St. Joseph’s International School is a Catholic School managed by the Board of Directors, St. Joseph’s Private School Management Berhad (Company No. 981967-X). It was granted a license (Ref.: KP.BPS.SPIPS700-2/9/190(7) dated 28 November 2014 by the Ministry of Education, Kuala Lumpur to start in January 2017.
The school is located at the former SK St. Teresa, Padungan, Kuching. In 2017, St. Joseph’s International School opened its doors to three classes of Year 7 (equivalent to Form 1) and one class of Year 8 (Form 2).
The school is managed by the Marist Brothers (official name is FratresMaristae a Scholis (FMS) – The Marist Brothers of the Schools, founded by a French priest, St. MarcellinChampagnat in 1817), and they are aptly assisted by a team of trained, experienced and dedicated teachers.
St. Joseph’s International School will offer the Cambridge syllabus leading to the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A-levels (Advance Level) examinations. The books to be used are sourced from the United Kingdom. All subjects will be taught using English as the medium of instruction. Malaysian citizens are required to study Bahasa Melayu, Pendidikan Islam or Pendidikan Moral, and Sejarah Malaysia.
St. Joseph’s is a single session and co-ed school with lessons from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Development of soft skills such as the creative arts – music, drama and dance, and the nurturing of interpersonal skills and leadership qualities are all provided in a holistic education.
St. Joseph’s International School welcomes both foreign and local students.