Before I dive in, I would like to say, me and my friends were in 4th grade when this started, and it only lasted until mid 5th grade… So yeah, we were kids and thought it was cool… And no, none of the spiders were poisonous, so if someone might get a bite once in […]
School in the Philippines
In many ways, going to school in the Philippines is much the same as going to school anywhere else in the world.
In other ways it is very different.
The school year in the Philippines starts in June and runs through March, which is different from most of the rest of the world.
Another big difference in the Philippines is that which school you attend could be important for the rest of your life. If you go to the "right" school, it can help you achieve success in the Philippines. People who are in positions where they can decide who is hired in companies tend to prefer to hire people who attended these "right" schools, and so if you went to school there, it can be much to your benefit.
Read the archived articles below to learn about schooling in the Philippines.
Also, if you are a student thinking of studying in the Philippines, read our Student Life archives. This is kind of a diary of a foreign student who studied college in the Philippines.
The other day, I decided to go see my friends at Ateneo. It was actually perfect timing, since my Mom and Dad were going to visit a friend in the area, so we went together. Before I went, i had to actually make sure that my friends would be there. I tried to text one […]
Today (9-6-13), I attended an orientation about K12 at Ateneo, and it really showed me how flawed the educational system is. First off, it started with an opening speech from the principle. He basically said that the Philippines has a very low rank in terms of education (math and science to be precise, but I […]
I was asked by someone why is LiP not helping out during beginning of school here. That’s going to be June here in the Philippines. That really made me think a lot at first. But after thinking hard, I think its better not for now. We did help out before, a few years ago using […]
Recently I wrote and article here entitled Retire Young in the Philippines — But What About My Children . The thrust of the article was to explore the ideas and possibilities that are somewhat unique to military retirees, especially the idea that it’s not only possible to move to the Philippines at younger age, but […]
I got an email from our reader here, his name is James. He is asking about any expats who home-school their kids. I was asked same inquiries before. Instead of answering him with I don’t know I want to ask here first instead. I was thinking not just James has the same some questions about […]