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..."

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"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.

NO "SINGLE" word can exactly define this School given by God to the Poorest of the Poor Youth of our country! I am so blessed to be part of this "FAMILY" is not just a school and a home...above all...this is also a happy and meaningful family that many people wish to have. I will always treasure and practice the values that this school thought me.

Who and what I am now is because of my Alma Matter and our dear founder who molded me to become a globally competitive member of society and a better child of God.
My gratitude for this school, home and family will NEVER end...
You transformed me into something that I never imagined before...
You made me grow into something SPECIAL just like our school... - jossa

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2 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.

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.

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.

It simply cannot be beat. - tuatramxo5

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3 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.

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.

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.

My classmate is going to transfer there he told me everything about his entrance exam for grade 7 (for those who work there does anybody know a student who did an entrance exam is name starts with P? )

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4 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.

Proud to be a part of my Alma matter.. hooray to 4 Lanitenians

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5 Manila High School

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

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.

The first and most award-winning high school in the Philippines


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6 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.

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

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.

Good school..

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7 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.

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.

If you are a product of UP Rural High School, you should be proud of yourself...

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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!

I am graduate here. It has a reputation of being a highly competitive school among the topnotch schools in Metro Manila. If you are a representative of this school in an interschool competition, you are admired and respected by studenta of other schools including Pisay.

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9 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.

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?

TCSNHS: The Caring School that Nurtures Students towards Human Success

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10 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.


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The Contenders

11 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.

I have so many good friends came from this school. Thumbs up to them! Proud Silaynon here!

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12 University of the Philippines Integrated 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...

Offers a good competency between you and yourself. UPIS is where you can find the challenge just within you. It may be hard for me to adjust at first but it came out that professors there are really one of the bests! Honor and Excellence!

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13 The Sisters of Mary Boys Town School, Cebu

SMS is the School that will armed you with an excellent secondary education. The unparalleled teaching in all aspects prepares all graduates competitive and landed good jobs. Not to mention even you're on the lowest section of that particular batch. And pursuing college education in whatever well known university you will really excel academically.Graduates are molded to be competitive. I am a product of this school and very proud of. I LOVE my alma matter and I LOVE Father Al. This is really the best.

Best school that educates young boys from poor families all over Visayas and Mindanao.

Best school in the Philippines for academic, technical and spiritual development.

The best school ever...

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14 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

One of the best schools in terms of academic competitions

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15 Manila Science High School

Want to remembered by excellence? Go to Manila Science High School (Pilot Science School in the Philippines) which Excellence is a Tradition. Absolutely the best! Bringing pride to the country for so many years since the time it was founded which focuses not only academically but also in a LOT of curricular activities plus it prepares you for College

Manila Science High School continues to produce graduates who become outstanding professionals in the fields they have chosen. It's very challenging to study there because most of the subjects are advanced and this will be a very big advantage when students already go to college.

VMHS helps their students to develop not only to be on top academically but also hones every potential that they are best in.. The supportive teachers help every student to be the best that they can be. Special skills are sharpened to help their students to become professionals in their chosen careers.

Best high schook

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16 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.

One of the most competitive schools in Rizal Province and it has a great learning environment for students to grow and enrich their skills academically and spiritually.

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17 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.

Builder of countless achievers.

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18 Victorino Mapa High School

Students from V. Mapa high school are globally competitive when it comes to contest. The teachers are well-educated and friendly. Last 2014 and 2010, 6 Mapans went to United States to compete for the international level in research

Best teachers in Mathematics in this School Victorino Mapa High School, and so as in Science. The teachers are pocus on the Students learning while they are on discussing the lessons. Teachers are concerned about the Status of the Students for being present on the class. The more students present on the class the better the relationship between the teaching and learning. Most Special development of the grading will be wonderful!

Our teachers made studying interesting, exciting - and practical! They showed us how theories apply to real life. They taught us the importance of determination, persistence and patience. We were taught and molded by the best!

Mabuhay VMHS batch 1963

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19 Polytechnic University of the Philippines Laboratory High School (PUPLHS)

One of the best high school in Manila! Has produced successful graduates through the years!

Learned Bookkeeping, Salesmanship and STenography here back then. It thought me my Typing skills also.

You will have the most memorable 4 years of your life here


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