International School Manila

Integrity - Service - Merit

About Us

International School Manila is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian day school for boys and girls from Preschool to Grade 12. It is governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees elected from and by the parents of enrolled students and by Sustaining Members of the Corporation. 

The curriculum is international in orientation with approximately 80% of the students taking courses leading to the full IB Diploma. There are also regular High School classes available. Special features include English as a Second Language, Learning Support, Design Technology and Robotics. Foreign language offerings include Mandarin, Filipino, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. 

More than ninety percent of the faculty are expatriates, mainly from the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand; the remaining professional staff are Filipino citizens. The student body is an international mixture: twenty-six percent are North Americans, fifteen percent are Filipinos, with the other students representing eighty countries around the world. The majority of students have an average length of stay of two to four years. Ninety-nine percent of the graduates go on to colleges and universities, mostly in North America and Europe. 

The school year starts in early August and ends in early June, with a one week fall break, three-week Christmas vacation and a one-week  spring break. Daily classes run from 07:30AM. to 2:15PM in Elementary, and until 2:45PM for Middle and High School students.  The co-curricular program includes interscholastic competition in sports and in the intellectual and artistic fields, as well as a full range of special—interest activities. Children attending ISM wear the school uniform.

In the school year 2002-2003, IS Manila celebrated the opening of its new campus in Fort Bonifacio in the district of Taguig. Facilities in the seven-hectare campus include: four gymnasia, three swimming pools, one competitive all-weather track and playing field, another all-weather field and a grass field, eight tennis courts, two fitness gyms, two canteens (one for MS/HS; one for ES), a multi—level library containing a total of 80,000 print and non-print resources, a 350-seat capacity Little Theater and an 920-seat fully-equipped Fine and Performing Arts Theater. All rooms, including the two hundred classrooms, are air-conditioned. The campus is well maintained and the facilities are upgraded every year. 

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, email: or may be obtained by clicking here.