Choosing which school to study is never easy—especially if it’s to a far-flung corner of the world. With hundreds of thousands of schools to pick from, how do you decide which one is right for you? It always boils down to what country and city do you intend to study, right? Now that you’ve made up your mind to pursue your education in the Philippines, the next big thing to iron out is the school—what school?
Though there are a lot of things to be admired about the country, finding the best school is tricky and can be really onerous coz you have to research everything. Undoubtedly, it’s the language or the convenience to communicate and the beautiful beaches are the top reasons why foreigners love the Philippines—and in Cebu City, overseas learners are familiar faces in schools particularly in private institutions (not limited to ESL schools). They’re pretty much everywhere.
Other countries normally only use their local language as the medium of instruction at schools—but not the Philippines. So it’s no surprise that many foreigners enroll their selves here in schools from different parts of the country.
In no particular order, here are 5 reputable private institutions in Cebu City that are popular for foreign students like Koreans, Chinese, Indians, Iranians, among others.
1. Ateneo de Cebu also known as Sacred Heart School
Ateneo de Cebu (Sacred Heart School), is a private, catholic college-preparatory school managed by the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus. Its curriculum includes a Chinese language program and aside from providing academic excellence, the school also serves as a bridge between the Filipino and Chinese-Filipino communities through education that accepts not only Chinese-Filipino but also students who have no Chinese roots like native Koreans, Indians, Japanese, Westerners, among other nationalities.
(+63)32 345-GESU / 345-4698 / 345-3216
Fax: (+63)32 343-6279
For admissions related concerns or queries:
345-4278 local 1222 09339710690
H. Abellana St, Mandaue City, 6014 Cebu
2. Maria Montessori International School
MMIS is a nurturing educational institution composed of the Preschool, Grade School, and High School. The Preschool Department has four classification namely: Playgroup, Nursery, Pre-kinder, and Kindergarten. This school is an “Open Classroom” with defined areas for Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural Activities—adopting the Montessori Method of Instruction. It uses English as its medium of instruction. MMIS has two campuses in Cebu City.
Contact Information and Location
Talamban Campus: Brgy. San Jose, Talamban, Cebu City 6000 Philippines
Gorordo Campus: 298-F. Gonzales Compound, Gorordo Ave. Camputhaw, Cebu City 6000 Philippines
Barangay San Jose, Talamban
Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
+63 917 708 0540
+63 32 343 9323
+63 32 234 9305
+63 32 239 2354
298-F. Gonzales Compound,
Gorordo Avenue, Camputhaw,
Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
+63 922 3793741
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
”MMIS has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. When you look at our academic curriculum, our extra-curricular activities, and all other aspects of our school, you will find that we are a community committed to EXCELLENCE. It is a common thread that connects our teachers and our students. This is a place where children can grow and develop.”
-Mia Young (School Director)
3. Woodridge International School
WOODRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (WIS) desires the total formation of the child who will not only achieve academic excellence but will also develop Christian personality. The system nourishes the mind while it touches and caresses the heart of each and every child. The ultimate goals are: Intellectual Excellence to produce globally competitive students and graduates in the field of business who can think logically, critically, creatively and Spiritual Enlightment to bring each child, his family and community closer to God.
Currently, WIS it is a registered member of the Cambridge International School with a more enhanced, equipped and dynamic curriculum.
+63 9177190082 | +63 3459813
*Contact WIS directly to know their updated tuition fees.
4. Singapore School Cebu (SSC)
SSC is the first and only provider in Cebu of the world-renowned Singapore curriculum covering PreSchool, Primary School and Lower Secondary. A private, non-sectarian international school, SSC also offers the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) for Upper Secondary and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) for Pre-University. Since our establishment in 2010, our campus population has reached 75% of its full capacity. SSC’s unique strength lies in our ability to bring out the best from the Pupils, Class and Community, to reach their potential and goals. SSC is an affiliate and sister school of Singapore School Manila.
Zuellig Avenue, North Reclamation Area
Subangdaku, Mandaue City 6014
Tel. (+63-32) 2365-SSC (772)
Mobile: (+63) 917-8333-SSC (772)
5. Bright Academy
B.R.I.G.H.T. Academy was born. B.R.I.G.H.T. stands for Balanced, Respectful, Intelligent, God-loving, Happy and Talented children. In 1995, Play House transferred to Ma. Luisa Road to address the increasing number of students.
At present, Play House Preschool and B.R.I.G.H.T. Academy are situated at a sprawling campus along Gov. Cuenco Avenue in Banilad and has added Senior High School to its curriculum offerings. A happy, caring school with hundreds of students coming from 25 different countries, Play House Preschool and B.R.I.G.H.T. Academy are committed to the pursuit of Balanced and Positive Education.
(032) 416-1500 / +63 917 325 4503
Location: Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu City, Philippines 6000