Top 5 Best International Schools in Cebu

The Philippines is the 4th largest English-speaking county behind the US, India, and Pakistan in terms of the total number of speakers, but is second behind the US in terms of the percentage of speakers.

As of 2017, a little over 92% of Filipinos can understand English, while around 67% can speak. Thanks to high-quality schools, curriculum, and other educational institutions – the Philippines is going forward in terms of global competitiveness in language.

Outside Metro Manila, Metro Cebu is the place where some of the best international schools in South East Asia are located.

As one of the leading tourists’ destinations in the country, Cebu City international schools hold the highest standards of education a high-quality international school can offer.

Below is the list of the top 5 best international schools in Cebu where you want to send your kid for advanced education. The following list is not in order. You may inquire directly to the school if you have anything to ask.

Contact details for each school are provided below for your convenience.

1. Cebu International School

Cebu International School (CIS), was founded as the Cebu American School in 1924, and renamed in 1973. It is a co-educational day school, non-profit, non-sectarian institution, governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees. The current legal status of the school is defined in Republic Act No. 9190 (2003). English is the language of instruction at CIS.

From its original location in a villa in Gorordo Avenue, Cebu, the school moved to Banilad, (opposite Cebu Country Club), and then, in 2000, relocated to the present purpose-built campus the northern suburb of Pit-os, Cebu City.

Cebu International School is an authorized IB World School[3], offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) from 1999, and the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) from January 2014. Contact Cebu International School here.

2. Singapore School Cebu

Singapore School Cebu is an international school that aims to train pupils to apply knowledge, do higher thinking and problem solve, to best prepare them for their future. SSC also places equal emphasis on all aspects of human development, including shaping caring and compassionate GLOBAL CITIZENS who recognize the active and positive role they can play in the world community.

Singapore School Cebu is located on a 5,000sqm property along Zuellig Avenue at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.  The campus is equipped with modern, spacious, and air-conditioned classrooms.  Facilities include an indoor court, two sports fields, two multipurpose halls, two science laboratories, a library, clinic, food lab, computer lab, art room, and music room among others. Contact Singapore School Cebu here.

3. Woodridge International School

Woodridge International School provides an atmosphere conducive to learning, characterized by intellectual and artistic stimulation, open and congenial interpersonal relationships, and a child friendly environment.

Developing Promising Futures – Desires the total formation of the child who will not only achieve academic excellence but will also develop a Christian personality. Contact Woodridge International School here.

4. Maria Montessori International School

Maria Montessori International School is a Private academy composed of the preschool as well as Grade School and High School Departments. The Preschool Department has four levels namely: Playgroup, Pre-Kindergarten, Kinder 1, and Kinder 2. Its classroom is a “Prepared environment”. This is an “Open Classroom” with defined areas for Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural Activities. It is so designed because it adopts the Montessori Method of Instruction. It uses English as its medium of instruction.

The Grade School and High School Departments on the other hand have adopted the K-12 Curriculum and its curricula are imbued with the Montessori philosophy which is the development of the whole child. Contact Maria Montessori International School here.

5. CIE British School

CIE is a British International School in the Asia Pacific that leads in the creation of trendsetting instructive innovations to provide students with the best possible educational tools to prime them for a destiny of headship.

It is The School for Leaders, a center of excellence that develops creative people who are imbued and equipped with outstanding academic skills, innovative thinking, pioneering spirit, entrepreneurial mindset, and strength of character to make a lasting contribution to improving the quality of life as enlightened generative leaders and channels in social transformation. Contact CIE British School here.

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