Education Programs


PENIEL offers different types of basic education programs accredited by the Department of Education (DepEd) to ensure your child gets the best learning method possible.

A. Regular School Program
B. Home Education Program
C. Open High School Program

The school’s core curriculum or subjects include:

  • Filipino
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies)
  • Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (EsP) or Values Education
  • Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP) or Technology and Livelihood Education (for Grades 4 and 5)
  • MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health)

Interestingly, in the Philippines, “the Department of Education (DepEd) mandates that elementary school lasts for 7 years in the public school system starting with Kindergarten and grade 1 and culminating with grade 6. After successful completion of the 7-year programme shall a student graduate, be awarded an elementary diploma and can move-on to a 4-year junior high school programme (most private schools will require an entrance examination). However most private schools (which usually call the elementary level as “grade school”), especially exclusive schools and those accredited to have a high degree of autonomy from the Department of Education usually extend their programmes to 7th grade and can also include levels such as nursery, kindergarten or preparatory (prep) as entry levels prior to 1st grade. Subjects usually taken up include Communication Arts in Mother Tongue (until Grade 3), English (some private schools break this down into Language and Reading) and Filipino, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (taught in Mother Tongue from Grade 1-Grade 3, Filipino in Grades 4-6), Music, Art, Physical Education and Health (collectively known as MAPEH), Values Education and Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE). Students in the 6th grade, whether studying in a public or private school are required to undergo a National (Elementary) Achievement Test (NAT) even if grade 6 isn’t the terminal level in that school. The NAT is similar to certain schemes like Primary School Leaving Examination of Singapore (PSLE) except that that NAT score isn’t used as a basis to admit students to a high school. Kindergarten, Grade 1 to Grade 6 are affected with the K-12 education.”