through play


through experience


with friends


where children discover the fun in learning


ISYC strives to provide innovative, continually evolving early childhood programs, designed to create a life-long positive impact on children’s ability to seek knowledge and maximize their physical, cognitive, creative, social, and emotional potentia


ISYC aims to provide a learning environment where the child’s potential can be fully developed to facilitate:

• a love for learning
• a strong foundation for future academic achievement
• the development of behavioral and cognitive habits that foster positive self-concept and efficacy

ISYC was first conceived in 1999 by Teachers Michelle Marie Castillo Aprecio and Leah Emma C. Buenviaje-Miguel. Their experiences in early childhood education and love for children compelled them to think of setting up a preschool. Knowing full well that administering a school and teaching children at the same time would be a great challenge, Teachers Michelle and Leah took further studies and completed their early childhood education degrees in 2000. 2000.

In June 2001, ISYC was officially recognized as a preschool with her first regular school year session. ISYC’s first batch of students consisted of 18 children, handled by three teachers. In July 2003, ISYC received her Certificate of Government Recognition with number P-022, series of 2003.

ISYC moved to its new home at Lot 5 Block 4, Gil Fernando Avenue, Sto. Niño, Marikina City in 2010.

Here, we strive to provide children the opportunities to listen, watch, touch, and experience with their whole being.  We give children the opportunity to learn to play, to give and take, and to keep and share.  Some of our activities include reading and exposure to media that are cross-cultural, fostering a natural love for information, imagination, and creativity.  Basic concepts in the areas of math, science, and languages are introduced through a series of playful and energetic activities while social awareness is heightened through trips to interesting destinations in the community.

ISYC is committed to the development of the WHOLE child.  We believe that education is about providing a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, cognitive, creative, social, and emotional development of the child through an integrated curriculum that recognizes the interrelationship of these developmental aspects.

We also believe in cooperative learning through the existence of a working partnership between the family and school.

The ISYC staff serves as facilitators, resources, and friends to the children and parents. Recognizing that the parents are the primary influence and guide in the development of their children, ISYC endeavors to work in the children’s and parent’s best interest, to actually support and strengthen the family. It is of primary importance that all members of the school feel respected in their choices and valued for their individual difference.

The ISYC staff is the central factor in our school’s success. Our administrators and teachers have many, many years of experience and education in Early Childhood Education. They are all caring professionals who are dedicated to providing the absolute best for young children. 

 ISYC Offerings

Programs for: Low Teacher/Student Ratio:
Toddlers (1.10 to 2.9 by June) 1 to 5
Juniors (2.10 to 3.9 by June) 1 to 5
Seniors (3.10 to 4.9 by June) 1 to 5
Kindergarteners (4.10 to 5.11 by June) 1 to 6

Recognized since 2003 by: Department of Education with number P-0222.

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