Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus

Convent Of The Holy Infant Jesus

Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus

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The Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) schools are a group of eleven all-girls Catholic schools in Singapore. The first CHIJ school in Singapore was established at Victoria Street in 1854, by nuns of the Sisters of the Holy Infant Jesus‎. Today, the group includes six primary schools, four secondary schools, and one full school at various locations around Singapore. The schools are often referred to as "IJ schools".

CHIJ Schools in Singapore

Primary Schools



Secondary Schools



Full School



The CHIJ secondary schools & full school are affiliated to Catholic Junior College.

History of the IJ schools

In Europe

In the year 1662, a Minim priest, saw the need for the education of the poor in France. He, therefore, recruited educated women to help set up his first school near Rouen. As the enrolment increased, more schools were established, and four years later, the ladies in charge of these schools began to live in a community under a Superior. This was the beginning of a religious congregation whose main work was the education of the poor. The year 1666, therefore saw the founding of the Congregation of...
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