Saint Theresa's College of Cebu City
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|St. Theresa's College of Cebu City|
|Established||1 June 1933|
|Type||Private Catholic women's college, exclusive all girls college-preparatory school|
|Location||Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines|
|Campus||Juana Osmeña Street, Cebu City|
|Colors||Blue and gold|
St. Theresa's College of Cebu City, Philippines, is a Catholic institution of learning founded by the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM) on June 1, 1933 upon the invitation of Monsignor Gabriel Reyes, then Archbishop of Cebu.
The college offers all levels of instruction for girls from kindergarten to college. The missionary spirit of the Foundress, Mother Marie Louise De Meester, permeates the program of education of the institution.
The institution first operated in Sikatuna Street, Cebu City, while school buildings were being erected on the present site, bounded by General Maxilom Avenue, Juana Osmena Street, Redemptorist Road and Ramon Aboitiz Street.
In 1935, the first years of the liberal arts, education and commerce courses were added to the elementary and secondary levels. The three courses were fully recognized by the Bureau of Education in 1940.
In 1957, St. Theresa’s College of Cebu City, became a Charter Member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). It is also a member of Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).
- 1 About STC
- 2 Academic programs
- 3 Notable alumni
- 4 References
- 5 External links
St. Theresa's College of Cebu City (formerly known as St. Theresa's Academy of Cebu), was founded by the Missionary Sisters of St. Augustine of Cebu (now the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) on June 1, 1933 upon the expressed invitation of His Excellency, Msgr. Gabriel Reyes (then the Archbishop of Cebu).
The Institution first started its operation in Sikatuna Street while adequate school buildings were being erected on the present site, bounded by General Maxilom Avenue (Mango Avenue), Juana Osmena Street, Redemptorist Road, and Ramon Aboitiz Street (Elizabeth Pond Street).
In 1935, the first year levels of the Liberal Arts, Education, and Commerce courses were added to the elementary and secondary levels. gradually, the three courses were completed and fully recognized by the Bureau of Education in 1940.
After the outbreak of World War II in 1941, only the primary grades were reopened. In 1945, all the school buildings were destroyed by fire and bombs. The following year, classes from kindergarten to high school were resumed in temporary shacks. The buildings were rebuilt from 1946 to 1955. The latest additions were built in 1960 and 1965.
In 1957, St. Theresa's College of Cebu City became a Charter Member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) and has satisfactorily maintained its accredited status.
St. Theresa's College, High School Department was accredited in 1970 and reaccredited in 1973, 1979, 1985, 1991, 1995, and 2005. In 2008, St. Theresa's College celebrated its Diamond Jubilee Year.
Teresa de Avila, the first woman doctor of the Church, is the patron saint of St. Theresa’s College. official seal the cross means the flourish the three star means virtue arts and science
The comment by Candice Vasquez on her experience with St. Theresa's College may be valid but may be not be appropriate under this topic "Patron Saint".
St. Theresa's College of Cebu City, was originally incorporated in accordance with Philippine Laws on March 29, 1935. After World War II, the Articles of Incorporation were duly reconstituted and with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Manila, October 1948. The transcript of these amended Articles of Incorporation was issued on September 8, 1949. In February 1991, the papers of Incorporation registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission were revised.
Until August 1991 the members of the Board of Trustees of St. Theresa's College Cebu were the ICM District Superior and her Council. Today, St. Theresa's College Cebu is governed by a separate Board of Trustees with ten members, six of whom are ICMs and four non-ICMs.
Statement of Vision
St. Theresa’s College Cebu,
a Catholic institution of learning,
Forms leaders for a creatively
Life in Abundance-
Statement of Mission
Blessed Mother Mary, St. Teresa of Avila and Mother Marie Louise de Meester,
And in partnership with families and the community,
St. Theresa’s College commits itself to provide a transformative education where excellence in virtue, science and the arts
develops for creative leadership in view of nation-building
Towards a transformed and integral world-community.
- To work towards an integrated Christian Life steeped in Gospel Values and attitudes for the building of the Church for the poor.
- To promote integral human development and enabling relationships in the spirit of mutual respect, trust and love.
- To harness skills and competencies towards the attainment of a sovereign Filipino nation and a transformed world-community.
- To instill a sense of mission for social transformation in the face of oppressive structures and inequities.
- To form an enlightened citizenry who ascertain, develop and preserve desirable Filipino traditions and values.
- To develop a lifestyle that safeguards the integrity of creation.
- To foster a gender sensitive education that liberates women and men to a new partnership of shared responsibility home and in society.
Grade school composes of six grade levels.
High school composes of four year levels.
- Bachelor of Arts in Communication
- Major in Corporate Communication
- Major in Media Communication
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- Major in Counseling Psychology
- Major in Industrial Psychology
- Bachelor of Secondary Education
- Major in English
- Major in Mathematics
- Bachelor of Elementary Education
- General Education
- Pre-School Education
- Special Needs Education
- Bachelor of Science in Social Work
Management and Accountancy
- Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
- Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Certificate of Proficiency in Education
This is designed for students who wish to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers in the Pre-School, Elementary, and Secondary Levels, but whose educational qualifications are not those degrees expressly prescribed in the law. This program provides the student the opportunity to pursue teacher education.
- Dulce Ann Hofer (congresswoman, Zamboanga Sibugay)
- Laurice Guillen - director, actress
- Cecille Quibod-Castro - News Anchor, GMA Network Inc.
- Louanne Mae Rondina - News Reporter, GMA Network Inc.
- Monique Lhuillier - Filipino fashion designer based in the United States
- Gwendolyn Garcia - Governor of Cebu
- Cecilia Manguerra Brainard - novelist
- Anna Maris Igpit
- Daisy Ba-ad
- Ellen Adarna- Actress, TV personality
- St. Theresa’s College Cebu official website
- STAA Cebu - St. Theresa's College Alumnae Association Cebu
- Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Philippines
- The arrival of the ICM missionaries in the Philippines