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.

 


 

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.