Lourdes School of Quezon City

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Lourdes School Quezon City
LSQC Logo.png
Address
Kanlaon corner Don Manuel Street
Sta. Mesa Heights

Quezon City
Philippines
Coordinates 14°37′47″N 120°59′50″E / 14.62972°N 120.99722°E / 14.62972; 120.99722Coordinates: 14°37′47″N 120°59′50″E / 14.62972°N 120.99722°E / 14.62972; 120.99722
Information
Type Private, Catholic, Coeducational
Motto Pax et Bonum
(Peace and all good)
Patron saint(s) Our Lady of Lourdes
St. Francis of Assisi
Established 1955
Founder OFM Capuchins
Rector Rev. Fr. Alberto S. Poblete, O.F.M. Cap
Principal Maria Corazon C. Yap
Grade School
Arlyne Hope B. Blanco
High School
Asst. principal (Academic affairs) Julius R. Grandea
Grade School
Ma. Cecilia DC. Toledo
High School
Asst. principal (Student affairs) Ma. Socorro A. Pradillo
Grade School
Ma. Cielo Herminia S. Pineda
High School
Treasurer Bro. Rolando O. Donasco, O.F.M. Cap
Campus minister Rev. Fr. Dominic B. Abella, O.F.M. Cap
Years taught Pre-Kinder
Kindergarten
Grade School
Junior High School
Senior High School
Gender Male (grade school)
Coed (high school)
Color(s)      Royal blue
     White
     Light sky blue
Athletics Athletic Association of Private Schools (AAPS)
Philippine Athletic Youth Association (PAYA)
Quezon City Athletic Association (QCAA)
Quezon City Basketball League (QCBL)
Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA)
Milo Best Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP)
Passerelle Basketball Tournament
Mascot Blue Titans
Accreditation PAASCU Level III
Newspaper Pax et Bonum (PEB)
High School
Troubadour
Grade School
School hymn Lourdes Forever
Website
LSQC Logotype.svg

Lourdes School Quezon City (LSQC) is a private, Catholic educational institution owned and founded by the Capuchins in Quezon City, Philippines, beside the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. The school was formerly known as Lourdes Catholic School, but was changed to its current name to distinguish it from Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. LSQC was established in 1955, starting with 11 teachers with Fr. Jesus de Ansoain as its first rector and principal.[1]

Students and alumni of the school are called "Lourdesians" or "mga Lourdesiano," in Filipino.

The school is named after and devoted to Our Lady of Lourdes, and is under the patronage of St. Francis of Assisi.

History[edit]

After World War II destroyed the original church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, the Capuchins built a new church in Quezon City in 1950.[2] Four years later, Rev. Fr. Adolfo De Echavarri, superior of the Capuchins in the Philippines, along with other priests, conceptualized the creation of Catholic schools for evangelizing the community.

In 1955, the school was established. The school was built beside the then newly-constructed Lourdes Church which is now a National Shrine. As the population of students increased, a fourth floor, which now holds the rooms for grade 6 students, was added to the original building. A new building was later constructed in May 1967 for the high school department of the school. LSQC, along with other Capuchin schools in Metro Manila formed the first Inter-Capuchin Schools Athletic and Academic Meet in 1984.

The Capuchins started a Financial Assistance Program (FAP) in 1970 wherein discounts in tuition were given to students.

The high school department received its first accreditation by the PAASCU in 1992, and the grade school department in 1997.[1] The high school department was granted a level 3 accreditation in 2007, and was once again given the same level re-accredited status in 2012.

A new five-story building for the high school campus was erected in 1997. Today, the five-story building holds the classrooms for grades 7 and 8 including rooms of laboratories. Since school year 1978-1979, female students were accepted to enroll in the school.[3]

In 2015, the school celebrated its 60th founding anniversary. On this year, the construction of the Blessed Jose Maria de Manila Courtyard was completed.

School program[edit]

Lourdes School Quezon City offers four levels of education:[4]

Historically, LSQC was an exclusive school for boys across all levels; however, in the late 1970s, the high school department began admitting girl scholars and in 1998 eventually became semi coeducational.

Students who cannot afford the tuition fee may avail of the school's Financial Assistance Program which offers study grants to academically competent children from low-income families.

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The primary features of the school logo are the three small crosses on the left and right sides of the logo, two arms in saltire position with a cloud as a background.

The Three crosses symbolizes the Holy Trinity a primary focus of the Franciscan spirituality. The bare arm is of Jesus Christ' who is believed in Christianity to have given his own life for humanity's salvation while the sleeved arm is of St. Francis of Assisi which due to his saintly life according to Christ's own life and teachings in the Gospel earned the title as the “Mirror of Christ”. The big cross signifies the concept of "Becoming Like Christ" which is a way of life striven by Franciscans. The clouds represents heaven which in Christianity is the destiny and home of mankind in the afterlife. The school's logo features the motto "Pax Et Bonum", a traditional Franciscan greeting which means "Peace and goodwill" or "Peace and the good" (often imprecisely translated as "Peace and all good". Note that the word "all", in any of its Latin translations, does not appear in the phrase).[5]

The logo is prominently displayed on the school's uniforms, official bus, façade, and the skywalk which connects the grade school and the high school departments.

Accreditation[edit]

The school is accredited by the PAASCU. The Grade School department has a level II accreditation, while the High School department is on level III, the highest level for accreditation (thus joining a small circle of less than fifteen schools while rendering LSQC as one of the premier private educational institutions in Metro Manila).

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Our School". Lourdes School Quezon City. 
  2. ^ "About Us". www.nsollqc.com. 
  3. ^ Student Handbook: High School (2015 ed.). Lourdes School Quezon City. p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Admissions". Lourdes School Quezon City. 
  5. ^ "School Logo". Lourdes School Interactive - Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 22 December 2015. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015.