The Beacon School seeks to enroll a broad range of children who will benefit from the approaches to learning which the school offers. Admission of children to the Beacon School is based on a clear set of guidelines, with the intention of ensuring that each child who is admitted is placed in an environment in which the child may experience success:
Students admitted to Beacon will be placed in classes according to their age by the end of August of the academic year. Please see Age-Grade Level Placement Information for details.
For any school year, places will be offered from Pre K to Grade 8, subject to available space. Class size is limited to 16 students for Pre K to Grade 3, 17 students for Grades 4 - 5 and 20 students for Grades 6 to 8.
Additional services are available to students whose needs can be met by our team of reading and learning support specialists. Limits are placed on the number of English as a Second Language and / or special needs students within any one section.
Once grade level sections are filled, prospective students who otherwise meet Beacon’s admissions requirements will be placed on a waitlist. They will have the opportunity to sit in once an opening arises, subject to Admissions Guidelines.
New students are typically admitted at the beginning of a school term. However, in the first six weeks of the school year, depending on availability, prospective students may be accepted with a view towards an immediate start. Subsequently, exceptions may also be made for mid-term enrolment of students from families who have recently moved to Manila.
During the school year, admissions will be accepted up until the beginning of the Third Term for placement during that school year.
Decisions made by the Admissions Committee on acceptance for enrolment, and grade level placement, are final.