Notre Dame of Cotabato

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Notre Dame of Cotabato
63 Sinsuat Avenue
Cotabato City
Type Private School
Motto School: With a caring and daring H.E.A.R.T.
Marist: Ad Jesum Per Mariam
(All to Jesus through Mary)
Established June 21, 1948
Principal Mrs. Agnes Gandulfo
Campus Director Br. Dominador A. Santiago, F.M.S.
Grades K to 12
Color(s) Blue, White, and Gold
Affiliation Marist Brothers, Roman Catholic, Notre Dame Educational Association

Notre Dame of Cotabato, Inc. is a Catholic private school established in 1948 and currently administered by the Marist Brothers.[1]


On 1941, Fr. Emile Boldoc of the Oblate Fathers (OMI) invited the Marist Brothers from the Province of United States to start a mission in Mindanao. The school was already built around 1945 but because of the World War, the plan was delayed for a couple of years. After the war, Br. Maurus James Doherty, Br. Herbert Daniel Dumont, Br. Joseph Damian Teston and Br. Peter Leonard Thommen were the four Marist Brothers who arrived in 1948 in Cotabato.[2] On June 21, 1948, the said four Marist Brothers took over the school from the Oblates, thus becoming the first Marist school in the Philippines. The Religious of Virgin Mary (RVM) Sisters, who had been helping the Oblates in running the school, then took care of the girls' department (now Notre Dame – RVM College of Cotabato), while the Brothers has the boys' department, thus giving birth to Notre Dame of Cotabato (Boys' Department). In June 1996, the school opened an afternoon shift program for boys and girls. In June 2000, the school started to admit girls to the regular day shift session. Notre Dame of Cotabato (or N.D.C.) is the only Marist School in Cotabato City.


  1. ^ Susie G. Bugante (September 10, 2013). "2013's top employers: Jollibee, Notre Dame of Cotabato". Archived from the original on 26 November 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Meuten, Paul (2014). "Part A". The Marist Brothers of the Schools in the Philippines: The Mission Period (1941-1960). Marist Province of East Asia. pp. 14–17. 

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