Welcome to St Joseph’s Family of Schools

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 Family of Schools which is made up of the national schools: St. Joseph’s Private Primary School and St Joseph’s Private Secondary School, and St Joseph’s International School Kuching, a private Catholic co-educational family of schools.

Located in Kuching, Sarawak, St Joseph’s Family of Schools is a group of schools 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 national schools had their 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. The international school started in January 2017 with 75 students in Year 7 and 25 students in Year 8.

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; Primary School: 329 students.

In 2016, we have a total of 461 students in the Primary School and 725 students in the Secondary School.

In 2017, we have 560 students in the Primary School, 790 in the Secondary School and 100 in the International School.

In 2018, we have about 660 students in the Primary School, 850 in the Secondary School and 195 in the International School.

Our Primary School provides education following the Malaysian national curriculum 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). These students sit for the national Malaysian examinations: UPSR, PT3 and SPM. The International School provides the IGCSE (The International General Certificate of Secondary Education) syllabus leading to the Cambridge ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels examinations.

The school is supported by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuching. The Primary School is run by the Franciscan Sisters of Sarawak; the Secondary School by the Jesuits; the International School by the Marist Brothers. Visit the website of the Jesuits of Malaysia-Singapore – MAS Jesuits. Visit the website of the international Marist Brothers – Marist Brothers.


Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuching


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Franciscan Sisters of Sarawak

The Marist Brothers

The Marist Brothers

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;” the Franciscan Sisters’ motto is Amare et Servire, “To Love and Serve;” the Marist Brothers’ motto is Ad Jesum per Mariam, “To Jesus through Mary.”