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International Schools in the Philippines

International Schools Philippines

You will find below a list of the most popular international schools for expats in Philippines with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Philippines. Schools usually follow the American curriculums with English-speaking programs.

Education in the Philippines

The education system in the Philippines has gone through immense changes. It has been influenced by periods of Spanish, American and Japanese occupation. English is the primary language of instruction with Pilipino / Tagalog introduced in the late 1980s, and the United States school system is the basis of their programs. Formal education is for 14 years for 6 years of primary education, 4 years of secondary, and 4 years of higher education. The school year runs from June til March.

Elementary school (Paaralang Elementarya) is compulsory from grades 1–6, divided into 3 years of primary level and 3 years of intermediate level. Students take the National Achievement Test (NAT) to enter Secondary school (Paaralang Sekundarya). Secondary education has four levels from grades 7-10, beginning at age 12 or 13 and ending at age 16 or 17. Subjects include math, science, English, Filipino and social sciences, with optional curriculum of music, arts, physical education, and health. 

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (primarily multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in the Philippines. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.

There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership

International School in Baguio

Brent International School
Address: Brentville Subdivision, Barangay Mamplasan
Biñan, Laguna, 4024 Philippines
Tel: 63 (2) 779-5140 to 46
Tuition Rates: $3,376 - 9,120 per year

Brent International School is a co-educational day and boarding school associated with the Episcopal Church in the Philippines. It has campuses in different locations throughout the Philippines. For over 100 years they have offered prep-school curriculum. Brent’s school year generally begins early August, and finishes the end of May. The school has a vacation for Christmas and Easter, and observes Philippine holidays. It offers the IB program and is accredited by WASC. Uniforms are required.

International School in Batangas

Stonyhurst Southville International School (SSIS)
Address: Gov. Antonio Carpio Rd
Batangas, 4200 Batangas, Philippines
Tel: 63 (2) 779-5140 to 46
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Stonyhurst is one of the SGEN (Southville Global Education Network) schools following British curriculum with English instruction. SSIS has programs from early education to 12th grade including Cambridge Curriculum for International Junior High School Certificate Programand UK patterned International Senior High School Diploma Program. It is accredited by WASC.

International School in Cainta

Faith Academy
Address: 1 Penny Lane, Valley Golf Subdivision
Cainta, Rizal, Philippines
Tel: 632-651-7100
Tuition Rates: $1,900 - 11,700 + various fees

Faith Academy is a Kindergarten through 12th grade, English-language, Christian international school with western-style, college-preparatory curriculum. It mainly caters to children of missionaries. Boarding is available. It is accredited by WASC and ACSI and is a registered center for the Cambridge International Examinations.

International School in Cebu City

Cebu International School (CIS)
Address: Pit-os
Cebu City 6000 Philippines
Tel: (63) 32 261-0247
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

CIS was founded in 1924. It is a co-educational, English-language day school from pre-school to 12th grade. Cebu International School is an authorized IB World School with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the IB Primary Years Programme. The school offers a progressive program of contemporary international education that is the product of decades of focused development. It is the only internationally accredited and IB-authorized school in the Philippines South of Manila. It is accredited by CoIS, WASC, PAASCU, and EARCOS.

International School in Dauin

ONE International School Philippines
Address: Maayong Tubig
Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines 6217
Tel: 63 (0) 917 312 0517
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Oriental Negros International School Philippines is a British international school established in 2010. It follows British curriculum, with Philippine languages such as Visayan and Tagalog from pre-school through Middle School. They also offer shot-term admission. It is partnered with the UK Department for Education and member of the CoBIS.

International School in Davao

Precious International School of Davao (PISD)
Address: Santos Cuyogan Rd
Talomo, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur, Philippines
Tel: 63 82 297 5684
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

PISD has kindergarten through 12th grade for a Christian, Filipino, international education. The school offers three high school tracks; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM), and the Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) track. Uniforms are required.

International School in Manila

Aguinaldo International School Manila (AIS Manila)
Address: 918 Gonzales St.
Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 632 521-2710
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

AIS is a co-educational, internatinal school. It has an Early Learning Center, elementary school, and high school. Instruction at AIS Manila is in English with foreign language programs in Filipino and Mandarin Chinese. Classes are from early July to early May. AIS is working to add the PYP/IB programs and attain international accreditation.

Britesparks International School (BIS)
Address: 15 Metropoli Drive
Metropoli Residenza, Bagumbayan, Libis,C-5, Quezon City 1110 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 632 966-8120
Tuition Rates: Php 94,900 - 200,600 per year

BIS or Internasyonal na Paaralang Britesparks is an international school for students aged 3 to 18 years. Instruction is English and the curriculum is college preparatory. BIS is preparing to offer Cambridge and International Baccalaureate as well as joinging WASC and CoIS. Uniforms are required.

British School Manila (BSM)
Address: University Park, 36th St
Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 632 860 4800
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This is the oldest and only non-profit international school in Manila offering a British education for students from nursery to Year 13. It follows an adapted form of a British Curriculum and the IB Diploma. Modern facilities include a swimming pool, athletic fields, science laboratories, and music rooms.

Chinese International School Manila (CISM)
Address: Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig
1630 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 632 798-0011
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

CISM is a private, international school from kindergarten to 12th grade. The school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. English is the medium of direction with Mandarin classes taught day by day. It is a member of CoIS.

Fountain International School (FIS)
Address: #14 Annapolis St. North East Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila
Tel: 632 724-21-77 / 744-31-58
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

FIS is a Cambridge international school with two campuses. The school consists of a preschool and an elementary school (located at Annapolis Street, San Juan), and a high school (located at Santolan Road, San Juan). It offers Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT programs and is accredited by CoIS.

Leaders International Christian School of Manila
Address: 79 & 81 Bayani Rd.
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines
Tel: 63 917 673 8878
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Leaders-ICS is an international school from pre-school to 6th grade. It has English-instruction and Christian-based curriculum.

MIT International School (MITIS)
Address: Alabang-Zapote Road cor. Don Manolo Blvd.
Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines, 1771
Tel: 632 809 1616
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

MITIS is an English-language, non-denominational, co-educational international school. The school has Advanced Placement (AP) courses and SAT testing. The educational system at MIT International School is based on the American K-12 curriculum. It is accredited by WASC. Uniforms are required.

Reedley International School
Address: J. Cruz St. Brgy. Ugong
Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1604
Tel: 63 917 507 9306
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Reedley's humanities curriculum is based on the McRel academic program from the USA, while the science and math programs are derived from Singapore’s national academic curriculum. It is a member of WASC, CoIS, and offers AP exams.

Saint Gabriel International School
Address: 512 Sandoval Avenue, St. Paul Compound Lane
Brgy. Palatiw, Pasig City
Tel: 63 02 9897577
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

SGIS is a modern, English-language, international school for students from pre-school to 12th grade. It provides IB programs and it also has ESL classes for students outside the Philippines including South Korean students. Saint Gabriel International School also provides students with Mandarin Chinese classes. From Monday to Thursday, students are required to wear the complete school uniform. On Fridays, students can wear casual clothes. There is a house system to add to the sense of comunity.

Singapore School Manila
Address: Roxas Blvd, Baclaran
Parañaque, 1700 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 63 2 966 9315
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Singapore School Manila is an international school which follows the education of the Singaporean educational system. The grades start from pre-school to secondary. It offers Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International  AS/A  levels or International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Instruction is trilingual education: British English, Filipino and Mandarin. Uniforms are required from Monday to Thursday.

Southville International School and Colleges (SISC)
Address: 1281 Tropical Avenue Corner Luxembourg Street
BF Homes International, Las Pinas, 1740, Philippines
Tel: 632 8256374
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

SISC is a private, non-sectarian, international school from kindergarten to 12th grade, plus a pre-school. The school has several modern campuses. For higher education, they offer BS Accountancy, BS Nursing, AB Mass Communication, AB Multimedia Arts course, BS Tourism, BS Information Technology course, BS Psychology, BS Entrepreneurship, BS Education with focus on Special Education, BS Entrepreneuship, BS Business Administration and Business Management course with major in Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and Financial Management. It is an authorized IB World School, accredited by WASC.

French / German School in Manila

European International School
Address: 75 Swaziland Street, Better Living Subdivision
Parañaque, 1711 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 632 776 1000
Tuition Rates: €1,820 - 5,070 per year

The European International School is an international school that is a joint venture of the German European School Manila (Deutsche Europäische Schule Manila) and the French School of Manila (Lycée Français de Manille). Classes are from pre-school to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. It is part of the network of UNESCO schools which are commited to Human Rights, Democracy, Sustainability and Global Citizenship. Instruction is in English, with the German section offering German language instruction and accredation, while the French section offers French language and qualifications. There is a house system and model UN, as well as extracurriculars.

Korean School in Manila

Korean International School Philippines (KISP)
Address: 6A Upper McKinley Rd
Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 63 2 403 3495
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

KISP is an international school that follows a Korean school curriculum and Korean instruction.

Japanese School in Manila

Manila Japanese School (BGC)
Address: 38th Street, University Parkway
Bonifacio Global City
Tel: 632 840 1424
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Manira Nihonjin Gakkō is a Japanese school for Japanese students. It is attached to the Embassy of Japan.