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  • It has a strong international dimension 
  • It draws on content from educational cultures around the world and is founded on best International practice
  • The Diploma requires study across a broad range of subjects as well as transdisciplinary areas
  • There is a special emphasis to learning languages
  • A focus on developing the skills of learning and metacognition
  • Provides opportunities for individual and collaborative planning and  research [read more...]




bs-nursing-program-manilaA TESTIMONIAL

“My experience at the IB has been a catalyst for who I am today, how I work as an individual and how I interact with the world around me. It has equipped me with a strong sense of self responsibility for my academic performance, self-awareness for pushing my limits expanding my capabilities and a notion of social responsibility for the global issues facing my personal community on a daily basis. [read more...]

Hannah Villanueva
(IB Class of 2007)





The IB Diploma Programme  is the “gold standard” for International pre-University courses. It is your passport to virtually any University in the world and is known for the quality and rigor of its courses and the qualities expected of, and nurtured in, Diploma students. As expressed by Harvard University, Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Asst. Dean of Admissions:
“Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the
credentials of the IB Diploma Program on the transcript.”

If after reading this you would like to know more about the IB DP or would like to take a tour of the facilities and look in on classes, please contact Ms. Marie-Vic F. Suarez, Principal or Mr. John Wraith, IB Coordinator at We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the world of the IBDP!

Southville International School and Colleges is a proud IB World School and has been part of this Global Education family since August 2005.  It is one of only 12 schools in the Philippines offering the IB DP. The IB DP is an academically challenging yet balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities and Diploma students are much sought-after.


Southville IB spearheads the Fight against Hunger.
To celebrate World Food Day and to respond to this global challenge, Southville IB launched a project called the Hunger Game last October 16. In the said project, students and teachers from Preschool to College were invited to visit the and answer the vocabulary game. For every answer that they got right, they donated 10 grains of rice through a sponsor to the World Food Program of the United Nations. [read more...]

SISC IB Students Joined International Conference on Global Issues
Southville International School and Colleges IB students joined the Global Issues Network Manila (GINila) Conference last September 5-6, 2014. The GIN is an international student network that strives to empower students to address global issues within their sphere of influence through community service and action. The conference focused on four global issues; poverty, education for all, biodiversity losses, and disaster mitigation. [read more...]

SISC IB Students Led International Peace Day Celebration
As an IB World School, SISC shares the responsibility of promoting peace and managing conflict so everyone can live together peacefully not only on a global scale but also in personal and classroom interactions. It is for this reason that the International Baccalaureate students led the school’s 1st International Peace Day celebration last September 22, 2014. The event was highlighted by activities such as the Wall of Peace, Storytelling, A Thousand Cranes for Peace, and Peace Talk which involved students from preschool to college. [read more...]

The Academic Year That Was
We have recently concluded another amazing academic year in Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). Here’s a look back at the main activities of AY 2013-2014. [read more...]

IB and Giftedness
What constitutes Giftedness?

Officially, the definition is three percent of the student population, and with an I.Q. of over one hundred and forty. This varies from country to country, but the more able should not be confused with gifted. More able is defined as the top 15 percent. The needs of the gifted are equal to those with learning difficulties-both groups need guidance and appropriate challenges. [read more..]