APEC SCHOOLS PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
At APEC Schools, we offer a holistic education that nurtures students' innate talents, feeds their curiosity, and gives them the knowledge and outlook they need to become successful leaders and lifelong learners.
At the heart of our educational philosophy is a constructivist approach to learning, which emphasizes active engagement and exploration as key components of the learning process. We believe that students learn best when they are not simply passive recipients of information, but rather when they are actively involved in constructing their own understanding of the world around them.
We provide a differentiated, self-directed learning environment that empowers students to take charge of their own educational experience. Instead of simply following a predetermined curriculum, our students are encouraged to be inquisitive, to ask questions, and to investigate topics that interest them.
We acknowledge that each student has unique needs, interests, and learning styles, and we strive to create an environment that supports and accommodates these differences.
Our teachers act as facilitators and guides, providing students with the necessary resources and support to help them achieve their goals. We recognize that each student has unique needs, learning styles, and strengths, and we strive to provide a learning environment that supports their unique needs.
We believe that by empowering students to take ownership of their learning, we can cultivate critical thinking skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities that are essential for success in the real world. Our learner-centered approach to education helps students develop the confidence and independence they need to become self-directed, lifelong learners.
We understand the importance of integrating technology into teaching and learning. With technology, we enhance the learning experience, providing opportunities for collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. We use technology to facilitate student-centered activities that promote engagement, self-discovery, and deeper learning.
We also believe in developing 21st-century skills for future-proofing. Our approach to learning prepares our students to become adaptable and innovative thinkers who are capable of solving complex problems. We foster creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration to prepare our students for success in a rapidly evolving world.
Knowledge and skills are insufficient without the appropriate values to guide their application. At APEC we cultivate values by nurturing a growth mindset, fostering positive character traits, and instilling healthy habits that lead to personal and academic success. We empower our students to become ethical, responsible, and compassionate members of society.
At APEC Schools, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible educational experience, one that not only prepares them for success in school, but also in life. We are honored to be a part of our students' journey and anticipate the great things they will achieve in the future.
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. It also includes 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 60,000 students. The Yuchengco Group 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.
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.