International School Manila

Integrity - Service - Merit

General Information

Welcome to ISM! Once your application is complete and space is available, the Admissions Office will contact new students to schedule an appointment with the respective Counselor.

Please look at the Course Selection section for information about classes offered at ISM. If you will be entering during 11th or 12th grade and will be continuing any IB courses started at your current high school, then please contact the IB Coordinator, at

All students in High School taking math courses will use a graphing calculator, preferably the TI-84 Plus. You might want to purchase a calculator before coming to the Philippines, as they are more expensive in Manila than most countries. The school also offers these calculators for sale.

We are aware that it is helpful to have a student’s perspective about life at ISM. We encourage you to attend the following activities designed to help you adjust to ISM:


  • Club Expo (End of August): All of the different high school organizations showcase what they do and why you should join their club.
  • Battle of the Bearcats (September): Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors get to show their grade spirit and compete in sports, charades, eating competitions, video games and other goofy activities!
  • Pista sa ISM or Filipiniana (October): Pista sa ISM is full of great food, games and a great variety of Filipino music and dance.
  • Bearcat Career Exploration (January): A week in January dedicated to awareness of future career options.
  • Battle of the Bands (Second Semester): An amazing showcase of student bands and solo artists. It is fun, exciting and a great way to showcase your musical talents or cheer for your friends!
  • Prom (May): Held in a local venue towards the end of the school year, Prom is a formal event attended mainly by seniors and juniors.
  • Bearcat Career Experience (June): During the first week of summer vacation, students shadow professionals in their particular area of expertise. Students apply in the second semester. Check out the site for further information:

There will also be additional new High School student and parent events throughout the school year.

Please do stop by and see us if you have any questions!