Welcome to APEC Schools!
APEC Schools creates a future for the students that gets #BetterEachDay since 2013. We educate Junior and Senior High School students in our 22 branches spread across Metro Manila and Calabarzon.
Create a future that gets #BetterEachDay!
To be the school of choice for real-world learning in every community.
To transform lives through accessible and innovative education.
The APEC Schools Difference
Learner-centered education through collaborative and experiential activities
Through the ABM and STEM strands, our students are better geared for higher education
With our Accelerated Career Experience, the students are immersed into the real working environment
These are what we instill in our students for a holistic growth.
A Powerful Partnership in Education
In May 2019, Yuchengco Group of Companies and Ayala Corporation completed the merger of their education institutions AC Education and iPEOPLE Inc., with iPEOPLE as the surviving entity.
This brings together the seven educational institutions of iPEOPLE and AC Education, which offers quality education to students across all income segments, with campuses in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, the Bicol Region and Mindanao.
The merger includes iPEOPLE and its significant subsidiary, Malayan Education System Inc., which operates under the name of Mapua University, one of the country’s leading engineering and technical universities. As well as iPEOPLE’s Malayan Colleges Laguna, the best board exam performing private higher education institution in Calabarzon, Malayan Colleges Mindanao in Davao, and Malayan Science High School in Manila.
It also includes AC Education and its subsidiaries, the University of Nueva Caceres, one of the oldest and largest universities in Bicol, National Teachers College, the country’s pioneer private teachers’ training tertiary education institution, and APEC Schools, the largest chain of private stand-alone high schools in the country.
The merger is touted as a marriage of two giants aimed at capturing the growing student market in the country through affordable but quality education.
iPEOPLE Inc., is the education subsidiary of Yuchengco-owned House of Investments Inc. The merger will bring together a population of over 40,000 students.
Ayala Corp., currently led by brothers Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala, is the oldest conglomerate in the country with businesses in banking, telecoms, property and water. In recent years, it also expanded into health, energy and education.
The Yuchengco Group, meanwhile, has businesses in banking, automotive, insurance and education, among others. It is led by Helen Yuchengco Dee, daughter of the group’s founding chairman, banking taipan and former ambassador, the late Alfonso Yuchengco.
APEC Schools History
History in a glimpse.
APEC Schools, a subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, was founded with the vision of providing affordable and quality private education to Filipinos and with the mission of preparing students for college and employment. It is a chain of private high schools that offers the K-12 program of the Department of Education.
It was pioneered in partnership with Emilio Aguinaldo College with 130 students.
Expanded to 12 sites and 1,300 students.
The institute doubled to 24 sites and 3,300 students.
The Accounting Business Management academic strand (ABM) was offered along with the launch of the K-12 program. It was the first batch of Senior High School students. During this year, it operated 27 sites with 10,500 students.
The number of students has grown to 16,225. The growth in manpower was also evident from 570 to over 700 employees.
14% of the Grade 7 students participated in the Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) external assessment tests in Math and English in September of 2016. The post CEM test in April of 2017 shows significant improvement in the same students who participated in just eight months. The APEC Schools students are equal, if not better, than the students from other private schools who took the same exam.
APEC Schools celebrated its 5th year with 18,065 students across its Metro Manila and Calabarzon branches. 2,009 grade 12 students graduated with the majority of them continuing to college while others chose to work. From those who chose to work, 58% were employed by our Employment partners nine weeks post-graduation.
To assist the Learning Facilitators to complete their requirements for license renewal and to better equip them to educate the students, Professional Development Program was launched. This gave the LFs, which was then offered to teachers outside the institution, the chance to attend the Continuing Professional Development series offered by APEC Schools. Moreover, curriculum design planning along with several trainings and workshops were done to provide the best learning experience for the students.
Yuchengco-owned House of Investment’s education holding company iPEOPLE and Ayala Corporation’s wholly-owned education subsidiary AC Education, Inc. signed and sealed the merger of AC Education and iPEOPLE. During the same year, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) academic strand was offered.
Now on its 7th year, APEC Schools now envisions to be the school of choice for real-world learning in every community and with the mission of transforming lives through accessible and innovative education.
Marching forward, APEC Schools’ guide and commitment has always been to create the future of our students #BetterEachDay.