Saint Pedro Poveda College
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2013)|
|Saint Pedro Poveda College|
|EDSA corner P. Poveda Street
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
|Type||Private, Single-sex education|
|Motto||Latin: Deus Scientiarum Dominus
(God, the Lord of Sciences)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Patron saint(s)||Pedro Poveda Castroverde|
|President||Ms. Azucena L. Camagan|
|Years offered||Pre-K, K-12, Bachelor's|
|Number of students||2,200|
|Language||English, Spanish, Filipino|
|Color(s)||Yellow and Black|
|Mascot||The Poveda Phoenix|
The Saint Pedro Poveda College (Poveda, formerly known as the Poveda Learning Centre and Institucion Teresiana) is a private, Roman Catholic school exclusively for girls run by the Teresian Association of Lay Missionaries which was founded in Spain.
It is located in the heart of Metro Manila's Ortigas Business District. The alumnae and present students of this school include daughters and granddaughters of Filipino Presidents, industrialists, politicians, and prominent figures in Philippine society.
Founded in 1960 as Institucion Teresiana, the school was inaugurated by Maria del Carmen Franco de Martinez-Bordiu, the Marquesa de Villaverde and only daughter of Generalismo Francisco Franco of Spain. It conducts classes in three languages: English, Spanish and Filipino.
History and Academics
Formerly Poveda Learning Centre, the heritage of Saint Pedro Poveda stems back to 1960 when Institucion Teresiana School was opened. The school first offered kindergarten and primary classes, and began offering preschool, elementary and high school education by 1969.
Pedro Poveda's philosophy and principles of education are integrated in the school's Personalized Education Program (PEP).
On December 3, 1974, during the birth centennial celebration of Saint Pedro Poveda, Institucion Teresiana changed its name to Poveda Learning Centre as a fitting tribute to him. That same year, UNESCO honored Pedro Poveda as "Humanist and Educator".
Two degree programs in the field of education and business administration are being offered, effective 2005-2006. With the expansion into tertiary education, the name of the school has been changed to Saint Pedro Poveda College.
Preschool students (pre-K, kinder 1-2) and grades 1-4 occupy this building. It is named after Josefa Segovia. It houses the Multipurpose Room, College Classrooms, Leap Center, playground, and rooms for extracurricular music/gym classes.
Grades 5-8 occupy this building. It is named after Blessed Victoria Diez. It houses the Guidance Center, Archives and Records Management Office, Library, and the Audio-Visual Room.
This is the oldest building on the campus. High school students occupy this building. It houses the President's Office, Administrative Offices, Chapel, Little Theater and the Covadonga.
This is a fully air-conditioned three-storey building. The first two floors are used as dining areas. The third is connected to the gymnasium/auditorium.
This is the newest building on the campus. There are three levels: the first has an exhibit area and the main lobby; the second is an open area; the third has full auditorium seating with a basketball court that converts to a stage.
- Marides Fernando - former Mayor of Marikina; wife of former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Bayani Fernando
- Joy Belmonte - incumbent Vice Mayor of Quezon City; daughter of House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. and the late publisher, Betty Go-Belmonte
- Cecile Licad - international concert pianist; Leventritt Competition Gold Medal awardee
- Andiòn Fernàndez - soprano opera soloist at Deutsche Oper Berlin
- Mich Dulce - fashion designer; International Young Creative Entrepreneur awardee
- Katrina Rotea - Actress, two-time Emmy Awardee.
- Antonia Potenciano - Supermodel
- Lia Cruz - TV show host; UAAP court side reporter
- Natashya Gutierrez - Journalist; Multimedia reporter and anchor for Rappler
- Bettina Magsaysay - News Reporter and Anchor for ABS CBN
- KC Castillo - Featured on Showtime
- KC Concepcion - actress/tv host; daughter of actress Sharon Cuneta and actor Gabby Concepcion
- Mylene Dizon - FAMAS Award-nominated actress; Gawad Urian Award winner
- Zia Quizon - singer; daughter of singer Zsa-Zsa Padilla and actor Dolphy
- Giselle Sanchez - actress and comedian
- Ciara Sotto - actress; daughter of actress Helen Gamboa and Senator Vicente Sotto III
- Karylle Tatlonghari - singer, actress, and TV host; daughter of singer Zsa-Zsa Padilla
- Kris Aquino - a Filipina television personality and actress.
- Noelle Wenceslao - The first Filipino woman and one of the three first Southeast Asian women to scale Mount Everest in 2007.
- St. Pedro Poveda College official website