Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion de la Concordia
|Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion de la Concordia|
|Motto||Vita, Veritas, Virtus, Sciencia|
Motto in English
|"Life, Truth, Virtue, Knowledge"|
|Type||Private Catholic school|
|Location||Paco, Manila, Philippines|
|Colors||Blue and White|
The Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion de la Concordia, simply Concordia College is a Catholic school institution of learning located in Pedro Gil, Paco, Manila, in the Philippines. The college was founded in 1868 and is run by Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. Concordia College prospered towards the end of the nineteenth century with an upward enrollment. Among its well-known students was Maria Paz Mendoza-Guazon, the first Filipino woman doctor, who was also an educator, a writer and a feminist. Although her studies at the college were interrupted by the Revolution, she was able to resume her studies until she transferred to the American School in 1901. Other notable students were Saturmina, Soledad and Olympia, sisters of Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal, and his two loves - Segunda Katigbak and Leonor Rivera - the latter immortalized in his novelas as Maria Clara. The college is even mentioned in Rizal's novel Noli Me Tangere.
Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion de la Concordia was founded by a Doña Margarita Roxas de Ayala when she converted her three-and-a-half hectare villa, the La Concordia Estate in Paco, Manila, into a school.
Attracted by the dedication and devotion of the Daughters of Charity, who taught and cared for the poor, the patron did not hesitate to request for eight Daughters of Charity from Spain. She arranged for the Sister's travel expenses so that they could come over to the Philippines and manage the school.
On May 3, 1868, the first eight Sisters arrived and managed the operation of the school; the school was a free school, Escuela Pia. With a small enrollment of sixty students, the curriculum emphasized religion, good manners, reading and writing, simple arithmetic, culture and arts like sewing, embroidery, cooking, needlecraft and household work. The medium of the instruction was Spanish.
However, significant periods in the development of the Concordia College, such as the Philippine Revolution of 1896 and the American era, to name a few, brought about educational reforms as can be seen in the following historical dates.
Basic Education Department
- Grade 1 - 12
- Music Courses: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Violin, and Drum Lesson
Higher Education Department
- Bachelor of Arts (AB) Majors: English Educational Technology
- Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) Majors: English Educational Technology
- Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) Majors: English Educational Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Majors: Marketing Management, Human Resource Development Management and Business Technology
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Majors: Medical- Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing in Maternal and Child Nursing Administration
- Master of Arts in Education (MAED)Majors: Educational Technology Business Administration
- Diploma in Junior Secretarial (DJS)
- Diploma in Junior Secretarial – Medical (DJS-MED)
- Associate in Health Science Education (AHSE)
- Alternative Learning System (ALS) Acceleration & Equivalent (A&E) Academic Focus Bridging Program (AFB) Continuing Learning Delivery System (CLDS)