MGC-New Life Christian Academy

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Makati Gospel Church New Life Christian Academy
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Established July 3, 1991
Language Mandarin/Fookien Chinese, English, Filipino
Color(s) Green (Main), White (Subcolor)
Song New Life in Christ
Curriculum Institute for Foundational Learning, Singapore Curriculum, A Beka
Vision A leading school recognized for developing learners that are excellent in academics and character, who will be Christian leaders that will make a difference in the 21st century.
School Mission MGC New Life Christian Academy (MGCNL) is bound to its commitment to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to train up children to become God-fearing and socially responsible young adults through high quality Christian education based on biblical truths and principles.
Quadrangle of the old building, destroyed to create an area for building a second building.

MGC New Life Christian Academy is a Christian school situated in Lot 2, Block 18 University Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The school principal is Helen Kwong Villanueva. The school offers courses of study from pre-nursery to Grade 12.

Every year, the school seeks and finds ways on how to help the needy. They hold in- and out-campus outreaches, usually before the Christmas season. The whole school body, including teachers, students, and staff, help during this event.

History and celebrations[edit]

Makati Gospel Learning Center (MGLC) and New Life Foundation Learning Center (NLFLC) were established in 1991 to give Christian education. The school's foundation day is celebrated every July 3.

Eventually the schools were merged in 1997.[1]

In 2001, MGC New Life celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the school presented the musical play, God Uses Kids.

On December 22–23, 2004, MGC New Life held a Christmas play, The Christmas Lamb.

In 2007 and 2008, MGC New Life's fourth-year high school students (batch 4 and batch 5) topped the Taguig City chapter of the National Career Assessment Examination.

In February 2008, MGC New Life celebrated its 17th year with the musical play, The Greatest Stories Ever Told at the AFP Theater.

On February 24, 2010, MGC New Life held a Thanksgiving Cantata in the Philam Life Auditorium. The cantata was "The Little Drummer Boy".

On January 28, 2012, MGC New Life held a Musical Event called "Rise Up" in celebration of their 20th anniversary. There were two guests invited to perform, Mr. Shang Quan and Dr. Enoch Fernando. Students also got the chance to perform.


  • Pre-school: The Pre-school Department, running from pre-nursery to kindergarten, uses the curriculum of the Institute for Foundational Learning for its English language and Geography curriculum.
  • Elementary School: The elementary school level adopted the Singapore Curriculum for its Science and Math subjects in 2008, and English at 2011.
  • High School: The high school level uses the A Beka textbooks for their Science (until 2013) and Social Studies (World History and Economics) classes. For the K-12 program, the Ck12 curriculum is used. [OUTDATED]

International accreditation[edit]

2007 saw MGC New Life being granted a seven-year international accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), a joint venture that is the first for both organizations. The reorganization of CITA caused MGC New Life's accreditation to be absorbed into AdvancED, making it accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).[2]

MGC New Life is the first school in the Philippines to be accredited by AdvancED and NCA CASI and the second school in the Philippines accredited by ACSI.[3]