Parents only want the best for their children. And when it comes to important matters such as education, it is normal for them to choose the best and most prestigious institutions they can afford to send their children to.
Truly, education costs a lot of money; but the right kind of education will guide your child into doing the things that will help him or her in the future. That is why capable families send their children to the most expensive schools.
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Are you curious to know just how much it costs to send them to these private schools? Read through the article and find out the top 10 most expensive private schools in the Philippines.
10. De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
Located in the very exclusive village of Ayala Alabang, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ) clinches the 10th spot. The private institution was established in 1978 and offers preschool, grade school, junior high school, and senior high school, as well as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), registered programs in Automotive Servicing, Computer Hardware Servicing, and Cookery. Its tuition fees for high school were set around PhP150,000 per year back in 2015.
9. Colegio San Agustin Makati
Colegio San Agustin (CSA) Makati is a coeducational Catholic school founded by priests under the Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) in 1969 located in Dasmariñas Village in Makati. The school offers basic education from preschool to Senior High School. Tuition is now over PhP160,000 for the school, not including hidden fees and other charges.
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8. Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)
Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is a private academic and research institution founded by the Society of Jesus in 1859 but was only moved to its current location along Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City in 1952. In 2015, it would roughly cost PhP165,000 per year which excludes fees for graduation, books, and other fees.
7. Xavier School
A Jesuit-run private Catholic school, Xavier School is exclusive for boys. In its K to 12-ready curriculum, XS requires its students to learn the Chinese language. The fees to be paid are roughly around PhP170,000 back in 2014, excluding other miscellaneous charges.
6. La Salle Green Hills
La Salle Green Hills is located on a 6-hectare land along Ortigas Avenue in Mandaluyong. The all-boys school, according to a 2015 record, charges PhP170,000 annually for high school students, excluding other miscellaneous charges.
5. Reedley International School
Back in 2015, the international school charged PhP190,000 per year which did not include matriculation fees, books, or any other fees that would comprise the cost of education there. Reedley is located in Pasig City, Metro Manila.
4. Southville International School and Colleges (SISC)
One of the top international schools in Manila, SISC does not disclose its fees on its official site. However, their grade school tuition is said to be around PhP200,000, and higher levels are bound to cost much more. Southville is located in Las Piñas.
3. The British School Manila
For the school year 2014-2015, the fees of this school in came up to £5,340 and PhP400,700 for Grades 10-11 per year, and £5,895 plus PhP400,140 per year for Grades 12-13. This is non-inclusive of the PhP200,000 entrance fee, the PhP15,000 application fee and its capital development fee. The private international school is located in Bonifacio Global City.
2. International School Manila (ISM)
A private, non-profit, non-sectarian day school for boys and girls from Preschool to Grade 12, ISM charges $12,380 and PhP450,600 as the annual fee for those entering Grades 9-10 and $13,840 and PhP445,100 for those entering Grades 11-12 – non-inclusive of its $3,500 Matriculation Fee, a Facility Enhancement Fee, ESL fees and an Application Fee. ISM is also located in BGC.
1.Brent International School
The international co-educational day and boarding school is one of the most popular schools for expats in the Philippines. Brent charges $8,764 and PhP500,632 as its annual payment for students in its Upper School (Grades 9-12), which does not include its non-refundable Capital Development Fee of $1,575, Matriculation Fee of $3,000 and fees for reserving slots, planning to sit for the International Baccalaureate exams and an option for ESL (English As A Second Language) students.