Claret School of Quezon City

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Coordinates: 14°38′48″N 121°3′20″E / 14.64667°N 121.05556°E / 14.64667; 121.05556

Claret School of Quezon City
Motto Scientia Maxime Cum Virtute ("Knowledge is best with virtue")
Established June 1967
Type Private, Catholic, Claretians
Affiliations PAASCU, ACSPI, CEAP, QC-MCGSC, PAYA, RIFA, QCAA, PRISSAAP, DepEd, AAPS, CMLI, Claretian Missionaries, TAAPI, BSP-Quezon City Council, Student Catholic Action of the Philippines- National Capital Region Cluster

Mrs. Carmelita C. Condecido GS

Mr. Paolo Josef L.Blando HS
Students Approximately 4,100
Grades Jr. Nursery, Sr. Nursery and Kinder
Grade 1-Grade 12
Location Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Campus 29,101 m² (approximately 3.3 hectares) (Diliman Campus)
Colors Scarlet & Royal Blue Claret colors.png
Nickname Claretians, Claretiano
Mascot Red Rooster
Newspaper Tanglaw (High School)
The Claretian (Grade School)
Common Threads (Community)
School Director Rev.Fr.Christian James L. Castro, CMF
Hymn Claret School March

The Claret School of Quezon City (CSQC or Claret) is a Catholic school for boys run by the Claretian Missionaries and established in June 1967. It was named after its patron saint, St. Anthony Mary Claret, who founded the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is located at Mahinhin Street, U.P. Village, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.


School Directors of
Claret School of Quezon City

1967-81 - Rev. Fr. Santiago González, CMF
1981 - Rev. Fr. Julián Mateos, CMF
1981 - Rev. Fr. Jesús Vásquez, CMF
1981 - Rev. Fr. Emilio Pablo, CMF
1981 - Rev. Fr. Luis Fernández Rey, CMF
1981 - Rev. Fr. Domingo Moraleda, CMF
1981-95 - Dr. Enrique Coraledo
1995-2001 - Rev. Fr. Agapito Ferrero, CMF
2001-06 - Rev. Fr. Felimon P. Libot, CMF
2006-09 - Rev. Fr. Salvador G. Agualada, Jr., CMF
2009-10 - Rev. Fr. Eduardo C. Apungan, CMF
2010–13 - Rev. Fr. Renato B. Manubag, CMF
2013–Present - Rev. Fr. Christian James DL. Castro, CMF

The Claretian fathers dreamt to build a school in the Philippines after they had started their missions in Zamboanga and Basilan. They needed a base to serve as the center for Claretian activities in the country. In the late 1960s, José Querexta, CMF acquired the 29,000 square meter lot in UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City. In 1967, the construction of the first two buildings of the school (Xifré and Clotet) were supervised by Fr. Miguel Mialet, CMF. Fr. Santiago González, CMF was the first school director. Under his guidance the school quickly grew to include the Intermediate Grade School Department in 1968 and the High School Department in 1972. In the 1970s the school included an upgrade of the old covered court into today's gymnasium, and The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.[citation needed]

In 1981, González was replaced by Fr. Julián Mateos, CMF; Jesús Vásquez, CMF; Emilio Pablo, CMF; Fr. Luis Fernández Rey, CMF; and Fr. Domingo Moraleda, CMF. From 1981 until 1995, the school was transferred under the supervision of Dr. Enrique Coralejo, a lay director.[citation needed]

The 1990 earthquake forced the school to make reinforcements to the main buildings. During the same decade, the Sala building was completed as the last of the five main buildings of the campus. The Vilaró, Fàbregas, and Sala buildings were then built in 1990's. From 1995 until 2001, Fr. Agapito Ferrero, CMF was the school director.[citation needed]

From 2001–2006, Fr. Felimon P. Libot, CMF became the first Filipino Claretian priest to be assigned as school director. On May 15, 2006, Fr. Salvador G. Agualada, CMF became the school director. In 2007, the school celebrated its 40th anniversary and the TLE building was completed.[1][2] In the middle of SY 2008-2009, the former School Director, Fr. Domingo Moraleda died on a fatal accident at Mabalacat, Pampanga.[3] In S.Y. 2009-2010, the school director was Fr. Eduardo Apungan, CMF which he took office on June 1, 2009. Apungan was succeeded by Fr. Renato Manubag, CMF in S.Y. 2010-2011


Claret School of Quezon City is composed of the Child Study Center, the Grade School Department and the High School Department. While the Grade School and High School units were established in 1967, it was only in June 2001 that the school opened the Child Study Center. The Center accepts 3½ to 4½ year-old boys and girls for nursery and 4½ to 5½ year-old boys for Kinder. From Kinder, the curriculum ladder extends to the prep level which was integrated to the Grade School in 1967.

The Grade School department of Claret School of Quezon City was accredited by the PAASCU on March 15, 1978. It was granted reaccreditation in 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2005 and the latest was until 2010.

The High School department received its accreditation by PAASCU on April 19, 1991. It was granted reaccreditation in 1995, 2001, and 2006.[2]

Aside from its membership in the PAASCU, Claret School of Quezon City also takes active roles in the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), Association of Private Schools Administrators, Inc. (APSA, Inc.) the QC-Marikina Grade School Consortium, and the Private Secondary School Administrators Association of the Philippines (PRISSAAP).

In the school year 2003–2004, the Association of Claret Schools in the Philippines, Inc. (ACSPI) was formally established and this further strengthened the linkages of the four Claret Schools in the Philippines: Claret School of Quezon City, Claret School of Zamboanga[4] in Zamboanga City, Claret College of Isabela in Isabela City, Claret School of Lamitan in Lamitan City, Claret School of Maluso and Claret School of Tumahubong in Basilan Province.

Other facilities[edit]

The campus of the school.

The school has a gymnasium, Audio-visual Room (AVR), which was renovated in S.Y. 2010-2011 and serves as one of the auditoriums of the institution (alongside the under planning New Auditorium on the proposed Sports Complex), library, quadrangle, playgrounds for GS-Primary Department and the CSC department, a soccer field which was upgraded in S.Y. 2006–2007 and a school bookstore which is located near the AVR, which sells Claretian products and school supplies inside the school premises.

The school has a fleet of buses mainly used by the varsity teams, student organisations, and for field trips and for students' and the personnels' recollections and retreats. The fleet is also used in the outreach of the student organizations, personnel and even the students.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Statue of St. Mary Anthony Claret and two schoolchildren in the Claret School of Quezon City.
  • Kale Alvarez - (HS) Manila Jeepney coach, former Philippine Azkals player and current Philippine Beach Soccer Team player.
  • Kurt Alvarez - (GS) Kaya FC defender.
  • Jules Guiang - (GS '05, HS '09) PTV-4 News Anchor and TV Host, National Alliance of Youth Leaders Founder and Board Chairman
  • Eric Tamayo - (GS) Owner of Tamayo's catering.
  • Hernani Braganza - (HS) Mayor of Alaminos, Pangasinan and former Secretary of Agrarian Reform
  • General Gregorio Pio Catapang. - (HS '77) Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • Japs Cuan - (GS) Former UST Growling Tigers men's basketball player.
  • Ronald Cuan - (HS '97) Former De La Salle Green Archers men's basketball assistant coach.
  • Richie Fernando, SJ - (HS) Jesuit missionary who was killed in Cambodia in 1996.[5]
  • Russel Castro - (GS '07, HS '11) UP Fighting Maroons, (2011 U-19 National Team) football player
  • Honorato Cruz - (GS '80 HS '84) stand-up comedian and artist based in California, USA
  • Engr. Patrick Dimal - Araneta Center Mechanical Engineer
  • Nelson G. Evangelista, MSCE, MBA, MSML - US General Contractor, Real Estate Investor, Philanthropist
  • Anto Gonzales - (HS '99) plays for Pachanga Diliman F.C. and Philippine Azkals as a midfielder.
  • Dionisio "Diony" Hipolito III - (HS '08) Former UP Fighting Maroons men's basketball player 2008-2012.
  • Tagumpay Teegee Kintanar - (HS '78) former broadcast journalist from IBC-13
  • JC Intal - (GS/HS) Barako Bull Energy Cola player. Transferred to Letran High School after finishing his 1st year high school in Claret. Former Ateneo Blue Eagles men's basketball player.
  • Jun Jeffri Lidasan - (HS '10) UP Fighting Maroons taekwondo-in.
  • Siegfred Mison - (GS '78) Commissioner, Bureau of Immigration
  • Oscar Oida - GMA-7 news reporter.
  • Bo Sanchez - (HS) Catholic Preacher and founded the Light of Jesus Community.
  • Arch. Reyancarlo Buan - Araneta Center Architect
  • Deogracias Savellano - (HS '77) Governor, Ilocos Sur Province
  • Kazuyuki Tanaka - (HS '12) Artist/musician for Viva Records (deceased)
  • Jose Victor Torres, PhD - (GS '79 HS '83) Historical researcher and consultant; screenwriter; Palanca awardee (play)
  • Hon. Winston Castelo - (HS '81) Representative 2nd District Quezon City(House of Representatives), former Councilor (District 2 Quezon City)


  1. ^ Tanglaw: A 40th Foundation Anniversary Special p.6
  2. ^ a b Claret School Student Handbook Revised 2008 pp. 3–4
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  5. ^ No Greater Love | Misyon Online

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