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International School, Manila

Address
PO Box 1526, MCPO 1255, Makati City, Philippines
Tel: (+63) 2 840 8400
Fax: (+63) 2 840 8405
super@ismanila.com
www.ismanila.com

School Summary
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National, US, curricula.
1600 students, 3-19 yrs

International School, Manila is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian day school for boys and girls in Pre-K to 12. It is governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees elected from and by the parents of enrolled students. The curriculum is primarily US college-preparatory and includes AP courses and courses leading to an IB Diploma. Special offerings include English-as-a-Second Language, Optimal Learning Program for Special Needs and Talented, K-12 computer literacy, and Chinese, Filipino, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish foreign languages.

More than seventy per cent of the faculty are expatriates, mainly from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand; the remaining professional staff are Filipino citizens.

The student body at International School, Manila is an international mixture: twenty three per cent are North Americans, twenty per cent are Filipinos, with the other students representing fifty five countries around the world. Some sixty per cent of the students have an average length of stay of two to four years. Ninety-eight percent of the graduates go on to colleges and universities, mostly in North America.

The International School, Manila school year starts in mid-August and ends in early June, with a three-week Christmas vacation and a one-week spring break. Daily classes run from 07:30 to 14:15. The extracurricular program includes interscholastic competition in sports and in the intellectual and artistic fields, as well as a full range of special-interest activities.

In the International School, Manila school year 20002/03, IS Manila celebrated the opening of its new campus in Fort Bonifacio in the district of Taguig. Facilities in the seven-hectare campus include: three gymnasia , three swimming pools, three playing fields, a canteen, a multi-level media center containing a total of 80,000 print and non-print resources, a 350-seat capacity Little Theater and an 880-seat fully-equipped Fine and Performing Arts Theater. All rooms, including the two hundred classrooms, are air-conditioned.

Students of the international community may apply for entrance at any time during the school year. Upon request, details about the admissions process will be sent by the Admissions Office, e-mail: admissions@ismanila.com

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