Philippine Science High School System

 

VISION

We are the leading science high school in the Asia Pacific Region preparing our scholars to become globally competitive Filipino scientists equipped with 21st century skills and imbued with the core values of Integrity, Excellence and Service to Nation.
 

MISSION

Advancing premier high school STEM education for the people.

 


 

The PSHS System’s Strategic Plan for 2022-2028 and its corresponding goals and objectives are anchored on the FORWARD Framework.

Future-proof education means that the PSHS curriculum offerings will be enriched and be soundly based on the science of learning and evidence-based research. We need to embrace further technology and digital transformation. We need to rethink instructional delivery and assessment. The pandemic demands a hybrid approach to education. Future-proof education also demands that PSHS teaches students analytical skills and develop their creativity to cope with the new ways of living, thinking, learning, working, and building communities through science, technology, and innovation in the digital era.

Optimum human resource development aims to help build career paths for people and solve problems that arise within the organization, moving from compliance to leadership.

Reengineering administrative processes targets to improve organizational performance by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of processes that exist across the organization.

World-class outputs based on well-defined standards challenges us to advance our own level of quality measurement based on prominent model of comparative measurement which we can objectively use in making judgments.

Accessible intellectual property through appropriate use for public use and economic value means that outputs of government-funded research that resulted in intellectual property should lead to commercialization or utilization for public good.

Recognizable brand of STEM education upholds the PSHS niche in terms of quality and variety of academic offerings.

Deepening socio-emotional skills advocates development of crucial social and emotional life skills among PSHS students, teachers, and leaders by establishing a more caring school environment and climate.


In 1963, the Republic Act (R.A.) 3661 established the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) to offer a scholarship on secondary education with emphasis on science to prepare students for a science career.  The first campus operated in Diliman, Quezon City.

In 1998, by virtue of R.A. 8496, the PSHS System was created to harmonize the operations of four existing PSHS campuses:  Diliman (now Main Campus), Eastern Visayas, Western Visayas, and Southern Mindanao.  Three years later, R.A. 9036 was enacted to establish one PSHS campus in every region in the country that will provide a globally-competitive education to a diverse population of Filipino youth.  By 2016, the PSHS System is comprised of 16 campuses around the country.

The PSHS System is an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).  The Board of Trustees (BOT), with the DOST Secretary as the Chairman, is the highest policy making body of the PSHS System.  The Office of the Executive Director acts as the central office for systemwide communication, collaboration, policy implementation, and monitoring of perations of PSHS campuses.

The Executive Director leads the Executive Committee (ExeCom) composed of the Campus Directors. The ExeCom is a collegial body that recommends policies and guidelines for the consideration of the BOT.