Quezon City Science High School
|Quezon City Science High School
(Regional Science High School for NCR)
Mataas na Paaralang Pang-Agham ng Lungsod Quezon
Scientia et Virtus
Knowledge and Virtue
|Golden Acres Rd. cor Misamis St. Brgy. Bago Bantay
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
|School type||Regional Science High School|
|Established||September 17, 1967|
|Principal||Dr. Luvie Ocampo|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Nickname||QueSci, Kisay, Scientia, Xientia|
|Student Name||Scientian, Xientian|
|School Paper||"The Electron"|
Quezon City Science High School (or to its students Quesci or Kisay) is the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region. It is the premier science high school of Quezon City, and is regarded as one of the prestigious sciences triumvirate of the Republic of the Philippines along with the Philippine Science High School and Manila Science High School. It is located at Bago-Bantay, Quezon City, Philippines. Founded in 1967, it was appointed Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region in 1998.
It holds the distinction as one of the national leaders in the field of Mathematic competitions, being among the country's most consistent schools in terms of its performance in the DepEd-sponsored MTAP contests the past 10 years. In 2004, it shot to international acclaim when a group of its student-researchers bagged the fourth Grand Award in the Intel International Science and Engineering fair held in Portland, Oregon.
Clarisa Antonio, the Chief of Special Services, conceived the establishment of a science high school in Quezon City. This idea was announced by Alfredo J. Andal, the City Schools Superintendent in 1967.
July 31, 1967, through a memorandum issued to all principals and head teachers, Mrs. Hermenegilda G. Margate, Mathematics and Science Supervisor, was designated by the City Superintendent of Schools to organize and take charge of the Quezon City Science High School.
At first, the school shared a campus with Judge Juan Luna High School at San Francisco Del Monte; a year after, the school moved to the present site of the Quezon City General Hospital, formerly the San Jose Seminary.
In 1969, the Quezon City Council through the leadership of the then Vice Mayor Ismael A. Mathay, Jr. donated the present school site, measuring 2.4 hectares under Quezon City Government with TCT# 265553 in Barangay Sto. Cristo, Bago Bantay, Quezon City in 1969.
In June 1999, Quezon City Science High School was declared as the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region by virtue of DECS Order No. 58, series 1999 in consonance with R.A. 8496 (An Act to Establish the Philippine Science High School System and Providing Funds Therefore).
Every year, graduating grade 6 or grade 7 students take Quezon City Science High School's entrance tests.
Prerequisite: To acquire an application form, you must first submit your grade 5 report card. However, you must pass the standard grades to attain a form:
- You must have an average of at least 85 in Math, Science, and English.
- You must have an average of at least 83 in all other subjects.
- You must have a weighted average of at least 85.
- If you successfully get an application form, you will fill-it out and hand them in along with other requirements. You will then be scheduled to take the first screening examination which is similar to the format of DECS, and contains questions involving abstract reasoning.
- If you pass the 75% cut-off, you will then be qualified to take the second screening exam. The exam focuses on math, science, and English.
- The top 300 examinees will be scheduled for an interview to see how well the passers present and handle themselves.
- A medical/physical examination will be done on qualifying students (A copy of your Chest X-Ray and such from another clinic/hospital will be required).
Students should maintain a grade of 85 for major subjects and 83 in minor subjects. If a student fails to meet this requirement, he or she would be put under probation for the following year. If the student still fails to meet the requirements he or she will be asked to transfer to another school in the end of that school year.
Clubs, Electives, and Varsities
Clubs are not required in the curriculum, however the different clubs are offered to those who are interested.
Incomplete list of clubs:
Handled by the AP Department:
- Supreme Student Government - The official governing student body of the whole school.
- CYL I, 2, 3, and 4 Officers - The set of officers per batch for a school year.
- Debate Society (DebSoc) - The official debate club.
- AP Club/ Soc Sci Club
Handled by the MAPEH Department:
- Indak Xientia - The official dance club of the school.
- Himig Scientia - The official school Choir.
- Sining Scientia - art club
- Sports Club - Handles sports-related affairs.
Handled by the Science Department:
- Young Scientist's Guild (YSG)
- Young Astronomer's Guild
- Science Club
- Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O)
Other clubs include the English Club, Filipino Club, ICT Club, and Math Club.
Electives are classes which a student can choose to complete his/her curriculum. Electives are only included in Curriculum Year Level 3 and 4. A student is required to choose one to complete his/her subjects. Here's an incomplete list of electives offered in both year levels:
Curriculum Year Level 3:
- Basic French
- Basic Spanish
- Public Speaking
- Basic Electronics
- Consumer Chemistry
- Consumer Math
- Analytic Geometry
- Basic Journalism
Curriculum Year Level 4:
- Advanced French
- Advanced Spanish
- Advanced Electronics
- Linear Algebra or Science Information Writing
- Advanced Journalism
- Basketball Varsity
- Women's Volleyball Team
- Men's Volleyball Team
- Badminton Varsity
- Boy's Soccer Varsity
- Girl's Soccer Varsity
- Table Tennis Varsity
|Faculty||For Students/Function Rooms||Recreational/Sports/Clubs|
|Faculty Room||Library||Soccer Field|
|Science Center||COOP/Canteen||Covered Basketball Court|
|Math Center||Computer Labs 1 & 2|
|English Center||Chemistry Lab I & II||Volleyball Court|
|MAPEH Center||Physics Lab I & II||Badminton Court|
|Filipino Center||Biology Lab||Electron|
|AP Center||Speech Lab||Banyuhay|
|Principal's Office||Research Lab||GPTA Building|
|Registrar's Office||Reading Center||Bleachers|
|Guidance Councilor||Conference Hall||Island|
|Coop Storage Room||Mini Forest-Park||Gazebos|
|Coop Office||Botany Garden||Spanish Elective room|
|Guard House/Waiting Shed||Clinic|
|ICT Faculty||Coop Extension|
Quezon City Science High School can be found at the back of SM City North Edsa (Behind Interior Zone). QueSci has a parking lot that snakes around the inside of the campus, 2 gates (Scientian/Golden Acres Road & Misamis St.), and 9 buildings.
Quezon City Science High School was named the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region. Students also reign in different quiz bees on various subjects throughout the country. Placing and reigning over quiz bees abroad also happens a lot during every school year, specially in major subject areas (Biology, Physics, Chemistry).
Students also succeed in the field of research. They gain awards locally and internationally throughout every year as they make it to competitions like I-SWEEEP, INESPO, INEPO, Intel-ISEF, and many others.
The school papers also marks the school, being the champion of the whole country in the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) in 2001. Awards are still being bagged every year. The Electron (English publication) and Banyuhay (Filipino Publication) held the District Press Conference championship title for the 14th consecutive year in 2009. They are two of the best secondary school papers in the Philippines.
The school publications bagged awards in the recently concluded National Schools Press Conference 2012 participated in by more than 5,000 schools in the country. Banyuhay reaped two first-place, one second-place and two third-place trophies, making it once again the country's Best Secondary School Publication for the Filipino Category. Meanwhile, The Electron was also adjudged as One of the Ten Best Secondary School Paper in the Philippines for the English Category.
Incumbent Department Heads
The following are the incumbent department heads of the Quezon City Science High School (Regional Science High School for NCR):
|Science||Rosavilla T. Dacquel|
|Filipino||Imelda A. Hilario|
|ICT||Zenaida G. Damo|
|MAPEH||Hope C. Toledo|
|Social Studies||Carmen R. Awitan|
|Values Education||Erlinda T. Del Mundo|
Last September 30, 2013, Dr. Zenaida P. Sadsad was officially removed from her position as ordered by the Department of Education due to the complaints of parents, students, and some members of the faculty. Prior to this, the anti-Sadsad teachers and students conducted rallies in front of the Division Office against Sadsad.
The 7-page complaint affidavit accused Sadsad of:
1. accepting student applicants who do not meet the grade requirement of QCSHS.
2. openly endorsing Brainworks/Brainchamps Tutorial Learning Center to QCSHS student applicants, with the assurance of guaranteed admission slot in the school. The center boasts of 100% passing rate to the science high school.
3. leaking out test questions to said tutorial center.
4. threatening teachers who are spreading rumors of the test leakage with a libel suit and removal from service.
- Dr. Prospero De Vera III, Vice President for Public Affairs of the University of the Philippines and Professor of Public Administration
- Dr. Jumela F. Sarmiento, Director, Office of Admissions and Aid of the Ateneo de Manila University and professor of mathematics
- Dr. Eloisa May Hernandez, Professor of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines and Fine Arts program at the Ateneo de Manila University
- Prof. Reginaldo Cruz, Professor of Anthropology at the University of the Philippines
- Prof. Frances Cabana, Deputy Director, System Information Office and Professor of Public Administration at the University of the Philippines
- Dr. Rosario J. Sosa (1972), Professor of Medicine at De La Salle University
- Dr. Calvin S. de los Reyes, Dangal ng Lipi Awardee for 2011 
- Usec. Naderev "Yeb" Saño (Batch 1991), Commissioner of the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines, and Chief Negotiator of the Philippines in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, noted for one of the most powerful speeches in the Climate Change Convention when he made an emotional appeal to world leaders to take action on climate change in the Doha Conference of the Parties in 2012.
- Atty. Tonisito M.C. Umali, Assistant Secretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs of the Department of Education
- Atty. Melchor Arthur H. Carandang (Batch 1979), Overall Deputy Ombudsman of the Philippines
- Hon. Enrico Claro R. Delmoro (Batch 1979), Member, Board of Electronics Engineering, Professional Regulation Commission
- Dennis C. Legaspi (Batch 1979), former Asec. Office of the Press Secretary
- Conrado Legaspi (1972), former Assistant Postmaster General
- Consul Ambrosio Brian F. Encisio III, Philippine Consulate General, Xiamen, China 
Military and Police
- Lt. Gen. (ret.) Raymundo Ferrer, former Western Mindanao Command (WESTMINCOM) commander.
- Maj. Gen. Nonato Alfredo Peralta Jr., Commanding General, 2nd Infantry Division, Philippine Army
- Police C/Supt. (BGen.) Marcelo Garbo Jr., Director of the Philippine National Police National Capital Region Police Office (PNP-NCRPO)
- Police S/Supt. (Col.) Manuel R. Gaerlan (Batch 1979), one of the most bemedalled cadet in the history of the Philippine Military Academy. PMA Class 1985 Valedictorian
- Capt. Arvin C. Acosta (Batch 1998), Gold Cross Medal ("an award for exceptionally brave deeds", 2nd highest medal in military) Awardee Armed Forces of the Philippines
- 2nd Lt. Alfonso Irriberi (Batch 2006), Class Baron Philippine Military Academy Class of 2010
- Micaela Papa (Batch 2006), news TV correspondent at GMA-7
- Sue Prado (Batch 1998), award winning Indie Actress 2009 Urian Best Supporting Actress (Himpapawid)
- Buenaventura "Butch" Maniego, Jr. (Batch 1979), veteran sportscaster and a well known basketball analyst and writer
- Miro Valera (Batch 1994), vocalist of OPM band Stonefree
- Guerrero "AG" Saño, famous mural artist
- Jayson Reggie T. Obos, Melanie C. Melchor, and Trina G. Napasindayao, winners of Fourth Grand Award (Team Category, Environmental Science, 2004) at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Portland, Oregon, USA.
- Jose Ramon Mariano S. Lorenzo (Batch 1979), one of the country's top quiz champions and author of the Brain Blitz quiz book series
- Article in WikiPilipinas
|Name of Principal||Year|
|Herminigilda G. Margate||1967–1969|
|Juanita M. Reyes||1971–1976|
|Demetrio D. Monis||1976–1983|
|Norma B. Reyes||1983–1986|
|Lilia A. Sahagun||1986–1993|
|Ligliwa F. Caindec||1993–1997|
|Milagros A. San Juan||1997–2000|
|Justina A. Farolan||2000 - 2000|
|Teresita N. Turla(OIC)||July 2000 - May 2001|
|Josefina Cunanan(OIC)||July 2001 - October 2001|
|Erico Habijan||October 2001 - July 2002|
|Betty C. Cavo||November 2002 - March 2006|
|Romulo B. Rocena, Ed. D.||April 2006 - November 2006|
|Proceso T. Lera, Ed. D.||December 2006 - September 2007|
|Zenaida P. Sadsad, Ed. D.||October 2007 - December 2009|
|Diego M. Amid, Ph. D.||January 2010 - April 2010|
|Zenaida P. Sadsad, Ed. D.||May 2010 – March 2013|
|Violeta M. Tupas, Ed. D. (OIC)||June 2013 – June 2013|
|Zenaida P. Sadsad, Ed. D.||June 2013 – September 2013|
|Violeta M. Tupas, Ed. D. (OIC)||October 2013 – November 2013|
|Luvie Ocampo, Ed. D.||November 2013 - present|