PAREF Springdale School

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PAREF Springdale School Inc.
Motto Bene Omnia Facere
Doing All Things Well
Established 1996
Type All Boys
Affiliations Opus Dei
Chairman Oscar T. Rodriguez
Principal Ric R. Ampiloquio (Executive Director)
Renante Payod, PhD (Academic Director)
Jason P. Dante (Primary School Head Teacher)
Edgar Allan Jabone (Intermediate School Head Teacher)
Michael Dominic Lezaron (High School Head Teacher)
Chaplain Rev. Fr. Jose Gerardo Quijada
Grades Grades 1-9 & HS III-IV
Location J. Solon St.
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
District Cebu City
Oversight Opus Dei
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and White
Nickname The Springdale Titans
Yearbook The Reef
Newspaper The Blue Print
Supervising Organization PAREF (Parents for Education Foundation)

PAREF Springdale School, Inc. is a single-gender Primary, Intermediate, High School and a little of college in J. Solon Street, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines. Its executive director is Ric R. Ampiloquio. The spiritual formation of the families in Springdale is provided by priests of the Prelature of Opus Dei.


The Springdale seal consists of an anchor and a vinta. The anchor stands for the principles that the school wishes to inculcate in the students so that they may use these unwavering values and ideals in their growth to maturity and in their contribution to society. The vinta, a sturdy Filipino boat, is the PAREF symbol. It stands for the educational philosophy shared by all the schools that belong to the PAREF system. Together, they also make up Springdale's two 'rival' houses where members of each house (i.e. from students to their own parents) compete for house points throughout the school year's many activities culminating in the awarding of the House Cup by Father's Day. Blue and white are the colors of the Vinta and Anchor houses respectively.


PAREF Springdale School has a two-maths, two-sciences program in its high school. It is one of the advocates of single-gender education in Central Visayas, with an all-male student body, faculty and staff. It does, however, allow females to work at the cafeteria.

Opus Dei affiliation[edit]

Springdale entrusts its religious instruction to the priests of Opus Dei. St. Josemaria Escriva is among its venerated saints.

Sports involvement[edit]

PAREF Springdale School is one of the stronger schools in Cebu City in terms of soccer teams. One of its students also won the gold medal in the kata.[1] It has also sent one of its former students, Calderon, to Italy for the 2007 ROK World Cup Championships.[2]


There are two other PAREF schools in Cebu, also referred to as their partner schools. These schools are Southcrest for girls and Southdale (formerly Smallcrest) for the pre-nursery, nursery and kindergarten levels.

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