Stockbridge American International School launches its International Baccalaureate (IB) Program for Primary Years & Senior High School

At the launching of the International Baccalaureate. Joji Ilagan Bian, chairperson of Joji Ilagan FGroup of Companies, with Dyan Joyce Cortez & Nicole Hao Bian Ledesma

The Stockbridge American International School (SAIS) is the first and only International School in Davao and General Santos Cities, Philippines. It is one of the international campuses under the Joji Ilagan International Schools, offering: early childhood (6 months old to 5 years old); and basic education (Kinder to Grade 12) programs.

In highlight, the Stockbridge American International School (SAIS) Davao sets the bar high in the Southern Philippines as the first and only IB world school candidate for the Primary Years Program, offering exceptional education to preschoolers up to Grade 12.

Dyan Joyce Cortez, SAIS Director for International Programs, & Nicole Hao Bian Ledesma, Chief Operating Officer

In an intimate event with the school executives, parents of students and the local media, Stockbridge American International School presented its recognition/accreditation as the first International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school in Mindanao, and launched the Senior High School Program for Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM) Strand.

The International Baccalaureate is the standard for international education and is recognized around the globe.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School, Stockbridge is part of a worldwide network of schools that are committed to developing internationally-minded young global leaders.

Sherley Custodio, Academic Coordinator , & Walter Valencerina, Principal

“With a focus on providing a holistic and future-oriented education for young leaders, Stockbridge recognizes the significance of offering an international standard of education and a comprehensive senior high school curriculum that prepares students for success in higher education and future business leaders,” shared Dyan Joyce Cortez, SAIS Director for International Programs. 

SAIS’s Primary Years Program (PYP) lays the foundation for students' academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and a sense of belonging to local and global communities.

The PYP nurtures independent and collaborative learners, encouraging every student to have voice, choice and ownership in their own learning.

“Our Senior High School (grades 11 & 12) program will prepare students to become entrepreneurs as young as 16 to 18 years old. The SHS program known as a Nano-MBA program will teach our students to become entrepreneurs and business minded. In their grade 11, they will start conceptualizing their big ideas mentored by industry experts. By grade 12, they will have the opportunity to do business pitching sessions to potential investors and partners. Specialized subjects such as family business management, social entrepreneurship, crisis management, data analytics, etc. will also be offered to expose students to different business opportunities and give them a competitive advantage. Upon graduation, students will already have their own start-ups which will jump off their entrepreneurial careers,” said Nicole Hao Bian Ledesma, SAIS COO. 

Stockbridge executives & instructors

SAIS has the Fieldwork Education in the United Kingdom and the Nacel International School Systems is USA) as its international education partners. The partnerships empower the school to provide international learning experiences for students to achieve excellence and develop expanded global perspectives. Once the candidate school completes the rigorous IB program and receives its stamp as an International Baccalaureate institution, SAIS adds another learning feather on its cap. 

Admission for School Year 2024-2025 is now open and classes will start on August 5, 2024. With the school’s added international program, SAIS shared that tuition fees will remain the same.