The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) was established by the Republic Act (RA) 3661, also known as the PSHS Charter, which was signed into law in 1964 by President Diosdado Macapagal. This charter mandates the PSHS to a secondary course with emphasis on subjects pertaining to service offered on a free scholarship basis with the end in view of preparing its students for a science career.
The Philippine Science High School, operating under one System of Governance and Management, provides scholarships to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics.
The PSHS System offers an education that is humanistic in spirit, global in perspective, and patriotic in orientation. It is based on a curriculum that emphasizes science and mathematics and the development of well-rounded individuals.
The PSHS System prepares its students for careers in Science and Technology and contribute to nation building by helping the country attain a critical mass of professionals and leaders in Science and Technology.
We are 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 truth, excellence, and service to nation.
The main purpose of the PSHS education is to develop the full potential and unique giftedness of its scholars. The PSHS special science curriculum instills a passion for learning in the scholars and inspires them to choose careers in science and technology in order to contribute to national development. The PSHS is most effective in a globally-competitive environment characterized by all-around performance excellence, a dynamic and collaborative leadership, outstanding facilities, resources and support alliances, and an unswerving commitment of service to the nation and to one another.