Examinations, curricula and tests

Read about the curricula, exams and tests commonly encountered at international schools, including the UK and US systems, International Baccalaureate and International Primary Curriculum.

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International schools in the Philippines

Search for the best international schools in the Philippines; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.

International schools can be found in most major cities in the Philippines, with the majority concentrated on Manila, Cebu and Davao. Some 32 per cent of the archipelago’s 101 million people are aged 14 or under and demand for education is strong. 

Private schools accounted for some 46 per cent of all high schools in 2008, enrolling about 21 per cent of secondary age students. Many international schools follow American study programmes, with British, German, Singaporean and Australian systems also used. 

There is a prestigious Jesuit College catering to Chinese and Filipino students, a Catholic school serving the Chinese community and an international school dedicated to Mahatma Ghandi that aims to bring world class education within reach of a wider section of society.

English is the medium of instruction at the 25 IB World School in the Philippines, of which 22 are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, with Domuschola School, near Manila, gaining authorisation for the programme in 2017.

Some schools offer the IB Diploma alongside foreign or Filipino national curriculums and exams. The German European School Manila offers the IB Diploma in parallel with the German Abitur, while students who matriculate with the IB at the International School Manila are also awarded its own American-style high school diploma.

Parents are advised to check schools’ accreditation arrangements with bodies such as the Council of International Schools, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the Federation of British International Schools in Asia.

Since 2011, education has been compulsory from age 5 to 17. Public schooling now includes of one year of kindergarten, six years of primary school, four years of junior high school and two years of senior high. English is the main medium of instruction and there are three types of high school, general, vocational and science. The latter are selective. 

The Philippines achieved universal primary enrolment in 1975. Gross secondary enrolment stood at 93 per cent of the age group for girls and 84 per cent for boys in 2013. The gross tertiary enrolment rate was 40 per cent among girls and 31 per cent for boys in 2014. The school year begins in June and ends in March.

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in the Philippines, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org





Nord Anglia International School Manila

Bradco Avenue,
Aseana,
Paranaque City, Metro Manila,
1701,
Philippines

naismanila.edu.ph

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Assumption College San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo Drive,
San Lorenzo Village,
1223 Makati City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Girls, Boarding, Day.

Australian International School, Manila

8428 Dr. A. Santos Avenue (Sucat Road),
Brgy. BF Homes 1,
1720 Paranaque City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Bannister Academy

Circulo Verde, Calle Industria,
Bagumbayan,
Quezon City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Benedictine International School

Capitol Hills Drive,
Matandang Balara,
Quezon City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Brent International School Baguio

Brent Road,
2600 Baguio City, Cordillera,
Philippines

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Brent International School Manila

Brentville Subdivision,
Mamplasan,
4024 Biñan, Calabarzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Brent International School Subic

Building 6601 Binictican Drive,
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales,
2222 Subic, Central Luzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Brentwood College of Asia International School

Naga City, Bicol,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Britesparks International School

#15 Metropoli Drive,
C5-Bagumbayan,
1110 Quezon City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

British School Manila

36th Street, University Park,
Bonifacio Global City,
1634 Taguig City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cebu International School

Pit-os,
6000 Cebu City, Central Visayas,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Chiang Kai Shek College

1274 Padre Algue Street,
Tondo,
1012 Manila, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Chinese International School Manila

Upper McKinley Road,
McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio,
1634 Taguig City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

CIE British School

168 President Magsaysay Street,
Kasambagan,
6000 Cebu City, Central Visayas,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Domuschola International School

#13 J. Cruz Street,
Ugong,
1609 Pasig City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Eton International School

CCP Complex,
Roxas Boulevard,
Pasay, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Faith Academy

Penny Lane Street,
Valley Golf Subdivision, San Juan,
1900 Cainta, Calabarzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Fountain International School

#1 Goverment Center Cor Col. Bonny Serrano,
1500 San Juan, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

German European School Manila

75 Swaziland Street,
Better Living Subdivision,
1711 Paranaque City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hope Christian High School

1242 Benavidez Street,
Santa Cruz,
1003 Manila, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Immaculate Conception Academy

10 Grant Street,
Greenhills,
San Juan, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Girls, Day.

International British Academy

KM25 General Aguinaldo Highway,
Anabu 2D,
4103 Imus City, Calabarzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School Manila

University Parkway,
Fort Bonifacio Global City,
1634 Taguig City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Keys School Manila

951 Luna Mencias Street, corner Araullo Street,
Addition Hills,
1550 Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Kids International Learning Academy

#4 Cobra Street Village East,
1900 Cainta, Calabarzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Learning Links Academy

Alcalde Street,
Tibig, Silang,
4118 Cavite, Calabarzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

MIT International School

Alabang-Zapote Road, corner Don Manolo Boulevard,
Alabang,
1770 Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Mother Goose Lipa

City Park Avenue, corner of Gladiola Street,
City Park Subd., Sabang,
4217 Lipa City, Calabarzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Multiple Intelligence International School

4 Escaler Street,
Loyola Heights,
1108 Quezon City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Noblesse International School

Circumferential Road, Friendship Highway,
Cutcut, Santo Domingo,
2009 Angeles City, Central Luzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Boarding, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

ONE International School Philippines

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa,
6217 Maayong Tubig, Central Visayas,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Reedley International School

J. Cruz Street,
Ugong,
1604 Pasig City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Saint Jude Catholic School

327 Ycaza Street,
San Miguel,
1005 Manila, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Singapore School Cebu

Zuellig Avenue,
North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City,
6014 Cebu, Central Visayas,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Singapore School Clark

D'Heights (Sunvalley) Golf and Resort,
Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Clark Freeport Zone,
Pampanga, Central Luzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Singapore School Manila

Lots 1 & 40, Block 2 East Street,
East District, Asena City,
Paranaque City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Boarding, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Singapore School Manila Green Campus

Balite 2,
Silang,
Cavite, Calabarzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Southville International School & Colleges (SISC)

1281 Luxembourg Street, corner Tropical Avenue,
B.F. Homes International,
1740 Las Pinas City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Stonyhurst Southville International School - Batangas City Campus

Gov. Antonio Carpio Road,
Gulod Itaas,
Batangas City, Calabarzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Stonyhurst Southville International School - Malarayat Campus

Mahogany Avenue,
Dagatan,
4217 Lipa City, Calabarzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

The Beacon Academy

Cecilia Araneta Parkway,
4024 Binan, Calabarzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

The Beacon School

PCPD Building,
2332 Chino Roces Avenue Extension,
Taguig City,
1630,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Victory Christian International School

339 Robinson Circle, Capt. Henry Javier Drive,
Oranbo,
1600 Pasig City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Westfields International School

21-2 Friendship Highway,
Cutcut,
2009 Angeles City, Central Luzon,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Xavier School

64 Xavier Street,
Greenhills West,
1500 San Juan, Metro Manila,
Philippines

Boys, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.