Top International Schools in Philippines
- Dec 15, 2014
So, your boss has transferred you to Philippines, where you plan to settle down with your family. But, you are anxious about your child’s education, right? And you look forward to the best schooling and higher education for him, whichever part of the world you’re based in. I have a great idea for parents living in Philippines: admit your kid to one of the numerous international schools in this beautiful island country.
International schools in Philippines are reputable for their high-quality academics and smart learning techniques. You will find them scattered throughout the nation, in the various provinces. The curriculum followed by these educational institutions is international. Therefore, your children will be provided the best academic platform which will enable them to learn better.
However, Philippines is also home to some fake international schools. You must be aware of the authentic international institutes, before you admit your kids to these schools. Let us take a look at the international schools of this country:
- Faith Academy
- Brent International School
- St. Paul American School – Clark
- Singapore School Cebu
- Cebu International School
- Mahatma Gandhi International School
- British School Manila
Faith Academy: This international school had been established by some missionary parents in the year 1956. Faith Academy provides primary as well as secondary education. You will come across two different campus, one of which is situated at Davao City, known as ‘Davao Campus’ and another in Cainta, Rizal. The latter is referred to as the ‘Manila Campus’. But, in 2008 the name of the Davao Campus was modified to ‘Faith Academy Mindanao’ after it joined hands with Mindanao International Christian Academy (MICA). It is accredited by Cambridge International Examinations.
Brent International School: Brent International School boasts of three campuses comprising Brent School Subic, Brent School Manila in Binan Mamplasan and Brent School Baguio. The main campus is Baguio, which was founded by Charles Henry Brent in 1909. This boarding school is connected to the Episcopal Church in the country and is authorized by International Baccalaureate. Early Learning Program including kindergarten to grade-2, Lower School comprising grades 3 to 5, Middle School consisting of grades 6 to 8 and Upper School including grades 9 to 12.
St. Paul American School – Clark: Now, this is the one and only American school in Philippines and is associated with the Nacel International School System. So, the curriculum is completely American and follows the guiding principles of the Department of Education of the State of Minnesota. St. Paul American School is based in the area of Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. The classes are also scheduled as per the routines of American schools and boarding facilities are allowed to students. The official campus of the school is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, US.
Singapore School Cebu: Accredited by Cambridge International Examinations, this school adheres to a Singapore-based curriculum, especially for pre-school, primary and lower secondary levels. But, your kids might have to study certain other subjects which are made mandatory by the Philippine Department of Education. Singapore School Cebu is recognized for its excellency, particularly in subjects like science and math. It is affiliated to Singapore School Manila and also its sister school. Trust me, Singapore curriculum is known to be amongst the top curriculums of the entire world.
Cebu International School: Cebu International School was originally named Cebu American School during 1924. In 1973, its name was changed to the current one. This co-educational institution provides International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). The school has attained accreditations from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Council of International Schools (CIS) and DepEd in 2007-2008. Furthermore, it also possesses a Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, College and Universities (PAASCU). It’s a non-profit school which uses English as the medium of instruction.
Mahatma Gandhi International School: Located in Pasai City in Metro Manila, Philippines, this international school had been founded in 2002. It is a non-profit institution, and offers education to pupils belonging from all countries. The Mahatma Gandhi International School offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education and also the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Your children can enroll themselves in this school easily, as it offers lesson to kids from kindergarten till grade-12 levels. The Mahatma Gandhi Education Foundation had established this famous school.
British School Manila: This school was founded in 1976 and offers British education to over 900 students. The curriculum followed by British School Manila is English National Curriculum. Students are imparted training for International Baccalaureate exam at the age of 18, and National Curriculum Tests or NCTs when they are aged seven, eleven and fourteen. When they are about 16, this school starts giving them lessons to prepare them for General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSCE). This institute is present in Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila.
I have shared the names of some of the most notable international schools of Philippines. But, you will discover a few more international schools here, if you research a bit more. For instance, you can also choose from the German European School Manila, Noblesse International School, The Beacon Academy, Boracay European International School and so on. These kind of educational institutions would groom your children for marvelous higher education options and opportunities.
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