Manila
British, Christian curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

International British Academy

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CurriculumBritish, Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: Php160,360

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Number of students

424

Number of nationalities represented in the school

34

Max. number of students per class

The school’s policy is to keep class sizes small (15 to 25 students in primary classes and 15 to 30 students in secondary classes).

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

International British Academy offers the ESL (English as a Second Language) to non-native speakers of English who have insufficient English competency to be successful in the academic programme. To enable the students to continue his/her advancement in the regular academic programme, integrated into the ESL Programme are instructions in Mathematics, Science and History. The students will also attend regular academic classes in Introductory Filipino (Introfil), ICT, Art, Music and P.E.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, Filipino

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is widely used in all classes and a dedicated ICT laboratory, multi-media services and internet connection are in place. The multi-media room is equipped with a SMART board and a number of other classes are equipped with multimedia projectors to enhance teaching and learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The frequency and length of tasks will vary according to the age and needs of the child, and according to the programme of work at the time.
Tasks set will vary in their nature, and will not necessarily be of a formal pencil and paper style.
Tasks may include amongst others completion and/or extension of work begun in class, group work, research, collecting information and investigations.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

To conform with the British educational system, the policy of the school is to place children in their proper age group. The academic aptitude, social readiness and English proficiency of the child will be evaluated. A written assessment test will be conducted.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

KG1 - KG3: 8:30 am
G1 - G12: 8:00 am

School finish time

3:30 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Archery, ballet, Taekwondo, pottery, performing arts, oil painting, basketball, IT girl club, mental maths club, academic wizard, robotics, Filipino, table tennis, do it yourself club, chef masters, F1 society, volleyball, science buddies, choir, chess, darts, young historians, book club.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

The Physical Education programme is composed of varied physical activities. These activities will develop the students’ strength, stamina and agility but will also build confidence, patience, teamwork, cooperation, discipline and sportsmanship. In addition to dance and calisthenics, the programme involves swimming practices, basketball, soccer, volleyball and badminton. It is planned to extend the variety of activities being offered.

Sports facilities at the school

Multifunctional sports hall, play area, swimming pool (at Orchard golf and country club), dance studio.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International British Academy was founded as a school in November 2001, to provide a British education for English-speaking students of all nationalities from age three to seventeen.

The school believes that while striving for academic excellence, it is crucial to bring out what is best in each child. The competent, dedicated and caring teachers guide students to develop their full intellectual, creative and physical potential with goals of fostering self-esteem, independence, intellectual curiosity and moral character.

The International British Academy is Christian in outlook and mission. The programme includes the teaching of Christian values, which are acceptable to all major religions. The school’s programme also includes a study of other major religions, for the more senior children.

Teaching approach of the school

At IBA our vision is to provide the highest quality of British education whilst at the same time preserving the best of Filipino culture and tradition in a multicultural and international environment where differences are respected and treasured.

The most important person to you and this academy is your child and we consider it a privilege to work with you to ensure that your child achieves their personal best in a safe and nurturing community. Remembering that one of our important tasks is to produce leaders for the future, IBA encourages its students to exercise leadership that is compassionate, democratic and tolerant with an education that rests on the following five pillars:

Academic excellence that promotes ethical enquiry and informed choices
Student-centred approaches to learning, which nurture creativity
Developing confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem
Promoting democracy and a sense of responsibility to our community
Promoting a respect for the environment

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in PHP

Yearly fees: Php130,360
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Php30,000
Total first year fees: Php160,360
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: info@iba.edu.ph
School's webpage: iba.edu.ph
School's Fees webpage: iba.edu.ph/resources/school-fees
Address: Gen. Aguinaldo Hi-way, Anabu ll-D, Imus, Cavite, Philippines