Diliman Preparatory School

Diliman Preparatory School
Diliman Preparatory School
Commonwealth Avenue
Quezon City, Philippines
Coordinates 14°40′26″N 121°04′56″E / 14.67389°N 121.08222°E / 14.67389; 121.08222Coordinates: 14°40′26″N 121°04′56″E / 14.67389°N 121.08222°E / 14.67389; 121.08222
Type Private school
President Nikki Coseteng
Chairman of the Board Mrs. Ofelia R. Angangco
Grades K to 12

Diliman Preparatory School is a private school in Quezon City which held the attempt to break the World Record in Swim Relay last December 10-11, 2010. The 24-hour event started 4:00 p.m., December 10, and ended at the same time on December 11. It was 496 short of the world record of 5,028 swimmers set by Italy last June 11-12, 2010.[1] Only 4,532 swimmers reportedly showed up for the event and swam across DPS’s 18.3-meter (60-foot) swimming pool.[2]


General information

Diliman Preparatory School is a school along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. The school offers nursery, kindergarten, elementary, and high school courses. In addition, it also offers medical transcription in its DCTI or Diliman Computer Technology Institute. This course is done in collaboration with the MTC Academy.

Diliman Preparatory School has a strong sports program especially in Sport Climbing. The team members win in commercial competitions and have participated and won in 3 national competitions.[3]

The school campus is composed of 5 buildings, namely the Alicia ML. Coseteng Hall, Felisa C. Generoso Hall, DCTI Building, Grade School Building, and the High School Building.


Diliman Preparatory School was founded in 1969 by a group of educators from the University of the Philippines Diliman who possessed not only an ardent passion for education and teaching but also a genuine love for children.

Prof. Alicia M. L. Coseteng, a retired Associate Professor, was founding President and Chairman of the Board. Mrs. Felisa C. Generoso, also from UP, though a retired UP Elementary principal, was the first grade school principal, while Dr. Irma R. Apelo was the first school physician as well as treasurer of the corporation which ran the school. They shared the same vision of initially putting up a school that would provide a sound basic education in the elementary level.

In July 1969, the Grade School department first opened the doors of its one-story building housing 10 classrooms offering classes in Nursery, Kindergarten and Grade 1-5 levels.

From its humble beginnings, the school now has three four-story buildings housing 2,500 students. The curriculum was strengthened by its Five-Year Development Program in line with the Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) of the Department of Education.


The school boasts modern learning facilities like the Speech Room, AVR, Auditorium, Libraries, and 2 Gyms. It also has mini gardens and fountains for a relaxed, educating environment. The school has acquired numerous sculpted benches made of driftwood, to beautify and make the school an interesting place to study. A Business Center inside was established to cater with the needs of its faculty and students.


Diliman Preparatory School has many activities for its students. In August, Buwan ng Wika is celebrated with an inter-section competition. There are no classes so that students may practice for it. In October, United Nations Day is also celebrated. Another inter-section competition wherein each section is given a country. Students decorate their classroom to reflect the culture of the country they represent. On the day of judging, they serve food from that country to the judges and teachers. Foundation Week celebrations usually start on the third week of November. The Cheering Competition and Intramurals are usually held in this month too. The Cheering Competition is a much anticipated event, much as students and parents look forward to the Mr. and Ms. DPS Competition.

The school believes that students should be well-balanced and devises many different activities for the students to enjoy.


Diliman Prep hosted the attempt to break the World Record in Swim Relay on December 10-11, 2010. The current world record is held by Italy with 5,028 swimmers.[4] The attempt to break the Guinness World Record was able to elicit tremendous support from so many Filipinos, but was able to record only 4,732 successful swimmers who completed the full length of 60 feet each.


The school is backed by the Diliman Educational Corporation, which is headed by Former Senator Nikki Coseteng and Mrs. Ofelia R. Angangco, as President and Chairman of the Board, respectively. Numerous changes have been undertaken since Former Senator Nikki Coseteng took over the leadership in the school, from its facilities to its curriculum.


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