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International School Manila

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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Php783,825
to: Php1,590,455
Address: University Parkway, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634, Philippines
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

The International School Manila provides an ESL program for students whose first language is not English and whose English language skills limit full access to the regular grade level curriculum.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, French, Spanish, Filipino, Japanese, Korean

Average number of students per class


Use of technology in the classroom

Entire campus has cable and WiFi access to the internet, and there is ample hardware in the form of desktops, laptops, projectors, interactive whiteboards, digital cameras and other hi-tech devices. Information technology has a key role in learning at ISM, and an entire new floor was recently built to enhance opportunities for students in design technology and robotics.

External examinations or assessments available

IB diploma

Results in these examinations

99,2% of International Baccalaureate Candidates received the full Diploma in 2015.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Over 94%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school has Learning Support Program. Each applicant is considered on an individual basis. The decision to admit an applicant with special educational needs is made by the Learning Support Resource Team (LSRT). Any student who is applying for admission and has documented learning needs will receive special consideration by the LSRT. The School reserves the right to refuse applications where the student appears to have needs that cannot be met by our current program.

Learning support offered

The school's classroom teachers work alongside the learning support teachers, educational and teaching assistants, specialist teachers, speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists. These professionals, together with parents, ensure that the school is providing a high quality education and the students have the support they need.

Entry evaluation for students

All applicants seeking entry into Grade 1 and above may be tested, unless they have a recent standardized test recognized by ISM.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The testing has several components including English language skills and Mathematics. For older candidates, if they have studied a foreign or modern language, they may also be tested for French, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin and/or Filipino for placement purposes.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Performing Arts such as Ballet, Tap Dance, Jazz, Strings classes, Beginning Band and Choir. Sports and Martial Arts including Swimming, Basketball, Chess, Gymnastics, Soccer, Table Tennis, Wall Climbing, Aikido, Judo and Tae Kwon Do. Arts and Crafts such as Cartooning, Sculpting, Painting and Drawing. Languages including Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Dutch and Hindi.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

- 400m all-weather track and 3 playing fields
- Sports hall, 8 tennis courts and 3 fully air-conditioned gymnasiums

The aquatics area is composed of an 8-lane competition swimming pool, a shallow teaching pool and a deep-water pool for scuba and diving activities. There is a fully equipped fitness gym and dance studio.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International School Manila is an independent, international school with a structure, style and traditions that emanate from the United States and with a curriculum and methodology that reflect the best in worldwide educational research and practice. ISM school is diverse and dynamic, and our students have the highest aspirations for their education and future lives.

Teaching approach of the school

ISM provides all students with opportunities to develop to the highest possible degree their talents, capacities and interests in a school climate that embodies the high standards of good citizenship expected in countries around the world.

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