One of the advantages of living in a McKinley Hill Condominium is that you won’t have to look far for a school for your child. Any of the many educational institutions around Bonifacio Global City can give your child the best education. Here are some of the major schools found in BGC.
Makati Gospel Church New Life Christian Academy
This private Christian school is made up of two schools which were founded in 1991 – the New Life Foundation Learning Center and the Makati Gospel Learning Center. Parents can enroll children aged preschool up to high school in this school. It is well equipped and has laboratories, hands on experiments for computer and science subjects, rooms for the arts and music, a playground for children to play in, and a cafeteria.
The school is accredited by AdvancEd, the organization that accredits elementary schools and high schools internationally and in the United States; to receive an accreditation from them means that they meet the international standards of education. They are also accredited by the Commission on International Trans-Regional Accreditation and Association of Christian Schools International.
Everest Academy Inc.
Everest Academy Inc. is an international Catholic school managed by the Legionaries of Christ and the Regnum Christi. The school doesn’t apply traditional teaching – which is the repetition and memorization type of learning – and believes in progressive education, where the needs of each child is understood and catered to. The National Consultants for Education in the United States developed the curriculum that the school uses. These well designed programs, together with their excellent teachers, help students reach their full potential.
British School Manila
This school is a private international school that provides its students with the best British education that prepares them for their Key Stage tests after Primary school, their General Certificate of Secondary Education at 16, and life after school by giving them an International Baccalaureate Diploma at 19. It was founded in 1976 and started with 32 students in two classrooms. Now, it has grown to over 900 students. Children who study in this school are prepared for a lifetime of learning by teaching them to be independent, inquisitive, creative, participative, and to be clear and communicative.
It is equipped with play areas, science laboratories, a bus service, a multipurpose hall, and two dining halls.
Aside from giving its students high quality British education, the school also has ties with Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools, the Federation of British International Schools in Asia, and other international organizations that help improve the school’s education and also give more opportunities to the children.
International School Manila
Founded in 1920 by American and British parents in Manila during that time, International School Manila is the oldest international school in the country. It sits on a seven-hectare land in BGC and some of its facilities are a performance hall, areas for sports and activities, and two theaters. It celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2010. Students in this school learn using different disciplines and absorb what is taught through activities provided by the curriculum.
If your kids’ school is located near your home, they won’t be too stressed about the drive or commute to class. This means that they can focus more and they’ll still have plenty of energy after school so they can do their homework!