Christian Curriculum

18 of 20 private schools chosen succeed with face-to-face pilot courses on November 22 – Manila Bulletin


A week after some public schools started running face-to-face pilot courses, a limited number of private schools that offer basic education also started face-to-face classes on Monday, November 22.

Face-to-face pilot courses at Academica De Meridien Inc., a private school in San Antonio, Zambales (Photo by DepEd)

However, only 18 of the 20 private schools identified by the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Health (DOH) passed on the first day of face-to-face pilot classes.

This, after DepEd confirmed that two private schools included in the list – Singapore School Clark and Xavier University Senior High School – have postponed the implementation of limited face-to-face lessons.

Quoting Bureau of Curriculum Development director Jocelyn Andaya, DepEd said that “the reason for the two postponements is due to the academic calendar”.

As announced by DepEd last week, 20 private schools have been selected to participate in the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face lessons for the school year (SY) 2021-2022.

Selected by their respective regional offices, the 20 private schools authorized to run face-to-face pilot courses include the 100 Islands Cowboy Christian Learning Center and Our Savior’s Foundation (Region I); Mother of Good Counsel Seminary, Academica de Meridien and Singapore School Clark (Region III); St. Anthony College, Oxmont Memorial Academy, Gamot Cogon Waldorf School Inc. (Region VI); Sisters of Mary Schools Inc. – Boystown, Notre Dame of Abuyog (SHS – TVL trail) and Mt. Moriah Christian Academy (Region VII); Metro Dipolog Baptist Academy, Deor & Dune Academe of Technology (SHS – TVL track), St. Paul’s Institute of Technology (SHS – TVL track) and Xavier University Senior High School (SHS – TVL track) (Region IX); Ato Padada Christian School, BEST College of Polomolok (SHS-TVL track), Banga Evangelical Church Elementary School, Inc., Midsayap Montessori Center and New Moriah Adventist ES (Region XI).

Meanwhile, an orientation with the 20 private schools took place on November 17th. As explained by DepEd, there were 79 private schools nationwide that submitted to Regional Offices (BRs) their Expression of Intent to participate in the pilot implementation of face-to-face-face classes this SY.

DepEd said each region has been asked to nominate a maximum of three private schools. There were 33 private schools which were appointed by 12 ROs to the central office of DepEd.

Due to their Alert Level classification, DepEd said there were no designated private schools in Region II, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Region IV-B.

There were also no private schools recommended by Region IV-A on the basis of its assessment of applicants.

The 20 private schools that were selected were from the 33 that were nominated.

The 13 private schools that failed in the pilot phase will be considered in the expansion phase.


More schools to participate in pilot series of face-to-face courses – DepEd