Claret School of Quezon City
|Claret School of Quezon City
Paaralang Claret ng Lunsod Quezon
Claret School of Quezon City, 2015
Latin:Scientia Maxime Cum Virtute
("Knowledge is best with virtue")
|Mahinhin St., UP Village, Diliman
Quezon City, Metro Manila
|Type||Private, Catholic, Claretians|
Mrs. Carmelita C. Condecido GS
|Campus Director||Very Rev. Fr. Christian James L. Castro, CMF|
|Chaplain||Rev. Fr. Ronaldo Epifanio Banaria, CMF|
|Grades||K to 12|
|Campus||29,101 m² (approximately 3.3 hectares) (Diliman Campus)|
|Color(s)||Scarlet & Royal Blue|
|Athletics||Claret Red Roosters|
|Mascot||Red Rooster|
|Accreditation||PAASCU, CEAP, FAAP|
|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|
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. The school also has the Child Study Center which allows girls up to the Kindergarten level.
|1967-81||Rev. Fr. Santiago González, CMF|
Rev. Fr. Julián Mateos, CMF
|1981-95||Dr. Enrique Coralejo|
|1995-2001||Rev. Fr. Felimon P. Libot, CMF|
|2001-06||Fr. Salvador G. Agualada, Jr., 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 of building 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 Miguel Mialet, CMF. 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 church.
In 1981, González was replaced by Julián Mateos, CMF; Jesús Vásquez, CMF; Emilio Pablo, CMF; Luis Fernández Rey, CMF; and Domingo Moraleda, CMF. From 1981 until 1995, the school was transferred under the supervision of Enrique Coralejo, a lay director.
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, Agapito Ferrero, CMF was the school director.
In 2001, Felimon P. Libot, CMF became the first Claretian priest of Filipino descent to be assigned as school director and was superseded by Salvador G. Agualada, CMF in 2006.
In the middle of SY 2008-2009, the former School Director, Domingo Moraleda died on a fatal accident at Mabalacat, Pampanga.
In 2009, the school director was Eduardo Apungan, CMF which he took office on June 1, 2009. Apungan was then superseded by Renato Manubag, CMF in 2010. In May 2013, Very Rev. Christian James DL. Castro, assumed as the 13th School Director of Claret School of Quezon City.
Claret School of Quezon City is composed of the Child Study Center, the Grade School department and the High School department. The Grade School and High School units were established in 1967, while the Child Study Center was opened in June 2001.
Child Study Center
The Center accepts 3½ to 4½ year-old boys and girls for the Nursery level and 4½ to 5½ year-old boys for the Kindergarten level. From Kindergarten, the curriculum ladder extends to the Preparatory (prep) level which was integrated to the Grade School in 1967.
Elementary and secondary education
The Grade School unit 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, 2010, 2015 and the latest is valid until 2020. The High School unit received its accreditation by PAASCU on April 19, 1991. It was granted reaccreditation in 1995, 2001, 2006, and 2010.
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 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.
- Kale Alvarez - (HS) coach, Manila Jeepney; former Philippine Azkals player and current Philippine Beach Soccer Team player.
- Kurt Alvarez - (GS) defender, Kaya FC.
- Russel Castro - (GS '07, HS '11) football player, UP Fighting Maroons (2011 U-19 National Team)
- Japs Cuan - (GS) former basketball player, UST Growling Tigers men's basketball.
- Ronald Cuan - (HS '97) former basketball assistant coach, De La Salle Green Archers (men's division).
- Anto Gonzales - (HS '99) football player, Loyola Meralco Sparks FC and Philippine Azkals (midfielder); coach, UP Men's Football Team (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2016 UAAP Champion) and UP Women's Football Team (2016 UAAP Champion
- Dionisio Hipolito III - (HS '06) former basketball player, UP Fighting Maroons (2008-2012).
- JC Intal - (GS/HS) basktetball player, Barako Bull Energy Cola and formerly, Ateneo Blue Eagles.
- Jun Jeffri Lidasan - (HS '10) taekwondo-in, UP Fighting Maroons.
- Dustin Jacob Mella - (HS '12) 2-time SEA Games gold medalist, poomsae/taekwondo.
- Raphael Enrico Mella - (HS '14) 2-time SEA Games gold medalist, poomsae/taekwondo.
Arts, Media, & Entertainment
- Jules Guiang - (GS '05, HS '09) news anchor and TV host, PTV-4; founder, board chairman, National Alliance of Youth Leaders
- Oscar Oida - news reporter, GMA-7
- James Velasquez - (GS '00, HS '04) sportscaster, TV5 (Philippines)
- Kazuyuki Tanaka (+) - (HS '12) musician, Viva Records
- Jose Victor Torres, PhD - (GS '79 HS '83) historical researcher and consultant; screenwriter; Palanca awardee (play)
- Roehl Niño Bautista - (GS '02, HS '06) co-founder, Fullcourtfresh.com
- Hernani Braganza - (HS) mayor, Alaminos, Pangasinan; former Secretary of Agrarian Reform
- Winston Castelo - (HS '81) 2nd District – Quezon City Representative (House of Representatives); former Councilor (2nd District – Quezon City)
- Siegfred Mison - (GS '78) commissioner, Bureau of Immigration
- Deogracias Savellano - (HS '77) governor, Ilocos Sur Province
- General Gregorio Pio Catapang - (HS '77) Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
- Richie Fernando, SJ (+) - (HS) Jesuit missionary
- Bo Sanchez - (HS) catholic preacher; founder of the Light of Jesus Community.
- Patrick Dimal - mechanical engineer, Araneta Center
- Reyancarlo Buan - architect, Araneta Center
- Nelson G. Evangelista, MSCE, MBA, MSML - US-based general contractor; real estate investor; philanthropist
- Eric Tamayo - (GS) owner, Tamayo's Catering
- Dino de Leon - (HS '05) convenor, De La Salle Worlds (32nd World Universities Debating Championship)
- Jason Don S. Dizon - (GS'09, HS '13) Champion - ESL 2015 World Universities Debating Championships
- Tanglaw: A 40th Foundation Anniversary Special p.6
- Claret School Student Handbook Revised 2008 pp. 3–4
- Philippine Daily Inquirer | SEA Games: PH manages 2 golds Friday
- Meet Our Intern: Jules Guiang, YSEALI
- No Greater Love | Misyon Online
- Debate Central | DLSU Worlds Publication