Kindergarten to Grade 2

Grades 3 to 6

Grades 7 to 10

The University of the Philippines Integrated School functions primarily as the laboratory school of the UP College of Education. It is also the basic education unit of UP Diliman. Other autonomous universities of UP maintain their own basic education units. UP Los Baños has UP Rural High School. UP Visayas has two high schools - one in Cebu and another in Iloilo. Aside from being the oldest of all basic education units in the UP System, UPIS is the only one offering both primary and secondary education.


UPIS is a product of the integration of three schools whose functions it inherited.

The first was the UP High School which was established in 1916. It functioned as a laboratory school of the College of Education which was then located in Manila. It had its own building on Isaac Peralta Street also in Manila.



In 1949, with the establishment of the Diliman campus, UP High transferred to the 3rd floor of the College of Education building.




In 1952, UP High was given its own building along Katipunan Road. The original building is now a part of the Grades 7 to 10 campus of UPIS.




The second school was the UP Preparatory School which was established in 1954. It was a science-oriented high school. As such it functioned as a feeder school to the University. Entrance in both High Schools was competitive.



The third school was the UP Elementary School which was established in 1936. It served as a laboratory school of the College of Education as well as a service school of the University. Its students were all children of University personnel.



In 1972, UP High and UP Prep were merged into the UP Comprehensive High School using the UP High building along Katipunan. UP Prep, which was then located in Manila, had to be relocated to Quezon City. In 1974, the school changed its name to UP High-Prep. In 1975, it became the University High School.

Finally, in 1976, the University High School and the UP Elementary School were merged and became the UP Integrated School.

The School's philosophy stems from the merging of these three schools



The educational system has a responsibility to contribute to the attainment of societal goals, serving as an active agent in the transformation of that society and the transmitter of those universal and ageless values that make us human beings. It is from this perspective that the UP Integrated School has defined its functions as a laboratory school for the College of Education, and a service and feeder school for the University.



From the school's philosophy stems its vision of society, and the school's role in such a transformation.

As the laboratory school of the UP College of Education, the UPIS envisions to help build a just and humane society. To this end, the UPIS is committed to educate students who shall develop their optimum potentials and who shall be proud of their culture and national identity. It shall be the center of excellence for basic and teacher education, innovations, research and development.



In order to attain this vision, UPIS shall pursue the these goals:

To equip students with life skills in their search for knowledge that will contribute to nation building

To instill values and attitudes to become responsible and productive citizens to initiate change in basic education through research and experimentation

To be a partner with the College of Education in training pre-service students to be effective and competent teachers



A UPIS student normally enters at Kindergarten into the Integrated Basic Skills Development and Socialization Program. From Kinder to Grade 2, there is no overt differentiation of the subject areas. Only one teacher handles all the subjects. The General Academic program begins at Grade 3 when different teachers handle different subjects. At Grade 8, they enroll in electives of their choice, such as Creative Drama, Journalism, Painting and Drawing, Environmental Science, Practical Law, Creative Cookery, etc., on top of their general academic requirements. At Grades 10-12, students will go through Specialization Program where they enrol in a work program of their choice, where students can be trained in specialized media, science, or practical arts studies. There are also various student clubs organized in UPIS, and all students belong to at least one club.




  • only 1 entry point - Kinder

  • no replacement of slots vacated after the entry point

  • no lateral entrants except for children of returning UP Personnel


  • admissions based on rank in a readiness mental-ability test

  • only 100 students will be admitted,

  • 60% of which are children of UP Personnel

  • applicants must be 5½ to 6½ years old by the time of enrollment

  • applicants should not have taken the admissions test before


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