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MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL AND

ADMINISTRATIVE SPACES FOR PRESCHOOLS, ELEMENTARY AND
SECONDARY SCHOOLS, AND TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS
1. Classroom - 1. 40 sq. m. per place
2. Science Laboratory - 2.10 sq. m. per place
3. School Shops
Practical Arts/Technology/Industrial Arts and Home Economics
(EPP-TLE) - 2.50 sq. m. per place
Girls Trades/Homemaking - 2.50 sq. m. per place
Wood Trades - 5.00 sq. m. per place
Metal Trade - 5.00 sq. m. per place
Mechanical Trades - 7.00 sq. m. per place
Electrical Trades - 4.00 sq. m. per place
Drafting/Drawing - 2.50 sq. m. per place
Farm Mechanics - 5.00 sq. m. per place
Fish Capture/Culture/ - 2.50 sq. m. per place
Preservation
4. The Computer Room/ Laboratory – 1.40 sq. m. per place
The Computer Room/Laboratory is a special instructional space
necessary to meet the current and future
demand of modern technology. The room shall provide at least a
minimum space of 1.40 square meter per place and
shall accommodate at least ten (10) networked Personal Computers
(PCs) with other necessities and accessories, such
as:
• Computer tables and chairs
• Proper electrical wirings and outlets
• Air conditioning units – 2 window type, preferably 1.5 hp each
• Windows and doors with iron grills and locks
5. Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC) – 2.40 sq. m. per place
The library/LRC shall have a capacity of 10% of the enrollment at 2.40
sq. m. per place, provided that the total
area is not less than that of a standard classroom. In schools with more
than one shift, the basis for computing the area is the shift with the
largest enrollment.
7. Administrative and Service Spaces
Administrative Office - 5.00 sq. m. per place
Medical/Dental Clinic - 28.00 sq. m. gross
Guidance Room - 28.00 sq. m. gross
8. Preschools
Preschool education is recognized as a stage where early childhood
development has long been felt. The
present standards for preschool education consider the child, the
teacher and the school with the support of the family
in maximizing the child’s potentials and his capacity for learning. The

The Department prioritized the possible infrastructure reuirements of tech-voc schools. ICT and software skills and technical drawing. civil technology. the admission age for which is at least three (3) years but not more than four (4) years old. instructional materials. 1978 dated July 26. physical facilities. workshop building of all 140 tech-voc schools most ready to implement STVEP in SY 2008-2009. 24. the physical facilities and the learning equipment for a preschool). spiritual and rational individual.000 square meters lot a. animal production and crop production. fish culture and fish processing.stimulating and meaningful experiences provided in all aspects that will make him a socially sensitive. Toilet and washing facilities must be adequate enough to serve the number of enrollees. starting SY 2008-2009. priority areas cover electrical technology. Hereunder are the standards for the physical environment (minimum requirements for the school site. world of work and for entrepreneurships. and . independent. The teacher is therefore expected to come up with a class program suited to the needs of the children in a particular school. The DepED developed a competency-based high school curricula for the 18 priority subject areas for tech-voc high schools. manpower requirement and other logistic support. The Tech-Voc High Schools (TVHSs) shall be strengthened by providing a competency-based curriculum and training. Nursery (Pre Kindergarten) Nursery is the level of education below kindergarten. food processing. In agricultural schools. computer technology. 1978 the following standards for the organization and operation of Nursery classes are required: Class Size – maximum of 15 children to a class Class hours – 2 hours daily Physical Structure – floor area of at least 7m x 9m in a 500 to 1. focus is on vegetable production. 9. Strengthened Technical-Vocational Schools One of the Department’s goals is to equip the high school students with relevant skills through the Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program (STVEP) in order to prepare them for higher education. 2007) Among the nine (9) program components of STVEP is infrastructure support. electronics. automotive mechanics. As stated in MEC Order No. S. welding. Priority 2 – Construction of workshop buildings. machine shop technology. a. In arts and trades. Fishery schools teach fish capture. s. (DepED Order No. to wit: Priority I – repair and rehabilitation works of existing laboratory.. 48.

provided that such opening shall be not less than one square meter. c. Farm Mechanics 5. d. m. Wood Trades 5. the type of floor construction used shall provide means to keep the beam and girders from lateral buckling. GI sheets are connected by rivets and non-sag marine epoxy over 85 steel window frames. 7. m.00 sq. m. All floors shall be so framed and secured into the framework and supporting walls so as to form an integral part of the whole building. Roof Construction. or not less than 240 square millimeters. rooms provided with artificial ventilation shall have ceiling heights not less than 2.50 sq. Rodel Veneracion. Fish Capture. The following pertinent requirements prescribed in the National Building Code of the Philippines shall be considered in the design of school buildings: a.50 sq. Drafting/Drawing 2. Laboratory 1. All glass windows easily breaks and can cause injury to occupants inside when broken by strong winds. m. m Electrical Trades 4.40 sq.00 sq. Metal Trades 5.Priority 3 – repair of workshop buildings in 129 tech-voc schools ready to implement the Program in SY 2008-2009 Class sizes in tech-voc schools are 40 students for the academic subjects and 30 students for the specialized STVEP. and the Multipurpose Workshop Building undertaken by the DepED Central Office. Design Requirements.5 sq. Culture. m. m. Windows.40 meters. except those in toilets and baths which shall be not less than onetwentieth of the floor area of such rooms.00 sq. Window openings shall be equal to or at least ten (10) percent of the floor area of the room.00 sq. The minimum standard spaces are as follows: SHOPS/WORKSHOP/LABORATORY AREA PER PLACE Industrial Arts/Home Economics 1. The ceiling height of rooms with natural ventilation shall be not less than 2. Ceiling Height. Construction projects included the Workshop Building for the Arts and Trades Schools and for the Agriculture and Fisheries Schools. All roofs shall be so framed and tied into the .70 meters measured from the floor to the ceiling. Mechanical Trades 7. (Engr. m. Science Laboratory 2. m. Plan Philippines) b. Steel casement for windows using plain GI sheets can be used to resist strong wind from entering inside the building that creates an uplift force that blow up roofs. Floor ConstructionConstruction.10 sq.00 sq. m. Computer Room. Preservation 2.

(Engr. Rodel Veneracion.10 meters wide.framework and supporting walls so as to form an integral part of the whole building. laboratories. shall be provided. vocational institutions. Purlins can be made up of angle bars instead of the conventional Cpurlins where text screws easily loosened resulting in detachment of roofs. those serving more than 50 shall not be less than 1. exhibit rooms. a door shall not be less than 2.10 meters high and 900 millimeters wide. Stairways serving an occupant load of 50 or less must be 1. Door shutters shall be swing out and be capable of opening at least 90 degrees so that the clear width of the exit way is not less than 700 millimeters. g. dark stops. Purlins are securely welded to steel trusses creating a sturdy roof framework. The rise of every step shall not exceed 200 millimeters and the tread shall not be less than 250 millimeters. At least two (2) exit doors are required where the number of room occupants is over 50 in the case of classrooms. . gymnasia.20 meters in width. Door Shutters.. etc. No door shutter shall exceed 1.50 meters. Corridors.10 meters wide and shall be unobstructed. school shops. Handrails shall be provided on each side of every stairway having more than four steps. conference rooms. Plan Philippines) e. holding text screws firmly. and auditorium. h. Exit Doors. flushing. Stairways. roof drains. The thickness of the angle bar serves as a knot. f. Every corridor shall not be less than 1.