Holy Child Catholic School

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Former names
Motto "Sapientia Aetate et Gratia" latin word: Wisdom, Age, and Grace. (Luke 5:52)
Director Rev. Fr. Nolan Que
Address Plaza A. Hernandez Tondo, Manila, Philippines, Philippines Tondo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Hymn HCCS Hymn
Nickname HCCSIAN

Holy Child Catholic School is located at Plaza Hernandez in Tondo, Manila, the Philippines. It sits beside the Santo Niño de Tondo Parish.


During the Liberation Period immediately following World War II, Rt. Msgr. Jose N. Jovellanos and four Jesuit priests founded the Tondo Parochial school. It was located at the site of the defunct Instituto de Mujeres, where the Manila Cathedral School is now located. Classes began on July 2, 1945.

Later, the school was moved to its location beside the Sto. Niño Church, where the Tondo Orphanage used to stand. The government began to recognize it as a legitimate school on February 22, 1951. The school became a corporation on October 23, 1954, under the name Holy Child Catholic School(HCCS). In 1955, HCCS was granted government recognition for complete secondary and kindergarten courses. Then, the school graduated its first high school students.

School directors[edit]

Rt. Msgr. Jose N. Jovellanos, who had helped establish the school and was the parish priest at the time, became its first director.

Most Rev. Amado H. Paulino, D.D. became the school's second director. During his term, HCCS celebrated its Ruby Jubilee.

Rev. Msgr. Pacifico Ma. Mendoza, who had served the school as Asstistant Director for ten years, succeeded Paulino to become the school's third director. During his term, HCCS had celebrated its fiftieth year of service as a Roman Catholic school in 1995. It was also during his time when HCCS reached the peak of its enrollment with 65,237 students.

Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel F. Sebastian had the shortest term of only one school year (1996–97) but, like his predecessors, he was able to accomplish a great deal.

Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel V. Sunga, who served the school for five years, from 1997-2002.

Rev. Fr. Enrique "Erick" Santos, the school's sixth director, who helped it celebrate its sixtieth anniversary in 2005. He served the school from 2002-2011.

Rev. Fr. Solomon A. Jardinero is the seventh school director. He initiated the use of technology driven teaching and learning process using Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) where computer units with LCD screens are programmed and installed in every classrooms, from 2012-2014.

Rev. Fr. Nolan A. Que is current director until now.

Coordinates: 14°36′27″N 120°58′04″E / 14.607435°N 120.967711°E / 14.607435; 120.967711