List of Schools where to Enroll your Kids Near Lumina Silay

7 February 2023
List of Schools where to Enroll your Kids Near Lumina Silay

Silay City offers a variety of attractive destinations to visit. From quick jaunts to long weekend vacations, you can experience a diversified community where the old meets modern architecture.


So, instead of visiting this progressive city in Negros Occidental, make Silay City one of the options to buy a house and lot in the Philippines.



Fast Facts About Silay City

Did you know that Silay City is known to be the “Paris of Negros”? 


Silay City is famous for its massive collection of perfectly preserved heritage mansions. In fact, there are over 30 mansions have been declared by the National Commission of the Philippines, which are also a part of the Silay National Historical Landmark. Among the most popular are the Balay Negrense, Bernardino Jalandoni Mansion, and Hofilena Heritage House.


In terms of geographical location, Silay City is 27.4 kilometers or a 37-minute ride from Bacolod. Apart from its magnificent mansions, the city also features wondrous eco-tourism spots, such as Lantawan View, Patag, and Mangrove Eco Park. The best time to visit Silay City is from January to May, August, and December since the city has a tropical rainforest climate, which is usually warm, humid, and rainy throughout the year. 


Silay City is also famous for its local delicacies, such as Buko Pie and Guaple of El Ideal, empanadas, lumpiang ubod, and pili nut squares of Emma Lacson.   


Based on the 2020 Census, Silay City has a 130,478 total population with 16 barangays. You can also find 31 schools and universities in Silay City, as listed by the Department of Education. Therefore, it’s also a great place to pursue your degree or have your kids study in some of the most prestigious schools in Silay City, Negros Occidental.



6 Popular Schools and Universities in Silay

One of the key factors in buying an affordable house and lot in the country is its proximity to schools. The good thing is, Silay City has nearby schools and universities to one of the affordable housing brands of Vistaland and Lifescapes - Lumina Homes.


Here is the list of schools to consider:


1. Governor Emilio Gaston Memorial Elementary School

Just a minute away from Lumina Silay is the Governor Emilio Gaston Memorial Elementary School (GEGMES). It was established in 1939 and dubbed one of the oldest school institutions in Silay City. GEGMES was named after the late municipal president and Negros Occidental governor Emilio Gaston. 


This school offers a complete elementary education program.



2. Doña Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School

Next to GEGMES is the Doña Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School (DMLMHS). So, it’s a walking distance from Lumina Silay. The school was established in 1968 and was known as one of the leading secondary schools in the country. DMLMHS is also considered the biggest due to its high number of enrolled students.   


This school offers Junior High School and Senior High School education with curriculum strands from Technical-Vocational Educational Program (TVET), Science Technology Education and Mathematics (STEM), and Arts and Design. 



3. Silay South Elementary School

Five (5) minutes away from Lumina Silay is the Silay South Elementary School (SSES). It was built in 1919 and had its first elementary graduates in 1934. SSES is also complete with an elementary education program.



4. Silay Institute

Lumina Silay is also close to reputable colleges and universities like Silay Institute or informally referred to by the acronym SI. Silay Institute was founded in 1925 and offers secondary education and baccalaureate programs. This includes Marketing Management, Office Administration, Computer Science, Elementary Education, and Accounting Information System.


Silay Institute offers scholarship programs to deserving students, especially those belonging to the indigenous peoples' category. 



5. Theresita’s Academy of Silay City, Inc.

Another secondary school in Silay City is the St. Theresita’s Academy of Silay City, Inc., informally referred to by the acronym STA. It is only five (5) minutes from Lumina Silay and is the only private and Catholic secondary school in Silay City, Negros Occidental. It was founded in 1933 by three (3) Spanish sisters and one (1) Filipina of Siervas de San Jose.


This school offers a complete basic education program from Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12.



6. Red Aeronautics and Technological Institute

Last but not least is the Red Aeronautics and Technological Institute (RATI). It was established in 2008 and is also a few minutes away from Lumina Homes. 


RATI offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses and eight (8) certificate programs. These are BS in Aircraft Transportation, Aeronautical Engineering, Health Service Administration, Computer Science, and Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Management. Certificate courses available are Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Aviation Electronics Technology, Automotive Mechanics, Computer and Electronics Technology, Cellphone Repair Technician, and Diploma in Computer Systems and Network Technology. 



3 Reasons to Live Near the Top Schools in Silay

There are plenty of reasons you should consider Silay City as your investment option for real estate, especially if you’re looking for a residential community near schools. But, we can give you the top three (3) reasons to live near the top schools in Lumina Silay.


  • Low cost of living

Due to the unpredictable economic condition and neverending global health crisis, looking for a place where the cost of living is sustainable is a plus factor. Silay City has direct access to raw materials and local produce since it features a vast agricultural land area. Thus, goods and services are cheap but of high quality as well. Therefore, you also save on your day-to-day expenses besides transportation going to school.



  • Great place to stay

Silay City is pollution-free because it is surrounded by trees, and it’s as if you are already living in the mountains. Just a few distances away, you can find nearby shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants, and the city center itself. So, it’s the best place for retirement, too.



  • Good education

Parents and students are assured that Silay City provides the best education and programs for the future generation. All schools in Silay City are built to be competitive and in line with the latest curriculum to produce quality graduates.



Although you can find other places to invest in real estate, the City of Silay is a total package for urban and rural living. That is why Lumina Homes developed a master-planned community perfect for every Filipino family. Book your reservation now for onsite tripping, or get in touch with one of our digital marketing representatives online for inquiries about our affordable house and lot for sale properties.  


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