Agency's Mandate and Primary Function

The Philippine Science High School System is a service institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) whose mandate is to offer scholarship in secondary education with special emphasis on subjects pertaining to the sciences to prepare its students for a science career (R.A. 3661). Its primary function is to administer the country's scholarship program in special science secondary education.


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 contributes to nation building by helping the country attain a critical mass of professionals and leaders in Science and Technology.


We are the 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 the nation. 


The PSHS System adheres to the following core values:
Pursuit of TRUTH;
Passion for EXCELLENCE; and
Commitment to SERVICE.