Individualized Approach
Guest Speakers
Fieldtrips
Seminars
Feeding Program
Mandarin and Filipino
Strong Home-School Collaboration
Testimonials
Bulletin Board
 


About Us

My teachers say that the school was built in 2003. They are also the owners of the school and they said they wanted to put up the preschool so that children like me can get quality and effective early childhood education.

 

Our School

Our teachers say that the PROGRESSIVE APPROACH is the method that we use in our school. We kids love to play a lot! Even our teachers play with us. They teach us our ABCs and 123s through songs and dances, games and arts and crafts. That is what makes learning so much fun and memorable for us.

 

Our Teacher

My teachers are dynamic, energetic, and passionate about what they do. They know all the children in school, no matter what class they belong to. This surely makes me feel the warmth and love they have for each and every student. The owners of the school are also my teachers. They are still very hands on with everything that goes around there. This gives assurance to parents that the well-being of students like me is of utmost importance to them, because they treat us like family.

 


Admission Requirements

Please don’t forget to bring these things when you enroll:
 

Upon enrollment, your child will be scheduled for an initial assessment to determine what skills are already present in him/her.
 
Simultaneous with this, a parent interview will be conducted to discuss all matters and concerns regarding the child and her/his development and schooling.

Age Requirements

Age as of June Level Number of Hours School Days
1.8 to 2.7 years Toddler 2 hours MWF (3x a week)
2.8 to 3.7 years by June Nursery 1 2 ½ hours M-F (5x a week)
3.8 to 4.7 years by June Nursery 2 2 ½ hours M-F (5x a week)
4.8 to 5.7 years by June Kindergarten 3 hours M-F (5x a week)

Fees

Tuition Fee includes the Toddler/Playschool Program, Mandarin and Filipino Language Programs, feeding program, minor fieldtrips, activity books/ worksheets, writing pad and materials. There are four payment schemes to choose from:
 
1. Annual
2. Semi-annual
3. Quarterly
4. Monthly
 
Other fees include uniform, special programs and major field trips, and a one time insurance fee.
 
Please contact us or visit the school for updated rates.

 


Toddler Program

Toddler Program (ages 1 ½ to 2 years and 5 months old)
The toddler class is where the youngest children in Milestone belong. Since this is their first year in school, my teachers say that it is very important for them to learn how to get along with other kids (socio-emotional), and to exercise their arms and legs to have a good sense of balance (physical). At this age, they are also ready to learn their ABCs and 123s (cognitive) and they are also guided by teachers to pray and to learn right from wrong (moral development). The toddler program also helps the young kids understand and express themselves better (language). The teachers always tell them that they are ready to do a lot of things by themselves and they are encouraged to be more independent (self-help).

Playschool Program

Playschool Program (ages 2 ½ to 5 years and 5 months old)
There are three levels for the Playschool Program, the Nursery 1, Nursery 2 and Kindergarten levels (please see admissions for age requirements). My teachers say that in this program they try to integrate all areas of development in basic literacy and numeracy to the mastery of the 3Rs: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. This program also prepares kids like me not only for the big school but for challenges that we will face later in life. Also, my teachers always tell me that there should be a balance between work and play. They teach me how to be responsible and become a well-rounded kid too! And by well rounded, I mean, they make activities that will develop not only my mind (cognitive) and how I relate with my environment (socio-emotional), but activities that will also develop my body (physical), self-expression (language), independence (self-help), national pride (cultural) and good values (moral).
 
Other Programs and Services
 
Mandarin and Filipino Lessons
Feeding Program
 
Summer Programs
 

During the summer, my teachers say that my school also offers different programs that interest kids like me. First-time students can join the Introduction to Preschool Program to help them adjust to schooling as smoothly as possible. Some children who wish to improve their reading skills may also join the Reading Camp. Others who wish to try take a break from the academic lessons can try other programs such as Ballet, Food Fun, and Arts and Crafts. It may vary every year so please see contact us to get updated on what services they offer for the summer.

Program and Services

Here in Milestone, different programs are offered to suit the needs of children like me. My teachers say that I can only have up to 10 classmates inside our classroom so they can focus on my different needs as well as my classmates’. Plus they say it’s hard to really get to know all the students if we’re too many. My school provides two adults for us inside the classroom so I feel well-supervised. The Toddlers are only 7 inside the room, with 3 adults, because my teachers say that they are still learning to do things by themselves, that’s why they need more supervision. Below are the programs kids can enjoy in my school.

 

FAQs

1. What age range does the school cater to?

The school caters to children 1 ½ to 5 ½ years old. See Admissions.

2. Can my child have a free trial session first?

Yes. You may schedule one free trial session with the school administrator, to be coordinated with the head teacher of the child.

3. Can my child enroll in the middle of the school year?

Yes, the school is open for enrollment throughout the school year, provided that there are slots available.

4. How do I apply my child in the school? What are the requirements? Is there an entrance exam?

You may visit the school during operating hours (8:00am – 5:00pm, Mondays – Fridays) and complete the requirements needed for application. There is no entrance exam. See Admissions.

5. How do you discipline the students?

The school believes in positive reinforcement and therefore does not use physical punishment in any way. The teachers use encouragement and eliminate negative behaviors mostly through reward systems and discussions to help children understand the effects of proper behavior and right values.

6. Do you accept children with special needs?

Yes. The school may accept a child with diagnosed special needs provided that there is a written recommendation from his/her developmental pediatrician and/or diagnostician for inclusion in a regular preschool. However, the parents must schedule a conference with the teachers and other appropriate personnel involved in educating the child to discuss the class where the child may belong and his/her individualized goals. You may contact the school for more information regarding this matter.

7. Do you diagnose children for special needs?

No. The teachers may only refer or recommend the child for a developmental assessment by a developmental pediatrician or child psychologist.

8. How many teachers and students in a class?

The school offers a low student-teacher ratio.See Other Features.

9. Are the classrooms well-equipped and child-friendly?

All classrooms are adequately equipped with child-friendly materials designed for the development and age-level of the child. The classrooms are decentralized that enable the child to hone his/her skills in all aspects of development. It is constantly evaluated and redesigned to suit the child’s needs.

The toddlers/nursery1 room has padded walls and floors to provide extra protection for the children’s devloping motor skills. Furthermore, all classrooms are fully air-conditioned, have its own wash rooms and provided with child-sized furniture. For more details, see take a school tour.

10. What are the qualifications of your teachers?

11. What kind of teaching method is used in the school?

The school employs and believes in the Progressive Approach and the Integrated Curriculum in teaching. See About us and Programs and Services.

12. What is your school’s grading system?

Because of the school’s teaching methods, the grading system is not broken down into curricular subjects but in the different domains of development of the child. Furthermore, the grading scale used is not in numeric percentage. The child is assessed quarterly for his/her progress and is reported in his/her Skills and Behavior checklist.

13. What is the medium of instruction used in the school?

The teachers use English as the primary medium of instruction.

14. Will my child be given workbooks or activity books? Do they have homeworks?

Depending on the child’s level, he/she will be provided with the appropriate number of follow-up activities for the lessons tackled in school as home works. He/she is also provided with worksheets that the school has compiled and designed to suit the child’s level and development.

15. How do you prepare my child for the big school?

As the students move-up to the higher levels (up to Kindergarten), they are provided with a balance of activities and experiences that aim to provide a smoother transition from a small school to a big school environment. The school offers services such as orientations, mock interviews and simulated entrance exams to help the child know what to expect. Furthermore, the school also assists the parents in inquiring and completing the requirements needed for application in the big schools.

16. How much is the tuition fee and what is included in it?

The school offers 4 schemes of payment for tuition fees. See Admissions and contact us for the updated rates.

17. Is my child required to wear the uniform?

Yes. Your child is required to wear the complete school uniform from Monday to Friday unless otherwise announced by the school for special events.

18. Do you have fieldtrips for students?

Yes. The school organizes minor and major fieldtrips for the students for more experiential learning. See special experiences.

19. Do the children have computer subjects?

No. The children do not have a separate computer subject but each classroom is equipped with a computer ready for the children’s use and exploration. See Other Features.

20. How extensive is your Mandarin Program?

The Mandarin Program is offered to all children (except the toddlers) as part of the curriculum. All students in the class join the Mandarin lesson time. Lessons are designed to help children learn basic Mandarin vocabulary such as numbers, colors, shapes, etc. as well as words for casual conversations. The older levels also learn writing numbers in Chinese strokes. The Mandarin assessment, however, is optional. Parents may choose to have their child exempted from the one-on-one evaluation by the Lao Shi at the end of each quarter. See Mandarin and Filipino Lessons.

21. Are there programs that my child can enroll in during the summer?

Yes. The school offers different summer programs for children. Please see programs and services or contact us for more information.

22. Does the school serve food for the student?

Yes. The school has a feeding program for the students. See Feeding Program.

23. What if my child does not like what is served in school?

Your child may bring snacks in school which he/she will be allowed to eat after class but we discourage junk food such as chips, candies and soda to be brought in school.

24. What if my child is allergic/not allowed to the foods served?

You will be provided with the monthly menu wherein you can check the food that your child is allowed or prohibited to eat (due to allergies/religious practices/diet restrictions). It is important that you inform the teacher regarding your child’s food restrictions and instead, send a packed snack for your child on days when those kinds of food will be served.

25. Who prepares the food for the children in the feeding program?

The teachers plan the menu for the feeding program based on the children’s preferences and the foods’ nutritional values. The school’s cook prepares the snacks everyday.

26. How long has the school been operating?

The school was established in 2003 and has been operating ever since.

27. For how long can I or my child’s caregiver stay inside the classroom?

There is usually a one to two-week grace period allotted for the caregiver or parent to accompany the child inside the classroom especially for the younger age group. However, there is a designated waiting area wherein the caregivers can stay while classes are on going.

28. How can I actively participate in my child’s schooling?

Please see Strong Home-School Collaboration under Other Features.

29. Do you have insurance for your students?

Yes. The children are required to avail the one-time insurance payment for the school year. This covers incidents that may happen in school and all school-related activities.

30. What security measures do you provide for your students?

A licensed security guard is assigned to monitor visitors and clients who enter the premises of the school at all times. The school also provides a fetcher’s ID to endorse the child to his/her authorized fetchers only. There is also a security camera to record everyday occurrences in the gates and in the waiting area.

31. Does the school provide a school bus service?

No. The school does not currently have its own school transport service. However, the school can provide a list of contact details of transport services that other parents have out-sourced from the neighboring schools. Some parents also arrange tricycle services that will regularly shuttle their children to and from school. Contact us for more information on this matter.

32. What big schools do the students go to after Milestone?

Most of Milestone’s graduates go to the schools around the San Juan, Mandaluyong and QC areas. Among the common nearby big schools applied in by Milestone graduates are LSGH, Xavier, ICA, St. Paul Pasig and St. Paul University, Poveda and OB Montessori, while some students opt to go as far as St. Jude Catholic School, ADMU, Assumption, CSA, etc.

33. I think my child has advanced skills for his/her age, can my child be accelerated to a higher grade level?

Yes. Milestone may place a child in a class level more advanced than his/her age group upon recommendation of the teacher. This is based on the evaluation that the child’s skills in ALL areas of development (not only cognitive/academic) may benefit more in an advanced level. However, this does not assure the child’s placement in advanced levels as well in the big schools. Some big schools are very strict with their age requirements, regardless of the grade level the student has recently completed.

34. What grade level will my child be in after graduating from Milestone?

It will depend on the age requirements of the school you plan to enroll your child after he/she graduates from Milestone. Older kindergarteners may go directly to Grade 1 while some may be required to enroll in their kindergarten program first. Some big schools may also require children to complete a number of preschool years before their acceptance in the grade school level.

35. Do you offer after-school programs or tutorial services for students?

The school does not currently offer after-school programs or tutorial services in its premises. However, teachers may give referrals for such programs and services to suit the needs of your child. Special arrangements for one-on-one sessions may be arranged with the school only during the summer breaks.

Special Experiences

My teachers say that kids don’t only learn inside the classroom, but also through experiences and interaction with the world around them. Here in Milestone, my classmates and I are given a lot of special experiences, which make learning so much fun and memorable for us. Click on each of them to read more about them.
 
Fieldtrips
 
Guest Speakers
 
Seminars
 
 
Special Events
 
My school has a number of school-wide celebrations and special events that my classmates and I really look forward to such as Christmas, Family Day, Sportsfests, Halloween, United Nations, Linggo ng Wika, Valentines, etc. During some of these events, I get to showcase my talents with confidence on stage! I can even invite the members of my family and even my friends to get together for fellowship and fun!

 

Contact Us

You can find my school at 196 M. Paterno St., Barangay Pasadena, San Juan City, Philippines.

Telephone: (02) 744-6632

Mobile: 0908-8624180

Email: milestone.preschool@gmail.com

You may write to my teachers below for any questions, comments, and suggestions. You may also click on the social media icons above to get in touch with them.