Entrance Test Fees Waived! 100 freebies to be given away!
San Lorenzo School will be celebrating it’s ruby anniversary this coming school year 2015-2016. As a pre-40th Anniversary treat, the San Lorenzo School administration offered to waive the entrance examination fees for new applicants intending to enroll for the academic year 2015 – 2016. Applicants may fill up the admission form online or download the pdf admission form from this link Admission Form, and submit it via email. Submitted admission forms will be processed and the admissions staff will inform the sender via phone or email of the appointment schedule for interview and/or testing, as well as additional requirements.
In addition to the waived testing fee, new enrollees for school year 2015-2016 in the Preschool and Grade 1 levels will receive some school supplies courtesy of our sponsors. 100 sets of Colleen colored pencils and Crayola crayons shall be given away on a first come, first served basis.
Family discounts, scholarships, alumni discounts, and Education Service Contracting (ESC) subsidies by the Fund for Assistance to Private Education shall continue be offered to qualified students. Incoming Grade 7 students may apply for ESC grants at the admissions office upon enrollment.
Several activities are being lined up in preparation for the grand celebration that will showcase the school’s history from its foundation as Quality Kindergarten Schoolhouse in 1975 to San Lorenzo School, an institution that offers complete basic education. For more inquiries, please contact us.
FAPE Increases Subsidy by 24 percent
By ELAINE FAITH C. BUOT
(from the pages of The Reflection 2014-2015, 1st issue)
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro says “Our mandate is to provide every Filipino child with access to quality education. The decision to increase the tuition subsidy under the Education Service Contracting (ESC) is part of our continuing thrust to democratize access to quality education across the country.”
From the P6,500.00 subsidy last year, the amount has increased to P7,500.00 per student in participating schools outside Metro Manila for school year 2014-2015. The number of slots available for the subsidy has also increased from last year’s 800,000 to 1,000,000 this school year.
ESC is a scheme under the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) wherein the government subsidizes the tuition fee of students who enroll in private schools to help decongest public school population. It is jointly implemented by DepEd and FAPE. ESC grants, according to their conditions, only cover four years of Junior High School, which is from Grade 7 to 10. Certain conditions also apply whether the student is allowed to renew the grant or not.
According to Rose Minda Buot, a mother of 5, the subsidy is of big help for the financial aid of her family. “P7,500.00 is a big amount; especially these days. Nobody can give you that much money without exerting effort in your job.” The ESC is a success for the government; specifically, the Department of Education. The DepEd together with FAPE aim to maximize the slots available for the following years to come.