The British School Manila (BSM) this year has received offers for its graduate class of 2018, from 21 of the top 50 universities in the world, including 17 Russell Group of Universities in the UK and six Ivy League Colleges in the United States. Offers have been received from nine countries: United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada, The Philippines, Spain, Singapore, France and Grenada.
Some of the more notable acceptances have come from University of St. Andrews, Berkeley, University of British Columbia, University of California, University College London, Columbia University, Cornell University, University of Durham, Essex University, University of Edinburgh, Harvard University, Imperial College London, McGill University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Toronto.
BSM Head of School Simon Mann says: “It’s been another wonderful year in terms of university and college acceptance. BSM’s goal is to ensure our students are happy and capable of pursuing their dreams, in a global landscape. As an educator, it is truly gratifying to watch these young people now reap the rewards of their hard work and head out into the world as ambassadors of a British international education gained in The Philippines.”
BSM graduates go on to excel in widely differing fields during their international university education. Mann talked about, for example, a recent BSM graduate who has been published in an international science journal for their cutting edge work in Microbiology and Chemistry, another who has graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berkley College of Music, and yet another who is working in research in a world renowned laboratory in the United States.
The British School Manila was founded in 1976 and is located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The School has around 950 students with ages ranging from 3 to 18 years old. Students currently represent 42 nationalities with a large number coming primarily from the UK and Commonwealth diplomatic and foreign temporary resident community, as well as from the Philippines.