Assumption College of Davao

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Assumption College of Davao
Kolehiyo ng Assumption Davao
Former names
Assumption Academy of Davao
Assumption School of Davao
Motto Fide ad solidarietatis.
Type Private Pre-school, Tertiary, Secondary, College, Vocational, Roman Catholic
Established 1958
President Sister Marietta B. Banayo m.a.
Location J.P. Cabaguio Avenue, Davao City,  Philippines
Colors Blue     

The Assumption College of Davao (ACD) is a private Catholic academic institution in Davao City, Philippines. It was established in 1958 by the Daughters of Mary of the Assumption or FMA. It is currently owned and managed by the Missionaries of the Assumption (m.a.). It was formerly named the Assumption School of Davao (ASD) and renamed Assumption College of Davao (ACD) in 1998 on its 40th anniversary.


In 1958, the Assumption Academy of Davao (AAD) was established by two members of the Daughters of Mary of the Assumption, or F.M.A. – Sr. Elodie Marie Richard (Mother del Annunciacion) and Sr. Oveline Doucet (Sr. Gaetance) – of Campbelton, New Brunswick, Canada. The AAD was a school for girls with elementary and high school departments.

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports granted permission to AAD to open the college department in 1961. However, barely twelve years later it had to be phased out due to lack of teachers holding masteral degrees. And in 1978, the school was renamed Assumption School of Davao (ASD).

Following its virtual separation from mother congregation of FMA, a local congregation was formed, known as the Missionaries of the Assumption (M.A.) and took over ASD’s management and operations in 1989.

The year 1998 marked its 40th anniversary. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the institution was renamed Assumption College of Davao (ACD), marking the re-opening of the College Department after it was phased out two decades ago. The ACD ventured into continuing the ACD formation in the professional level. It offered undergraduate degree courses such as AB English, AB Sociology, BEED and BSED. Later, the department had added 2-year technical and vocational programs in Computer Programming, Computer Secretarial, Computer Technology and Hotel and Restaurant Management. The above-mentioned 2-year technical and vocational programs were also extended to the Sunday College Department.

A new building was inaugurated in 2004 which houses some of the administrative offices, the Sunday High School Education Program (SHSEP) and the libraries was fully constructed. To date, SY 2006-2007, the combined student’s population of regular Grade School and High School Departments is two thousand four hundred twelve (2,412). The regular College Department has two hundred twenty-eight (228) students while the newly opened Sunday College Department has two hundred five (205). And, the Sunday High School Education Program has two thousand two hundred forty-five (2,245).

Women at the Helm[edit]

Sr. Elodie Richard, fma; Sr. Lorraine Gallant, fma; Sr. Lourdes Abapo, fma; Dr. Ma. Iris A. Melliza; Mrs. Ma. Mercedes P. Buduan; Sr. Concepcion P. Gasang, m.a.; Sr. Aurea E. Quiñones, m.a., Sr. Milagros L. Gimeno, m.a. and Sister Eufrocina Bandigan, m.a. The current ACD President is Sr. Marietta B. Banayo, m.a.[1]