ICYMI: Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) recently announced its plans to fully implement the co-education scheme in its Basic Education schools by S.Y. 2029-2030. This means that the institution will start admitting female students in its preschool, Grade School (AGS), and Junior High School (AJHS) units alongside the existing co-ed student population in its Senior High School (ASHS).
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According to the official memorandum on the school's website, the Board of Trustees has approved ADMU's implementation of the co-education scheme with preparations being made for S.Y. 2023-2024. The pioneering batch for this new scheme will be the Kinder, Grade 1, and Grade 7 levels and will begin on S.Y. 2024-2025.
This "milestone decision," as shared by ADMU president Roberto C. Yap SJ, is in response to the school's goal in the Lux-in-Domino Strategic Plan, "strategic targeted growth in the university’s student population to increase access to and impact of the Ateneo de Manila education."
The school first started accepting female students in its institution in 2016 through its senior high school program.