Saint Theresa's College of Cebu
|Established||1 June 1933|
|Founder||Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary|
|Affiliation||Catholic Church |
|Campus||Juana Osmeña Street, Cebu City|
|Colors||Blue and gold|
St. Theresa's College of Cebu (STC), is a Catholic institution of learning founded by the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM) in the Philippines on June 1, 1933 upon the invitation of Monsignor Gabriel Reyes, then Archbishop of Cebu.
The institution offers all levels of instruction for boys and girls from preschool to Grade 6, for girls exclusively in junior high school (grades 7-10), and for men and women in senior high school (grades 11 & 12) and college. The missionary spirit of the Foundress, Mother Marie Louise De Meester, permeates the program of education of the institution.
The institution first operated in Sikatuna Street, Cebu City, while school buildings were being erected on the present site, bounded by General Maxilom Avenue, Juana Osmeña Street, Redemptorist Road and Ramon Aboitiz Street.
In 1935, the first years of the liberal arts, education and commerce courses were added to the elementary and secondary levels. The three courses were fully recognized by the Bureau of Education in 1940.
In 1957, St. Theresa’s College of Cebu, became a Charter Member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). It is also a member of Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).
St. Theresa's College of Cebu (formerly known as St. Theresa's Academy of Cebu), was founded by the Missionary Sisters of St. Augustine of Cebu (now the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) on June 1, 1933 upon the expressed invitation of His Excellency, Msgr. Gabriel Reyes (then the Archbishop of Cebu).
The Institution first started its operation in Sikatuna Street while adequate school buildings were being erected on the present site, bounded by General Maxilom Avenue (Mango Avenue), Juana Osmeña Street, Redemptorist Road, and Ramon Aboitiz Street (Elizabeth Pond Street).
In 1935, the first year levels of the Liberal Arts, Education, and Commerce courses were added to the elementary and secondary levels. gradually, the three courses were completed and fully recognized by the Bureau of Education in 1940.
After the outbreak of World War II in 1941, only the primary grades were reopened. In 1945, all the school buildings were destroyed by fire and bombs. The following year, classes from preschool to high school were resumed in temporary shacks. The buildings were rebuilt from 1946 to 1955. The latest additions were built in 1960 and 1965.
In 1957, St. Theresa's College of Cebu became a Charter Member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) and has satisfactorily maintained its accredited status.
St. Theresa's College, High School Department was accredited in 1970 and reaccredited in 1973, 1979, 1985, 1991, 1995, and 2005. In 2008, St. Theresa's College celebrated its Diamond Jubilee Year.
Teresa de Avila, the first woman doctor of the Church, is the patron saint of St. Theresa’s College. official seal the cross means the flourish the three star means virtue, arts and science.
The comment by Candice Vasquez on her experience with St. Theresa's College may be valid but may be not be appropriate under this topic "Patron Saint".
St. Theresa's College of Cebu, was originally incorporated in accordance with Philippine Laws on March 29, 1935. After World War II, the Articles of Incorporation were duly reconstituted and with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Manila, October 1948. The transcript of these amended Articles of Incorporation was issued on September 8, 1949. In February 1991, the papers of Incorporation registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission were revised.
Until August 1991 the members of the Board of Trustees of St. Theresa's College Cebu were the ICM District Superior and her Council. As of 2016, St. Theresa's College Cebu is governed by a separate Board of Trustees with ten members, six of whom are ICMs and four non-ICMs.
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