Claret School of Quezon City
|Claret School of Quezon City
Paaralang Claret ng Lungsod Quezon
Claret School of Quezon City, 2015
|Mahinhin St., UP Village, Diliman
Quezon City, Metro Manila
|Type||Private, Catholic, Claretians|
|Motto||Latin:Scientia Maxime Cum Virtute
("Knowledge is best with virtue")
|Principal||Carmelita C. CondecidoGS
Paolo Josef L.Blando HS
|Campus Director||Very Rev. Fr.Mauricio T. Ulep, CMF|
|Chaplain||Rev. Fr. Ronaldo Epifanio Banaria, CMF|
|Grades||K to 12|
|Campus||29,101 square metres (2.9101 ha) (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.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|
|2013–16||Rev. Fr. Christian James DL. Castro, CMF|
|2016-17||Rev. Fr. Efrén L. Limpo, CMF|
|2017-present||Rev. Fr. Fr. Mauricio T. Ulep, 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 upgraded the old covered court into a gymnasium, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish church was built.
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, supervision of the school was transferred to 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 1990s. 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. He was superseded by Salvador G. Agualada, CMF in 2006.
In the middle of SY 2008-2009, the former School Director, Domingo Moraleda died in a fatal accident at Mabalacat, Pampanga.
On June 1, 2009, Eduardo Apungan, CMF took office as the school director. He was superseded in 2010 by Renato Manubag, CMF. In May 2013, Very Rev. Christian James DL. Castro assumed directorship of the school. In 2017, Very Reverend Fr. Efrén Limpo assumed position as the 14th School Director of Claret School of Quezon City.
The first elementary graduates completed their studies in 1971, while the pioneer high school class graduated in 1975 with 38 students. A plaque with the names of the first 38 high school graduates can be seen in the main lobby of Claret School.
On October 22, 2016, Claret School of Quezon City was honored with the Quezon City Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal Award for Most Outstanding Institution for 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Hotel, Ortigas Avenue, 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 admits 3-year-olds boys and girls for Junior Nursery, 4-year-olds for Senior Nursery and 5-year-olds 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 sports, Claret School won its First Philippine Athletic Youth Association (PAYA) Basketball Championship in the 1974-1975 season, beating San Agustin in the Finals.
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 '01) coach, Manila Jeepney F.C.; former Philippine Azkals player and current Philippine beach soccer team player
- Kurt Alvarez - (GS) defender, Kaya F.C.
- 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) Basketball Head coach, Alab Pilipinas.
- Anto Gonzales - (HS '99) football player, Loyola Meralco Sparks F.C. 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) basketball 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
- Alfonzo Gotladera - (GS '06) basketball player, recruited by San Beda College-High School in 2008, formerly De La Salle Green Archers (2011-2012) & Ateneo Blue Eagles (2014-2015), Philippines men's national basketball team and 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge player
- Hagen Topacio - (HS '07) Trap Shooter, Philippine Team.
- Marco Casambre - (HS '16) Football Player, Philippine Azkals
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 - (GS '89, HS '93) 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
- 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
- 2016 Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal Awardees
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-17. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
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