Why choose St John’s Grammar School?
Ten Reasons to Choose St John’s Grammar
- Real Australian culture and education
- Good teachers and resources
- SACE recognized worldwide
- Good reputation and high ATAR
- Good environment
- Excellent location
- Small proportion
- Reasonable tuition
- Care for individual needs
- Close contact with parents
You will have an amazing experience as a student in Adelaide. For more information about the city, one of the world’s most livable cities, please visit the Study Adelaide website.
St John’s Grammar is an Independent ELC – Year 12 School located in a picturesque bushland setting in the Adelaide foothills, yet less than 10km from Adelaide CBD, the capital city of South Australia.
Nestled in the leafy suburb of Belair in the Adelaide Hills, the School has panoramic views over the city of Adelaide and the coastline. The campuses are dotted with gum trees and abundant with native wildlife; koalas and parrots are as much a part of the School community as the students.
St John’s Grammar offers a peaceful, safe and stimulating learning environment for all students, from our Montessori based Early Learning Centre for 3 and 4 years olds, through to Year 12. The School community is comprised of approximately 1000 students, including up to 40 students on our International Student Program.
In addition to an extensive academic program, St John’s Grammar offers opportunities to take part in numerous and varied co-curricular events and activities including sports, creative arts, music and leadership opportunities.
St John’s staff, student leaders and homestay families work together to deliver comprehensive educational support for our international students to ensure they reach their full academic, social and ethical potential. The School is very successful in achieving excellent academic rankings and most of our students go on to University either here in Adelaide, interstate or overseas.
Our unique English program prepares International students to develop the necessary skills in the English language to meet the demands of schools in Australia. Many subjects are very language rich and even in Maths students need to write essays. It is very important that students meet the minimum English requirements to ensure a successful learning experience at St John’s Grammar School.
English language requirement and AEAS
An AEAS score is not essential at the time of application, but it is highly recommended. For information about the AEAS test, please refer to the AEAS website. Students are able to use results from other forms of English proficiency tests when applying.
Year Level & AEAS minimum score
- Up to Year 8 – 55 or equivalent
- Year 9 – 60 or equivalent
- Year 10 – 65 or equivalent
- Year 11 – 75 or equivalent
Application interview and entry assessment
All students will be interviewed when application documents are received. The successful applicants will also sit an English written and oral assessment at Orientation Day to determine the level of Intensive English course required.
St John’s Grammar School has a comprehensive, structured support program in place to ensure the emotional, social, physical and academic wellbeing of all students.
A dedicated system is in place for international students who need specific support. Available support includes, but is not limited to:
- Student Welfare
- Pastoral Care
- Learning support
- Behaviour Management
- Key staff support
- International Team