Southville International School and Colleges

Southville International School and Colleges
1281 Tropical Ave. Cor. Luxembourg St., BF Homes International, Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, Philippines
TypePrivate, International School
MottoFacite Differentem
(We Can Make A Difference)
HeadmasterDr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan
Colour(s)     Green



Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) is a private, non-sectarian school. Chosen by the Philippine Department of Education as a "School of the Future" in January 1997[1], SISC Basic Education is currently accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. SISC became ISO 9001:2000 certified in 2004. The school was authorized as an "IB World School" in August 2005.

Among the school’s numerous accreditations and recognitions are:

• Internationally Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (W.A.S.C.-USA) (K-12)

• ISO 9001-2008 Certified

• International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Authorized World School (Geneva, Switzerland)

• Recognized by the Department of Education as a “School of the Future”

• Recognized as a school of International Character through the promulgation of Philippine Republic Act 9493

Historical Background[edit]

Southville International School and Colleges was founded in 1990 as Southville International School. The school started by offering preschool at its Elizalde Campus, and eventually expanded to offer primary school, secondary school, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and college degree courses.

The school has several campuses, the Elizalde Campus which offers Nursery to Preparatory, the Munich Campus which houses Nursery to Grade Five students, Luxembourg Campus which houses Grade Six to Grade Twelve students and the College students, and the Tropical Campus which houses the Scholastic Reading Center and the International Baccalaureate, The Capital Market and Entrepreneurship Center, the Taylor Training Center and other function rooms.


SISC offers early childhood education, primary school (via its Grade School Division), secondary school (via its High School Division), and college education.

College Degree Programs[edit]

The SISC College Division offers majors such as[2]:

Graduate Degree Programs[edit]

The College Division offers the following degree programs[3]:

Certificate Program[edit]

  • Teacher Certificate Program

International Baccalaureate[edit]

SISC is an authorized "IB World School" and is able to grant IB diplomas.

International Learning Center[edit]

The school operates an International Learning Center, or ILC, for non-English speaking students until they are ready to join the school's main English classes.

SEED Academy[edit]

Southville International School and Colleges also operates the SEED Academy, which was established in 1999 to teach post-secondary, non-formal technology, vocational, office management, and entrepreneurship. The academy has courses in information systems to students who wish to pursue computer and office management careers.


The school is affiliated with the following:

  • Philippine Stock Exchange (The online stock trading held at the SISC Capital Market and Entrepreneurship Center is supported by the PSE.)
  • Scholastic Inc., Philippines (The Scholastic English Learning Program is held at SISC premises.)
  • Las Piñas Doctors' Hospital (One of the affiliate hospitals where SISC BS Nursing students do their internship.)

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Recent Achievements



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