We are a Lasallian Catholic school in an international setting, and our entrance criteria reflect our aim to ensure a balanced intake for our school which acknowledges our ethos and heritage. We aim to enrol children who are able to fully participate in the life of the school, in accordance with our mission statement. We review all our applications against the criteria below to ensure that we maintain within our student enrolment the best possible balance of children whilst recognising the principles and values of our mission.
|Catholic Faith||As a Lasallian school, we prioritise applications from Catholic families; your child's baptism certificate is required as part of the application process.|
|Siblings||We prioritise sibling applications whilst considering all other entrance criteria. Please note that siblings need to be successful in our entrance assessment; each sibling is treated as an individual.|
|Academic Ability||We are academically selective and all children must pass a period of observation and assessment (Early Years) or an entrance assessment. The entrance assessment features computerised testing in English Language, Mathematics and Developed IQ, along with an interview. We are not able to admit a wide spectrum of children with special educational needs as we do not have the resources to support them. If your child has received learning support in the past you may wish to contact us for more information.|
|Ability and Desire to Learn||
We admit children who can make the most of the opportunities that we have on offer. Children must be able to work alongside other children in a cooperative manner, behaving well in class and around the school.
We teach in English and all children must be fully fluent in this language. This is assessed as part of our entrance assessment.
|Returning Students and Board Recommendations||
SJI has a strong tradition in Singapore and we acknowledge returning students and Board recommendations when considering applications.
|Residency, Citizenship and Diversity||
Children must be resident in Singapore with at least one parent and be in possession of an appropriate immigration pass. A child must hold a Dependant’s Pass, Permanent Resident Pass, a Diplomatic Passport or, a Student Pass. The school strives for a balance of diversity amongst all classes.
|Children of Staff||
Our teaching staff receive prioritised places for their children.
Parents should advise if there are exceptional/extenuating circumstances in the family as these may be able to take these into account.
|These criteria are subject to regular review and amendment. Applications will be managed in accordance with the most current admissions policy.|
|We admit children from the year they turn 5, into Prep 1, to the age of 12, into Grade 6. The correct grade of entry by year of birth and last academic grade attained.|
|Age Grade Boundary Chart for Year 2021|
|Age in Years||Date of Birth||Grade Level||School Calendar Year||Number of vacancies for Term 1 2021|
|5||2016||Prep 1||Jan - Dec 2021||Very limited places|
|6||2015||Prep 2||Jan - Dec 2021||Full|
|7||2014||Grade 1||Jan - Dec 2021||Very limited places|
|8||2013||Grade 2||Jan - Dec 2021||Very limited places|
|9||2012||Grade 3||Jan - Dec 2021||Full|
|10||2011||Grade 4||Jan - Dec 2021||Very limited places|
|11||2010||Grade 5||Jan - Dec 2021||Limited places|
|12||2009||Grade 6||Jan - Dec 2021||Closed|
|Age Grade Boundary Chart for Year 2022|
|Age in Years||Date of Birth||Grade Level||School Calendar Year||Number of vacancies for Term 1 2022|
|5||2017||Prep 1||Jan - Dec 2022||66|
|6||2016||Prep 2||Jan - Dec 2022||Limited places|
|7||2015||Grade 1||Jan - Dec 2022||Limited places|
|8||2014||Grade 2||Jan - Dec 2022||Limited places|
|9||2013||Grade 3||Jan - Dec 2022||Limited places|
|10||2012||Grade 4||Jan - Dec 2022||22/23|
|11||2011||Grade 5||Jan - Dec 2022||Limited places|
|12||2010||Grade 6||Jan - Dec 2022||Limited places|
|Age Grade Boundary Chart for Year 2023|
|Age in Years||Date of Birth||Grade Level||School Calendar Year||Number of vacancies for Term 1 2023|
|5||2018||Prep 1||Jan - Dec 2023||To be confirmed|
|6||2017||Prep 2||Jan - Dec 2023|
|7||2016||Grade 1||Jan - Dec 2023|
|8||2015||Grade 2||Jan - Dec 2023|
|9||2014||Grade 3||Jan - Dec 2023|
|10||2013||Grade 4||Jan - Dec 2023|
|11||2012||Grade 5||Jan - Dec 2023|
|12||2011||Grade 6||Jan - Dec 2023|