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22 August 2016

London, August 22, 2016 -- Inspired, a leading operator of premium schools in Europe, Australia, Africa and South America, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire St. John’s International School in Waterloo, Belgium, with the transaction expected to close at the end of the month.

St. John’s International School was founded in 1964 by the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) and is a leading international school in Europe  St. John’s provides an outstanding education to 700 students between the ages of two and eighteen years, representing more than 60 nationalities.

Sister Brenda FCJ, President of the St. John’s Board of Directors, and Ray Holliday-Bersegeay, Head of School, stated, “We are excited that St. John’s is joining the Inspired community of schools.  Both Ray and I feel our school’s educational philosophy and ethos, along with our educational programs and engaged community fit perfectly in the Inspired network.  To become part of this leading and well-respected network will help further enhance our educational programs and provide multiple opportunities for growth for St. John’s teachers and students.” 

Nadim M Nsouli, Founder & Chairman of Inspired, commented, "We look forward to welcoming the students, parents and staff of St. John’s into our family of schools. We believe this represents an exciting development for both Inspired and St. John’s and look forward to working with the school’s leadership team to build upon the school's impressive history of providing families in the greater Brussels area with world class international education." 

Inspired ( is a leading premium schools organization in Europe, Australia, Africa and South America. Inspired’s expansion is backed by Educas (, an education investment firm founded by Nadim M Nsouli. The addition of St. John’s will expand the group's global network to a total of 23 schools, providing an outstanding education to over 15,000 students. As part of Inspired’s family of international schools, students and staff at St. John’s will benefit from the support of world-leading educational experts and access to state of the art learning platforms.

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