In Kindergarten, students learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors through games, songs, and dances, in their Mother Tongue.

The Kindergarten Curriculum Framework (KCF) draws from the goals of the K to 12 Philippine Basic Education Curriculum Framework and adopts the general principles of the National Early Learning Framework (NELF). Kindergarten learners need to have a smooth transition to the content-based curriculum of Grades 1 to 12.

Kindergarten Curriculum Guide(Standards and Competencies for Five-Year-Old Filipino Children)

Republic Act 10157, or “The Kindergarten Education Law” made Kindergarten the compulsory and mandatory entry stage to basic education. Section 2 of this Act provides that all five (5)-year old children shall be given equal opportunities for Kindergarten Education to effectively promote their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development, including values formation so they will be ready for school. This was so since the Department of Education (DepEd) believes that Kindergarten is the transition period from informal to formal literacy (Grades 1-12) considering that age five (5) is within the critical years where positive experiences must be nurtured to ascertain school readiness.

Various researches support that this is the period of greatest growth and development, when the brain develops most rapidly and almost at its fullest. It is also the stage when self- esteem, vision of the world and moral foundations are established. Teachers/parents/caregivers/adults should therefore be guided to facilitate explorations of our young learners in an engaging and creative curriculum that is developmentally appropriate which immerse them in meaningful experiences. Provision of varied play-based activities leads them to becoming emergent literates and, helps them to naturally acquire the competencies to develop holistically. They are able to understand the world by exploring their environment as they are encouraged to create and discover, that eventually leads them to becoming willing risk takers and ready to tackle formal school works.

Grade 1 to 10 Subjects

Students in Grades 1 to 10 will experience an enhanced, context-based, and spiral progression learning curriculum with the following subjects:

Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) and Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) Track specializations may be taken between Grades 9 to 12. Exploratory Subjects at 40 hours per quarter are taken during Grades 7 to 8.

Work Immersion

No. of Hours: at least 80 hours
should have taken at least 4* Specialized Subjects

Work Immersion is one of the course requirements for graduation. A Senior High School student has to undergo  Work Immersion in an industry that directly relates to the student’s postsecondary goal. Through Work Immersion, the students are exposed to and become familiar with work-related  environment related to their field of specialization to enhance their competence.

Specifically, the students are able to:

  1. Gain relevant and practical industrial skills under the guidance of industry experts and workers;
  2. Appreciate the importance and application of the principles and theories taught in school;
  3. Enhance their technical knowledge and skills
  4. Enrich their skills in communications and human relations; and
  5. Develop good work habits, attitudes, appreciation, and respect for work.

These  prepare them to meet the needs and challenges of employment or higher education after graduation.

Senior High School Core Curriculum Subjects

There are seven Learning Areas under the Core Curriculum: Languages, Literature, Communication, Mathematics, Philosophy, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.


Senior High School is two years of specialized upper secondary education; students may choose a specialization based on aptitude, interests, and school capacity. The choice of career track will define the content of the subjects a student will take in Grades 11 and 12.

Each student in Senior High School can choose among three tracks:

  1. Academic Track
  2. Technical-Vocational-Livelihood Track
  3. Sports and Arts Track

The Academic track includes three strands:

  1. Business, Accountancy, Management (BAM);
  2. Humanities, Education, Social Sciences (HESS)
  3. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM).

Senior High School Applied Track Subjects

Senior High School Specialized Subjects

  • Accountancy, Business, and Management Strand (ABM)
    • Applied Economics
    • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    • Fundamentals of Accountancy, Business and Management 1
    • Fundamentals of Accountancy, Business and Management 2
    • Business Math
    • Business Finance
    • Organization and Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity i.e. Business Enterprise Simulation
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Strand (HUMSS)
    • Creative Writing / Malikhaing Pagsulat
    • Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems
    • Creative Nonfiction
    • Trends, Networks, and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century Culture
    • Philippine Politics and Governance
    • Community Engagement, Solidarity, and Citizenship
    • Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences
    • Disciplines and Ideas in the Applied Social Sciences
    • Work Immersion/ Research/ Career Advocacy/ Culminating Activity
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Strand (STEM)
    • Pre-Calculus
    • Basic Calculus
    • General Biology 1
    • General Biology 2
    • General Physics 1
    • General Physics 2
    • General Chemistry 1 and 2
    • Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity
  • General Academic Strand
    • Humanities 1*
    • Humanities 2*
    • Social Science 1 **
    • Applied Economics
    • Organization and Management
    • Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction
    • Elective 1 (from any Track/Strand)***
    • Elective 2 (from any Track/Strand)***
    • Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity*Select from HUMSS Strand Subjects 1 to 4
      * *Select from HUMSS Strand Subjects 5 to 8
      ***Schools must present/offer a range of subjects from which students can choose.
    • Safety and First Aid
    • Human Movement
    • Fundamentals of Coaching
    • Sports Officiating and Activity Management
    • Fitness, Sports and Recreation Leadership
    • Psychosocial Aspects of Sports and Exercise
    • Fitness Testing and Basic Exercise Programming
    • Practicum (in-campus)
    • Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity i.e. Apprenticeship (off-campus)
    • Creative Industries I: Arts and Design Appreciation and Production
    • Creative Industries Il: Performing Arts
    • Physical and Personal Development in the Arts
    • Developing Filipino Identity in the Arts
    • Integrating the Elements and Principles of Organization in the Arts
    • Leadership and Management in Different Arts Fields
    • Apprenticeship and Exploration of Different Arts Fields
      • Media Arts and Visual Arts
      • Literary Arts
      • Dance
      • Music
      • Theater
    • Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity
    • Performing Arts Production
    • Exhibit for Arts Production
      • Media and Visual Arts
      • Literary Arts