a.s.b.l. St. John’s International School F.C.J.
St. John’s Drève Richelle 146, 1410 Waterloo, Belgium
Tel. +32 2 352 06 10 Fax. +32 2 352 06 20
International School www.stjohns.be
High School Profile
CEEB/SAT/ACT Nº 716370 Director Dr. Thomas Walters
IB N° 000093 Principal Dr. Marjan Blok
UCAS N° 47018 Guidance counselor Kevin Ebenezer
IB coordinator Marleen Robberechts
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY • Preparation for the International Baccalaureate and
Advanced Placement exams is offered in the following
• St. John’s is a private, co-educational, ecumenical day school
of 915 students, PK–13. The college preparatory High School,
began in 1971 and the current enrollment is 322. The class of Art and Design (IB) Geography (IB)
2010 will graduate 82 students. Biology (IB) German (IB)
• The High School professional staff consists of 42 full- or part- Business Studies (IB) Information Technology (IB)
time teachers and specialists in Support Services. The teacher/ Calculus (AP) History (IB)
student ratio is 1:9. Chemistry (IB) Mathematics (IB, AP)
Design Technology (IB) Music (IB, AP)
• The student population includes 23% Americans, 13% British
Economics (IB, AP) Philosophy (IB)
with 59 other nationalities represented. St. John’s parents
English Language (IB) Physics (IB)
hold various important positions in business and government.
English Literature (IB) Spanish (IB, AP)
• Waterloo is a suburb of Brussels, the capital of Belgium and French (IB) Theatre Arts (IB)
Europe and headquarters of the European Union and NATO.
• All classes are taught in English with the exception of
CURRICULUM AND ACCREDITATION— language classes.
• The school is fully accredited by the Middle States GRADING AND RANKING
Association of Colleges and Schools and the European
• Class rank is not computed but a weighted GPA on a scale of
Council of International Schools. The most recent
4.00 establishes a reasonably accurate estimate of percentile
re-accreditation occurred in 2003.
placement. The GPA is based on a junior year at St. John’s.
• The school awards a General Diploma and an Academic
• The school year is divided into semesters. Evaluations are
Diploma. A student may also work towards the International
given each quarter.
Baccalaureate Diploma which is awarded upon successful
completion of requirements set by the IB organization. • St. John’s uses a 7-point grading scale.
• Academic Diploma (28 credits) St. John’s Descriptor α-system
English (one credit beyond EAL) 4 credits 7+ Outstanding A+
Mathematics 3 credits
7 Excellent A
Science 3 credits
Visual and Performing Arts 2 credits 6+ Very Good A-
Lifetime Sports .5 credit 6 B+
Modern Foreign Language 4 credits 5+ Good B
Social Studies 3 credits Credit given
Religious Studies 2 credits
Physical Education/Health 2 credits 4+ Satisfactory C+
Information Technology .5 credit 4 C
Electives (selected from among IB/AP offerings) 4 credits 3+ Mediocre D+
• General Diploma (24 credits) 3 D
The General Diploma has the same requirements with the
2+ Poor F
exception of the four elective credits.
2 Credit not given
• Multilingual Seal: St. John’s awards a multilingual transcript
seal for students who demonstrate competency in three 1 Very Poor
or more languages. Such competency is documented by
successful completion of IB or AP exams.
EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS • SAT Summary (includes results of EAL and learning support
• International Baccalaureate students).
During the month of May 2009 testing session, 76 St. John’s
students took 486 exams. Forty-nine students took and
Class 07 08 09 10
passed the diploma. The average points obtained by diploma
Critical reading 521 544 575 585
candidates were 32 with the average grade being 5.05.
Math 527 576 580 614
The highest score in the IB Diploma (2009) was 40 points.
Writing 542 583 575
Students tested 23 34 22 21
• ACT Summary (includes results of EAL and learning support
Class 07 08 09 10
English 21 24.2 27.3 26.1
Math 22.7 25 27.4 27.1
Reading 25.3 24.2 30.9 23.3
Science Reasoning 23.7 23.3 26.9 26.8
Composite 23.3 24.6 28.1 25.8
• Advanced Placement Students tested 6 6 7 8
In May 2009, 34 students of the class of 2010 took 49 exams;
45 exams were graded at 3 or higher.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE DISTRIBUTION (GPA)
CLASS OF 2010 – JUNIOR YEAR ONLY
FURTHER SCHOOLING OF GRADUATES
Over the last two years, St. John’s graduates have enrolled in the following colleges, universities and professional schools:
Belgium Canterbury Christ Church The University of Kent Norwich University
Catholic University of Leuven University College at Canterbury Oberlin College
Facultés Universitaires Cardiff University The University of Leeds Old Dominion University
Saint-Louis Cass Business School, The University of Manchester San Diego State University
Ghent Universiteit City University, London The University of Nottingham Smith College
ICHEC Chelsea College The University of Portsmouth Southern Methodist University
Robert Catteau of Art and Design The University of Warwick State University of New York
University Catholique European Business School The University of Westminster at Albany
de Louvain, LLN Imperial College University for the Creative Arts The George Washington
Université Libre de Bruxelles Keele University University College London University
Vesalius College King’s College London Univeristy of the Arts, London The Ohio State University
Canada London College of Fashion USA The United State
McGill University Loughborough University Baylor University Air Force Academy
University of British Columbia Queen Mary, Bellevue Community College The University of Dubuque
University of Toronto University of London Bentley College The University of North
Egypt Regents Business School Butler University Carolina, Greensboro
The American University of Cairo Royal Holloway, Centre College The University of Michigan
Finland University of London College of Charleston The University of North Texas
Helsinki School of Economics SOAS Cornell University The University of Texas, Austin
Spain Southampton Solent University Elon University Western Washington University
Suffolk University, Madrid Staffordshire University Furman University Westmont College
Switzerland The University of Aberdeen Huntington University Williams College
Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne The University of Bath Louisiana State University The Netherlands
Franklin College The University of Cambridge Massachusetts Institute University College Utrecht
UK The University of Edinburgh of Technology
Bournemouth University The University of Glasgow North Central College
Camberwell College of Arts The University of Gloucestershire Northwestern University
Some students will travel, pursue a gap year, work or fulfill military obligations.