• Your Tuition Fee Guide for Preschools in Metro Manila

    A quick view of options and costs for preschools in Metro Manila.
    by Tina Tanjuatco .
  • Your Tuition Fee Guide for Preschools in Metro Manila
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  • Entering preschool is one of the most memorable firsts in your child's life, and it is a momentous occasion for the whole family. After all, this milestone is your child's stepping stone to learn and discover the big universe out there. It's also a stressful time because no parent wants to make the wrong decision.

    While there are many factors to consider when selecting your child's first school, from location to school fees to the "right age," there isn't a right or wrong school. It's about picking one that works for your child and family, one that you feel will leave your child with a good and fun impression of learning. It's a choice that you are satisfied can be an extension of your home. 

    There are a few reasons why parents decide to enroll children in preschools and child programs as early as 3-6 months or at 1-2 years old. They want to:

    • see their kids interact with children of the same age
    • have their kids learn to read and write early 
    • complement home learning with structured and monitored play in a different environment from the home
    • teach their kids to recognize other people of authority (teachers and other parents) aside from his parents
    • instill early independence
    • see them gain more friends
    • make sure their kids have a productive time learning new things every day
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    Also, get your documents ready! Here are the usual requirements for most schools (some items may not be required by some schools while others require more documents):

    1. Birth certificate of the child
    2. Baptismal Certificate (for some Catholic schools)
    3. Marriage Certificate (unless single parent or unmarried)
    4. Photo of the child (1x1)
    5. Accomplished Application Form (from the school)
    6. Doctor's certificate (the school usually provides this)

    Below is a list of possibilities of preschool education for your child's first school. While many big schools offer preschool levels, these schools have a smaller class population. (Please note that this isn’t an all-encompassing directory. But it can hopefully help you decide how much money to set aside if you’re looking at a particular educational system. Note that the fees included are as of September 2017. The schools are listed randomly.)

    MANDALUYONG and SAN JUAN

     1. Explorations
    928 Luna Mencias cor. Socorro Fernandez St., Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City
    This progressive preschool, which has operated in the industry for almost 20 years, has programs for 1.3 years old to 5.5 years old with after-school programs like Chinese classes, reading classes, ballet classes, and taekwondo classes. 

    Annual fees: P150,000 to P160,000
    Inquiries: For admission procedure, click hereYou can inquire for school year 2018-2019 as early as now. Enrollment for new students start third week of November. Call 724-3320 or 0917-5413320 or e-mail admin@explorations.edu.ph.


    2. Alphabet House Creative Learning Center
    138 Hoover St. corner P. Guevarra, San Juan City
    The school, founded 15 years ago, accepts children from 1.8 years old to 5 years old. Its programs aim to not only mold children who are good academically but also help them be socially, emotionally, and spiritually mature.

    Annual fees: P95,000-P98,000
    Inquiries: Call 722-0018 or 664-5544 or e-mail alphabethouse01@yahoo.com


    3. Rainbow Room Learning Center

    Children's Center, Tivoli Garden Clubhouse, Tivoli Garden Residence,s Mandaluyong City (Tivoli Campus) and 117 Martinez St. Mandaluyong City (Martinez Campus)
    It has programs and classes from 2 to 5.11 years old with extra-curricular classes like art, play, and music and movement. The school puts value on learning by doing and building positive skills. 

    Annual fees: P65,000 to P70,000 for Nursery, Junior Kinder, and Senior Kinder. P50,000-P55,000 for Toddler class.
    Inquiries: Call admin at 871-4376, 0916-6781592 (Martinez Campus) and 0995-1855889, or e-mail rainbowroomlearningcenter@gmail.com or rainbowroom_learningcenter@yahoo.com

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    4. Clayton Learning Center
    429 Shaw Boulevard cor. A. Mabini St., Mandaluyong City
    The school has programs and classes including Mandarin for children as young as 7 months (by June) up to 6 years old. It also offers programs and classes for parents and caregivers to strengthen child care and child education.

    Annual fees: 
    P80,000 to P125,000
    Inquiries: Call 722-4133, 723-0819, 718-0631, 0905-2626243 or e-mail clcpreschool@yahoo.com and admin@claytonlearningcenter.com for inquiries.


    5. The Learning Connection
    182 Pilar Street, San Juan City
    This progressive learning center offer enrichment programs for kids from 1.9 to 4+ years old. It aims to create a nurturing environment that fosters natural curiosity.

    Annual fees: P100,000 to P120,000
    Inquiries: Call 725-2300 and 725-2400 or e-mail info@tlcpreschool.com.ph

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    PASIG

    1. Mulberry Kids Preschool 
    #25 General Malvar Street, San Antonio Village, Pasig City
    With programs for children from 1.8 years old to 4.8 years old, this preschool adapts the “High/Scope” approach where kids are taught to be “active learners” -- hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas.

    Annual Fees: P58,000 (inclusive of miscellaneous fees)
    Inquiries: Call 634-5687 and 0908-8883936 or email mulberrykids_ph@yahoo.com


    2. The Red Apple Playschool
    100 F. Manalo St. Malinao, Pasig City
    The school, which opened in 2003, has programs for children 3 to 5.5 years old. Its learning approach combines progressive techniques and traditional methods. 

    Annual fees: P56,000 (inclusive of miscellaneous fees)
    Inquiries: Call 748-1155 or email inquiry@redappleplayschool.com


    3. Lincolnshire Internationale Preschool
    G/F Gooldloop Towers, Goldloop St., Ortigas Center Pasig City
    The school, established in 1997, has programs for children ages 1.5 years old to 5.5 years old. It is also an elementary preparatory school.

    Annual fees: Starts at P60,000
    Inquiries: Call 687-4360 and 0922-8943003 to 04 or e-mail inquiries@lincolnshirepreschool.com

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    4. Humpty Dumpty Preschool
    15 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
    The school, founded in 1968, uses a combination of Montessori, progressive and traditional teaching techniques. It accepts students from 3.5 to 5.5 years old.

    Annual fees: Starts at P38,000 (inclusive of books, snacks and uniforms)
    Inquiries: Call 631-4439 or email hdspasig@gmail.com


    QUEZON CITY

    1. Rosefield School-Paref
    10 Campanilla St., New Manila, Quezon City
    Established in 1986, the school accepts children from 2 to 5 years old. It has a homeschooling collaboration approach with a mix of progressive and traditional methods of learning.

    Annual fees: P69,000 to P98,000
    Inquiries: Call 725-2183 or email rosefieldparef@gmail.com


    2. DML Montessori School
    46 7th Street, New Manila, Quezon City
    Managed by the Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca (DML) and established in 1970, the school adheres to Montessori education, Philippine-style, with classes for 3 years old to preschool level.

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    Annual fees: Starts at P69,700 for 2-year-olds
    Inquiries: Call 722-4979 or email info@dmlpreschool.com

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    3HAND Preschool (formerly MCDC)
    # 48 Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
    The school offers programs and classes to children from 2 to 6 years old. Its progressive and developmental programs aim to integrate concepts and experience for meaningful life-long learning. 

    Annual fees: P80,000 to P90,000
    Inquiries: Call 426-5468, 0917-5347977 or email handpreschool@gmail.com


    4. Little Harvard Academy
    125 Speaker Perez, Corner N.S. Amoranto (former Retiro), Quezon City
    This preschool has programs like Kids Enrichment, Arts & Crafts, Modern Dance (Zumba/Hiphop), and Mandarin for 1.5 years old to 4 years old. It also has daycare facilities. 

    Annual fees: Starts at P90,000
    Inquiries: Call 255-9851, 899-3168, 0923-1673545 and 0915-8253545 or email info.lhaedu@gmail.com


    5. Gingerbread House of Learning
    122 Congressional Avenue, Quezon City
    This preschool, which accepts children from 10-17 months to 6 years old, has teamed up with The Learning Library and Kindermusik to add to their program offerings. 

    Annual fees: P85,000-P90,000
    Inquiries: Call 426-2903 or message them here.

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    MAKATI

    1. Playworks Learning Center Makati (formerly Toddlers and Teachers, Inc.)
    Aguirre Building, 108 H.V. de la Costa St. Makati City
    It offers a play-based program appropriate for children 3 months to 5 years old. They offer preschool, play school, daycare, infant stimulation, and after-school lessons. 

    Annual fees: P56,000 to P220,000
    Inquiries: Call 816-3273, 555-0497 or email info@playworksph.com


    2. Mother Goose Playskool 
    LPL Mansions, 122 L.P. Leviste St. Salcedo Village Makati City (view more branches here)
    Its teaching method is based on a combination of three internationally recognized educational philosophies: Montessori (Italy), Piagetian child psychology (Switzerland), and Open Classroom (USA). 

    Annual fees: 
    Starts at P89,000 for toddler class. Prices may vary per branch.
    Inquiries: Call 986-8735 and 892-9756 or email mothergooseplayskool@mac.com


    3. Kids Playlab Preschool
    G/F YMCA of Makati, 7 Sacred Heart St., San Antonio Village, Makati City
    The school believes there is great learning through play. It offers programs of hands-on activities and experiences for children 2-5 years old.

    Annual fees: Toddler class starts at P3,500 weekly
    Inquiries: Call 846-5137, email info@kidsplaylabpreschool.com or fill out this contact form

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    4. Appleseed Montessori
    Liroville Condominium, 134 Sedeno corner LP Leviste Sts. Salcedo Village, Makati City (another branch is located in Bonifacio Global City)
    Established in 2004, the preschool is open to children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years. It has wide and spacious learning rooms where children can learn and explore safely.

    Annual fees: Price starts at P29,900 for toddler classes
    Inquiries: They are open for enrolment anytime fo the year and will accommodate you for a campus tour. You can also opt for a 5-day trial. Call 893-6077, 0927-2390960 and 0917-6482119 or email appleseedmontessori01@gmail.com.


    5. 
    Gymboree
    Greenbelt 5, Basement Level Ayala Center, Makati and The Rockwell Club Poolside, Amorsolo Building, Rockwell Center, Makati City (view more locations here)
    Its most popular offering encourages development through play and learning with a seven-level program that is specifically designed to support a child's growth at his individual pace. Membership privileges are recognized and can be used worldwide.

    Annual fees: P90,000 to P150,000
    Inquiries: Read up on all their classes here. Contact 798-1718 or email tellgymbo@gymboree-ph.com


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    TAGUIG

    1. The Little Gym
    Level 1, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st Street & 2nd Avenue Fort Bonifacio, Taguig (view more branches here)
    The school accepts children from 4 months to 6 years old and follows a learning curriculum of physical activities and exercises that foster life skills, sustained concentration and problem-solving abilities and creativity. 

    Annual fees: Annual registration fees start at P6,000 with 1 session at P650. Annual fee starts at P125,000
    Inquiries: Read up on all their classes here. Call 815-1735 or 815-1779.


    2. Kindermusik
    Kindermusik with Teacher Jeannie & Company, W Global Center, 7th Floor 9th Avenue, corner 30th St. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (view more branches here)
    Its music and movements programs for parents and children from newborn to 7 years old are designed to develop children’s social skills, problem-solving skills, pre-math skills, and a foundation for reading. 

    Fees: 
    Starts at P3,700 per monthly unit, inclusive of 4 weekly parent-child sessions, online family activities, plus an instrument or book
    Inquiries: Call 913-5124, 0917-5368745 or email info@teacherjeannieandcompany.com


    3. Playschool International 
    Kensington Place Condominium, 29th Street Corner 1st Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    This early child development center run by British educators has sessions where children of mixed ages (19 months up to 4.11) are in the same class. But class size is small -- 15 children per session -- with a teacher-student ratio of 1:5.

    Annual fees: Range from P103,055 (thrice a week) - P147,222 (5 times a week). Monthly fees range from P12,866 (thrice a week) - P18,380 (5 times a week). Snacks are included in the fees. Please note: Fees depend on the frequency of attendance of the child. Parents may choose how many times a week they want to send their children.
    Inquiries: Call 877-0248 or email learn@playschoolinternational.com. They offer free trial classes.

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    4. Summit School
    38th Drive North corner University Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    The school has programs for kids 1 to 7 years old using developmental-interaction as its educational philosophy. It believes a child’s learning depends upon her interactions with her physical and social environment. A child learns best when developmentally ready for new experiences.

    Annual fees: Approximately P280,000 per year or P1,000 per session
    Inquiries: Call 881-9032 and 0917-6736789 or email ask@summitschoolph.com


    5. Integrow Children’s Activity Centre
    Units 203-204, 2nd Floor, B2, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    The school embraces a progressive curriculum that also offers math, reading and writing.

    Annual fees: P100,000 to P140,000
    Inquiries: Call 856-2281 or email integrowbhs@gmail.com

    6. International Center for Beginning Beginners
    G/F Jecoprime Building, 20th Drive Corporate Centre, McKinley Business Part, Bonifacio Global City (they also have a branch in Greenhills)
    It has programs for children less than a year old to 5 years old and is well known for preparing and introducing children as young as 1.2 years old to the pleasure of reading.

    Annual fees: 
    Starts at P215,000
    Inquiries: Call 519-2411, 0928-5590585 and 0917-5150258


    7. MindChamps International Preschool

    The Fort Flagship Campus at Penthouse Level, Jecoprime Building 20th Drive, Mckinley Business Park, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City (view more branches here)
    It offers early childhood education programs developed by experts from Australia, UK, Singapore and USA. It accepts children from 8 months to 4 years old. 

    Fees: 
    Playgroup for toddlers fee starts at P18,0000
    Inquiries: Call 488-9003 and 0906-2333698 or email enquiries.ph@mindchamps.org


    8. 9th Avenue School
    M/F Active Fun Bldg., 9th Ave. cor. 28th St. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    It has programs for children from 2 to 5 years old and accepts children with special needs. Its regular preschool programs are a mix of structured and unstructured play. It has a class for children aged 18-23 months.

    Annual fees: Starts at P120,000
    Inquiries: Call 856-1478 or 9thavenueschool@gmail.com


    ALABANG

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    1. The Little Apprentice 
    Unit 20-21, 2/F Westgate Hub, Filinvest City Alabang, Muntinlupa City and 5 B, 2/F, Evia Everyday Bldg., Daang Hari Rd., Almanza Dos, Las Pinas City (above Rustans Fresh)
    The school offers programs and classes for children as young as 1 year old up to 5 years old. Its educational approach is guided by the principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) where "teachers meet young children where they are by stage of development."

    Annual fees: P106,000 to P130,000
    Inquiries: Call Tetet Dy-Tanjuatco (Westgate Hub campus) at 800-6917 and 0917-8978383 or email tlapreschool@yahoo.com; call Rina Montemayor (Evia campus) at 478-6314 and 0917-5006198 or email rinamontemayor@gmail.com


    2. Cambridge Alabang 
    Alabang Town Center Alabang, Muntinlupa City (beside the Spa). View more branches here.
    This school lets toddlers taking part in meaningful projects while giving back to the community, under the guidance of teachers and parents working together to provide the best preschool experience possible. 

    Annual fees: P150,000 to P185,000 (inclusive of materials and snacks)
    Inquiries: Call 659-1387 and 659-1406 or email alabang@cambridge.com to schedule a free 3-day trial.


    3. Ridgefield-Paref and Rosemont School - Paref
    Hillsborough Subdivision, Cupang, Muntinlupa City (Ridgefield); Champaca cor. Rosal Streets, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City (Rosemont)
    The schools accept children from 2-5 years old. Education for all PAREF schools involves the home and family. Parents love its home-school collaboration approach and balanced curriculum, a mix of progressive and traditional approach of learning.

    Annual fees: For Ridgefield, Pre-Nursery starts at P80,000 and Nursery starts at P113,000. For Rosemont, Pre-Nursery starts at P83,000 and Nursery starts at P115,000
    Inquiries: Call 807-7722 (Ridgefield) and 850-6135 (Rosemont) or email parefpreschools@gmail.com

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