“Stonyhurst Southville International School is wonderful. When I first stepped on the school in 2003, I had a feeling I will have the best days in this school..."[read more]
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes SSIS unique?
SSIS is the only basic and secondary school in Batangas that is ISO Certified and WASC Accredited.
What is ISO?
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical committee has been established has the right to be presented on that committee. International organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work. ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of electrotechnical standardization.
- PNS ISO 9001:2008
(ISO published 2008)
What is WASC?
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Association provides assistance to schools located in California, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Fiji, and East Asia. The affairs of WASC are administered by a board of directors composed of representatives from the three commissions that are listed below:
(1) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities; www.wascsenior.org
(2) Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges; www.accjc.org
(3) Accrediting Commission for Schools.
Note: Instead of referring to the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, this division is often referred to as WASC by staff and the constituents served.
What are your fees?
*Books, uniforms, miscellaneous and direct costs are not included. Details will be discussed upon visit for assessment.
Why are your fees expensive?
Small student-teacher ratio
Internationally resourced learning materials
Highly enriched teacher-conference
*Other international schools charge over half a million. We follow the same protocol, standards, and systems as other international schools do. But with regard to fees, SSIS is, in fact more reasonable.
Why are your books not included in the school fees?
We want to give the parents the options to either buy from the school or at the bookstore. In case they choose the latter, the list of books will be provided.
What is the schedule being followed for the classes?