Applying to SJI International

Please click here to complete the Application Form.

Introduction

Welcome and thank you for considering St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) International as a school for your children. We recognise that the choice of school is one of the most important decisions any parent has to make for their child. We invite parents to contact the Admissions Office to arrange a visit to the school. This can be done through a private visit or as part of our Open House morning on 4 March 2017. Registrations for the Open House will be available on our website 2 weeks before the event.

General information about SJI International can be found in our Prospectus.

 

Admissions for the current academic year are accepted and welcomed throughout the year, contingent on space being available and students meeting the entry requirements for the School. There is no deadline for the submission of registration forms, however if a course is oversubscribed, applications may be closed; see Table 2 below for a list of places available.  In most year groups, providing that places are available, students are accepted throughout the school year. Parents are, however, advised to initiate the formal admission process at the earliest opportunity by contacting our Admissions Office.

Admissions for the 2018 academic year open on 6 March 2017 at 7:30 am. No applications (including e-mailed applications) will be accepted before the designated time. Expected vacancies for 2018 are detailed in Table 1.

Table 1: Age Requirements for 2018 Admissions

Admissions into Age of student on 1 January Applicant's Year of Birth Number of vacancies for January 2018
2017 2018 2019 2020  
Grade 7 12 years 2004 2005 2006 2007

Approximate 75

Grade 8 13 years 2003 2004 2005 2006

Approx 5 - 10 during 2018
(dependant on withdrawals from G7)

Students placed on the reserved list*

Grade 9 14 years 2002 2003 2004 2005

Approx 5 - 10 during 2018
(dependant on withdrawals from G8)

Students placed on the reserved list*

Grade 10 15 years 2001 2002 2003 2004 Full**
FIB10 15 years 2001 2002 2003 2004 A new class of 26 students
Grade 11 16 years 2000 2001 2002 2003 Approx 5 - 10
(dependant on withdrawals from Grade 10)
Grade 12 17 years 1999 2000 2001 2002 Full***

* The school cannot guarantee admission should no vacancy become available.

** It is not possible for students to enter Grade 10 as this is the 2nd year of the IGCSE Examinations. In exceptional circumstances, the school can consider students who transfer from other IGCSE schools where the student has already completed the full 1st year of the IGCSE course.

*** It is not possible for students to enter Grade 12 as this is the 2nd year of the 2 year IB Diploma Programme.

 

How to Submit an Application

Please complete the Application Form (using the link at the top of the page) and submit to our Admissions Officer, together with the additional documents (listed on the Application form) and the Application Fee. You can email the documents to Admissions Office, ensuring the Application Fee is paid by Bank Transfer. Alternatively, you can submit by hand with a Cheque or Cash. Applications can only be processed once all documentation is received.

Please read our Admissions Policy. By signing the Application Form, parents agree to the stated terms and conditions of the Admissions Policy.

Applications Process

The Admissions Process is as follows:

  1. Completed Application Form is submitted – this is only complete when all required documents are provided. Please note that we receive significantly more applications than places available and therefore there is no guarantee that an application will result in an offer of a place. 
  2. Grade 7 2018 - we will accept applications from Monday, 6 March 2017 until all our Grade 7 Admissions Testing slots have been filled. We strongly advise early applications. Applications received after all slots have been filled will be held on file in case we need to offer further Admissions Tests at the end of the year. Please note that we make Grade 7 offers by June which are definite offers irrespective of local students PSLE score - see below for our Wait List / Reserve List policy. Students applying for mid-year Grade 7 entry are able to apply at any time after our official open date, however we encourage early contact with our Admissions Office.  
  3. Grade 8 & 9 2018 - we will accept applications from Monday, 6 March 2017. As places in Grade 8 & 9 are dependant on withdrawals from Grades 7 & 8 the year before, our estimated vacancies are based on average historical withdrawals. After the Admissions Test, all applicants are placed in a Reserve List. Students will be reviewed when vacancy numbers have been confirmed - see below for our Wait List / Reserve List policy. Students applying for mid-year Grade 8 & 9 entry are able to apply at any time after our official open date, however we encourage early contact with our Admissions Office. Please be aware that we receive many applications for the relatively few places available. 
  4. Grade 10 FIB 2018 - we will accept applications from Monday, 6 March 2017 until all our Grade 10 FIB Admissions Testing slots have been filled. We strongly advise early applications. As this is a new class every year, we have 26 vacancies available - see below for our Wait List / Reserve List policy. Students applying for mid-year Grade 10 FIB entry are able to apply at any time after our official open date, however we encourage early contact with our Admissions Office.
  5. Grade 11 2018 - we will accept applications from Monday, 6 March 2017. Due to the limited places available, we conduct a Pre-application Review of all applications received. Based on this Pre-application Review, the school may recommend that parents not proceed if the school thinks the likelihood of admission is very small or unlikely (this review is carried out prior to any Application Fee being processed). Once the Pre-application Review is completed, recommended students are invited for an Admissions Test. As places in Grade 11 are dependant on withdrawals from Grade 10 the year before, our estimated vacancies are based on average historical withdrawals. After the Admissions Test all applicants are placed in a Reserve List. Students will be reviewed when vacancy numbers have been confirmed - see below for our Wait List / Reserve List policy. Final offers of admission will be confirmed before the end of the Academic Year (usually by the end of October) - long before the O Level results are available. Please be aware that we receive many applications for the relatively few places available. 
  6. The Admissions Office will contact parents to arrange a suitable time and date for the student to sit the Admissions Test and for an interview with the Principal / member of the Senior Team. For Grade 7 2018 applicants, we plan to begin testing in the week of 13 March 2017, and it is likely to take place over a 10-week period. We will continue testing for other grades over the course of the Academic Year. All students must complete the Admissions Test (see details below). 
  7.  Our Admissions Review Committee (chaired by the Principal) conducts a holistic review of batches of applications. Our Admissions Office will inform parents (at the time of confirming the testing date) when their child’s batch is likely to be reviewed.
  8. The Admissions Review Committee makes one of the following decisions: a) To offer a definite place; b) To place the student on a Wait List or Reserve List; or c) To inform parents that the application is not successful.
  9. Our Admissions Office will inform parents of the outcome of the admissions process as soon as possible after the Review Committee makes its decisions.

Wait List - Students are placed on a Wait List if there are no definite vacancies available. The Wait Listed students will be allocated a number and the parents will be informed. The Admissions Office make subsequent offers in numerical order. Students at numbers 1- to 3 will be informed of their position as soon as there is a change. Students stay on the Wait List for at least the first term of the Academic Year. We do not roll over applicants to the next Grade and Year.

Reserve List – Students on the Reserve List are not placed in numerical order and will be reviewed periodically only to increase the numbers of the Wait List. Students stay on the Reserve List for at least the first term of the Academic Year. We do not roll over applicants to the next Grade and Year.

Admissions Tests and Interview

The compulsory Admissions Tests take place from 12 noon to 4pm on a date determined by our Admissions Office, in consultation with parents and the Principal. Students must expect to be in school for up to a total of four hours (including the Interview).

The Admissions Test consists of the following:

  • Aptitude Test (MCQ): 30 minutes (20 mins G11)
  • Mathematics Test (MCQ): 60 minutes (Students must bring a scientific calculator)
  • English Test: 60 minutes (Oxford on-line Placement Test)
  • Language Test (We conduct language tests in Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Tamil or Hindi (if appropriate). This is only used diagnostically to determine class placement and does not form part of the Entrance Test criteria)

Each applicant will have an informal 15-20 minute interview with the Principal/ Member of the Senior Team immediately after the Admissions Test.

Offer and Acceptance of a Place

Our Admissions Office will inform parents of the outcome of the Admissions process as soon as a decision is made. If the applicant is offered a place, parents will be asked to confirm acceptance within the designated time period (usually 2 weeks). Acceptance of a place is only confirmed upon payment of the Registration Fee and Security Deposit. The Registration Fee is non-refundable. Refund of the Security Deposit is subject to the notice period as outlined on both the Application Form and Fees page of the website.

Payment of the Term 1 Tuition Fees must be received 12 weeks prior to the start of the Academic Year. Once paid, school fees are non-refundable.

When a student is transferring from one international school to another, and we receive notification from the current school of outstanding financial obligations we will delay the student’s admission until a satisfactory arrangement to settle the account has been made.

Table 2: Availability for 2017 Admissions

Admissions into 2017 Applicant's date of birth Number of vacancies
Grade 7 Student's year of birth will be 2004 Full
Grade 8 Student's year of birth will be 2003 Full
Grade 9 Student's year of birth will be 2002 Full
Grade 10 Student's year of birth will be 2001 Full*
FIB10 Student's year of birth will be 2001 Full
Grade 11 Student's year of birth will be 2000 Full
Grade 12 Student's year of birth will be 1999 Full**

* It is not possible for students to enter Grade 10 as this is the 2nd year of the IGCSE Examinations. In exceptional circumstances we can consider students who transfer from other IGCSE schools if the student has already completed the full 1st year of the IGCSE course.

** It is not possible for students to enter Grade 12 as this is the 2nd year of the two-year IB Diploma.

 

For further information, please contact our Admissions Office.

Telephone: (65) 6353 9383

Email: admissions.hs@sji-international.com.sg

Request a Visit

There is no better way to get a feel for a school than to visit. We invite you to contact us in order to book a no-obligation tour of the High School. Please include the name and date of birth of the prospective student, which grade they are interested in/applying for and the expected date of enrolment.

Our Admissions Officer will be in touch by the next working day. We will do our best to accommodate your request for a specific visit day but ask for your understanding if we are unable to do so.

Please note that we do not offer tours at the weekend.


Contact

  • SJI International, 490 Thomson Road, Singapore 298191
  • High School (all enquiries): (+65) 6353 9383
  • Elementary School Admissions: (+65) 6871 5261
  • Elementary School: (+65) 6871 5202