Our educational philosophy is simple; we want each and every student to explore, grow and learn in an exciting, engaging and dynamic way. Our young people are growing up in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty.
It is our task as educators to equip these young people with the skills, knowledge and an approach to life which will enable them to embrace their future with enthusiasm and success.
We are ambitious for our students academically. We simultaneously recognise the need for a broad and balanced curriculum. It is essential that they develop a diverse and adaptable skill set. We also want our students to develop the key skills that will help them develop into lifelong learners – to be inquisitive, mentally and emotionally agile, to challenge and be challenged, as well as to be open and creative.
Our educational philosophy is rooted in the history of our school and seamlessly dovetails with the aims and philosophy of the International Baccalaureate.
As one of the most established IB schools in Europe and now the first all-through IB school in Brussels, we are confident that we have found our perfect formula.
At St. John’s International School, we define international education as a commitment to helping our students become what the International Baccalaureate terms “internationally minded people,” who, “recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.”
Furthermore, for our students to become truly internationally minded global citizens, we acknowledge the need for our community to be guided by the following principles.