University of the Philippines Integrated School
|University of the Philippines Integrated School|
|Type||State laboratory school|
Quezon City ,
|Colors||Maroon and green|
The University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS), functions primarily as the laboratory school of the UP College of Education. It also serves as the basic education unit of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. It holds the distinction of being the oldest of all the basic education units in the University of the Philippines System and the only one that offers primary and secondary education.
The University of the Philippines Integrated School is an integration of three (3) schools, namely the UP High School (1916), UP Preparatory School (1954), and UP Elementary School (1936).
In 1916, eight years after it was founded, the University of the Philippines decided to establish a laboratory high school, called UP High School for its College of Education. It was located on Isaac Peralta St. in Manila.
When the university established a campus in Diliman, Quezon City in the late 40's, the College of Education and UP High followed. For sometime, UP High was housed on the third floor of the College of Education building.
In 1936, UP established an elementary school that served primarily as a service school for children of the University personnel. It became the laboratory school of the College of Education when the BSEEd program was offered in 1961.
In 1954, UP established a second high school called UP Preparatory School. With curricular emphasis on science and mathematics, it served primarily as a feeder school to the University. UP Prep used to be housed in Rizal Hall, at Padre Faura, Manila.
In 1974, the two high schools were merged as University High School, while in 1976, UP Integrated School (UPIS) was created, merging the UP Elem and UP High. The School has an integrated curriculum from Kindergarten.
Medium of instruction
Starting School Year (SY) 2003-2004, UPIS started implementing the following Language Policy (approved by UPIS Faculty in the General Faculty Meeting on March 11, 2003).
- At K to Grade 4, the medium of instruction is Filipino in all subjects except CA English, Music and Arts.
- At Grade 5 to 10, UPIS adopts a BILINGUAL POLICY where the medium of instruction is ENGLISH for subjects such as CA English, Music, Arts, Mathematics and Science; and FILIPINO for subjects such as Social Studies, CA Filipino, Practical Arts, Health and Physical Education.
- Ivan Acuna- internationally known artist/photographer
- Fidel Ramos - former president of the Philippines
- Michael Defensor - secretary, Presidential Management Staff
- Jejomar Binay - mayor of Makati city
- Francis Joseph Escudero, UPIS batch 1985, former Congressman of 1st District of Sorsogon, currently a Senator of the Philippines.
- Ryan Cayabyab - internationally acclaimed composer
- John Lesaca - violinist, musician
- Ogie Juliano - theater actor and director
- Kara David - writer and host of documentary videos for GMA Channel 7
- Stella Balucas - (a.k.a "Stella Canete") theater actress, commercial model
- Floy Quintos - director of "Startalk", theater actor and director, playwright, Palanca Winner
- Glecy Atienza - literature professor; critic; essayist; Palanca and CCP winner
- Nanette Inventor - singer, composer, artist and famous comedian
- Luna Sicat - creative writing professor; playwright; essayist; poet; Palanca and CCP winner
- Eugene Evasco (UPIS batch 1993) writer for children; essayist; professor, Palanca and National Book Award winner
- Paulo Mendoza (UPIS batch 1995) a professional basketball player.
- RA Rivera - independent cinema director
- Ramon Bautista - independent cinema director
- Bettina Carlos - model, television personality
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|High schools||Adamson | Ateneo | DLSZ | FEU-FERN | NU | UE | UPIS | USTHS|
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|Juniors' teams||Baby Falcons | Blue Eaglets | Junior Archers | Baby Tamaraws | Bullpups | Pages | Junior Maroons | Tiger Cubs|
|Sports||Badminton | Baseball | Basketball | Beach volleyball | Cheerdance | Chess | Football | Fencing | Judo | Softball | Swimming | Table tennis | Taekwondo | Tennis | Track and field | Volleyball | Overall|
- University of the Philippines Integrated School Website Accessed on 14 April 2008