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Welcome to Manglares Discovery School, an open-air, student-centered, inquiry-driven green school. Our school is more than just a place of learning; it is a vibrant community. At Manglares Discovery School, we believe in empowering students to ask insightful questions and explore the world around them through academics, social relationships, and interactions with nature. Since opening our doors in 2018, our innovative curriculum and dedicated teachers have strived to provide a nurturing environment where students can thrive. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about all that we have to offer.

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Growing Children's Curiosity

Manglares is a vibrant and nurturing learning community dedicated to the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students. Since opening our doors in 2018, we have been committed to promoting academic excellence and fostering independence in children. Nestled in a picturesque jungle setting, our school provides a unique environment that inspires curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning. With a holistic approach, we focus on developing 'the whole child' by addressing their academic, cognitive, socioemotional, physical, relational, and identity development. From preschool to Grade 6, we are here to support and guide our students on their educational journey.

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A Solid Foundation

We don't compromise on academics. Our curriculum is designed to:

  • Master the science of reading and equip students with strong literacy skills.

  • Empower young writers through engaging writing workshops that nurture creativity and self-expression.

  • Excel in math with the Singapore Math approach, known for its deep understanding and problem-solving focus.


Our dedication to both nature-based learning and academic excellence yields impressive results. Consistently, our students:

  • Score high on benchmark tests, demonstrating a strong foundation in core subjects.

  • Develop a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom walls.

  • Become confident and well-rounded individuals prepared to thrive in the ever-changing world.

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Success Blooms Here

We are committed to preparing our students for the brightest future by providing unparalleled dedication and support to their variety of needs, passions, and dreams. 

Our students thrive in a vibrant forest environment, where they:

  • Explore and discover the wonders of nature, fostering a lifelong connection with the environment.

  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through hands-on activities and play-based learning.

  • Build confidence, resilience, and independence by taking calculated risks in a safe outdoor environment.

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