The education system is based partially from that of the United States of America. In the cities, the quality of the school facilities is better than found in the countryside.
Almost all children of school age go to the elementary school. In the cities, most of the students then attend secondary schools, from where many of them are privately operated.
This school includes a one year military training.
Schools and universities, under the direction of Roman Catholic religion are among the best, although the level of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City meets international standard expectations.