Parañaque Science High School

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Parañaque Science High School
Paranaque Science HS Logo.png
Address
Ninoy Aquino Avenue cor. Dahlia St., Brgy. Sto. Niño, Parañaque City
Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Philippines
Information
Type Semi-Public
Established 1990
Principal Dr. Concepcion Bernaldez
Grades 7 to 12
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Nickname ParSci
Newspaper The Momentum
Affiliations Division of City Schools - Parañaque
Website

Parañaque Science High School (Filipino: Mataas na Paaralang Pang-Agham ng Parañaque) (PSHS) is a specialized public school in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, the Philippines. It is under the administration of the local government of Parañaque City and is recognized by the Department of Education. The school offers scholarships to Filipino students who are gifted in the sciences and mathematics. Parañaque Science High School is ranked the 2nd best school for providing quality education to high school students. It scored an 89.64 average on the National Achievement Test for the school year 2013-2014.

Every January or February, PSHS accepts applications for the following school year. Foremost among its criteria for selection is being a resident of Parañaque City. Other requirements include an average grade of 85% (with no grade lower than 85% in any grading period), belonging to the top 100 qualifiers in the entrance examination, and being able to pass the interview given by the head teachers and the principal of the school.

History[edit]

Parañaque Science High School (PSHS) was concerned in 1988 by the late Mayor Walfrido N. Ferrer and his sister Mrs. Flor Cordero. It envisioned to provide free quality secondary education to the exceptionally bright elementary graduates of Parañaque. It’s specially enriched curriculum in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics.

Their vision was referred to the Principal of Parañaque Municipal High School (now Parañaque National High School) Mrs. Rosa V. Sioson, with other school administrator: Miss Narcisa F. Catindig, Assistant Principal and Department Head of Mathematics; Mrs. Teresita Flores, Department Head of English; and Mrs. Elizabeth C. Cabales, Department Head of Science. This was approved by the Division Superintendent, Dr. Ricardo Sibug and the OIC Science Supervisor, Mr. Lino Rom, who signified their support to the notion. Their collaboration marked the birth of PSHS in 1990. With twenty-one (21) students housed in a borrowred classroom of PMHS, and teachers, supervised by the PMHS administrators, PSHS has proven its exceptionality.

Under the administration of former Mayor Pablo R. Olivarez, the municipal ordinance 94-31 s.1994, "Authorizing the Creation and Operation of Parañaque Science High School" was signed by the council on February 1, 1994; thus, the Parañaque Science High School. This was housed in a building adjacent to the main building of PMHS. After a year, the staff of this school attempted to apply for nationalization but this was disapproved due to the policy of "no school within the school".

In 2011, former Mayor Florencio M. Bernabe Jr. purchased a property in Barangay Sto. Niño where a two-storey building with twenty-one (21) classrooms was constructed and was officially donated to Parañaque Science High School on April 5. In May 2011, the whole staff of PSHS, headed by the principal Mr. Pablito S. Vibal, occupied this building.

In August 1, 2013, another academic leader has been installed as the new principal of PSHS - Dr. Concepcion C. Bernaldez. She envisions greater structures that would make PSHS maintain its academic reputation and excellence not only as premier science high school in the city of Parañaque but also in national arena.