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Overview of SJI Education

SJI offers its secondary school boys a dual track education comprising an Integrated Programme (IP) and an ‘O’ Level programme (OP). The IP track is a 6-year programme comprising of 4 years of secondary education integrated with 2 years of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Years 5 and 6. The 2-year pre-university IBDP admits boys and girls (co-education). The ‘O’ Level track is a 4-year programme leading to the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations at the end of Year 4. Based on their O-level examination results, they can apply to continue the IBDP at SJI, or pursue courses at other junior colleges or polytechnics.

An SJI education aims to educate the whole person. At SJI, we focus on nurturing our students to learn how to learn and to learn how to live, so that they can be empowered to grow into Men and Women of Integrity and Men and Women for Others. We operate based on the values of Faith as our foundation, Service as our way, and Community as our support.

Hence, our broad-based academic curriculum integrated with a comprehensive student development curriculum focus on providing a balanced and holistic education with a strong emphasis on character formation and leadership development. We develop each boy according to his talent and interest, to prepare him for the real world beyond school. We not only want our students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions that will prepare them well for post-secondary education and the future but also to be able to live a meaningful life driven by passion in the service for others.

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Year 1 – 4
(O-Level Programme &
Integrated Programme)
Year 5 – 6
(International Baccalaureate
Diploma Programme)

Dual Programme Education

Respectful of each boy’s ability and development pace, with transfer possible between programmes.
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Academic Programmes (Years 1 - 4)

The broad-based academic curriculum prepares our O-level track boys well for the GCE 'O' level examinations by helping them to learn how to learn. This curriculum comprises GCE 'O' level subjects in the following main subject areas: English Language, Mother Tongue Language, Mathematics, Sciences and Humanities.

This same broad-based academic curriculum also provides our IP-track boys with a strong academic foundation and the ability to learn how to learn so that they are well prepared to undertake the IB Diploma programme at JC level.

SJI is one of five schools that has been approved by the Ministry of Education to admit boys from the Gifted Education Programme who prefer the GCE 'O' Level track.

Levels of Learning at SJI (Year 1 - 4)


The Levels of Learning is the core framework behind the Cognitive Development component of an SJI education. It describes the Josephian student as moving from foundational subject-based knowledge, to extending learning by adopting an inquiry-mindset motivated by interest and passion, and eventually making use of this knowledge in service to the community in authentic settings.

While the Levels of Learning are designed with the IBDP in mind, all SJI students at the Lower Secondary years will have a chance to participate in all 3 Levels of Learning.

To support our students in their academic and non-academic pursuits, all Secondary 1 students will be required to bring their own personal computing devices/notebook computers to their classes as part of our Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programme.

Student Development Programmes (Years 1 - 4)

The comprehensive student development curriculum prepares both our IP and O-level track boys well for the real world beyond school by helping them to learn how to live. This curriculum comprises various programmes which are aimed to develop the necessary life skills such a moral compass, effective communication, personal effectiveness, working with others and understanding the community. These programmes include: