Welcome to Lower School (Grades 3 – 5)
Welcome students and parents to the Brent International School Manila Lower School!
Our Brent School mission statement suggests that educational programs and processes involve students developing a high standard of academic excellence, a strong character founded on Christian values, and an international or global perspective. These high expectations for our students are achievable because Brent approaches school from a community perspective. Our talented and dedicated staff works together with parents to provide many opportunities for students to learn. Our Chapel theme for this 2016-2017 school year, “Be Courageous and Humble,” provides us with additional motivation to strive towards becoming the individuals, citizens and leaders that makes Brent International School Manila unique.
We encourage you to read The Brent Framework document, which outlines our Philosophy of Schooling. Our academic program offers a North American standards-based curriculum for both core and special subjects. The special subjects provide students with a rich assortment of arts offerings, as well as Physical Education and Religious Studies.
In support of our academic programs, our Lower School Library facilities and staff provide a variety of resources and learning experiences for our students. Students are trained to use the latest library databases and other tools, as well as online collaborative tools such as Google Apps. Additionally, voluntary programs such as the Read-a-thon and Battle of the Books, encourage and motivate our students to read. The visiting author programs provide our entire community with access to award winning authors who work with our students to share authentic writing and publishing experiences.
In addition, our House system (Azure, Emerald and Gold House Teams) encourages collaboration and healthy competition amongst our students. We have a number of House events scheduled throughout the year such as the House Cross Country, House Soccer, and House Spelling Bee, which completes the experience to further develop the well-rounded Brent student.
We trust that our website provides you with most of the information you will need to reference this school year. Please check it regularly to see our weekly newsletter and updates to our school calendars.
Again, welcome to Brent! If we may be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact any of us in the Lower School offices.