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posted Apr 3, 2011, 5:53 PM by Liceo DE ZAMBOANGA   [ updated Apr 3, 2011, 5:56 PM ]

TUKURAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR, PHILIPPINES – With its aim to serving the globalizing community in the municipality, a new school with an international-oriented curriculum opens. Liceo de Zamboanga (LDZ) was founded in 2005 and started to operate this school year 2011-2012.

The curriculum experts and advisers are diverse, as they are people of different heritage, many of whom came from Northern Illinois University and University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A. The main objective of the school is to become a catalyst for social change in the region and to the globalizing world. LDZ maintains an uncompromising commitment to providing a preeminent student-centered learning experience to its students and to participating actively in the global community it serves.

In music appreciation classes, students will learn to sing songs representatives of the different continents of the world. In addition, the library, aside from having a collection of local books, is a repository of international collection of books imported from foreign countries such as The United States. Moreover, teachers will engage in storytelling, using folk tales from different countries. Occasionally, there will be screenings of award winning foreign films so that students will be exposed to international cultures. Every year the school will celebrate the United Nation Day by holding an international oriented program which consists of activities that promote global understanding and inter-cultural goodwill.

It offers early childhood education program, focusing on children’s emotional, social, intellectual and physical development, while providing the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Furthermore, the international-oriented learning program that the curriculum experts designed will help students develop learning skills at a pace that supports his or her individual potential, from curious nursery to exploring kindergarten one to confident kindergarten two. The school administration envisions expanding progressively its offerings from preschool to primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

The school strives to become an international institution of learning devoted to innovation and excellence, which is responsive to the ever-changing needs of the globalizing world. It is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator, and employer.

The success of LDZ students is dependent upon creating an environment that produces high performance of students, faculty and staff, both inside and outside of the classroom. The school provides superior learning experiences for students, built on strong academic programs and strong co-curricular activities that prepare LDZ students for meaningful careers and professions, lifelong learning and civic responsibility within our local and global community.


Name: Liceo de Zamboanga

Latin: Humanitas Excellentiam Scientiae

Established: 2005 AD

Color: Light Blue and Light Red

President: Amando Respicio Boncales

Location: San Carlos, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur 7019

Type: Non-Profit and Non-Sectarian School

Campus: Urban

Nickname: Licians, LDZians,



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