Information on International Schools in the Philippines

There are many international schools in the Philippines and most of them are in Manila, while a couple others are in Cebu, Subic and Davao. The schools are accredited both locally and internationally, and they offer either an American or British IGSE school track. Needless to say, all schools are staffed by competent educators and guidance counsellors, most of which are foreigners with local and international teaching experience. Even if you’re living in the Philippines, you can send your kids to internationally-accredited schools and give them a world-class education.

Brent International School

Campuses: Manila, Subic and Bagiuo

Brent was founded by a Canadian by the name of Charles Henry Brent in 1909. It was originally created as a boarding school for boys, particularly sons of Americans stationed to work here in the Philippines. Right now, it’s a co-educational campus providing education to a culturally diverse population of students.

Basic Tuition Fee per Semester

  • Nursery- $1,354 + PhP 62,188
  • Pre-Kindergarten- $1,754 + PhP 80,594
  • Lower School (Kindergarten to Grade 1-5)- $3,364 + Php 154,622
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)- $3,604 + Php 165,732
  • Upper School (Grades 9-12)- $3,902 + Php 179,424

Southville International School and Colleges (SISC)

Campuses: 5 Facilities all located in Paranaque and Las Pinas

Unlike Brent, Southville offers undergraduate programs and even an International Baccalaureate (IB) degree.

Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) originally started as Southville International School in 1990. Initially, they only offered pre-school classes, but the school quickly grew in population, so they started offering lower school, upper school and college degree courses.

What’s unique about this school, compared to most schools, is their International Baccalaureate (IB) program. It’s a 2-year preparatory course perfect for those who want to get a degree from top universities around the world. This degree is recognized by top colleges and universities around the world, and has proven effective for more than 100 countries since the 70s.

The annual tuition for Grades 9 to 11 ranges from PhP 50,000 to PhP 70,000, while the amount for Grade 12 is about PhP 80,000. 

Faith Academy

Campuses: Cainta and Davao

Faith Academy is an international school specially built for the kids of missionaries assigned to serve in Asia. As a Christian school, their staff is committed to helping students become God-fearing and globally competitive citizens. The school gives students two choices for their curriculum as soon as they begin their 9th Grade. They may take a British IGCSE path or an American K-12 track.

Because this school is primarily for the children of missionaries, only a select number of non-missionary children have been given permission to attend this school.

Tuition Fee Schedule and Categories for Students

Faith has 3 categories for students and students from each category have their own specific set of fees. In essence, the more involved their parents are with a church, the more affordable the tuition fees are.

  • Pre-school 3- $278.00 – $730.00
  • Pre-school 4- $417.00- $1,095.00
  • Elementary (K1-K5)-  $2,383.00- $6,256.00
  • Middle School (K6-K8)- $2,735.00- $7,180.00
  • High School (K9-K12)- $3,012.00- $7,908.00

International School Manila

Campus: Taguig

International School Manila or ISM is a premiere co-educational school established way back in 1920. Their students and graduate are top performers, who have proven their success by being accepted into Ivy League universities such as Yale, Stanford, Harvard and MIT. ISM started off as a school for American kids, but the rate of enrolled American students have changed since after the war. The school now has a diverse culture of 45% Asians, 28% North Americans and 4% Europeans.  Like most international schools in the Philippines, ISM has an elementary, middle school and high school division.

Basic Tuition Fees per Semester

  • Pre-School 3- $2,190 + PhP 71,100
  • Pre-School 4- $2,930 + PhP 94,800
  • Elementary School (Kindergarten-Grade 4) – $4,640 + PhP 148,500
  • Middle School (Grades 5-8)- $5,070 + PhP 162,750
  • High School (Grades 9-10)- $5,390 + PhP 173,500
  • High School (Grades 11-12)- $6,030 + PhP 193,700

Reedley International


Reedley International SchoolCampuses: Quezon City

Reedley International School was founded by Nellie Aquino Ong. It’s a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and they’re currently aiming to be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). They have a competitive curriculum that’s based from the American education system; however their math and science subjects are from Singapore’s education system. Reedley has a complete curricula for Pre-Kindergarten and Lower to Upper school students.

Tuition Fees per Semester

  • Pre-Kindergarten- $2,190 + PhP 71,100
  • Lower School (Kindergarten to Grade 1-5)- $3
  • Lower School (Kindergarten to Grade 1-5)- $3,364 + Php 154,622
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)- $3,604 + Php 165,732
  • Upper School (Grades 9-12)- $3,902 + Php 179,424

Aside from the above mentioned, there are other many other international schools in the Philippines. Some of them can be found in the provinces, such as in Cebu and Davao. Expats living in holiday homes in the Philippines won’t have any problems choosing a school for their kids. There are many options depending on the curriculum and learning style you want for your kids.