Sir John Wilson School (SJWS), one of the top-ranking private, English medium schools of Bangladesh, started its journey with only 9 students on August 29, 1995. The student body today stands at 1,675 and 160 academic staff members. The School is at present owned and managed by the United Professional Services Ltd, a concern of the United Group. The school comprises of a fully equipped, custom-built campus at United City which stands on land with the construction area of 23,496.78 square meters, with beautiful open fields, spacious Air Conditioned classrooms, state of the art swimming pool, Multipurpose hall, fully equipped Science & ICT labs, Art & Music rooms.   

The School is named after the late Sir John Wilson, a pioneer in the worldwide battle against disability. It began with the motto to provide quality education in English medium to the children of our urban society in order to build good citizens for tomorrow.

The school’s Mission is to empower students to acquire, demonstrate, articulate and value knowledge and skills that will support them, as life-long learners, to participate in and contribute to the global world and practice the core values of the school: respect, tolerance & inclusion, and attain excellence in education through adapting to new challenges.

The Mission is based on the belief that it is important that the school, together with the family of the students and the wider community, promote responsible attitudes and desirable behavior, enabling students to act with integrity, respect and to take responsibility for their actions.