International Schools in the Philippines
International schools in the Philippines are getting bigger and bigger. It’s quite hard to choose which school is the best and suited for your child/children. There are a lot of factors to consider like the location and its ambiance; the security, the tuition fees; the curriculum/program they offer; the extra-curricular activities provided for the children; the school facilities such as the classrooms, IT laboratory and availability of personal computers, Science laboratory, sports facilities, libraries, clinics, theater and audio-visual rooms, auditoriums, playgrounds, comfort rooms, parking lots, and many others; and the standard of the school which comprises the quality of education and the character, ethics, morals and values of all the staff of the school starting from the lower management up to the top including the faculty members.
Here’s a list of some of the best international schools in Metro Manila:
First is the Australian International School (AIS). Formerly Esteban School, this is considered to be the first and only international school in the Philippines that offers an Australian High School Diploma and at the same time, employs the Australian Curriculum while observing the Australian school year at the level of Senior Secondary.
The school is into high range of sports such as Soccer, Basketball and AFL (Aussie Rules Football) so, if your child is more of a sports-minded type, this school is the right choice.
It also provides Enrichment Programs for continued growth and development of the children like the Clubs, Athletics, Outreach Activities, Annual Musicale, Kumon Math, My Masterpiece Movement and Catechism.
- Courses Offered: Preschool – Grade School – High School
- School Address: 2332 Chino Roces Extension, Fort Bonifacio Taguig City, Metro Manila
- Contact Number/s: (+632) 844.9915 and 844.9913
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: aismanila.org
Second is Brent International School Manila. A school that started out as a boarding school for the sons of American families based in the Philippines, it was then developed into a normal day school while maintaining its co-educational boarding system and has now three operational campuses in Baguio, Subic and Laguna. The school is open to all students regardless of nationalities, race, faiths and backgrounds as long as they can adapt to the Western-style quality education of the school.
- Courses Offered: Upper School, Middle School, Lower School / Early Learning Center
- School Address: Brentville Subdivision, Barangay Mamplasan, Biñan, Laguna, 4024 Philippines
- Contact Number/s: +63 (2) 697-9043 local 521, +63 (49) 511-4330 to 33
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.brent.edu.ph/
Third is Southville International School. An international school noted to have a complete array of educational programs starting from the Basic Education (preschool, lower school and upper school) up to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Degree program and college degree courses.
To date, it has now expanded into five campuses namely: the Elizalde Campus for Nursery-Grade 2 and provide I.N.N.O.V.E. Education Solutions; the Munich Campus for Nursery-Grade 5; the Luxembourg Campus for Grade 6-Grade 11; the Luxembourg CAA Campus for the College students and the Tropical Campus for Grade 12 and IB, some college classes, Scholastic Reading Center, the Capital Market & Entrepreneurship Center, the Taylor Training Center, the I.N.N.O.V.E. classes and other function rooms.
Aside from the said curricula, various special academic achievement enhancement programs like English as Second Language (ESL), Tutorials, and the INNOVE (allows students to finish their curricular programs online or on mixed-mode media) are provided as supports for further development of students.
- Courses Offered: Basic Education / International Baccalaureate / College
- Degree Courses: AB Mass Communication; AB Media Arts; BS Accountancy; BS Business Administration (Major in Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management); BS Entrepreneurship; BS Information Technology; BS Nursing; BS Psychology; BS Tourism and Bachelor of Elementary Education with specialization in Special Education (SpEd)
- Double Degree Courses: BSBA Marketing Management with BS Entrepreneurship and BSBA Human Resource Management with BS Psychology
- Special Programs: Microsoft IT Academy, Capital Market, Amadeus, Scholastic, Abacus, I.N.N.O.V.E., U.S. Work & Travel; and Outreach Program
- School Address: 1281 Tropical Ave. Cor. Luxembourg St., BF Homes International, Las Pinas City
- Contact Number/s: (632) 825.6374 / (632) 825.2358 / (632) 820.8702-03
- Website: www.southville.edu.ph
Fourth is the King’s School. A British school in Manila providing British education in an international setting but also observes the English National Curriculum; the standardised curriculum of over hundreds of British schools worldwide.
King’s School is a very academic school that requires an entrance exam for incoming students before being accepted. Originally from England, this posh, private school provides the utmost academic courses such as Basic and Advanced English, Poetry, Music, Sport, Drama, educational trips and other activities that form part of the curriculum.
When it comes to tuition and other fees, be ready for a bigger budget since their fees are quite higher in value as compared to other schools.
- Courses Offered: Early Years – Primary School
- School Address: Bradco Avenue, Aseana Business Park Paranaque City, Metro Manila Philippines 1700
- Contact Number/s: (+63 2) 519 5799
- General Info Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Admissions Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.kings.org.ph
Other international schools to be considered are:
International School Manila. Formerly an American school that was founded by a group of American and British parents living in Manila. Soon after, it was converted into an international school as they started to accept diverse and multicultural students for the levels of Elementary, Middle and High School.
As part of their progress and development, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program and the Advanced Placement (AP) courses are introduced already to the High School curriculum.
To know more about this school, you can drop by at their address: University Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City 1634, Philippines or opt to contact them at Tel: (632) 840.8400, or you may visit their website.
Singapore School Manila. An international school that follows the Singaporean curriculum is and caters to the level of students starting from Preschool (Nursery to Kinder 2), Primary Level (grades 1 to 6), Lower Secondary Level (grades 7 to 8), University of Cambridge IGCSE (grades 9 to 10) and Cambridge International AS/A Levels (grades 11 to 12).
When it comes to language, the school provides a trilingual type of education covering British English, Filipino and Mandarin. Aside from the above school curriculum, after school activities are also offered such as music, taekwondo, football, performing arts, and many others.
For further inquiries, they can be visited at Lots 4 and 5, Block 5, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City, Philippines or call them at +632.851.0022 / 851.1221 and browse thru their website.
Reedley International School. Another international school with a curriculum based on the McRel program from the USA while the Science and Math programs are derived from the Singaporean national curriculum.
The school accepts students for the following levels: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, Lower School Grades 1 to 3, Middle School Grades 4 to 7 and Upper School I to IV belonging to over 19 nationalities with English as their medium of instruction.
Additional information can be obtained by visiting the school located at JOSOL Building, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. Libis, Quezon City Metro Manila, Philippines with a telephone number (+632) 571-5291 and a website.
The British School Manila. A multicultural school that provides the highest quality British education based on the English National Curriculum starting from the level Nursery to Year 9.
National Curriculum Tests are given to students at the ages 7 and 11, GCSE at the age of 16 and the International Baccalaureate at the age of 18. The school is open to students for the levels Primary: ages 3-5 (Nursery and Reception), ages 5-7 (grades 1-2) and ages 7-11 (grades 3-6); and for the Secondary: ages 11-14 (grades 7-9), ages 14-16 (ages 10-11) and ages 16-18 (grades 12-13) and has the IB Diploma.
More information can be obtained at the school premises located at 36th Street University Park Bonifacio Global City Taguig Metro Manila Philippines with contact details: telephone number (632) 860 48 00 and website.
Just a reminder: If you are a newly-relocated expat, your child/children may have to repeat the year that they are currently in or both the years that they’re currently in including the previous year they already completed due to the different school curriculum, for example, an Australian student enrolled in a British school (The British and Australian have different curriculum).