Southville International School and Colleges
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|Southville International School and Colleges|
|1281 Tropical Ave. Cor. Luxembourg St., BF Homes International, Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, Philippines
|Type||Private, international school|
|Motto||Facite Differentem (We Can Make A Difference)|
|Headmaster||Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan|
|Colour(s)||green, pink and purple|
Southville International School and Colleges, or SISC is a private, non-sectarian school. Chosen by the Philippine Department of Education as a "School of the Future" in January 1997, 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" since August 2005.
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 until Academic Year 2010-2011 when Grade 5 moved to the Luxembourg Campus which houses Grades Five to Grade Eleven students and the College students, and the Tropical Campus which houses the Scholastic Reading Center, 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
The SISC College Division offers majors such as BS in Nursing, BS in Tourism, BSBA with a focus in Finance, Human Resource Management and Marketing, BS Entrepreneurship with a focus in Fashion Design, BS Information Technology, BS Psychology, AB Mass Communication, AB Media Arts, BS Elementary Education with focus in Special Education and BS Entrepreneurship.
SISC is an authorized "IB World School" and is able to grant IB diplomas.
International Learning Center
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.
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.)
- Southville International School and Colleges official website
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