Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) is celebrating the 33rd anniversary of its founding in 1990, honoring a history of unwavering commitment to academic excellence and global standards. From its humble beginnings as a preschool to not only offering K12, college and graduate school but also expanding into several campuses, SISC’s transformation into one of the premiere international schools in the Philippines is nothing short of remarkable.
“With great pride, we celebrate Southville International School and Colleges’ 33rd anniversary of providing quality international education, and fostering diversity and global understanding,” SISC President Jocelyn P. Tizon said in her statement. “As we look ahead, we remain dedicated to preparing our students to become responsible global citizens, committed to addressing the pressing challenges of our interconnected world.”
SISC has always been more than just an institution of learning; it’s a place where dreams take root and blossom into tangible success stories. It takes pride in offering a diverse range of academic programs, from early education to advanced studies, and aligning its curriculum with both US and European standards. This approach has not only prepared its students for the world stage but has also brought global recognition to the institution.
The accolades SISC has achieved, from its accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, USA to the gold status certification by Investors in People, UK, are a reflection of the school’s dedication to consistently raising the bar for educational institutions not only in the Philippines, but worldwide. SISC’s affiliation with the International Baccalaureate Organization has enabled it to shape well-rounded students ready to make an impact on the world.
Locally, SISC is a recipient of the Philippine Quality Award, which is the Philippines’ highest national recognition for exemplary organizational performance, and the Best Employer Award, which recognizes the Philippines’ best-evaluated employers from various industries. Furthermore, at the height of the pandemic, SISC received the Global Performance Excellence Award and the International Best Practice Platinum Award from the Asia Pacific Quality Organization for pioneering online learning and teaching initiatives.
The institution takes immense pride in producing numerous global achievers such as Gwyneth Tangog, who is currently an academic scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Mark Gonzales, Test Lead Vision Processor of the MARS: Rover Perseverance mission; Gen Mark Tanno, Software Engineer at Microsoft; and Abby Arevalo, Southeast Asian Games medallist and professional golfer, among others.
As SISC commemorates its 33rd year, its commitment “to develop lifelong learners, excellent in academics and values, and movers of society who will make a difference in the 21st century” remains. It will continue to build on its heritage of excellence, offering opportunities to learn according to internationally accredited and recognized curricula and setting a positive example of what international education can be like in the Philippines.