Diliman Preparatory School

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Diliman Preparatory School
Commonwealth Avenue
Quezon City
Coordinates 14°40′26″N 121°04′56″E / 14.67389°N 121.08222°E / 14.67389; 121.08222Coordinates: 14°40′26″N 121°04′56″E / 14.67389°N 121.08222°E / 14.67389; 121.08222
Type Private school, Coeducational
Motto Karunungan, Karangalan, Kalusugan
(Knowledge, Honor & Health)
Established 1969
Founder Prof. Alicia M.L. Coseteng
President Nikki Coseteng
Chairman of the Board Mrs. Ofelia R. Angangco
Grades K to 12
Number of students over 1,000
Campus Commonwealth Ave (Main), Mindanao Ave.
Color(s) Blue & White         
Nickname Dilimanians / Prepsters
Affiliations DepEd

Diliman Preparatory School or DPS is a private school and one of the leading learning institutions along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. Diliman Preparatory School was founded in 1969 by a group of educators from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

It offers nursery, kindergarten, elementary, and high school courses. In addition, it also offers medical transcription in its DC or Diliman College. This course is done in collaboration with the MTC Academy.

Diliman Preparatory School has a strong academic and sports program, especially in Sport Climbing. The team members has participated and won in 3 national competitions.[1]

The school campus is composed of 5 buildings, namely the Alicia ML. Coseteng Hall, Felisa C. Generoso Hall, DC Building, Grade School Building, and the High School Building.


Prof. Alicia M. L. Coseteng, a retired University of the Philippines Associate Professor, was founding President and Chairman of the Board. Mrs. Felisa C. Generoso, though a retired University of the Philippines Elementary principal, was the first grade school principal, while Dr. Irma R. Apelo was the first school physician as well as treasurer of the corporation which ran the school. They shared the same vision of initially putting up a school that would provide a sound basic education in the elementary level.

In July 1969, the Grade School department first opened the doors of its one-story building housing 10 classrooms offering classes in Nursery, Kindergarten and Grade 1-5 levels.

From its humble beginnings, the school now has three four-story buildings housing 2,500 students. The curriculum was strengthened by its Five-Year Development Program in line with the Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) of the Department of Education.

DPS Pep Squad[edit]

Another recent addition to the school's numerous organizations, the DPS Pep Squad has been formed to represent the cheering crowd of so-called Dilimanians, during the school's fights inside and outside its premises. And just recently at the U.E. Cheer it Up! Revolution 2012, the team won Champion. They also won Newest and Most Creative Routine Award in the National Cheerleading Championships in the SM MOA activity center in Pasay.


Diliman Prep hosted the attempt to break the World Record in Swim Relay on December 10–11, 2010. The current world record is held by Italy with 5,028 swimmers.[2] The attempt to break the Guinness World Record was able to elicit tremendous support from so many Filipinos, but was able to record only 4,732 successful swimmers who completed the full length of 60 feet each.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Arenz Dionela - film director, writer, producer
  • Nadine Lustre - actress, singer, product endorser
  • Japoy Lizardo - taekwondo champion, TV host
  • Kris Bernal - actress
  • Renz Ongkiko - reporter, news presenter, TV host
  • Chacha Cañete - Goin Bulilit star, product endorser
  • Phytos Ramirez - actor, entrepreneur
  • Maeann Los Baños - reporter
  • Malik - singer
  • Jasper Visaya - actor, magician
  • Julijo Pisk - Goin Bulilit star
  • Jenny Kim - Pinoy Big Brother housemate
  • DJ Lala Banderas - disc jockey


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