Entry criteria for IB Programmes
IB Primary Years Programme & IB Middle Years Programme
The Primary and Middle Years Programme are open to all students at St. Johns from Grades K-10. The Programme is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from participation with appropriate stretch and challenge for all.
IB Diploma Programme
St. John’s International School operates an inclusive admissions policy and encourages all students to attempt the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. St. John’s also offers the possibility for students to follow individual, or a selection of IB Diploma Programme courses, as well as Advanced Placement (AP) courses, if the full IB Diploma is not suitable.
All candidates will meet with the admissions department, IBDP Coordinator and/or Counsellor, and Support Team (if needed), to help guide the candidate in their choices relative to the course selection.
Acceptance and access to the IBDP diploma, courses, and AP courses, will be at the discretion of the High School principal and will be based upon the student’s ability to access and benefit from the challenging international curriculum and programmes offered by the school.
Language Criteria for Admissions
English is the primary language of instruction throughout the school. We will consider those students who are not proficient in English if we believe that, over their projected time at St. John’s, they will be able to develop proficiency in academic English sufficient to enter the IB Diploma Programme. Grade 8 is the last year to which an absolute beginner English Learner is admitted to the school.
Acceptance to St. John’s is at the discretion of the principal.