2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila




1910 – 1919



The enrollment increased to 91 by SY 1910-1911

Jan 9: Sister Baptista plays at a public concert to make St. Scholastica’s School of Music known

Sisters houseSisters’ house (1910) 

Oct 16:  Election by the members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Manuel Quezon as President of the Senate and Sergio Osmeña as Speaker of the House

1911  Jan 14: St. Scholastica’s College incorporated

Once again the need for more space. The Archbishop offers a piece of undeveloped land in Singalong. Before transferring to the new site, the governor general granted the school permission to issue a liberal arts degree

1911 classroom

This photo was taken in 1911.  The one-story building is one of the barracks that had been transformed into classrooms by means of sawali partitions.  Classrooms were bare except for a blackboard.  There were no big cabinet of books and other materials; not even a real library.  St. Scholastica’s was truly the least among the Catholic Institutes of the city at that time; but like a second Bethlehem, it shone in the darkness and soon became the attraction of both rich and poor.


 Eruption of Taal Volcano killing 1,335 people

Taal Volcano


The first “daughter house” is founded in Legazpi, Albay.  The school is named St. Agnes Academy after its principal benefactor, Agnes McGinley, sister of the bishop of Legazpi

St Agnes Academy

Apr 15: Hanging of Felipe Salvador for leading a peasant movement against American regime 


Jan 15:  The school was granted government permission to issue diplomas at the successful conclusion of the High School

 With the availability of electricity the Sisters use the small nipa hut in Singalong for vacation

Oct 3: Enactment of the Underwood Simmons Tariff Law and the establishment of free trade relations between the Philippines and U.S.A.

Oct 6: Appointment of Francis Burton Harrison as the first democratic governor general who allowed Filipinos larger role in self government

Dec 30: Rizal’s monument unveiled at Luneta, a year later Rizal’s remains were transferred to Luneta from Paco

1914 Jan 5: Start of the work on the new St. Scholastica’s College


Jun: The government grants permit to offer a commercial secondary course

Christmas Eve: Transfer of the school to its own site in Singalong


Aug: Beginning of World War I.  Twenty-five thousand (25,000) Filipinos were sent by U.S.A.  Although the Philippines were not involved in the war.



Jan 6: Feast of the Epiphany – the official opening of the new St. Scholastica’s College with address 2560 Pennsylvania Ave. Archbishop Jeremiah Harty celebrates the solemn High Mass

SSC1915St. Scholastica’s College (1915)

Mar 12: The first High School Commencement Exercises in the new site.
Graduates: Trinidad Lacson and Adelina Gurrea.

1st Graduation


Jun 6: Ignacio Villamor elected first Filipino president of the University of the  Philippines


 Mar 16: First graduates of the commercial secondary course:  MariaCajucom, Maria Luisa Medina, Remedios Montelibano and Purificacion Temponco

1st Graduates 1916

  The Philippines supplies 1/4 of all copra in the world trade

Aug 29: Jones Law is approved providing autonomy for the Filipinos and their future independence

Oct 3: General elections are held for the representatives to the newly established bicameral Philippine Legislature, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives

Phil Congress 1916Philippine Congress (1916)


“St. Cecilia, A Temple of Music” – the first music house – along the Singalong side of the campus

Piano RoomSister Baptistas first piano room in SSC, Singalong

First graduate with a Music Teacher’s Diploma: Patrocinio Garcia

Founding of St. Scholastica’s Convent, Baguio, to serve as a vacation house for Sisters and students

Convent Baguio


Graduation of first college graduates (with a Bachelor of Arts degree):  Adelina Gurrea, Paz Gloria and Maria Agoncillo

1st Graduates 1919