Siena College of Taytay

Coordinates: 14°34′9″N 121°7′57″E / 14.56917°N 121.13250°E / 14.56917; 121.13250
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Siena College of Taytay
Dalubhasaang Siena sa Taytay
Former name
St.Catherine Academy
MottoPassion for Truth. Compassion for Humanity
TypePrivate, Catholic, non-stock coeducational basic and higher education institution
EstablishedJune 1957; 66 years ago (June 1957)
FounderCongregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
(Siena Sisters)
Academic affiliations
PresidentSr. Daisy L. Fornan, OP
PrincipalMr. Gian Carlo Arsciwals
E. Rodriguez Ave. Siena Heights, Brgy. San Isidro Taytay
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14°34′9″N 121°7′57″E / 14.56917°N 121.13250°E / 14.56917; 121.13250
Medium of instructionEnglish
Patron saints
Colors Black  -  Maroon 
 White  -  Yellow 

Siena College of Taytay, also referred to by its acronym SCT, is a private, non-profit Catholic basic and higher education institution run by the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Taytay, Rizal, Philippines. It was named St. Catherine Academy at foundation in 1957 by the Dominican Sisters of Siena and it is one of six Dominican educational institutions in the Philippines. Its sister schools are Siena College of Quezon City, Siena College of San Jose, Siena College of Hermosa, and Siena College of Tigaon.


In 1956, the late Cardinal Rufino Santos of the Archbishop of Manila invited the Dominican sisters to establish an academy for the education of local children. In 1957, Saint Catherine Academy opened during the tenure of the late Mother Natividad Pilapil O.P., the Superior General of the Congregation.

The college's facility was originally located in the Parish compound of St. John the Baptist in Taytay, Rizal. In 1965, the kindergarten, elementary and secondary education courses were fully established and recognized by the Philippine Department of Education, Culture and Sports.


The college's campus in Taytay is now located at East Rodriguez Avenue, Siena Heights, Barangay San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal. The main and oldest, facility, the three-story Saint Catherine Building located at the town proper adjacent to the Saint John the Baptist Parish church, was gutted by fire in 2002 and was not rebuilt. At the new location, a four-story building was constructed. This has a number of classrooms and a large Speech Laboratory in the newly added third floor. There are also houses for freshman high school students.

The Mother Natividad Pilapil O.P. (Latin: Ordinis Praedicatorum; English: Order of Preachers) building houses kindergarten 1 and 2, grade one pupils, and faculty rooms for their teachers. It is located through Gate 1 of the campus.

The Saint Dominic De Guzman Building, named after the founder of the Dominican order, houses the junior and senior high school students, computer rooms for college and high school students, and the Cyber program. It also houses the registrar's office, guidance office, testing center, high school library, GLL office, YLL office, and Instructional Media Center.

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Building contains instructional rooms for the senior high and college students, laboratories, and college library. It can be accessed through Gates 3 and 4. The building is named after the 13th-century philosopher.

The Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Building houses the publishing office, cafeteria, clinic and chapel.

The Saint Jacques Centre de Formatione - Hotelliere et Restaurateur (Saint Jacques Center for International Hospitality Education - Hotel and Restaurant) houses the college's signature program in Hotel and Restaurant Management. It also houses senior high students in the TECH-VOC Strand, with specialization in cookery. Historically, the Parisian Dominican house was located in the parish of Saint Jacques.

The Mother Francisca Hall is an auditorium. The San Lorenzo Ruiz Hall is named for the Filipino martyred during persecution of Japanese Christians under the 17th-century Tokugawa Shogunate. The gymnasium offers student facilities, including the St. Catherine Covered Court, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and the St. Martin Sports Complex.

The Saint Albertus Magnus building was scheduled to house college students in the 2018–2019 school year. The building is composed of 24 rooms on four floors.

Basic education programs[edit]

  • Kinder 1 & 2
  • Grades 1 - 6
  • Junior High school
  • Senior High School
  • Night High School (grade 7-10) (special program)
  • Lab High School

College programs[edit]

  • College of International Hospitality Management (CIHM)
    • Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (BSIHM)
    • Bachelor of Science in Travel Management
    • Culinary Arts
  • College of Nursing
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • College of Business Administration (CBA)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
      • Major in Management
      • Major in Advertisement
      • Major in Entrepreneurship
  • College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT)
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCpE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)
  • College of Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • Specialization in General Education
      • Major in Special Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
      • Major in Mathematics
      • Major in English
      • Major in Guidance and Counseling
      • Major in Religious/Values Education

Student services[edit]

  • Chapel/Prayer Room
  • Siena Christian Community Development Center
  • Guidance Center
  • Learning Resource Center
  • Libraries
    • Grade School Library
    • High School Library
    • College Library
  • Science Laboratories
    • Integrated Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
  • Speech Laboratory
  • Math Laboratory
  • School Clinic
  • School Canteen
  • Practice House
  • Ballet Room
  • St. Lorenzo Hall
  • Bookstore and Supplies
  • Mother Francisca Hall/Auditorium
  • St. Catherine of Siena Audi-Gymnasium
  • St. Martin Sports Complex
  • CAT Office
  • MAPEH Office
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) Room
  • St. Rose of Lima Conference Room
  • Prefect of Discipline
  • Security Services
  • Publications' Office
  • Supreme Student Council Office
  • Oval
  • Gazebo
  • Dormitory

High school administration[edit]

  • Board of Trustees
  • President
  • Principal
  • Asst. Principal/Coord. of Student Affairs and Activities
  • Subject Area Team Leader
  • Prefect of Discipline
  • Campus Ministry Coordinator
  • Religion Coordinator
  • Year Level Leader
  • Club Moderator
  • Homeroom Adviser
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Psychometrician
  • Coordinator of Libraries
  • Registrar
  • Treasurer
  • Property Custodian
  • Computer Laboratory Coordinator
  • Science Laboratory Coordinator
  • ISCA Coordinator
  • Institutional Planning and Research Coordinator
  • Institutional Scouting Coordinator
  • School directors
  • Faculty

BED publications[edit]

  • The Scene
  • La Recogida
  • Scribble
  • Kuliglig
  • For Kids Only!

College publications[edit]

  • Flambeau
  • Sulo
  • Pyre
  • Llamear

Tertiary education[edit]

The modern Tertiary, or Third Order of Saint Dominic, as it exists in the 21st century, has two categories: regular, i.e. male or female Tertiaries who live in community and wear the habit; and secular Tertiaries, married or single, cleric or lay, who live their lives like others of their professions, but who privately practice the austerity of the order, wear some symbol of Dominican habit, and recite some of the liturgical offices.

Special awards[edit]

  • Lord Baden Powell Medallion
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Outstanding Artist of the Year
  • Terpsichorean Award
  • Athlete of the Year
  • Writer of the Year
  • Special Academic Award
  • Dr. Jose P. Rizal Leadership Medal
  • Manuel B. Villar, Jr. Excellence Award
  • Cadet/Cadette of the Year

Given to graduating students

  • Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo de Fuentes Medal
  • St. Catherine Leadership Award
  • Mother Francisca Service Award
  • Excellence in Math and Science
  • Gerry Roxas Leadership Award
  • Jose P. Laurel
  • Sangguniang Kabataan Leadership Award
  • AY National Discipline Award
  • Insular Life Golden Eagle Award

See also[edit]