International School Manila

Integrity - Service - Merit

Academic Program

The High School comprises Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. ISM offers a full High School program designed to prepare students for college and university admission. Students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation earn the ISM High School Diploma, a recognized qualification for many colleges and universities around the world.


ISM offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, an academically rigorous and challenging program that is recognized in most countries of the world as a university entrance qualification. Students in Grades 11 and 12 may choose to work toward the full IB Diploma or they may take selected courses to complete a partial diploma. Students are required to take the external examinations at the end of each IB course. Participation in this program demands hard work, a mature attitude and self- discipline. However, most ISM students are capable of successfully completing the IB Diploma. It provides an excellent, well rounded preparation for university-level work.

In addition to the IB courses, ISM also offers an Advanced Placement (AP) class in AP US History and AP Human Geography. Students enrolled in the English 2 Honors program will be eligible and well-prepared for AP English Literature and Composition. Students may also prepare for other advanced placement examinations such as AP Calculus AB and BC examinations through their IB program and Independent Study.

For more information on our IB Program, click here.


Course Offerings

ISM’s High School curriculum aims to provide students with a well rounded education that combines both breadth and depth in their coursework. As an ISM student, you should be able to gain admission to those colleges and universities that meet your interests and are suited to your academic potential. You will also develop the background knowledge and work habits needed to be successful in your studies after leaving ISM.

For more information, the High School Course Offerings for SY 2019-2020 may be downloaded in PDF.