About Us
Developing thinkers and leaders

Our mission is to foster the joys of learning and cultivate honor so students become socially responsible thinkers and leaders.

  • Academic Excellence
To create a strong academic foundation so that students are best prepared for their future education.
  • Creativity
To provide students with interesting, fun, and varied learning experiences so that their creative thinking is enhanced.
  • Ethical Responsibility
To instill a strong sense of right and wrong, the discipline for self-respect, and respect for humanity and the environment.
  • Local and Global Involvement
To cultivate love of one’s country and the respect for those of different backgrounds with the aim of producing a well-informed, competent, and responsible citizen of the world.
  • Persistence
To inspire love of work, dignity of labor, and perseverance in face of challenge.

Jack & Jill School in Homesite, Bacolod City was established in 1963 founded by Cecilia del Castillo Lopez. To date, there are four schools located in Homesite, City Heights, and Victorias. The school in Homesite comprises a preschool and Grades 1-6. City Heights has a preschool and Grades 1-11.  The Victorias location has a preschool and Grades 1-12.  The inclusion special education program began at the City Heights location and is now available at all schools.  

The group of schools was incorporated in 1980 and became the JJS/Castleson Schools Inc. All of our schools are private, non-sectarian institutions in Negros Occidental, Philippines. Jack & Jill School will be celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2018.

Our Curriculum
Our Values
The Board
Mrs. Cecilia del Castillo Lopez is an early childhood educator and has designed the preschool curriculum in such a way that every student who completes Kinder 2 (Prep) is able to achieve three competencies:  reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Mrs. Lopez has trained hundreds of teachers through the years to be able teach reading and writing phonetically, and learn spelling with a rhythm.  After more than 50 years, we continue to teach these basics in preschool surrounded by a progressive environment that promotes fun in learning.

In general, all our grade levels follow the Philippine curriculum.  We have additionally enhanced our Math curriculum using Eureka Math, English using Wit & Wisdom, and Science using Inspire Science because we expect our students to be ready for transfer to schools in other countries and be globally prepared.  In the next few years, we will convert all grade levels to a more progressive style classroom and content delivery so our students learn in a meaningful way.

Progressive education means that teachers are facilitators of learning and students are active participants and problem solvers of their learning environment.  Academic excellence, in this case, is achieved through collaboration and interaction with others. 

President:  Dr. Muriel C. Lopez-Wagner
Vice-President:  April Martinez
Secretary:  Kris Lopez
Member:  Ana Lopez

​Founder:  Cecilia del Castillo-Lopez