With the cost of tuition skyrocketing in the Philippines, education ends up eating a large chunk of any family’s annual expenses. But just how much does it take out of a Filipino family’s wallet to send a child to some of the most exclusive schools? Here are the 10 most expensive high schools where you can educate your child in the Philippines. Although many private schools are quite secretive about their fees, it’s good to see if parents are really getting what they’re paying for.
10. De La Salle Zobel
Located in the exclusive village of Ayala Alabang, DLSZ’s tuition fees for high school students were set roughly around Php 110,000 per year back in 2011—and this year tuition fee increases were implemented, as well as a campus development fee. This school is known for its great facilities and a strong athletic program, which extends to physical therapy, an enormous football field with synthetic grass, archery and weights rooms, and classes for martial arts, automotive, and handicrafts.
9. Colegio San Agustin-Makati
Tuition is now over Php 107,000 for this school located in Dasmarinas Village in Makati, not including hidden fees like miscellaneous fees, yearbook and graduation fees and other charges. The facilities for this school include enormous multi-level covered courts and gymnasium, well-stocked library and computer center, as well as a cafeteria and poly sports complex. It also has large multi purpose auditoriums.
8. Ateneo High School
Back in 2010, it would cost a family Php 130,000 per year to send a child to all-boys school Ateneo in Quezon City, which does not include fees for graduation, books, and other resources. Ateneo has facilities comparable with many other schools on this list, including a sprawling gymnasium, open-air, well-ventilated rooms meant to be in harmony with the environment, and a swimming pool for athletic training.