Established in the year 1984, Brent International School Manila, was founded by the board of trustees of the Brent School, Baguio, also in Philippines.
The main building of Brent Manila holds classes for students who study in the 3rd to 12th standards. A separate facility, called the early learning centre (ELC), takes care of students who are between three and eight years old. The school has three well-sourced libraries or media centres. One is for the ELC, another for the lower school and the third library is for the upper and middle schools. These libraries collectively have over 50,000 textbooks and a huge collection of other teaching aids. There is a separate library for faculty members which stocks approximately 13,000 books.
Similarly, there are three well-equipped computer labs with around 200 computers installed; seven well-furnished science laboratories; a main cafeteria along with a smaller one in the ELC; a performing arts theatre with a seating capacity of 420 people; a six-lane, 400-meter, all-weather race track; two full-size soccer-cum-rugby fields; a six-lane, 25-meter, covered swimming pool; three tennis courts; a dance studio with wall mirrors; three gymnasiums and, a fitness and workout centre.
The admission process normally involves an entrance test. It is followed by assessing the academic records of the student from a current or most recent school. Finally, a one-on-one interview with the applicants along with their parent/s is conducted. However, there is a special policy at the school which is enforced from the very day of the student’s selection: students must stay with at least one of their parents while enrolled in Brent.
Brent Manila is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) and is recognised by the Department of Education in Philippines. In 1988, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited the school. Also, the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) recognised it as an IB diploma programme school. Brent Manila is looking forward to a joint WASC-CIS (Council of International Schools) accreditation in near future.