Santa Teresa College

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Sta. Teresa College
Kolehiyo de Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa College Logo.png
Motto Solo Dios Basta
Motto in English
"God alone Suffices"
Type Private Sectarian
Established 1940
Affiliation Roman Catholic
President Rev. Fr. Ricardo Panganiban
Principal Mrs. Violeta Ramos
Dean Dr. Randy Baja
Location Bauan, Batangas, Philippines
13°45′10.52″N 121°03′30.46″E / 13.7529222°N 121.0584611°E / 13.7529222; 121.0584611Coordinates: 13°45′10.52″N 121°03′30.46″E / 13.7529222°N 121.0584611°E / 13.7529222; 121.0584611
Hymn Teresian Hymn
Colors Green & Yellow         
Athletics STC Crusaders
Nickname Teresians
Affiliations Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities

Sta. Teresa College (formerly St. Theresa's Academy and Colegio de Santa Teresa de Jesus) is a Catholic education institution founded in 1920 and established by the Franciscan Sisters in 1940. Its main campus is located at Kapitan Ponso Street, Bauan, Batangas, Philippines. To date, STC is one of the oldest Catholic Schools within the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Lipa.


In the 1970s, the school, then named St. Theresa's Academy (STA), started to emerge in the limelight in the field of education, with the guidance of Msgr. Alberto Boongaling. His work was continued by Rev. Fr. Conrado G. Castillo, who served as the director in the year 1984–1994 and as the first college president from 1994–2004. After his term, Rev. Fr. Carlo Magno C. Ilagan took over his presidency, and during the year 2004–2015, he instigated numerous reforms and school development programs that included the opening of a tertiary school, building of classrooms and offices among others.


  • Grade School Department

The Grade School Department is a two floor building. Each classrooms are provided with a built in projector that enriches the education with technology of the school and also, all classrooms has an air condition system.

  • High School Department

The High School Department is composed of four buildings. Each classroom has its own visual projector, television set for Grade 7 and heterogeneous sections and an air condition system.

  • College Department

The College Department is a four-floor building. Each classroom contains television set used for classroom instruction.

  • Canteen

The Main School Canteen serves the Grade School, High School, and College Departments. The Preparatory Department has its own cafeteria.

  • STC Gymnasium

STC has 2 Gymnasium, dedicated to San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod. The two gymnasium primarily used for Provincial, City, or School Competitions for Sports and Entertainment. Different Programs are also held here like Intramurals, Family Day, etc. Cherished moments among graduating classes like the High School graduating students' Parents' Night are also annual happening in the gymnasiums. Commencement Exercises are also being held here.

  • Function Hall

STC has 3 function hall. One is dedicated to the students of the school, that is located at the 4th floor of the college building. Second hall is located beside the school chapel and the third hall is located near the Gate 3 of the Grade School Department.


The college's publication is The Leaf and has three editions. These are Kiddie, Campus and College Editions.


In 2015 there was a significant change in the set of officials of the school's administration. Due to overall re-shuffling of priests in Batangas, Fr. Carlo Ilagan left his position as the school's president for his new assignment as the parish priest of Invencion de la Sta. Cruz Parish in Alitagtag, Batangas. Apparently, Fr. Ricardo Panganiban was appointed as the Unified Schools of the Archdiocese of Lipa and STC's new president. Dr. Randy M. Baja was appointed as the College Dean and Vice President for Academics, while Fr. Miguel Samaniego was named as Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services. USAL schools are required to have only one principal and one Chief Operationg Officer (COO). For Sta. Teresa College, Mr. Aurelio Manalo Jr. was appointed as COO and Mrs. Violeta Ramos was appointed as the principal of the school, respectively.