Educational Institutions in the Philippines
The Philippines offers a broad range of educational opportunities for resident Americans. With the exception of the International School of Manila (ISM), the school year is usually from June to March, with summer holidays April-June. English is the language of instruction in most schools in the Philippines.
Please note: The US Embassy does not recommend particular schools or send representatives to visit and evaluate educational institutions. The educational institutions listed below are popular with expatriates living in the Philippines. For additional informatoin check with the State Department's Office of Overseas Schools.
There are many English-language schools available for children aged 2 to 6 years old. All of the preschools offer a variety of activities and instruction for the preschool child. The schools are often located in private home neighborhoods and private subdivisions and feature small class sizes. The minimum enrollment age is generally from 2-1/2 years, although some preschools admit children at 18 months of age. Some of the most popular schools include:
Casa Montessori Internationale
43 McKinley Road, Forbes Park South
1220 Makati City
Tel.: (02) 810-9722 or 810-6775
Creative Play Corner
Early Learning Center
27 Tampinco Street, San Lorenzo Village, Makati
Tel.: (02) 817-7274
Eleanor Esteban Learning Center
Tel.: (02) 844-2812
Tel.: (02) 810-6613
Pre-School Camp, Inc.
54 Victoria Street, Magallanes Village
Tel.: (02) 852-4921
The Little Gym - "Terrific Tots Program"
Ground Floor, DPSI Business Center
210 Nicanor Garcia (formerly Reposo) Street, Bel Air Village, Makati
Tel.: (02) 890-1019
(offers a two or three day a week schedule)
McKinley Road, Forbes Park
Tel.: (02) 840-5874
(toddler/pre-school program 2 or 3 times a week)
Brent International School Manila
Binan, Laguan 4024
Tel.: (63-49) 511-4330 to 39
P.O. Box 12201
Ortigas Center Post Office
Pasig City 1605
Tel.: (63-2) 631-1265 to 68
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Brent International School Manila is an international, co-educational day school for students in nursery through Grade 12 and is associated with the Episcopal Church in the Philippines. More than forty-five nationalities are represented in the student body at Brent. A full International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is offered in the Upper School (or High School). Brent also offers Middle School and Lower School programs. The Special Learning department offers extra assistance to those students identified as learning different. These students receive assistance with their language acquisition and mathematics skills, as well as with their speech and occupational therapy needs.
For additional information, please contact Jeffrey Hammett, Director for Student Services, or visit the Brent International School Manila website.
South Campus (Nursery through Grade 12) North Campus (Nursery through Grade 8)
The International School Manila is a private, co-educational program for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The curriculum is American-based and courses are primarily college-preparatory including Advanced Placement Courses and the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. Instruction is in English. The testing program includes the SAT and Achievement Tests of the College Board, the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, the American College Test, the Secondary Schools Admission Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. The School also services students with special needs. The School also provides an extensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Program based on need for those whose first language is not English.
The British School Manila
36th Street University Park, Fort Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
PO Box 2079, MCPO 1260, Philippines
Tel.: (63-2) 840-1561 to 70
The British School in Manila accepts students from age 5 through 12 or 13 (second year high school) and has an enrollment of about 300 students. Class sizes are about 15 each. It follows the British system, is staffed solely with expatriate British teachers under a British headmistress, and offers a wide variety of after-school activities. The school has recently opened a new campus at Fort Bonifacio Global City.
MCPO Box 2016
0706 Makati City, Philippines
Faith Academy is located in Antipolo, Rizal and serves missionary families in the Philippines and South East Asia. Faith Academy offers elementary, secondary and high school curriculum with a choice of American or British tracks.
- Asian Institute of Management
- Ateneo de Manila University
- De La Salle University
- University of Asia and the Pacific
- University of the Philippines Diliman
- University of the Philippines Los Banos
- University of the Philippines Manila
- University of Santo Tomas Espana, Manila