO WE APPLY TO ST. JOHN’S? 
Please follow the link admissions process

HOW DO WE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VISIT THE SCHOOL? 
Please follow the link to make an appointment

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? 
Please see the tuition fees at https://stjohns.be/admissions/fees/

DO YOU HAVE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS?
We do not offer scholarships.

HOW MANY STUDENTS IN A CLASS? 
This depends per grade, but on average 16 students per class.

MY CHILD DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH, WILL HE/SHE STILL BE ACCEPTED AT YOUR SCHOOL?  
We offer English as an Additional Language (EAL): The acquisition of English as an Additional Language is recognised as requiring special provision for some students whose first or current academic language is not English. Teaching staff determine the need for additional help in English language acquisition, and language support is provided as appropriate. The level of teaching is adjusted to each student’s needs, with a balanced emphasis on the language comprehension and production demanded by their classes. 

WHAT ARE THE AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES?
We offer a large range of activities for all ages in the Fall, Winter and Spring, this includes a variety of competitive and non-competitive sports, music, drama, arts, cooking, chess, coding and much more.

FROM WHAT AGE CAN MY CHILD BOARD?

What age can my child board from? From the age of 11, but all boarding applications will be assessed and reviewed on an individual basis.

DO YOU HAVE A SCHOOL BUS? 
We have an efficient and extensive school bus system which services a wide area around Waterloo, including the centre of Brussels and surrounding cities, plus the towns in the larger Waterloo region. The service includes pick-up from your front door wherever possible. Our High School students serve as bus monitors to ensure the rules are followed by all students on the bus and to help younger students when needed. Our bus coordinator can provide you with approximate pick-up and drop-off times.