Background

Background:
The school was inaugurated in September 2001 in Sharm el Sheikh to provide quality education for both Egyptian and foreign resident students from pre-school up to the end of the primary stage. In September 2002, a preparatory department was added, and in September 2003, the school introduced the secondary department with two different curricula: Egyptian and American. We have been accredited from AdvancED since 2004 when we began offering the American Diploma Program from Pre KG to Grade 12 for the Egyptian and foreign students. In March, 2010 we were revisited by the AdvancED inspectors and received our re-accreditation by the NCA-CASI  (North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvements – the name of AdvancED’s accreditation division). In March 2015, St Joseph’s Private Language School was accredited again for another 5 year term, exceeding the average standard of AdvancED schools worldwide.

The school currently offers accommodation for Pre-School, Elementary, Middle School, and High School students within the age range of 3 to 18 year olds. English is the language of instruction and we set high standards for all of our students. 
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Mission
      Our mission is to implement quality standards into our curriculums and teaching approaches to make our students stand out in society academically and professionally.

Vision
      Our vision of the school is to make it a place where children feel safe, learning is an exciting experience and students are provided with the opportunities, which secure their successful future in the chosen careers. Our vision is to make the school a place where everybody feels respected and appreciated regardless of their nationality, religion or culture. Our vision is to make sure the level of education is high, teachers are professional and the curriculum meet the standards of excellence

Philosophy:
The philosophy of SJAS is to create an excellent learning environment for the overall development of our students, thus enabling them to contribute positively to the local community and society as a whole. We intend to assist our students in preparing them to face challenges imposed on them by the information, globalization and modern technology era.

Aims:
  • In our pursuit of academic excellence, we aim to provide quality education to our students by hiring qualified teaching staff with professional knowledge and experience.
  • We aim to create an atmosphere of happiness, security and constructive encouragement to promote students’ positive attitude towards learning.
  • We aim to propagate ideas of tolerance and understanding towards different nationalities, cultures and religions.
  • We aim to encourage our students to exercise the value of cooperation, responsibility and self-discipline.
  • We aim to foster the habits of care for the environment on a local as well as global scale.
  • We aim to educate, encourage and challenge all students to fulfill their emotional, social and physical potential.
  • We aim to make our students aware of the benefits from the opportunity of studying and living alongside people from various parts of the world, thereby facilitating the total development of each child within an ever-changing global society.

We aim to do this by:
  • Developing students’ skills and building creative minds to serve the society.
  • Providing teachers who are committed to the education and care of the students and ultimately strive to prepare them for higher education.
  • Defining how and when we will communicate with parents so that clear information is provided about the school and the progress and development of their children.
  • Providing parents with information on the process assessment and issuing regular reports and grades.
  • Providing an environment that is safe, pleasant and disciplined.

We want our students to:
  • Develop a sense of self-discipline and responsibility for their actions.
  • Develop a sense of identity, achievement and self-worth.
  • Develop empathy for other children’s attitudes.