British School Manila was established in 1976. We are the oldest and only non-profit international school in Manila offering a British education for students from Nursery (age 3) up to Year 13 (age 18). Each year we welcome more than 900 students, of more than 40 nationalities.
Comprising the Primary School and the Senior School, our campus is open, airy and family friendly, encouraging students to interact with other year groups, supporting close engagement with our UK and Commonwealth trained teaching staff, and nurturing home and school partnerships.
BSM is a very nice school compared to ISM. The faculty and students are friendly and welcoming, there's excellent sports teams and by Year 12, 53.9% of students go to IB Colleges. In ISM, the faculty is decent, the students are not heartwarming and can sometimes be inappropriate. If you mess up something in one of your classes, there'll be that one classmate who'll act like an idiot and make fun of you. Choose BSM. I have been to both schools and have had experience with their systems of education. BSM is more strict and well-mannered while ISM doesn't give you great education. I went to ISM in 7th and 8th grade and hated it. From 14-18 years old, I spent the rest of my education in BSM and got admitted into Harvard University, Stanford University, Cambridge University and Oxford University. I'm currently in my Sophomore Year of Cambridge University, and am writing this as ISM has given me terrible memories. Thank you for reading this and please send your children to the British School Manila.
The British School Manila (abbreviation: BSM) is a private international school in the Philippines. The school provides British education for children ages 3-18, following an adapted form of a British Curriculum and the IB Diploma. BSM students are prepared for the end of Key Stage tests in Primary, GCSEs at 16, the IB Diploma at 18 and for life beyond school and university.
The British School Manila was founded in 1976, where it has grown from 2 classrooms and 32 students to over 900 students, representing 45 nationalities.
The school first operated in the old Union Church, then in 1980 moved to Merville, Parañaque. In September 2001, BSM relocated to purpose-built premises in Bonifacio Global City, in Metro Manila, Philippines, next to the International School Manila and the Manila Japanese School.
Two members of the British Royal Family have visited BSM. In 1999, Princess Anne visited the school's campus in Merville. In 2001, Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the inauguration of the school's current campus at Bonifacio Global City. In 2004, he revisited the school to attend its GCSE awards ceremony.16 years later, Princess Anne visited the school's current campus at Bonifacio Global City on March 19, 2015.