UP Integrated School: A Pioneer in the Philippines
Established in 1976, the University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS) is one of the pioneering integrated schools in the Philippines.
UPIS is located within the walls of the UP Diliman campus in Quezon City
The school serves three main functions: as a laboratory school, as a service school, and as a feeder school.
As a laboratory school, UPIS is the practicum and research site of student teachers not just from UP College of Education, but from other colleges and UP units, as well.
Inside a classroom of UPIS
Admission to the school is pretty cutthroat as priority is given to the children of UP employees and staff. As a service school, UPIS has 60 of 100 kindergarten slots reserved to employees’ children. Their tuition fees are also discounted.
UPIS also serves as a feeder school of the University of the Philippines. Most graduates of the school opt to pursue higher education in the university.
As mentioned, UPIS only accepts a limited number of students per school year. They accept 100 students per level at most. New students are only allowed for Kindergarten and Grade 7 levels, provided there are enough slots and that they passed the Kindergarten Admission Test (KAT) or the Grade 7 Admission Test (GAT).
Address: A.Ma.Regidor cor. Quirino Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Contact Number: 02-929-7797
Annual Tuition Fee: Around Php 14,000 to Php 15,000
Target Age Range: 5 years old and above
Levels Offered: Kinder to Grade 12
Class Hours: Between 9 am and 3:20 pm
Admission Requirements: Kindergarten Admission Test (KAT) and Grade 7 Admission Test (GAT)
Student Population: 1,500
Offers Trial Classes: No
Extracurricular Activities: Sports, science activities
School Bus Service: Yes
Allows Late or Mid-Term Enrollment: No
This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese magazine’s February 2019 issue.
Images grabbed from UP Integrated School Facebook page.