Saint Joseph's Academy (Las Piñas)
|Saint Joseph's Academy|
Padre Diego Cera Avenue
|President||Msgr. Mario Josefino F. Martinez|
|Principal||Eleanor Quintos GS|
Aida Divinagracia HS
|Grades||K to 12|
|Campus||Urban, ~14,500 m²|
St. Joseph's School was founded in 1914 by Belgian missionaries Fr. Jose van Runenkelen and Fr. Victor Zaiel of Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae (CICM) established next to the St. Joseph Parish Church (where the famous Las Piñas Bamboo Organ is housed) to foster literacy in the parish community. The school, which started as a grade school, eventually included secondary education and was renamed to St. Joseph's Academy. The school was recognized by the American colonial government of the Philippine Islands on July 27, 1916 and is its recognized legal foundation day. St. Joseph's Academy is the first Catholic private school of Las Piñas and other neighboring towns. The first batch of grade school graduates of the academy was produced in 1922.
- Gio Alvarez (Class of 1995) -Actor and TV personality. He is a former Star Magic artist (tenure: 1992–2004). He is notable for the TV series Ang TV and Home Along Da Riles (tv series and movies).
- Gisella Francesca Alvarez-Bautista (Class of 1997) - Former actress and TV personality. She is the younger sister of Gio Alvarez. She is a former Star Magic artist (tenure: 1992–1997). She is notable for the TV series Ang TV and Super Laff-In tv series. Guila won the Best Child Performer award (16th Metro Manila Film Festival - 1990) for the film Ama Bakit Mo Ako Pinabayaan.
- Luigi Alvarez (Class of 1993) - Former actor and TV personality. He is the brother of Gio Alvarez. Luigi was a former Star Magic artist (tenure: 1995–1997). He is notable for the TV series Ang TV.
- Cheryl Fuerte (Class of 1995) - Award-winning web designer. One of the blogging pioneers in the Philippines.
- Armando Salarza (Class of 1984) - Notable organist and conductor of Las Pinas Boys Choir.
- Leinil Francis Yu (Class of 1994) - Comic book artist and Guinness World Records holder.
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- "Armando V. Salarza and the Historic Bamboo Organ - Music". Daigdig Pinoy. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
- "Kapow! '11: Comic History Rewritten on the IGN Stage". IGN. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2015.