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Language of instructionEnglish
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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 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Php353,174
to: Php819,119
Address: 2266 Central Square, Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Philippines 1231
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

Americans, British, Indians, Filipinos, Japanese, Chinese, Australian, Austrian, Finnish, Korean, Irish, Canadian, Australian, Pakistani, Singaporean, Spanish, Swiss, New Zealander

Most common nationality


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Second Language (referred to an outside institution)

Additional language classes offered by the school

Filipino, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

16 students for PreK, Kinder, Grades 1 - 5, 20 students for Grades 6 – 8

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. We have Educational Assistants and Teaching Assistants.

Use of technology in the classroom

Information Technology hardware and software systems support 21st century learning at Beacon. A secured WiFi network enables safe wireless access to data and information. All classrooms are equipped with computers. In addition, the school has two computer labs equipped with Windows and Mac computers.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Students choose between Christian Living and World Religion.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Our school is inclusive of all religious backgrounds and practices.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Students with special educational needs (SEN) are admitted given that their learning needs are documented by an external psychologist or other qualified specialists and that these can be supported within the range of provisions available through the Student Learning Services at the Beacon School.

Learning support offered

Working from a team based approach, an Accommodation Plan or an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is created and implemented to ensure that students, who require different teaching and assessment, receive intervention and reasonable accommodations, and are engaged in the programme to the fullest extent possible. The team collaborates with the student’s parents, classroom teachers and specialists as they address the student’s unique learning needs.

Student access to education psychologist

We refer our students to specialists depending on their needs.

Entry evaluation for students

Academic testing, class sit-ins, and interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All applicants will have an interview with the Guidance Counselor. Students applying for Grades 4-8 will be tested in Math and English, and write an essay to establish academic readiness. These students will complete these assessments during the sit-in visit.

In some cases, following the sit-in visit, an interview is arranged with the parent(s) of the prospective student together with the grade level coordinator and the Dean of School.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Families may apply any time of the year for the current or the next school year. It is recommended that they start before the start of a trimester. During the school year, admissions will be accepted up until the beginning of the Third Term for placement during that school year.

Students can join after academic year begins

New students are typically admitted at the beginning of a school term. However, in the first six weeks of the school year,depending on availability, prospective students may be accepted with a view towards an immediate start. Subsequently, exceptions may also be made for mid-term enrolment of students from families who have recently moved to Manila.

During the school year, admissions will be accepted up until the beginning of the Third Term for placement during that school year.

School start time

7:40 am

School finish time

Depending on the grade level, classes end at 11:30 to 3:00 PM.

Supervised care before/after school


School provided lunches

We have a canteen concessionaire who receives student or employee meals through an online ordering system.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, the canteen concessionaire prepares meals of different cuisines and diet preferences such as vegan, plant-based, kosher, halal, or customized dietary needs.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The After School Activities programme at Beacon complements the regular curricular programmes. The After School Activities programme at Beacon provides opportunities for students from K to 8 to discover new interests, meet new friends, and acquire new skills beyond academics. Each trimester, in coordination with the Sports After School and Music programmes, Beacon offers an additional range of activities to students including cooking, photography, cartooning, and drama. Not every activity is offered to students of all ages, yet at each grade level, students are provided with choices.

Sports activities included

The co-curricular sports programmess at Beacon, like the K to 8 IB Physical Education courses, aim to promote health and fitness, teamwork, fair competition, leadership, responsibility, self-discipline, safety, and enjoyment through recreation. To enhance the educational experience of students, Beacon School offers a variety of developmentally appropriate sports programs after school: basketball, soccer, tennis, wall climbing, volleyball, gymnastics, and taekwondo.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Science laboratory, Computer Laboratory, Theater, Library, Playground, Music Rooms, Art Rooms

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer Field, Covered Court, Multi-purpose Gym

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Beacon School is an independent, non-profit, secular, and co-educational school for students from Pre-K to Grade 8. The school is accredited by the Department of Education of the Philippines and authorized by the International Baccalaureate to deliver the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme. This internationally recognized curriculum framework provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of Filipino culture and heritage, as they actively engage in a high quality, inquiry-based program of study that fosters an awareness of complex global issues and the skills needed to address them.

Teaching approach of the school

The Beacon School provides students with a global education that is both rigorous and balanced, that nurtures and inspires them toward their individual potential. The learning community encourages students to integrate a deep appreciation for Filipino culture with a respect for diversity, understanding the complexity of our world. They are challenged to become independent thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged citizens committed to act in service of society.

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