Chinese International School Manila (CISM) and Domuschola International School (DIS), two highly reputed International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in Manila, have entered into a strategic partnership with Singapore-based Global Schools Foundation (GSF). GSF schools offering the IB diploma have delivered exceptionally strong academic outcomes, with over 92 students gaining IB World topper and Near-perfect scorer recognitions over the last 10 years.
GSF has a 20-year history as an allied school network, which operates thirty-five (35) highly acclaimed and premium international schools in 10 countries. These schools offer top-level education to nearly 31,500 students from over 70 nationalities.
As part of the GSF network, CISM and DIS will have access to the Foundation’s strong academic excellence model, which incorporates the best innovative education practices, modern teaching and learning, and an emphasis on skills-based learning.
“This strategic collaboration will help CISM & DIS – already among the top schools in the Philippines – to build upon their foundations as 21st century schools with high academic rigor, and enable them to better meet the aspirations of Millennial parents and nurture their Generation Alpha children into Global Citizens,” said Atul Temurnikar, Co-Founder and Chairman of Global Schools Foundation.
Focused on full K12 education, the GSF network emphasises strong inter-school collaboration between students and teachers. GSF provides 21st century holistic education, together with innovative and personalized learning in a technologically-advanced environment. This prepares students to become Global Citizens and be better prepared to deal with challenges of the future. Moreover, GSF schools are known for their global-mindedness and diversity, while balancing the richness of local traditions.
“Through this partnership, our IB schools shall benefit from access to GSF’s global education best practices, strong technological systems, and international interaction and cooperation
with similar schools in the region. We are confident this partnership will drive superior learning outcomes for our students, improved career development for our staff, and closer interaction across our school communities,” noted CISM and DIS Chairman Martin P. Lorenzo.
GSF has raised US$250 million from its institutional financial partners for continuing investments in K12 education in Asia, and is now actively seeking strategic partnerships in Europe & North America. It has also entered into a strategic partnership with Dwight School Seoul, a leading super premium IB School, with link to parent school in New York.
GSF drives the growth strategy and internationalisation from its headquarters in Singapore and is a pioneer participant in Enterprise Singapore’s Scale-up SG programme.
In 2021, GSF was recognized as the “World’s Most Awarded Network of Schools” by World Book of Records, UK, for being a recipient of international awards in different categories like Innovation and Management, Performance Excellence, Business Excellence, Green initiatives, CSR and Sustainability etc.