Education High School (1950)

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Sustained Quality Education

The Education High School has been a top performing school in its given cluster ever since the National Achievement Test was administered by the Department of Education.

Year Cluster & Number of Examinees Rank
2011-2012 4 (50-99 examinees) 2
2012-2013 4 (50-99 examinees) 1
2013-2014 3 (100-199 examinees) 1
2014-2015 4 (50-99 examinees) 1

Mission

The Education High School commits itself to the task of participating in the evangelizing work of the Church by providing students with quality Catholic Education and by imbuing with the virtues of truth and love as espoused by the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas.

Vision

The Education High School seeks to evolve into one of the leading Catholic secondary institutions of learning in the country by strengthening and revitalizing the curriculum, faculty updating and networking with other institutions in the educational community.

Rationale and Objectives of the Education High School

The Education High School, distinct and independent from the UST High School, serves as a laboratory high school for the training and formation of future Catholic teaches who are not only competent in teaching but also sensitive to the national and educational goals in general and to the University’s goal in particular. It also seeks to extend opportunities to gifted high school students who belong to financially challenged families to the minimal fees charged upon them.

Student Publication

The Rosarian

Student Organizations

Patron Saint

St. Joseph of Calasanz

Feast Day: August 25

Saint Joseph of Calasanz was born on September 11, 1557 in Aragon. During his early years, his parents provided him with good education and later on, he went to different universities to take higher studies, such as Philosophy and Law.

Saint Joseph of Calasanz became an ordained priest on December 17, 1583. He founded the Pious schools and the Religious Order known as the Piarists, the oldest Catholic Educational Order that provided free education for the poor.

After seeing the miserable children in the poorest town in Rome, Saint Joseph recognized God’s calling; he used his educational attainment as an instrument of faith.

However, his idea of pedagogy—and also his stance on Galileo Galilei’s revolutionary and controversial claim of Heliocentric Cosmology—had him questioned by the Inquisition. Nonetheless, he remained faithful to the Church until his death on August 25, 1648.

On August 7, 1748, Saint Joseph was beatified by Pope Benedict XIV and later on, he was canonized by Pope Clement XIII on July 16, 1767.

References:

The Piarist Order (2011) Saint Joseph Calasanz. http://www.piaristfathers.org/en-GB/Who-we-are/Saint-Joseph-Calasanz.aspx. Accessed on December 14, 2015.

Credit: http://www.catholicireland.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Joe-cal.jpgPatron Saint of the Education High School

 Notable Graduates

Sarah Geronimo Batch 2005 (Alumni Associate) Nationally recognized singer and actress
Florin T. Hilbay, Ll. B., Ll. M. Batch 1991

Solicitor-General

Republic of the Philippines

Pilar Isidoro-Romero, PhD Batch 1977 Inaugural Principal, UST Senior High School
Juan D. Lim Batch 1952 Founder, Philippine School of Business Administration
Alberto P. Martinez Batch 1978 Nationally recognized actor and director
Luis F. Orosa, DMD Batch 1959

Nationally recognized dentist

Republic of the Philippines

Elena Mari Ginia Roxas-Domingo Batch 1981 President, Columban Autocar Corportation (Kia Motors Philippines)
Benjamin P. Saldua Batch 1964

Principal Structural Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

John M. Simon Batch 1977

Port Collector

Port of Iligan, Bureau of Customs, Republic of the Philippines

Lolita C. Valderrama-Savage Batch 1969 Internationally renowned painter
Helen C. Vela (+) Batch 1962 Nationally recognized actress

 The School Seal

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  1. THE FLAME OF THE TORCH – signifies light: the symbol which inspires the Education High School to realize its Vision-Mission
  2. THE  TORCH – which holds the light as signified by the flame is the virtue prudence: the queen, the cause, and measure of all virtues, necessary  to make the light shine through to all.
  3. THE BOOK – represents Catholic Education
  4. THE CIRCLE – symbolizes the school’s endless effort to pursue its objectives;
  5. THE SCALLOP BORDERING THE SEAL – represent the eight beatitudes of the Gospel emphasizing the foundation of the Education High School’s every action.

History

The Education High School (EHS) is a separate institution from the UST High School. EHS was established to give quality Catholic education to those deserving students who cannot afford to pay the fees required by other schools. It also serves as the training ground for fourth year BSE students of the College of Education. This laboratory school was established during the time of Rector Magnificus Rev. Fr. Angel De Blas, O.P. through the help of the Dean of the College of Education, Rev. Fr. Aurelio Valbuena and Mrs. Caridad Z. Sevilla, the EHS principal and the different critic teachers of the College of Education. Classes commenced on August 1, 1950.

A number of faculty members from the College comprised the first set of critic teachers for the different subject areas in the EHS. They were: Dr. Mercedes G. Santamaria, Dr. Clemencia J. Colayco, Dr. Rosario D. Bondoc, Miss Concepcion Leonor, Mrs. Antonia P. Villanueva, Miss Consuel Perdices and Miss Nina Custodio.

The first regular teachers were Miss Concepcion Alba, Mrs. Salud P. Belmonte, Mrs. Salome Castillo, Miss Rosario Mauricio, Miss Lourdes Z. Sevilla and Miss Teresita R. Villamil.

There were 361 students in the first enrolment of the EHS. There were ten (10) sections in the first year, two (2) sections for the second year and two (2) sections for the second year and two (2) for the third year. Half of those sections were attended in the morning by girls, half in the afternoon by boys.

In order to give authentic religious and practical leadership training and to strengthen unity and cooperation among the students, religious and secular organizations were founded. Among them were Student Catholic Action Units for the boys and girls and the Knights of Jesus for the Boys. Mr. Arturo De Leon served as their Adviser. The Boy Scouts were adopted to give some training to male students.

Through the years, the EHS has been in the forefront of championing the cause of Catholic education in the Secondary School level. As the University of Santo Tomas enters its 405nd Year, the EHS will continue to put premium on developing competence, commitment, and community involvement coupled with the core values of patriotism, respect, piety, responsibility, simplicity, honesty, integrity and justice among its students.