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
UPIS is a product of the
integration of three schools whose functions it inherited.
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.
1949, with the establishment of the Diliman campus, UP High
transferred to the 3rd floor of the College of Education
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.
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.
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
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
From the school's philosophy
stems its vision of society, and the school's role in such a
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
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
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.
GENERAL ADMISSIONS POLICIES
entry point - Kinder
replacement of slots vacated after the entry point
entrants except for children of returning UP Personnel
based on rank in a readiness mental-ability test
students will be admitted,
which are children of UP Personnel
must be 5½ to 6½ years old by the time of enrollment
should not have taken the admissions test before