Top Ten Best High Schools in the Philippines

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The Top Ten

1 The Sisters of Mary School

The greatest miracle of Fr. Al Schwartz. Providing free education for the poor but qualified students. They mold their students not only for intellectual learning but also spiritual values so that when they graduated and leave the institution, they are ready to face the real world which is the society where in the constant battle of good and evil would be the greatest challenge. "Run lightly in the way of the Lord..."

This is probably the most bot voted comment I've seen on this website.

"Mold to soar High and build spirit that will never be broken" the poorest of the poor.

Teaching level is high with technical courses integrated in the curriculum. Not only knowledge and skills are developed but also good moral values are deepen to be strong enough to face the harsh world.

If you belong to the less privileged families but would want to experience one of the best Schools there is in the Country, apply for a scholarship here! They provide free but superb quality of Education, great spiritual and character development and an A+ when it comes to technical courses.

2 Cavite National Science High School

Established in 1902. CNHS is one of the oldest and premier national high schools in the Philippines. This school is divided in special science classes where students who have proven their excellence in academics will receive extra privileges in quality education and facilities and the regular classes that follow the curriculum from the Dept. Of Education. This school is always one of the source of the successful UP students.

The school the gave me the knowledge to work for NASA. Without the foundation that this institution has inculcated in all of the students, present and alumni, we would have our dreams remain as a vision statement. I am really honored to be one of them who have made their dreams a reality.

I was one of the students from my primary catholic school who belong to the first batch who started in Cavite Science during my time then in 1995. This school has been known for excellence and best high school in Cavite that time and continued to be until now. Not only are students given chance to excel academically, they also have a balance as there are extracurricular activities that they can engage in. I can say that each batch who has graduated consist of students who are now successful in the careers they chose. I'm proud to be a graduate of this school - and so are my siblings.

You have to be in this school to see it for yourself. Looking back, I now realize that all the hardwork and the stressful days and nights were worth it. I wouldn't be the person I am at the present if it wasn't for this school. We wouldn't be the person we are today. Kudos!

3 Philippine Science High School

An alumni from the main campus here. I think what made the school one of the best for me is that students are encouraged to excel not only in the sciences. All students were given ample opportunity to show that they could excel as well as overwhelming support when they proved that they deserved it. The school, while it does focus on education, also allow and encourage extracurricular activities and respect for diversity present due to the diverse origins of the students. Diversity in terms of economic capability, religion and gender just to name some of the more obvious.

I studied in philippine science high school and phsh students are the smartest in the philippines

Simply the best the country can offer. Not only treated as the premiere high school in the Philippines, it also is dubbed as one of the best pre-college education Asia. With its advance college-level curriculum and teachers trained as scientists (non-LET), this school system provides its gifted students the proper environment to unravel all the academic potentials they have.

Despite of its "rigorous" curriculum which prioritizes science and math, scholars as still encouraged to join in other extra curricular activities an is also known for its competitiveness in competition. Its curriculum also enables scholars to excel in any subject in their favor. So, no doubt, it is the best high school in the Philippines.

4 Cavite State University Science Laboratory High School

This school is probably one of the best science high schools in the Philippines, but still keep a low profile. Let's face it people, many shs in the provinces produce globally competitive individuals and this school is no exception.

An exceptional school with quality education, Cavite State University Science Laboratory High School produces astute, talented individuals prepared to smite and slay the dragon of problems of our country and help us reach the princess in the tower - victory.

Produced top notchers, university scholars, individuals who excel in their respective fields..

One of the best High School in the Philippines that can produce a globally competitive students, university scholar,board exam top notchers!

5 Manila High School

5 other schools started from here. A number of great Philippine presidents studied here.

One of the best high school in the country, also located in one of the best historical place in Manila.

Proud alumni of the school. Had a very difficult highschool cause they are so advance. Was juggling 2-3 science and 2 math subjects per year. But all the hardwork paid off, got in all college/universities and got a full scholarship in one of the schools I applied for. College life was easy since most of the topics were taken during my high school. Plus during my time, we were winning not only nationwide competitiion but also overseas.

Because I studied in Manila high school
Manila high school is the best for me,🥰

6 Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School

This is the best high school in Laguna. Never imagined that this school would take me to places. PGMNHS gives students the opportunity to have a better life by providing good foundation in science and technology through its science class. It offers competitive advantage when applying to UP and equip students with knowledge that they can use when they go to college. This is the school that made me realised my dreams without even knowing it.

This school is not only good at academic, but also in the values of students. Perhaps, this is a school where individual intellect blooms

Pedro Guevera Memorial National High School is a public school of the finest. It really challenges you intellectually and personality-wise. It's just a wonderful place to meet the most diverse of people since students from every city/town in the province of Laguna partake into the sacrificial time of traveling just to study at the school. The teachers are one of the finest when it comes to teaching and mentoring - students create wonderful relationships with teachers outside and inside the school's premises. The Supreme Student Council is to brag for since it has gathered numerous awards from regional to national levels. Leaders are what Pedro Guevara creates. Students are also very competitive when it comes to all areas of ability. We nurture excellence and adaptability among the students that are highly essential in life.

When it comes to student leadership, Pedro Guevara also tops. the Supreme Student Government of its own gather a lot of praises amd awards. No doubt, the Division federation SSG's President came from this school last year. They have been always invited to few seminars from public and private sectors. They have also been attending National Trainings. Wow! This just says that students in Pedro Guevara are not not brainy and talented but also beautiful and has a care or say for the people that surrounds them

7 Dona Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School

It's a public school productive in making numerous successful professionals to this day. Building talents, creativity, sports,literature, science, technology, engineering etc. As foundation for the students to college.

Proud to be the pioneering graduate of Junior High School of the K to 12 Program.


This school is a good school really amazing school but RBLMHS is the best school ever

One of the best school in silay city, negros Occidental

8 Rizal High School

The rich history and line up of alumni that this institution has produced for the past decades have been exceptional. Graduates of this high school excelled in almost every discipline that they chose to make as a career. The passion that they have for learning never ceases to amaze me.

Rizal High School provides a liberal type of education in the country, upbeat with the current trends in pedagogy produces quality graduates notable in different field of discipline.

Teachers are extremely creative in teaching the students, in a way that they won't be bored. You won't feel at school when you have one!

Produces a lot of achievers, has winning streaks in different levels of competitiob and some of the well-known figures in the country today are graduates here.

9 University of the Philippines Integrated School

I have encountered students from this school and they were very exceptional. I was able to visit the school before and even became an observer on some classes. Their lessons were much more advance compared to what they teach in other schools. I've noticed that the students were diverse too and are very active and participative. Not to mention the kind of requirements they give out to the students - paper works. University of the Philippines Integrated School didn't fail on really preparing their students for college life. Great school.

The pressure and experience is a perfect stimulation in preparation of the college life. Professors are influential and so are the families built within this school. It welcomes a brand of real life to students inside together with the hope of helping our country.

A very diverse environment, with very intellectual and influential professors who mold students of honor and excellence.

Great learning experience from highly trained teachers and professors who mold us to excellence...

10 UP Rural High School

Aside from the sciences, part of the curriculum of this school is to teach life skills to its students. It's really a bragging right to college telling others that you've experienced farming, slaughtering chickens and pigs, and even hammering and welding. Those are skills that you need to survive and to do work other than academics"

Honing well rounded young individuals. Jack of all trade students produced.

The best professors! Not only teach students about their expertise in their subjects but also have the hearts to guide students their moral compass.

Sure, there are always the odd ones out who don't fit in with the jack-of-all-trades image, but no one can deny that the unique and diverse curriculum makes for a very good starting point for college curriculum, both in the sciences and the arts. Throw anything from indigenous music of the Filipino people, to Shakespearean literature, physics theories or even agriculture, a well-taught UPRHS student will be able to engage you in the most interesting discussions.

The Contenders

11 Trece Martires City National High School

One of the best in Campus Journalism. Their school publication, The Martyrs and and Martires are now one of the best school paper in the country.

Their science curriculum is one of the best

One with the best teachers

Known for excelling in every school competition be it sports, dancing, academic-related competitions or journalism. Produced excellent students that stand on even ground with the country's best schools. The facilities, buildings and personnel is something that this school can be proud of against the top schools of the country.

12 University of the Visayas - Secondary The University of the Visayas is an educational institution located at Cebu City, Philippines. It is billed as the first school in the entire province of Cebu who gained a university status.

The best for me, the teachers are competitive.. UV Secondary soaring high

The best for me the teachers are competitive.. UV Secondary

No we are not. We don't want k-12 etc


The University of the Visayas is open to students who meet its academic standards and who are personally qualified to acquire a formal education, has the personal aptitude to carry on a directed school work as expected of them culturally, emotionally, mentally and professionally, socially adaptable, communicative proficiency in the English language and are willing to abide by the rules, values and ideals of the institution.

The University of the Visayas follows the “open admission, selective retention” policy of student admission.

13 Tagaytay City National Science High School

The Tagaytay City Science National High School is an awesome secondary school because it nurtures every skills of the students through the help of skillful teachers. And the students of Tagaytay Science were able to be on top in every contests they are joining outside the school. The quality of teaching is good.

I love the school so much, the teaching is on time and their teaching is easy to understand

It has improved a lot! It actually looks like a private school now. Teachers are great and the place is clean. A lot of its students have become scholars and got in prestigious schools. Most of whom I've seen on television. They maintain high standards and has been the best school in tagaytay in my experience of changing schools.

Quality works and achievements. Though challenged by the poor conditions of the utilities and rooms, the students meet the highest expectations. What more if the building, utilities, and tools of the school were developed?

14 Makati Science High School

No matter how many flowery or appraising words I intend to use for this 'review', there will never be enough. Amazing artists? Check. Advanced and rigorous subjects? Check. Healthy athletic competitions and interactive events? Check. Exchange programs? Check. International, national, regional, and local events? Check. State-of-the-art facilities and classrooms? We started from a typical public high school setting but you probably heard of the overpriced building issue. I bet an American college student tuition fees that you'd disagree about the waste of money stand on the issue when you meet one of ours. Not one student was a waste of subsidy of the government (legit or not).

What I loved about studying in Makati Science was the student body was so diverse. You would have students coming from both public and private schools, with academic prowess being the uniting factor among the students. Also, the school had a lot of extra-curricular activities that I believed shaped a lot of its students to be well-rounded individuals. It was also a very humbling experience studying in MakSci, where practically everyone was at the same level academically, so it kept us grounded, and sort of forced us to look for our edge.

Makati Science High School gave me a privilege to have good education. It gave me lots of opportunities in learning several advanced subjects. Its culture of friendship even though competitions arise is one of its strengths. Its teachers commit to the growth of the students.

Best school indeed. So proud to have graduated in this school. It gave me enough background knowledge in Math and Sciences to survive my courses until my 2nd year in UP. Most of my classmates were even surprised to know I've learned such subject in High School. Teachers are also kind and well rounded.

15 Our Lady Of Peace School

Excellent and very approachable teachers together with high quality learning systems which incorporate Religion in the appropriate topics. Moreover, provides a peaceful and harmonious environment that helps students improve not just academically but also in different aspects of life. Likewise, different activities were also done as to hone their skills in other areas aside from reading and writing; Encourages students and teachers to share their talents through various activities.

This is where the true meaning of "Family". Helping one's back when you are done. Students are well trained to know what is the meaning of Discipline, Respect, Humility and many more. This institution covers our hearts and mind that God is truly there for us, with the help of every person inside with the best quality of academics. This school has Heart. All hail the Our Lady Of Peace. (proud Alumni)

A school that uses Religion as the Core of the Curriculum using Whole Brain Learning System as a strategy.

A school that uses advanced technology in producing academic excellent and morally upright students. The first ever school who used the RCC-WBLS as its strategy which is being adopted by increasing number of schools in the country yearly.

With its well maintained air-conditioned classrooms with glass board, interactive screens, projectors and speakers, its speech laboratories, computer laboratories, science laboratories and robotics laboratory and many more, and with the wide variety of choices of clubs and organizations that the students might take-part-in to help them grow and develop their skills and knowledge, the students will surely enjoy their stay in this academic institution.

Yearly, OLPS produces numerous recipient of latin honors from the top performing universities in the country and several board passers. It is indeed that this institution creates globally competitive individuals.

16 University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao High School Dept.

University of Saint Louis isn't called "The school of topnotchers" just for nothing. They accept students of any race and status and build them up to be the professionals they are meant to become. As an alumnus of this university, I can say that my they managed to prepare me to adapt in situations and places that I am not familiar with. They guide students to not only be able to fit in but to stand out.

For school FACILITIES... the school always make sure to provide the best for the students, one of the school where all classrooms has a functional T.V. as an instrument in teaching-learning process... they provide classrooms that are conducive for the students... There are CCTV to ensure the safety of every Louisian STARs... There are different computer laboratories with accessible internet, different halls and AVRs conducive for symposiums and seminars and also a library containing educational and helpful books (fiction, non-fiction and textbook), magazines and collaborative games

for the school PERSONNEL's and TEACHING & NON-TEACHING STUFF.. the school always make sure that the teachers that are hired in the HS Department are all qualified and best... They also provide different in-set activities and the like to deepen the wisdom and capabilities of each and everyone... they also send some teachers for seminars outside the school, and encourage them to take higher educational ...more

Before I was here, I was a happy go lucky student and have a very decent amount of enemy but when I came into this school, my life and my grades change

We are competitive in all aspects

17 Ramon Magsaysay High School, Manila

RMHS is a really good and a fun school when I studied there. I also graduated there and a couple of my siblings. I sort of miss it, as we’re living abroad after college! I wish to visit someday. (Sigh)

A School Whose Task Is To Uphold The Culture of Excellence

A leader school which has produced achievers such as military officers, won national math, journalism and science
Contests inspite of being a regular public school

The best school in Metro Manila! "Uphold The Culture of Excellence"

18 Don Bosco High School

Yes really the best

It's best known for its dual curriculum: Academic and Technical. Bosconians excel at both curriculum!

Great Technical School!

yes it is!

19 Cagayan National High School

It is also the only school in entire Region 2 that produces excellent students in Sports. They implemented a Special Program just for sports. So that students will develop their sportsmanship and camaraderie in their sport. We are also very discipline in time management because we prioritize our academic. So please make our school one of the best high school in the Philippines because it is indeed true

This is the Biggest, Highest and Fiercest School in entire Region 2 Cagayan Valley. We are known for our strongest fighting spirits when battling in any competition. We are not backing down in any hindrance that block our way to the triumph.

It is the best high school ever. They produce professional people. Every student is learning a quality education. The teachers are high caliber educators. They value the true essence of learning. I bet this is the best school in the Philippines. Most of the graduating students are in University of the Philippines when they go in college.

One of the finest schools in Region 2. This school has produce countless achievers throughout the years. A lot of graduating students here pass the Top 4 universities in the Philippines - UP, ADMU, UST and DLSU. This is because Cagayan National High School is branded with quality education that is affordable with many enthusiast students in the region.

20 St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina

SSAM has high standards for education and trains their students to be critical thinkers and servant leaders.

^ And your basis is for saying that is? Bet you don't even know how it is to study inside this school. Academics in this high school is almost the same level as college courses/lessons. The students here are trained to master (if not, at least familiarize) the topics to be used in the future. Given an example, my math subjects during my stay in this school is harder than my math courses in college (and I even come from one of the so-called "Big Four" universities). My point is, you don't need to generalize just because your blockmates """don't excel in anything""". One thing for sure we'd excel at & I bet we would never fail at, is using the values & morality that was shown to us. I bet this school wouldn't be producing so many intelligent & empowered women for several years just because of your unsupported statement.

All-girls schools are the best. Case closed.

Hello hater! don't generalize.

21 Santa Rosa Science and Technology High School

Well, it's the first Science and Technology institution in the Philippines.

"We stand together, helping each other! "

Most of the graduates here were usually admitted to UP for college where academic excellence resides.

Best school in santa rosa laguna! They are great not just in academics but also in extra curricular activities. Some of the students are able to compete regional, national or even international! You truly are amazing!

22 La Salle Greenhills High School

De La Salle, is much more than its elegant, neo-classic architecture and modern facilities. A Lasallian education provides the core values that the Christian Brothers instill. Lasallians are blessed for learning several spiritual teachings of Saint La Salle. All students are inculcated with 350 year old spiritual principles that inspire them to be "Signum Fidei" as they "Enter to Learn and Leave to Serve". Saint La Salle, molds Lasallians to "LIVE by the Spirit of FAITH and SERVE with the Spirit of ZEAL".

Well rounded, academics, sports, forensics, arts, organizations, social media, business, extra-curricular.

Well rounded, but very hectic curriculum.

Good environment

23 Young Rac High School

It sounds like a rapper name

This is not supposed to be in the list

I don't think so...

Why this school is in the top 10!? What!

24 Governor Ferrer Memorial National High School

One of the Best Schools in Cavite. The students are very competitive in Academics and even in Extra- curricular activities.

Life is beautiful and so is this school.

One of the best school having science curriculum creating highly-competitive students.

Its Alumnae speaks for itself...

25 Lumampong National High School-Indang Annex
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