A Word From Our Head

Kevin Foyle

For over 60 years, St. John’s has been providing a high-quality education to expatriate and local families of the greater Brussels area. We are proud of the impact that we have had on generations of students.
St John’s is a holistic international school community with a long and illustrious history of providing high-quality education. We are rooted in tradition yet forward-looking and always keen to learn and develop our thriving provision. 

We are focused on supporting the students in our care to become happy and successful global citizens and we provide a high quality, all round, academic education based upon the curriculum of the renowned International Baccalaureate. We combine this with a wide variety of exciting extracurricular experiences across the performing arts, sports, and fine arts, both on site and around the world.   

All of this takes place within a wonderfully warm and welcoming international community that celebrates the cultural variety that people from over 60 nations and six continents provide. We are located in the peaceful, historic town of Waterloo, close to the offerings of Brussels, the administrative centre of the European Union, but without the big-city congestion.   

A visit to our website will provide you with insight into the life of our happy school community. However, only a visit to our campus can really illustrate the warmth and vibrance of the learning environment. 

I look forward to welcoming you in person to St John’s in the not-too-distant future.

Mr. Kevin Foyle - Head of St. John's International School

a path towards success

A Path Towards Success

Our school is situated in Waterloo, a cosy town of about 30,000 inhabitants with a family feel. Over 20 percent of the population are expatriates, and this is a very friendly, inclusive, and easy place to live, where everyone is welcome in the community.

At St. John’s, we believe that high quality education encompasses academic rigour, sporting and artistic opportunities, as well as the well-being of the entire learning community.

Our school is a caring and joyful space in which students are supported, challenged and their unique talents nurtured and encouraged.

We believe it is critical that learners engage with the complexity of real-world issues, because we know that we are preparing students for the future, and that future depends upon the students who graduate from St. John’s.

Vision and Mission

To be the best holistic international school community in Belgium

To prepare students to be happy and successful global citizens

Three Promises:

  • Academic Promise: An outstanding inquiry-based education delivered through the IB Continuum
  • Community Promise: A warm, welcoming and active international community
  • Extracurricular Promise: A multitude of exciting and enriching ECA experiences

Our Values


  • Respect: A community based on courtesy, collaboration and celebration of successes and differences
  • Integrity: The courage to be true to ourselves, to each other and to our world 
  • Companionship: The kindness to befriend and strength to accompany

How we teach and learn:

Our teaching engages and challenges all students in a holistic manner, serving their intellectual, social and emotional needs. Through inquiry, students are led to make connections with their prior knowledge and the wider world, and they develop the skills to collaborate, problem-solve and self-manage as learners. Students are inspired to be curious, reflective and aspirational lifelong learners.

our school history

Our History

The school was founded in 1964 by the FCJ - a Catholic order of nuns. Throughout the years it has built its reputation for excellence on a foundation of exceptional academic programmes as well as sports and the visual and performing arts.

An early adopter of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, our school now has over 40 years of IB experience. St. John's offers the full range of Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

Since 2016, St. John's is part of Inspired, a global group of over 80 premium schools.

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