University of the Philippines Integrated School

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University of the Philippines Integrated School
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Type State laboratory school
Quezon City ,
Campus UP Diliman
Colors Maroon and green
Mascot None

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.

Other autonomous universities of UP maintain their own basic education units. UP Los Baños has the UP Rural High School, while UP Visayas has two high schools - one in Cebu and another in Iloilo.



Kinder-Grade 2 (K-2) Building
Grade 3-6 Building
Grade 7-10 New Building
UPIS from space: K-2 Campus (red), 3-6 Campus (green), 7-10 Campus (blue)

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.

Notable alumni

University of the Philippines System


Constituent Universities
Diliman | Los Baños | Manila | Visayas | Mindanao | Baguio | Open University

Basic Education Units
Integrated School (Diliman) | Rural High School (Los Baños) | Laboratory High School (Visayas)


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