SJI is an all-boys-only secondary school that offers the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) Programme and Integrated Programme.
Female students may join the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in SJI (junior college/Year 5) after their GCE O-Levels.
• Admission to Secondary 1
Primary 6 boys are admitted into Secondary 1 at SJI based on the merit of their PSLE scores. Those with talents in sports, arts or innovation can apply to be admitted via Direct School Admission (DSA).
Those who are unsuccessful in gaining admission based on their PSLE score may appeal for a place at SJI if there are vacancies. Applicants appealing for admission to SJI MUST meet the cut-off point (COP) of the particular programme.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we do not admit boys into Secondary 1 who have not sat for the PSLE examinations or SPERS-Sec.
For more details, please see Admission to Secondary 1.
• Admission To Integrated Programme Secondary 3
The SJI Integrated Programme (IP) Secondary 3 is open for application to boys in Secondary 2 who are currently in the O-level programme and are NOT admitted to their current secondary school (other than SJI), via the Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise.
For more details, please see Admission To Integrated Programme Secondary 3.
• Transfer from Another Singapore School
Local students (boys only) wishing to transfer to SJI at Secondary 2 or 3 are required to sit for an SJI Entrance Test.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we do not accept any transfer of students into Secondary 4 as the 10 months duration available would not be sufficient time for the school to prepare the students admitted adequately for the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) examinations.
• Returning Singaporeans
Returning Singaporean boys who would like to join secondary schools at Secondary 1, 2, or 3 at the beginning of the next academic year are to register for the MOE School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans (SPERS).
SPERS-Sec is a centralised posting exercise conducted at the end of the year, usually sometime in October, for Returning Singaporeans who wish to join secondary schools at Sec 1, Sec 2 and Sec 3 at the beginning of the next academic year. Based on the applicant’s SPERS results, the applicant will be given a list of schools that he will be eligible for. The applicant will get to indicate his 6 school choices from the eligible list, and then MOE will post the applicant into a secondary school based on merit, vis-a-vis his school choices and available vacancies.
The advantage of registering for the MOE SPERS-Sec is that the results could be used to gain admission into the best available secondary school in order of merit that has a vacancy without the need for further testing by the school.
Those who would like to seek admission into SJI at Secondary 1 are advised to sit for the SPERS-Sec and use the SPERS-Sec results to gain admission. Boys who would like to seek admission into SJI at Secondary 2 or Secondary 3 at the beginning of the next academic year can also consider sitting for an SJI Entrance Test.
Visit the MOE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/returning-singaporeans for more information.
If you are considering a Catholic education for your son, visit the following links for more information on alternative Catholic schools: