Brent International School

HISTORY

Charles Henry Brent, the school’s founder, was born in Canada in 1862. After his ordination in the Anglican Church of Canada, he came to the United States and in 1901 was elected Missionary Bishop of the Philippines for the Protestant Episcopal Church.

From the beginning, Bishop Brent’s ministry was marked by three major themes: education, the eradication of drugs, and Christian unity. In the Philippines, he began a crusade against opium traffic, which he expanded to the continent of Asia. He became President of the Opium Conference in Shanghai in 1909, the same year that Brent School Baguio was founded, and later represented the United States on the League of Nations Narcotics Committee.

After leaving the Philippines, Brent was elected Bishop of Western New York. Christian unity became the central focus of his life and ministry. He attended the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910, where he led the Episcopal Church in the movement that culminated in the first World Conference on Faith and Order held in Switzerland in 1927, and over which he presided. He died in Switzerland in 1929. He is now recognized as the outstanding figure of the Episcopal Church on the world stage of his time.

The Bishop founded Brent School Baguio in 1909. Originally a boarding school for the sons of American families stationed in the Philippines, Brent School Baguio is now a co–educational boarding and day school with and international student population.

In 1984, the Board of Trustees established Brent School Manila, at the University of Life Complex in Pasig. The new School assumed the traditions, the style, and the educational system of its mother school and graduated its first twelve students in 1986. In September 1994, the Board of Trustees accepted an invitation from the Chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, to open a third Brent school in Subic for children of foreign investors and those of the local community.

In 1997 the three schools were incorporated separately, and each now has its own Board of Trustees under the Corporation.

In the same year, Brent Manila began the construction of an entirely new campus in Mamplasan, Biñan, south of Manila. The South Campus, as it was originally called, with a capacity for 1500 students, was opened in 1999. Brent Manila retained an N–8 Campus on the UL Complex to serve students from the Pasig, Makati, and Quezon City areas until the end of the 2007-2008 school year at which time the Pasig campus was closed. Brent Manila now only operates out of the Mamplasan, Biñan campus.

(Source: www.brent.edu.ph)

Contact Information

Mailling Address: Brentville Subdivision, Brgy. Mamplasan, Biñan, Laguna 4024 Philippines
Telephone No.: +63 (49) 511 4330 to 39
Fax: +63 (49) 511 4343 / +63 (49) 511 4356
E-mail: (General) bsim@brent.edu.ph / (Admissions) hatkins@brent.edu.ph

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