Educational Institution

Philippine education is patterned after the American system, with English as the medium of instruction. Schools are classified into public (government) or private (non-government). The general pattern of formal education follows four stages: Pre-primary level (nursery and kindergarten) offered in most private schools; six years of primary education, followed by four years of secondary education.

College education usually takes four, sometimes five and in some cases as in medical and law schools, as long as eight years. Graduate schooling is an additional two or more years. Classes in Philippine schools start in June and end in March. Colleges and universities follow the semestral calendar from June-October and November-March. There are a number of foreign schools with study programs similar to those of the mother country.

Government Related


Department of Education
Official web site of the Department of Education. The Education Act of 1982 created the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports which later became the Department of Education, Culture and Sports in 1987.


Commission on Higher Education
The CHED supervises both public and private higher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all public and private post-secondary educational institutions. It ensures and protects academic freedom for the continuing intellectual growth, the advancement of learning and research, the development of responsible and effective leadership, the education of high level professionals, and the enrichment of historical and cultural heritage.


Development Academy of the Philippines
Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) assists in the country's development efforts in two ways: as change catalyst and as capacity-builder. Remaining constantly focused on this two-fold mission, it has assisted in shaping new government policies, crafting innovative development programs, and modernizing the management of government agencies and private enterprises.


Philippine Military Academy

Guided by its motto COURAGE, INTEGRITY and LOYALTY, the Philippine Military Academy bears the standards of character founded on honor and fortified by discipline. It has transformed to a "Tri-Service Academy" with the introduction of specialized, branch-of-service-specific courses in the last two years of training. This was conceptualized for PMA graduates to be "field-ready," "fleet-ready" or "squadron-ready" immediately upon graduation.


National Computer Institute
The National Computer Institute (NCI) is the training arm of the National Computer Center for government. For over twenty-five years now, the NCI has provided quality IT education and training by offering relevant courses for IT professionals, IT users and managers in the public sector and other sectors of society.

Science Education Institute
The Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology envisions to develop a critical mass of highly trained scientific and technological human resources. To accomplish this vision, it administers scholarships, awards and grants in science and technology (S&T); undertakes projects and formulates plans for the promotion, development and improvement of science and technology education and training.


Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
TESDA formulates manpower and skills plans, sets appropriate skills standards and tests, coordinates and monitors manpower policies and programs, and provides policy directions and guidelines for resource allocation for the technical-vocational education and training institutions in both the private and public sectors.


Technology and Livelihood Resource Center
Fulfilling its mandate as the “technology and livelihood” center, TLRC has packaged and promoted the commercial application of technology as the engine for growth and development.  By  this, TLRC seeks to bridge the gap between technology and its use by the most number of people – giving life to the power of knowledge.

The different learning institutions below are categorized according to universities, colleges, international schools and high schools:


De La Salle University
- established by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1911, it is geared towards being the premiere Catholic institution in the fields of teaching, research and community service

La Salle Schools in the Philippines
- a listing of the different De La Salle campuses and supervised schools around the Philippines grouped according to geographical location.
(Web sites of the campuses of the system schools can also be accessed from

De La Salle University-Manila Quality Web Site
-a portal of quality-related concepts, knowledge, tools, techniques, and practices designed for the academic community.

Ateneo de Manila University
- provides education that is Filipino, Catholic and Jesuit as it seeks to service the nation towards genuine national development through its numerous interdisciplinary programs

University of the Philippines
- established through the University Charter, First Philippine Legislature Act No. 1870, it provides advanced instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts and gives professional and technical training both to students and professionals

University of Sto. Tomas
- the royal, pontifical, Catholic university of the Philippines. Established in 1611, it is Asia’s oldest university with exemplary academic programs in the arts, sciences and engineering.

University of Asia and the Pacific
- strives to be a center of excellence in the areas of values formation, people development, and research and communication

Asian Institute of Management
- established itself as a multinational community where an individual can prepare well for cross-cultural issues that confront Asian managers

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
- the first tuition-free institution of higher learning in the Philippines. Its College of Arts and Sciences provides service to the other colleges by offering the general education courses in all degree programs.

Centro Escolar University
- established in 1907, it is the first non-sectarian university to offer graduate studies leading to degrees in Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education. It is primarily known for its optometry and dentistry programs.

University of the East
– its goal is to develop a just, progressive society especially in its accounting, dentistry and engineering courses

Far Eastern University
- imparts thorough university training with strong and high-order faculty and adequate athletic and recreation facilities. This is most evident in their science and medical course offerings.

Adamson University
- a Catholic university that is actively involved in the development of people, especially the poor through different technological and scientific degree programs


College of St. Benilde
- a member of the De La Salle University System, it complements the goals of other units in the System through its thrusts in educational innovation and international education

Immaculate Conception College-La Salle
– a Lasallian supervised college in Northern Mindanao which strives to give socially-relevant education in Southern Philippines

Asia-Pacific College
– school dedicated to the development of systems- and applications-oriented professionals in response to the country’s need for social and national development

St. Jude College
- a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning that offers health sciences courses

Assumption College
- main thrust is to educate young girls and ladies to bring about the transformation of society through education in the fields of arts, commerce, communications and sciences

Mapua Institute of Technology
- a technology-focused school. This is the biggest engineering school in the Philippines.

Miriam College
- formerly known as Maryknoll College, provides a future-oriented holistic, that expands from training teachers through its education program to the formation of women leaders strongly committed to community service

St. Scholastica’s College
- pioneered music education in the Philippines. To date, it also provides solid foundation in the arts, humanities and sciences with the International School of Fashion being the latest addition to its course offerings.

Philippine School of Business Administration
- a privately-owned institution of higher-learning that answers the demand for the development of manpower who would like to venture in the business field


Brent International School
- offers the standard pre-school to 12th grade levels, the last two of which enables the students to qualify to take the international baccalaureate diploma exam with head office in Geneva, Switzerland

Harvest Christian School International
- aims to mold entrepreneurs and business stewards through the “one-on-one” method of instruction wherein the students are taught at the level he/she comprehends

Southville International School and Colleges
- has a multiple-intelligence and giftedness program and employs the School of the Future Methodology for the higher math, sciences and languages classes

International School Manila
- prides itself with an academics program that stands out in terms of strength, breadth and specialization that has qualified its alumni for scholarship grants to top US universities

The British School Manila
- upholds British traditions and values through its teachers trained in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth

Esteban International School
- has an enrichment program that includes Kumon Math and Kumon Reading, among others

Faith Academy
- the international Christian school primarily for the children of missionaries working in Asia. Another feature of the school is that beginning the 9th grade, students can choose between American or British curriculum.

Indang British School
- follows the British National Curriculum of England and Wales with core curriculum subjects taught by teachers within the British system


Philippine Science High School
- science high school created for providing a highly-enriched science and mathematics education to exceptionally-gifted Filipino students

Philippine High School for the Arts
- has an academic program that develops the artistic talents of the exceptionally gifted young students throughout the Philippines

Xavier School
- a Filipino-Chinese college preparatory school run by Jesuit Catholic priests

St. Stephen’s High School
- provides basic education by providing religious, vocational, and academic training in preparation for college


Pre-school Choices
- contains valuable information such as pre-school locations and contact details, teaching methods, security policies, admission policies and requirements, and teacher-to-pupil ratio, among others

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