How a school teaches affects the performance of every child. In the Philippines, you can typically choose from three different teaching approaches – traditional, progressive and Montessori.
A traditional classroom set up is one where, essentially, the teacher teaches and students listen. In a progressive learning institution, including Montessori schools, there is more focus on open discussion, hands-on activities and a more experiential way of teaching.
Other things to consider are:
Do you prefer a catholic school, non-sectarian, or one that is guided by other religious teachings?
Is it a co-ed institution or exclusive for boys or girls?
Does the school meet your foreign language requirements, like Chinese or Korean?