Metro Manila · Education & Learning

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The good news is that there is a variety of very good international schools - from Kindergarten to postgraduate courses - located in the Megacity, for every of your children's period of life and even yourself. Education however - especially good one - is a luxury good in the Philippines and therefore quite expensive. 

From Kindergarten to High School, the Megacity features very good schools with international standards where toddlers can become international baccalaureate holders (IB). 

Different colleges, postgraduate and business schools afterwards allow for a good amount of courses to choose from for IB holders and everyone else.

Almost all good educational institutions in the Megacity are privately owned, the only exception is the University of the Philippines (UP). While the international schools follow their own standards, many of the privately owned institutions are closely linked to some religious group.

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Looking for a good kindergarten for your toddler? There are a lot of good kindergartens in the Megacity that adhere to international standards and have English-speaking teachers. Take a look at our guide.

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Domuschola International School offers world class education closer to home. Find out more about the school and their programme here.

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Looking for a good school for the kids? Metro Manila has a number of internationally-accredited schools to choose from. Whether you are looking for a good kindergarten or a reputable elementary school, the Megacity has several options for you.

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There are several international high schools which offer internationally recognized International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) and/or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Take a look at our list of international high schools here. 

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Good colleges can be found all over the Megacity. When talking about the Philippine elite colleges, people will often refer to the "Top 4". The Top 4 universities are Manila's finest educational institutions and the best option if you are looking for international college education. Nevertheless, there are some other universities which offer good education.

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Whether you are planning on taking up a Master in Business Administration, a PhD in Enivronmental Science or just a certificate course in advanced photography, the Megacity has it all. Almost. For postgraduate education, there are five universities that offer a wide range of programs. 

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Lifelong Learning is becoming more and more a vital element of the current generations. As development is fast-paced it takes the willingness to learn and update your knowledge your whole life to stay on top of the things you are doing. It does not matter if you attend a formal university course, take a summer school or sign up for some short courses at private institutions, lifelong learning is possible in the Megacity.

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August is "Buwan ng Wika", the National Language Month. Megacitizens.com gives you some hard facts about the Filipino language, information on where to learn it, and a list of essential of and phrases to survive in the Megacity.

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Does your child need help with school? Tutorials and other supplementary learning establishments are aplenty in Megacity Manila. It may be time to give them a call. 

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It’s time to go back to school kids! Take a look at what you should expect in Megacity Manila during this time of year. 

The new school year always starts some time in June for public elementary schools and high schools in the Philippines. This 2016, classes in public schools start on June 13, Monday. Private schools, including Manila's international schools, are free to start their classes any time in June or August.