Grade One Admission


SY 2023-2024 Admissions


Who can apply for Grade 1?

There is NO BIRTHDAY CUT OFF. However, the applicant must be a male currently enrolled in Kindergarten level preparatory for Grade 1 for SY 2023 - 2024 and with a Department of Education issued LRN (Learner Reference Number).


What are the requirements?

You must be ready with the following documents before proceeding with the application, which will be online.

  • A  scanned copy of the latest Kinder Report card SY 2022-2023 (front and back pages) indicating the applicant’s Learner Reference Number (LRN)
  • Digital Image of Applicant’s most recent 2x2 ID picture (colored, with white background)
  • Scanned copy of applicant’s birth certificate (PSA/NSO copy)
  • Recommendation form forwarded automatically by our system to the email address of your son’s current teacher, filled out by the teacher and submitted back to our Edusuite Admissions system
  • Scanned copy of applicant’s certificate of enrollment filled out by your son’s current school indicating his current Grade level and his Learner Reference Number (LRN) issued by DepEd

If the applicant is not a Filipino citizen, please also submit:

  • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)
  • Student Foreign Passport (bio page) 
  • Visa

If the applicant is currently enrolled in a school outside the Philippines, also submit a scanned copy of a certification from the school principal stating that the applicant is currently enrolled in their school.

For applicants with dual citizenship, kindly submit any of the four documents below:

  • Valid Philippine passport
  • Certificate of Recognition as a Filipino Citizen from the Bureau of Immigration
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Re-Acquisition of Filipino Citizenship


How much is the application fee?

The Grade 1 application fee is Php 900 and can be paid via the following accredited payment channels:

-Paybiz and the

-Ateneo Webpay online payment portal (for Visa/Mastercard debit or credit card payments)

Here are the instructions on how to use the different payment channels.

 Kindly put the applicant's name on the payment slip. You will be asked to upload the proof of payment in the online application portal.


How do we apply?

All Grade 1 applications are done online. 

Submit all documents at the Ateneo de Manila Grade School admissions portal:

The parent/s or guardian/s doing the application for a child will be asked to create an account for the application to proceed. Please use a personal email, instead of a work email, in creating an account. Step-by-step instructions on how to input needed information and upload pertinent documents are in the portal. Once the online application is done, the submitted information and documents will be processed. Only after verification of information and documents can the applicant proceed to payment of application fee. Upon confirmation of payment, the applicant will be scheduled for on-site testing.


What are the important dates?

  • Opening of online submission of applications: November 28, 2022
  • Applications will close when the number of applicants is met. Please apply early. Thank you.  

Results of applications will be announced three weeks after a scheduled family interview.


Who do we contact for inquiries?

For inquiries, questions, or comments, email Ateneo de Manila Grade School Admissions Office directly at

The Admissions Office can also be reached at (+63 2) 8426 6001 thru 8426 6020 (loc. 7122) from 8 am to 3:45 pm Philippine time, Mondays to Fridays (except holidays) for assistance.