BECAUSE the Philippines has been home for many Chinese nationals for centuries and both cultures have built a strong tie, the Philippines has become a multicultural community.
Although Chinese people are still a minor community in the Philippines, they have contributed to the country a lot. From businesses to sharing education, their culture was indeed embraced by the Philippines.
Which later on led to the establishment of different schools in the country.
According to Boston University Arts and Sciences, the Chinese language has been relevant because Chinamen have increased in the business community in many countries including the Philippines.
Now that Chinese New Year is fast approaching, let us take a look at what Chinese schools we have in the country, particularly around Metro Manila.
Chiang Kai Shek College (菲律濱中正學院)
Main Location: 1274 Padre Algue St, Tondo, Manila, 1012 Metro Manila
One of the most popular Chinese schools in the entire country. Established in June 1939, Chiang Kai Shek High School was founded by Mr. Wong Chun Seng and Mr. Yu Khe Thai.
Chiang Kai Shek School is named after the second president of China
It has now expanded to having another branch in South Forbes Golf City, Silang Cavite.
Grace Christian College (菲律濱基督教靈惠學院)
Main Location: 30 Grace Ave, Balintawak, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila
An Evangelical Protestant school founded by Mrs. Julia Tan, American Baptists Dr. Edwin Spahr and Mrs. Helen Spahr in May 1950, according to their school website.
Its original location was in Nagtahan Street in San Miguel, Manila but later moved to Quezon City in 1966.
“There is only one explanation for Grace Christian High School. The Lord wanted this Christian school for many children, so He built it,” Dr. Spahr quoted in their website.
Tiong Se Academy (中西学院)
Main Location: Sta. Elena Street, Binondo, Manila
Established in 1899, the school is formerly known as Anglo-Chinese School and Philippine Tiong Se Academy.
It is the Philippine’s pioneer and oldest Chinese school, founded by the first Chinese Consul to the Philippines, Engracio Palanca.
Hope Christian School (嘉南中學)
Location: 1242 Benavidez St, Tondo, Manila, 1003 Metro Manila
A private-church related school built in 1946.
They also have a branch in Magallanes, Makati.
Philippine Cultural College (菲律宾侨中学)
Location: 1253 Abad Santos Ave, Tondo, Manila, 1012 Metro Manila
PCC was founded in 1923 by the Philippine Chinese Educational Association and its original name was Philippine Chinese High School.
Written in the history of their official website, they even borrowed two classrooms from Tiong Se Academy back then.
Now they have an Annex branch in Caloocan and a college branch in D. Tuazon.