Best 10 International Schools in Manila

International Education in Manila

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As The Philippines’ economy continues to go from strength to strength, there is more demand than ever for top class international schools. The majority of international schools in the Philippines, and the most well-regarded ones, are located in Manila.

Demand for top class international schools is especially high in the country’s capital. However, one significant blocker is preventing these schools from being built - there’s nowhere to put them!

Real estate in Manila is hard to come by for any type of new building, not least the large campuses needed for international schools. New urban zones on the outskirts of the city are being planned or are already under construction, so it’s likely that in a few years there will be a selection of international schools clustered around these areas.

Not surprisingly, transport to and from Manila’s international schools can be an issue. The city is large and sprawling. A journey may look straight forward on a map, but with distance and traffic factored in, things can change drastically.

Having said all that, the number of international schools in Manila, and the Philippines in general, is growing fast despite the challenges faced.

Due to the demand, there is a huge choice of accredited and non-accredited international schools in Manila. Plenty of these non-accredited schools offer the same excellent standards as their accredited counterparts. However, you should be aware that there is no definitive way to quantify the quality of education they offer. Do your research before you apply and make sure you are informed about your chosen school’s status.

As for the accredited international schools, they tend to have large numbers of students from both expat and native families. This is especially true of the schools located in sought-after areas like Makati City and Fort Bonifacio.

The school year begins in June and ends in March. Education is compulsory from the ages of 5 to 17. Manila is a very diverse city, so you can expect to find a wide range of nationalities in any international school. International education is very desirable for native families too, so you’re also likely to see a significant proportion of local students.

As for quality of education, you can expect the same in Manila’s international schools as you would all across Asia. Class sizes are small and teachers are usually native speakers of the language of instruction. There are extensive extra curricular options to suit every child’s interests, and quite often hot meals will be provided. Some schools offer boarding, but this is not commonplace in Manila.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Manila. However, there are another 24 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Manila based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Manila

Out of a total of 34 International Schools in Manila.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Global Leaders International School

Leadership, Intellect and Environmentalism
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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German European School Manila

A liberal, co-educational and secular school for children of every background, European, German, and International.
Focus on students' abilities and needs (heterogeneity, .
A multicultural approach to education.
The only International School in Manila fostering European languages, cultures and traditions.
A member of the UNESCO school network, committed to the UN 2030 agenda, especially to sustainability and global citizenship.
A green campus, in part ecologically maintained already.
One of 6 EUROCAMPUS schools world-wide, living the partnership with the Lycée Francais de Manille.
Equipped with modern infrastructure and state of the art science rooms.
Academic curriculum according to PYP, Cambridge and IB DP, taught in English
Optional teaching according to German Curriculum, taught in German
Qualified and experienced teachers, identifying with the corporate spirit.
A non-selective secular* school with individual support for every child.
Mother tongue and foreign language programmes from Pre-School onwards.
A nurturing school community with an atmosphere of mutual trust and confidence. We know your children personally.
Social projects to build responsibility in line with the UNESCO school programme.
An ECA programme to inspire and develop students' interests and talents.
A music programme, offering also private tuition in our internal Music School.
Curriculum
IB, British, German
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: Php287,202
to: Php784,609
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Nord Anglia International School Manila

Driven by our Be Ambitious philosophy, we believe there are no limits to what your child can achieve. By facing challenges, embracing creativity and helping students step out of their comfort zones we encourage them to aim higher while igniting their curiosity.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Php545,172
to: Php1,500,000
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The Beacon Academy

Established in 2009, The Beacon Academy is a learning community that offers students from all backgrounds the opportunity to receive and succeed in a unique, holistic and globally recognised education that enables them to enter a local or international college best fit for their talents and who will make a positive contribution to the country.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
14 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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International School Manila

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.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Php645,369
to: Php1,319,572
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Australian International School

AIS develops students who are Critical Thinker, Self-Directed Achiever, Independent Learner, Effective Communicator, Involved Citizen. We value wisdom, integrity, and action. AIS is a learning institution which nurtures students to achieve their dreams.
Curriculum
Australian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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The British School Manila

The British School Manila provides outstanding education based on an adapted form of a British curriculum and the I.B. Dimploma. This is achieved in a friendly family atmosphere that nurtures a community feeling where the emotional, physical, creative and intellectual needs of all children will be met within an International environment. The main focus of BSM is on the development of the whole child through holistic education. BSM offers a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum with the flexibility to take advantage of the local environment and culture, reflecting the international nature of the student body. The residential and outdoor education programme is central to the learning experience at BSM. The outdoor education is designed to be challenging, to help students grow as individuals, to build their resilience and independence as well as confidence and social and personal skills. There is a strong emphasis on encouraging children to become better learners.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Php519,122
to: Php1,153,238
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Faith Academy

Faith Academy is an International Christian school, offering K-12 education for missionary, national, and international students. Its mission is to equip students to be Christ-like, lifelong learners by providing a dynamic, relevant education. Faith Academy envisions expanding children’s educational delivery options to meet the needs of the missions enterprise throughout Asia. Faith Academy utilizes a globally-recognized curriculum, and provides a progressive, well-rounded education.
Faith staff are all missionaries who have a love for students and a strong desire to serve the Lord through education.
Curriculum
Christian, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Php150,242
to: Php840,339
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Leaders International Christian School of Manila

Raising Men and Women of Character and Integrity
We develop the leadership qualities in each child by letting them lead of certain tasks daily and by letting them take charge of their lives by teaching them life skills. We use Bob Jones University books from the U.S., an outstanding curriculum. We accept children from any race and religion. Our textbooks are built on a foundation of academic excellence and Christian character training. Being a Christian school we integrate Biblical virtues and character for positive and encouraging learning, however we do not impose any religion.
Curriculum
Christian, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Aguinaldo International School

Aguinaldo International School is a values-oriented international school that produces academically excellent, globally competent students. Children reach their full potential with individualized instruction in a diverse and nurturing environment.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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