10 of the Most Expensive High Schools in the Philippines

by Raisa de los Reyes   |  Mar 1, 2023
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People typically say that high school is considered to be the formative years of your life. It is in these next four years of your life that you will be exposed to a different kind of student culture and academic struggles. Although challenging, this new stage is  an opportunity to become a reliable and independent member of society. That’s why many people believe that investing in education is always worth the cost. 

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To help you find the best school for you, we’ve listed down some of the most expensive yet promising high schools in the Philippines:

  1. International School Manila

Tuition: Php 1,515,845.9 

The International School Manila (ISM) is considered to be the oldest international school based in Metro Manila. Located at Bonifacio Global City (BGC), the school expands to over seven hectares with a purpose-built, state-of-the-art campus. To better prepare their students, ISM adopted an international curriculum that broadens the kind of programs and activities that the community can participate in. At ISM, they promote true diversity among the students and faculty, accepting individuals with over 100 varying backgrounds. In 2020, the ISM celebrated 100 years of constant service and the development of its growing international community.

  1. The British School Manila

Tuition: Php 1,128,459.23 

Established in 1976, the British School Manila (BSM) aims to nurture the excellence of their students by providing holistic education. This has cultivated a long line of student high academic achievers, wherein students have entered for International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSEs), General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSEs) and the International Baccalaureate program that offers alternative classes to A levels. Within a span of 50 years, the BSM community always opens their doors to over  900 students of more than 40 nationalities. At present, the school is recognized as the oldest and only non-profit international school in Manila that offers British education to their students. 

  1. Chinese International School Manila

Tuition: Php 546,770

The Chinese International School Manila (CISM) began their vision with only 20 students and 11 teachers at first. Through adapting an  American Core Curriculum and Mandarin lessons across all grade levels, the CISM was accredited  by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and became a part of the Council of International Schools. That said, the school ensures the enrichment and development of their students through the provision of sufficient facilities such as a  library, a drama studio, a design technology area, and so much more. 

  1. Brent International School Manila

Tuition: Php 428,036

The Brent School Baguio was founded by Bishop Charles Henry Brent in 1909. The Board of Trustees of Brent School approved the inauguration of the Brent International School Manila in 1984. Brent is known to be an international, coeducational, day school connected with the Episcopal Church here in the Philippines. Diversity among the community is practiced through the acceptance of students with varying religious and spiritual backgrounds. Moreover, the curriculum is geared towards a Western-style of education, hoping to instill within their students the importance of cultural acceptance and tolerance. 

  1. Reedley International School

Tuition: Php 215,000 to Php 358,000

Founded by  Nellie Aquino-Ong in 1999, the Reedley International School ensures outstanding education by practicing both progressive and traditional learning methods. The school hopes to better prepare their students by balancing the development of their academics and character in a nurturing environment. Through the Reedley Way, the students must become happy and competent members of society. Not only will they receive world-class education, but they will also be provided opportunities that cater to their intellectual and emotional growth. 

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  1. Southville International Schools and Colleges

Tuition: Php 190,712

Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) promises to be in constant pursuit of quality education by offering a variety of educational programs to its students. Until today, SISC is the only international school that promotes the well-roundedness of their students. With this, SISC was acknowledged as an educational institution of international character by Republic Act (R.A.) no. 9493. Their curriculum takes into consideration how the knowledge the community gains can be applied in society, therefore, SISC instills within their graduates a global sense of competitiveness. 

  1. De La Salle University Senior High School

Tuition: Php 169,275

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Senior High School offers the following strands: the Academic Track, the Sports Track, and the Arts and Design Track. To ease the struggles and anxiety of the students when they enter college, they will learn within the same campus as college students. Therefore, they will also have access to the facilities of the university and they will be provided the opportunity to be directly taught by university professors. DLSU-SHS ensures an environment that only caters to the development of their students, producing leaders and high academic achievers.

  1. De La Salle Santiago Zobel

Tuition: Php 154,210.00 - Php 184,893 

Guided accordingly by the beliefs and values of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the De La Salle Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ) was established to foster spiritual, moral, and academic excellence among the community. Until today, they hope to instill within their students the following traditional Lasallian core values: Faith, Zeal for Service, and Communion in Mission to dictate their character within and outside the school. 

  1. OB Montessori Center

Tuition: Php 160,000

The core mission of the Operation Brotherhood Montessori Center (OBMC) hopes to contribute to the intellectual, spiritual, and social growth of children. Adhering to the educational method of Dr. Maria Montessori, the school intends to tap the potential of children through their “inner teacher.” Their environment and curriculum is uniquely centered on the immediate needs of their students, which  enables the community to become independent, responsible, and discerning individuals within society. 

  1. Colegio San Agustin 

Tuition:  Php 142,000

Organized by the Order of St. Augustine (OSA), the Colegio San Agustin (CSA) Makati is a Catholic educational institution that provides students quality education in the Augustinian tradition. To further develop their students, they must be given equal opportunity to sharpen and hone their talents and skills through the school’s program in sports and performing arts. CSA hopes to be perceived as a school that not only drives the community to excel academically, but to serve and lead others for God’s greater honor and glory.


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