Imus Institute

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Imus Institute
Imus Institute
Former names
Ymus Central Academy
Motto Scientia et Virtus
Motto in English
Knowledge and Virtue
Established 1923
Type Private[1]
President Arch. Encarnacion N. Raralio
Principal Mrs. Belma Villanueva
Director Mrs. Celia P. del Prado
Students Approx. 5,000
Undergraduates Approx. 900
Location Nueno Avenue, Imus City, Cavite,

14°25′35″N 120°56′16.79″E / 14.42639°N 120.9379972°E / 14.42639; 120.9379972Coordinates: 14°25′35″N 120°56′16.79″E / 14.42639°N 120.9379972°E / 14.42639; 120.9379972
Campus 2 campuses; Dimasalang and Nueno Ave.
Imus Institute Alma Mater Song
Colors Blue and Yellow ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Sports Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton
Nickname I.I.
Mascot Tigers
Affiliations CISAA, ISAA

The Imus Institute (locally known by its abbreviation, I.I.) is a co-educational, non-sectarian private school in the town of Imus, in the province of Cavite, Philippines. Founded in 1923, it is the oldest secondary school recognized by the government in the province. The school established its College Department in 1952 and has since expanded with plans of attaining university status on its centennial.[2]


The school was founded by groups of concerned citizens led by Messrs. Manuel and Lorenzo Paredes with the intention of providing affordable quality education for citizens of the province. Originally called Ymus Central Academy, the school was incorporated as a non-stock family corporation on January 20, 1923. The original school building fronting the Imus town plaza opened its doors for classes on June 12, 1923 offering elementary, high school and vocational education.[3]

In 1928, the ownership was transferred to Dr. Eugenio Villanueva, Sr. and under his management the classes were reduced to just Secondary education and name of the school was changed to Imus Institute. By 1934, ownership of the school was transferred to a newly formed corporation, the Imus Institute Incorporated, after Dr. Villanueva decided to concentrate on his medical profession.

During World War II, the school opened only for one school year. After the war, classes resumed in the school under a new president, Dr. Leoncio B. Monzon, with two additional directors, Dr. Enriqueta Virata and Mr. Zosimo Topacio. With the continuing increase in school population, the administration moved the campus to its current location on D.T. Nueno Ave., within the poblacion of Imus, in 1951.

The College Department started in 1952 as a Junior college offering a 1-year Secretarial course and 2-year Liberal Arts Course, producing its first graduates in 1954.

Under the presidency of lawyer Atty. Manuel Paredes, a new four-story building for the fourth-year high school students was erected in a new second campus in Dimasalang Subdivision, in Imus Poblacion. On November 25, 2000, three buildings in the main campus were gutted by fire.[4] Over fifty classrooms, administrative offices, libraries, laboratories, computer rooms and school records were lost. School continued by accommodating classes in the Dimasalang campus and makeshift classrooms in Imus. The following year, the new M-building, replacement for the old main building, was completed.

Secondary education[edit]

Imus Institute currently offers three high school curricula - Business, Science and Adult High school. The Business High School Curriculum complies with the Basic Education Curriculum of the Department of Education. The program also integrates Information Technology and Entrepreneurship as part of the course. The Science High School Curriculum is geared more towards students who wants to pursue Engineering or Science education in the college level. Adult High School Curriculum give adults a second opportunity to complete a high school diploma.[2]

Alma Mater Song Lyrics[5][edit]

Lyrics by: Liria E. Gaerlan
Music by:Honesto T. Darvin

With cheerful hearts
Round thee we flock
Most beloved Imus Institute
And raise our voice in merry song
Glorifying thy noble name.

Dear Alma Mater keep us all
Thy loyal children in thy fold
Worthy of thee shall we e'er be
Thou our light, our guide, our pride.

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  1. ^ "Division of Cavite Private Schools". Bureau of Secondary Education, Department of Education, Philippines. Retrieved on 2011-01-31.
  2. ^ a b Administration (2008-05-21). "Imus Institute: Excellence, leadership, and dignity in education...". Philippine Schools News. Retrieved on 2011-01-06.
  3. ^ "History of the Imus Institute". Imus Institute Official Website. Retrieved on 2011-01-06.
  4. ^ Sarmiento, Mading (2000-11-26). "Imus Institute nasunog". Philippine Star. Retrieved on 2011-01-08.
  5. ^ Imus Imstitute website.[1]

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