Welcome to St Joe Private

Click here for a pdf file of the Registration Form for St Joseph’s International School

Congratulations to
St Joseph’s School Marching Band
for emerging as
Champion in Division III A
with the score of 90.1,
and also for winning
Best Colour Guard, Best Music, Best Overall Effect,
Best Percussion and Best Visual Awards
in the USBands Yamaha Cup
held at the MetLife Stadium,
East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
on 26 September 2015

Kuching school band tops in US

as reported in Kuching school band tops in US, The Star, 3 October 2015

St Joseph’s School Marching Band

emerged champion in the Division III A category after scoring 90.1 as a result of a stellar performance at MetLife Stadium at East Rutherford in New Jersey. They also swept all caption categories including the highest scores for visual, music, overall effect, percussion and colour guard to upstage 53 other top high school bands at the September 26, 2015 competition. Twenty five students of St Joseph’s Private School took part in this event. Read about it in SJS Marching Band triumphs at US Bands Yamaha Cup 2015, The Borneo Post, 3 October 2015

Welcoming the band members back to Kuching on 1 October 2015

Welcoming the band members back to Kuching on 1 October 2015

SJS band success makes state, country proud

St Joseph’s School did the state and country proud when its marching band took first place in the recent US Bands Yamaha Cup in New York. Read about it in another article, SJS Band Success makes state and country proud, The Borneo Post, 3 October 2015

Parenting Teenagers Course at St Joseph’s Private School

3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 October 2015


An upward view of the school new building from the ground level central void.

Soaring up: A skyward view of the school building from the ground level central void.

Welcome to the website of St. Joseph’s Private Primary and Secondary School, a private Catholic co-educational school that follows the Malaysian National School curriculum.

Located in Kuching, Sarawak, St. Joseph’s Private School is a school of high academic standards and a non-profit enterprise where all students are encouraged to discover an enthusiasm for learning and a spirit of enquiry, whilst also benefiting from a community which nurtures pupils as individuals and promotes the importance of shared values. These values are human moral values as well as religious values.

The school had its first intake of Primary 1 and Primary 2, and Form 1 students in January, 2012.  In 2012, we had 44 students in our primary school and 105 in our secondary school.

For 2013, in our Primary School, we had two classes of Primary 1, one class of Primary 2, and one class of Primary 3, with a total of 117 students. For 2013, in our Secondary School, we had one Transition class (32 students), three classes of Form 1 (106 students) and three classes of Form 2 (105 students) with a total of 243 students.

For 2014, we have a total of 383 students in the Secondary School and 216 in the Primary School.

In 2015, for the Secondary School: 561 students;

Form One (5 classes) = 176

Form Two (5 classes) = 176

Form Three (3 classes) = 106

Form Four (3 classes) = 103


Primary School: 329 students;

Primary One (3 classes) = 99

Primary Two (3 classes) = 95

Primary Three (3 classes) = 65

Primary Four (1 class)=  36

Primary Five (1 class) =  34


Primary School Students

Primary School Students

Our Primary School provides education for pupils aged 7 to 12 years (Primary One to Six) while the Secondary School caters for students aged 13 to 17 years (Form One to Five). Our students sit for these national examinations: UPSR, PT3 and SPM.

Students of the Secondary School

Students of the Secondary School

The school is supported by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuching. The Primary and Secondary schools are managed by the Franciscan Sisters of Sarawak and the Jesuits respectively. Visit the website of the Jesuits of Malaysia-Singapore, MAS Jesuits.


Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuching

Society of Jesus

Malaysia-Singapore Region of the Society of Jesus

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Franciscan Sisters of Sarawak

Our mission is to provide education beyond the ordinary by developing the God-given potential of every student to the full. The Catholic character of this school is very strong. The Jesuit motto is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam “For the Greater Glory of God,” and the Franciscan Sisters’ motto is Amare et Servire “To Love and Serve.”