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International School, Manila
The International School, Manila, founded in 1920, is a private, nonsectarian day school for boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Organization: The School is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees elected for a 3-year terms by parents. The School is non-profit, nonsectarian.

Curriculum: The curriculum has strong links to the US college-preparatory model and includes AP courses and courses leading to the IB diploma. It is continually being broadened to include best practices from around the world. The School provides an ESL program for students whose first language is other than English and whose English language competency falls below grade level. The Optimal Learning Center (OLC) provides an integrated model of support services for students with special needs, including high academic talent. The foreign languages program includes Chinese, Filipino, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. The large majority of graduating students proceed to colleges and universities in the United States, and the testing program reflects this fact. The School is approved by the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports in the Philippines and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Faculty: Approximately 79% of the 183 faculty are expatriates; the remaining professional staff are Filipino citizens.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-206 school year, enrollment was 1,668, including 425 North Americans; 307 host-country nationals, and 936 third-country nationals.

Facilities: The School operates on a brand new seven-hectare campus in Fort Bonifacio in the municipality of Taguig. Facilities include: 3 gymnasia, 3 swimming pools, 3 playing fields, a canteen, a multilevel media center containing a total of 80,000 print and non-print resources, a 350-seat capacity Little Theater and an 850-seat fully-equipped fine and performing arts theatre. All rooms, including the 200 classrooms, are air-conditioned. Students may apply for entrance at any time during the school year.

Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, about 97% of the School's income derives from tuition and related fees. Annual tuition rates range from $4,810 to $13,510. The School charges an annual capital projects fee of $1,790, an IT fee of $310 and a one-time matriculation fee of $2,770. A deposit of $5,000 is levied upon enrollment. This sum is fully refundable when the student withdraws. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Mr. David Toze, Superintendent
International School, Manila
P.O. Box 1526, MCPO, 1255 Makati
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 63-2-840-8400
Fax: 63-2-840-8405

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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