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I am a special educator who has recently relocated to Manila. One of my goals for this year is learn more about early childhood education and special education in the Philippines. I have been visiting schools and therapy centers (among others) and providing info here about them. I do not aim to endorse these different centers/schools, but my intention is to provide information in case some people are interested in learning more about them.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Beacon School

I went to visit The Beacon School on Chino Roces Ext. in Makati today and got to go around some of the classrooms and take pictures of the facilities...

I loved that they made the boxes into a house, a church and airplanes! 

That's right!  "...unless the girls alow (sic) us to go in ther (sic) house!"


play area

dramatic play area

manipulatives and puzzles

drying rack/shelves courtesy of their in-house carpenter

Love this map, complete with buildings and structures!

science station with magnets

teacher made see-through frames with acetate pages and colored cellophane

picture schedule

job chart

structures and toys with the kids' names to 'save' the toys/structures for later, I guess

the tape divides the shelf nicely into areas for when the kids put the materials away

art gallery for the upper grades

more art and projects!

a children's book about a child with dyslexia

Really happy about my visit.  Got some really good ideas and got to see some old friends too :).

To learn more about The Beacon School:

Contact info:
The Beacon School, PCPD Bldg., 2332 Chino Roces Ext., Taguig City, Philippines 1630
Telefax (+63-2)840-5040, (+63-2)810-5046, (+63-2)889-9974


  1. Love the drying racks! Such a good idea :-) Trivia. If you need to source those natural wooden blocks/puzzle pieces, Meggy's friend in Cebu makes and sells those. The guy behind marketmanila.com is the founder of Beacon School.

  2. Feel free to post the contact info here, thanks again!

  3. Bambi, the brand is Lacwood Educational Solutions. They have a Facebook account :-)