St. Mary's Academy of Caloocan City
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|St. Mary's Academy of Caloocan City|
|Type||Private Catholic school|
|Motto||Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini|
|Founder||Venerable Ignacia del Espiritu Santo|
|Campus||Madre Ignacia Ave., Grace Park, Caloocan City|
|Color(s)||Blue, and White|
St. Mary's Academy of Caloocan City (SMACC) is a Catholic school owned and administered by the Sisters of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM). It was formerly known as Our Lady of Grace Academy (OLGA) and was renamed to SMACC on December 8, 2000 as the school marked its Golden Jubilee to unify the RVM system schools. SMACC is located at Madre Ignacia Avenue (12th Ave.), Grace Park, Caloocan City.
In 1969, the High School Department transferred to 12th Avenue while the Grade School and Pre-Elementary Departments followed in 1981, leaving the original school building to the priests of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). In response to the challenge to offer quality education, the school decided to pursue PAASCU accreditation. The preliminary visit was conducted in 1983 and its formal visit was in 1985. In 1988, the school was granted five-year accreditation which was followed by two more revisits, in 1994 and in 1999.
When Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) 2002 was launched by the Department of Education, SMACC adopted the Basic Education Department, which reflects a continuous and sequential development from Grades 1 to 10. The Grade School was renamed the Lower Basic Education Department (LBED) and the High School, Upper Basic Education Department (UBED). SMACC keeps rising to the challenge of excellence in the context of providing a Catholic Ignacian Marian education. During the 2003–2004 school year, the school worked for a certification of its quality management system. On June 25, 2004, the institution was awarded an ISO 9001-2000 certification. SMACC is the first ISO-certified school in all of Caloocan.
- Guidance Center
- Instructional Media Center
- Campus Ministry
- Health Services
- Community Involvement Program
- Food Services
- Physical Plant
- Information Technology Center
- Laboratories [Computer, Science( Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Speech]
- Kinder World
- Eco Park
- Madre Ignacia Park