Quezon City Academy
|Quezon City Academy Foundation Inc.|
|Quezon City Academy's logo and campus.|
|Quezon City, Manila,
|Type||Private Secondary School|
|President||Florentina C. Gonzales|
|Color(s)||Maroon and White|
|Sports||1 varsity team|
Established in 1953, it was first known as Bago Bantay Academy, a kamalig-type structure that was made as a cradle of young minds in the metro. In its first year of operation, there are only 62 students.
Ten years later in 1963, Justice Carmelino Gomez Alvendia, Sr. of the Court of Appeals, offered to buy Bago Bantay Academy in its chronic stage of decay. In its first year of operation with Justice Alvendia, Bago Bantay Academy changed its name to Quezon City Academy. There was only one section per year with a total school population of 89 students. Also in that year, Bago Bantay made a relocation area for squatters from Sampaloc to Intramuros, Manila. However, a big public school was established nearby, the San Francisco High School (formerly Don Mariano Marcos High School), and it became one of the rivals of Quezon City Academy. QCA was receiving minimal patronage from the people it aimed to serve.
Justice Alvendia, an educator and an economist, was a visionary. He made renovations in Quezon City Academy until it become one of the famous IT secondary schools in the Philippines. But before that, in 1965, enrolment rose to 132. In the 1980s, the population rises to 2,700 students with almost 450 graduates every year. It is clear that patronage of residents of Bago Bantay, Project 7, Project 8, Sto. Niño, Pag-asa, Project 6, Balintawak, Bagong Barrio, San Francisco del Monte, West Avenue and other nearby areas in Quezon City has been won over by QCA.
Tuition and other fees in QCA are far less than that charged by other private schools in Quezon City, whereas education in the Academy has always maintained its high standard, especially in terms of information technology. In the 1997-1998 National Secondary Assessment Test, QCA carded a general average of 98.9%.
In terms of new technologies, QCA students have been taught basic and advanced IT software programs. During their first year, students are taught with basic and advanced Microsoft Operating System. This includes MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Excel, MS Frontpage and other programs. In the second year, students are taught with HTML and webpage creating. Adobe Photoshop and GIMP are taught to students during their third year. The final year, students are taught with Macromedia Flash and GIF animations.
QCA students now talk of leadership and citizenship training as an integral part of their education in the academy. The fight for academic honors is very keen but healthy, so QCA graduates often top professional board and bar examinations. The academy also received reports that many of its students are either on the dean's list or president's list and many have been graduating with honors in colleges and universities. In the year 2000, the U.P. Diliman Student Council chairman was a graduate of Quezon City Academy, Raymond Palatino (batch 1996).
Mission & Vision
"A learning institution that provides quality education at the least cost and develops leaders in effective, creative and productive communication to meet the global competition of the next century."
"Direct its curriculum and programs to technology and other community oriented projects and activities that should enhance moral and spiritual values, critical thinking and better livelihood opportunities to meet the educational challenges of today and life in the future."
There's no other school like QCA
Where the youths are trained so well
To glorify our family, our country dear
and God Almighty!
Oh, QC Academy!
In thy name, we live and strive
And golden laurels of victory
Shall offer thee.
Hail to thee Alma Mater dear!
Board of Directors
|Chairman||Carmelino P. Alvendia,Jr|
|Director||Sylvia A. Rodriguez|
|Director||Amador P. Alvendia|
|Director||Alan S. Alvendia|
|Director||Ruperto P. Somera|
Other officials of the Board of Directors
|Corporate Secretary||Sandra Marie R. Aguilar|
|External Auditor||Honorata M. Gamayo|
|President||Florentina C. Gonzales|
|Vice President for Finance and Administration||Sylvia A. Rodriguez|
|Administrative Officer||Sandra Marie Aguilar|
|Principal||Vivien R. Riano|
|Assistant Principal||Merlyn M. Eligio|
List of Presidents Of Quezon City Academy
|Justice Carmelino G. Alvendia,Sr.||1963||1982|
|Dean Esperanza Pahati-Alvendia||1982||2001|
|Tomas C. Ongoco||2001||2014|
|Florentina C. Gonzales||2014||Present|
(Note:On October 3,2014,the installation of the new president took place in the QCA Roofdeck and the presidency was transferred to Florentina C. Gonzales)
The roofdeck facility of Quezon City Academy serves as the training grounds for Physical Education lessons and it is where the programs are held.It is also where the C.A.T. and S.A.S.F practice take place.It also where the intramurals and contests are held.
- QCA Student Manual
- QCA Webpage
- QCA Echo - The Official School Publication of Quezon City Academy
- QCA Gintong Ani Yearbook