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 19 IB World School in the Philippines, of which  18 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





Australian International School, Manila

2332 Pasong Tamo Extension,
Fort Bonifacio,
Manila,
Philippines

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

Benedictine International School

Capitol Hills Drive,
Matandang Balara,
Quezon City NCR,
Philippines

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

Brent International School - Baguio

Brent Road,
Baguio City,
2600,
Philippines

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

Brent International School - Manila

Brentville Subdivision,
Mamplasan,
Biñan,
Laguna 4024,
Philippines

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

Brent International School Subic

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

Co-educational, Day.

Brentwood College of Asia International School

Southern Part of Philippine Islands,
Naga City,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Britesparks International School

IDC Building, E Rodriguez Jr Ave,
Libis,
Quezon City,
Philippines

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

Cebu International School

PO Box 735,
Pit-os, Talamban,
Cebu City,
6000,
Philippines

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

Chinese International School Manila

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

Co-educational, Day.

CIE British School

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

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Domuschola International School

Dormitory 1, Philsports Complex,
Molave Street, Ugong,
Pasig City,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Eton International School

1839 Dr. Vasquez Street, Malate,
Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Faith Academy

MCPO 2016,
0706 Makati City,
Philippines

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

Fountain International School

14-15 Annapolis St, North East Greenhills,
San Juan,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

German European School Manila

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

Co-educational, Day.

International British Academy

KM25 General Aguinaldo Highway,
Anabu 2D,
Imus City, Cavite,
Philippines

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

International School Manila

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

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

Kids International Learning Academy

27 Jetta St. Village East Cainta Rizal.,
Cainta,
Philippines

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

Learning Links Academy

Main Street,
South Forbes Golf City,
Silang, Cavite,
4118,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Mahatma Gandhi International School

3270a Armstrong Avenue,
Merville Access Road, Merville Park,
Pasay City,
1300,
Philippines

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

MIT International School

Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang,
Muntinlupa,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Noblesse International School

Circumferential Roas,
Friendship Highway, Barangay CutCut,
Angeles City, Pampanga,
2009,
Philippines

Co-educational, Boarding.

One-Oriental Negros International School

Atmosphere Resorts and Spa,
Maayong Tubig,
Dauin,
6217,
Philippines

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

Reedley International School

JOSOL Building, E Rodriguez Avenue,
Libis,
Quezon City,
Philippines

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

Saint Jude Catholic School

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

Co-educational, Day.

Singapore School Cebu

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

Co-educational, Day.

Singapore School Manila

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

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

Southville International School & Colleges

1281 Tropical Avenue Corner,
Luxembourg Street, BF Homes International,
Las Pinas City,
1740,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Stonyhurst Southville International School - Batangas City Campus

Gulod Itaas,
Batangas,
4200,
Philippines

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

Stonyhurst Southville International School - Malarayat Campus

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

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The Beacon Academy

Cecilia Araneta Parkway,
Biñan,
Laguna,
4024,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

The Beacon School

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

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

The British School, Manila

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

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

The King's School Manila

Bradco Avenue, Aseana Business Park,
Paranaque City,
Metro Manila,
Philippines

Co-educational, Day.

Victory Christian International School

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

Co-educational, Day.

Westfields International School

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

Co-educational, Day.

Xavier School

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

Boys, Day.