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Contact Information

Aquinas School

183 F. Blumentritt St. San Juan City. Philippines


Telephone Numbers:

+632-724-54-66 to 69
+632-723-67-56

Fax Number:

+632-723-67-55

Email Address:

info_aquinas@yahoo.com

Location Map:

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History

Building

Aquinas School, San Juan

1965 unfolded a new horizon among the Spanish Dominican fathers with the founding of an exclusive school for boys. It was built on a beautifully landscaped three-hectare lot at 183 F. Blumentritt St, San Juan, Metro Manila. It was named after the brilliant saint, St. Thomas Aquinas also considered the patron saint of all catholic schools.

Like all Dominican institutions in the Philippines, Aquinas School has as its main concern the total formation of its students: the harmonious development of its physical, intellectual and moral endowment to the utmost of their capabilities, preparing them for a mature life in freedom and responsibility.

In 1969, the government extended full recognition of the school’s complete Elementary and High School courses. In 1976, Aquinas School was allowed to operate a co-educational Nursery School. It was at that time when the Kindergarten-Preparatory classes, which had been in existence since 1965, moved to a new site within the campus equipped with bigger and modern facilities. In 1977, a multi-purpose building was added which houses the Science, Computer and Speech Laboratories, the CAT, Outreach, Parents’ Council offices, the Guidance Center and the gymnasium to better serve its growing population. During its silver anniversary in 1990, the new administration building and the covered gallery and shelters were constructed to meet the expanding requirements of operation. In 1977, the auditorium came into existence where the fitness and recreation centers and function hail are located. The football field serves as avenues where the students can play games of boys’ interest. At present, the well-equipped school libraries are designed to confront the challenges posed by the very demanding world.

The religious atmosphere provided by the centuries old Sanctuario del Santo Cristo and the Dominican Priory of the Holy Cross contribute significantly to the moral and spiritual growth of Aquinas students.

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Vision and Mission

Vision

Aquinas School is a Dominican educational institution established for the holistic formation of the young to become men of truth and compassion through a Gospel-centered education in an environment inspired by:

  1. truth, justice, joy and compassion
  2. filial devotion to the Mother of God
  3. sense of nationalism
  4. concern for nature and the environment

Mission

Guided by this vision Aquinas School will become one of the leading centers for basic education that will prepare the young for continuous learning through the:

  1. implementation of well-designed Information Technology-based, value-oriented and student-centered curriculum by competent Christian professionals
  2. provision of up-to-date, adequate and functional services and facilities
  3. meaningful collaboration between and among members of the Aquinian community

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Alma Mater Song

Aquinas, Aquinas
With voices glad we sing of praise to you.
We hail you and thank you
For shedding light on our life’s pathways.
A sun so glorious shall be the guiding sign
O’er hills and vales;
That shall be forever be
A light to guide our steps to God and thee.
Aquinas, Aquinas
Lead us on our way;
Be our ideal and keep us in thy loving care.
Dear Alma Mater, we are loyal, brave and true.
Once and forever more
We pledge our loyalty to you.

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Administrators, Academic Heads, and Department Heads

Sr. Remedios H. de Cozar, O.P.Directress/Principal
Sr. Lourdes Orenda, O.P.School Treasurer
Ms. Leonora P. ApuyaLRC Head
Mr. Lorenzo E. Bunyi JrMIS Dept. Head
Ms. Ma. Kristina Graciella De VelaAcademic Head (Allied Sciences)
Mr. Christian Jeff G. CariagaAcademic Head (Communication Arts)
Mr. Julius A. MengulloAcademic Head (Humanities and Christian Living)
Dr. Rommel E. PelayoVice Principal for Academics / Student Affairs
Ms. Catharine M. Ramos, OPOutreach/Campus Ministry Head
Mr. Albert N. VersozaStudent Activity Head
Mr. Edward C. SolisSchool Registrar
Mr. Joel M. MotinStudent Discipline Officer (GS)
Mr. Mervin C. VillarroyaStudent Discipline Officer (HS)

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Board of Trustees

  • Fr. Jesus Prol, O.P.
  • Fr. Juan Lera, O.P.
  • Fr. Laurentino Garcia, OP
  • Fr. Florencio Testera, O.P.
  • Atty. Sabino Padilla
  • Sr. Rosalinda F. Calong, O.P.
  • Sr. Remedios H. de Cozar, OP

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