Welcome to the Iskwelahang Pilipino community!
Iskwelahang Pilipino is monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. We recognize that concerns about the virus are real and are committed to putting the safety of our community first. Please visit our Coronavirus Updates page for updates and details on precautions being taken by IP.
- Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla Spring Performances Suspended
- April “Pistang Pinoy” Filipino Cooking Workshop Cancelled
“EAT LIKE A LOCAL”
Kwentong Kaldero’s second set of hands-on cooking workshops featuring simple down-home dishes found in local restaurants, pit stops and homes. The 2020 sessions are held on Saturdays: February 29 (SOLD OUT), April 18 (CANCELLED) and June 13 (Buy tickets: https://
Each student gets to learn to cook 3 recipes. They take home their take-out dishes in a souvenir Kwentong Kaldero tote bag.
Workshops are can be booked on Eventbrite. Space is limited. Classes are intimate and guided by the best Fiipino nurturing chefs.
REGISTER ONLINE FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020
Visit the Registration Information page for online registration, required forms, and important information for parents. Registration is still open. Tuition is $70 for the year with discounts for multiple children. Rondalla lessons have a separate fee. You can start the registration process by registering online.
IP OPENING DAY, REGISTRATION & LOWELL APPRECIATION PARTY – SUN 9/8
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Bedford Center, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford MA
Everyone is welcome!
IP invites you to join us as we kick off the new school year and celebrate the success of our Lowell Folk Festival food booth, our largest annual fundraiser for IP. Come at 1:30 for registration, games, and a showcase of this year’s theme, KULINARYA TOUR OF LUZON. Join us for a party to thank our IP families for their hard work at the Lowell Folk Festival.
1:30-3:00 Registration and Parents’ Welcome for New and Returning Families
3:00-5:00 Lowell Appreciation Party
RAFFLE PRIZES AND GAMES during Registration and Parents Welcome!
2019 ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND TIANGGE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019, 10AM – 4PM
ST. BRIGID PARISH, 2001 MASS. AVE., LEXINGTON, MA
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ADOBO, 3.5 WAYS
There’s more to Adobo than you think!
There’s the standard chicken and pork, adobong seafood, adobong vegees and the “0h the possibilities” on what to do with the leftovers!
Hands on classes.
It’s not YouTube, it’s DO-tube!
Kwentong Kaldero: Adobo 3.5 ways
Saturday, August 24, 2019
9a – 12 pm
12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730
Spaces are filling up.
Or book on eventbrite:
Iskwelahang Pilipino adult Education program, ALAM.
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Lowell Folk Festival, 2019
July 26, 27, 28, 2019
Iskwelahang Pilipino Food booth
Boarding House Park, 40 French Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Happy combination platter
Inihaw na Bistek , Pancit, Sinangag Rice, Vegetable Lumpia
(with a Turon for a sweet ending!)
LUMPIA, THREE WAYS til Saturday!
Kwentong Kaldero Workshop #1: LUMPIA, 3 Ways
Saturday, June 29, 2019
12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730
Learn (hands on) the basics, the twists, and the lores of the beloved Filipino Lumpia. They’re sweet, savory and so Sarap! (yum)
Sign up and enjoy a fun class: firstname.lastname@example.org
$55 per workshop ($45 if enrolled by June 15 for Lumpia)
Class includes ingredients, and a cotton tote bag to go for PABAON!
Kwentong Kaldero workshops are sponsored by Iskwelahang Pilipino ALAM, an adult education project for the Fil-Am second Gen community to learn about the Filipino culture through their culinary heritage. The workshops are open to all adults, 18 years and older.
#2 Adobo, 3 Ways: August 24, 2019, 9am – 12pm
#3 Pancit, 3 Ways: October 19, 2019, 9am – 12pm
All workshops are held at 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730
“I AM A FILIPINO AND THIS IS HOW WE COOK”
MAY 5, 2019, Bedford, MA
Nicole Ponseca, book author, entrepreneur/restaurant owner visited Iskwelahang Pilipino on a regular Sunday session. She judged the annual ‘Lutuan cook-off” along with another food author, Regina Tolentino Newport, as they inspired our future chefs with encouraging words. Nicole later sat down with the community and talked about her pride growing up as a Filipino-American in San Diego and now living in the East making Filipino food mainstream in the culinary world with her new book, I Am A Filipino and This is How we Cook, a 2019 James Beard Foundation Book Award finalist.
NEFFA 2019 – WAITING IN THE WINGS
Iskwelahang Pilipino represented the Philippines at the annual New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) at Mansfield, MA. The repertoire included the “Bendian” (Benguet Circle dance), Rain Dance (Ifugao), Ragragsakan and Banga (Kalinga dances). All four performances represented the Cordillera Region of Luzon. Our performers did a wonderful job exuding confidence and pride. Photos show the excitement while waiting for their cue. Bravo IP!
IP TIANGGE 2018: PILIPINO CHRISTMAS BAZZAR – SAT 11/10
- Meet up with friends for Filipino lunch or merienda and take some food home for dinner.
- Enjoy shopping for Filipino goods and crafts.
- For more information or to book a vendor table, contact Stella at 617.823.5395 or Rowena at 617.407.0232.
Iskwelahang Pilipino (IP) is a non-profit Filipino cultural school that brings together families from the Greater Boston area who share a connection to the Philippines. Founded over 40 years ago (1976) by a group of parents and educators, IP offers families a welcoming community that embraces Filipino culture and provides Filipino American children with the opportunity to learn about their Filipino heritage in a nurturing environment. Our vibrant, actively engaged community is made up of parents, students, alumni, friends and supporters of IP from immigrant families, second and third generation Filipino American families, adoptive and multiracial families.