< Back What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? What are some examples of these schools? Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? How are most kids transported to and from school? When does the typical school year start and end? Is there anything else I should know about local schools? What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? Most expats choose private international schools for their children, but there are a few good local schools that suit the budgets of others that provide a good education. ↑ Top What are some examples of these schools? There is a good variety of schools, each appealing to different groups of expats. International School Manila - American curriculum and widely sought after by expats for their children. Many grades are often full, so please apply early to avoid disappointment. British School Manila - British curriculum Brent International School Manila - international curriculum Cebu International School European International School - with French, German and English schools King’s International School (opened April 2012) ↑ Top Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Competition is fierce for the best international schools except for the brand new King's School, which is still building up its class sizes. Most other schools have waiting lists for many grades and those who fit with the different schools’ priorities have the best chance to get admission. For example, the British School prioritizes placement for British students, and then, secondly, those from commonwealth countries. The French school only accepts students fluent in French. Please contact Crown Manila for assistance with detailed information and securing an admissions appointment. ↑ Top Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? Yes. Please contact Crown Manila for advice on finding a pre-school. ↑ Top How are most kids transported to and from school? Children either ride a school bus or are driven by a family driver in the family vehicle. ↑ Top When does the typical school year start and end? August to May for international schools June to March for local government and private schools ↑ Top Is there anything else I should know about local schools? Register early. There tend to be long waiting lists for some classes. ↑ Top IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.