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The Philippine Science High School System is a Service Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) whose mandate is to offer on a free scholarship basis for secondary course with special emphasis on subjects pertaining to the Sciences with the end view of preparing its students for a Science career.  This is according to Section 2 of Republic Act 3661 that established the first Philippine Science High School campus in 1964.

For the past 45 years, the PSHSS continues to pursue its vision that the Philippine Science High School Scholar, nurtured by competent faculty and staff, has scientific mind and a passion for excellence, is dedicated to the service of country and committed to the pursuit of truth.  Under the competent guardianship of school faculty and administrators, the PSHS Scholar has proven to be a beacon of excellence, courage, and hope for the country.  Numerous scholars have brought honor to the Philippines through their exemplary achievements in various international competitions and research circles.  Furthermore, the commendable dedication of scholars in government and public service highlights their generous contribution to our beloved country.

PSHS Scholars receive an education that is humanistic in spirit, global in perspective and patriotic in orientation.  When they graduate, the scholars are expected to pursue degrees in Science and Technology at various colleges and universities both here and abroad.  It is hoped that with seeds of seal for the truth, the PSHS alumni will continue to contribute to the betterment of Philippine society through their engagement in research and development work and leadership in Science and Technology endeavors.

Under the keen guidance of its Board of Trustees and effective leadership of the Executive Director, the PSHSS looks into the future with much hope and optimism for the best.