Mindanao Institute

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Mindanao Institute is a senior high school in Cabadbaran City in the province of Agusan del Norte on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. It provides a general academic education.[1] It was founded in 1946 and is affiliated to the United Church of Christ.


Mindanao Institute was founded in June 1946 as a non-stock, non-profit Church-related High-School. It was recognized by the government under Recognition No. 166.

The school begun with an initial enrollment of 126 students and by April 1947 graduated 5 students. At first it was located at the residence of Judge and Mrs. Jose R. Villanueva, then it moved to larger accommodation in the old Sandigan Building at Magsaysay street, and later transferred to the Nipa Building near the present school, a bamboo structure which was partly donated and partly sold to the United Church of Christ by Celestino Udarbe and Manuel D. Calo. Its first concrete building was constructed in 1948 through 1949 with lumber principally donated by the Nasipit Lumber Company, which was brought to Cabadbaran by the company's barges.

In 1953, the school suffered a serious crisis, which was solved through placing its administration under the Mindanao Eastern Conference, composed of the churches in Surigao and Agusan (now Agusan del Norte and del Sur) provinces. The Executive Committee of the General Assembly of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines granted the school subsidies for a land purchase, and for staff, laboratory supplies and equipment.


Mindanao Institute offers unlimited honor scholarships, and unlimited work and athletic scholarships.


Approximately 40% of the costs are met by donations, gifts and subsidies from church members, the General Assembly of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, the school's patrons, alumni, parents, teachers and others. The remainder of the revenue comes from tuition fees. The members of the Board of Trustees serve without pay.


  1. ^ "List of Senior High Schools". Department of Education, Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2017.