2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila




1920 – 1929






St. Scholastica’s Free School opens at the Singalong-Estrada corner of the campus

Free School
St. Scholastica’s Free School (1920)

The High School unit introduced its non-formal secondary curriculum with 20 girls and 12 boys enrolled

High School Graduates
High School Graduates (1920)

Mother Clodesindis Lueken comes as visitatrix; the following year she is appointed the new prioress of Manila

Mother Lueken

A free school is opened at the back of St. Scholastica’s College.

A novitiate in the Philippines is formally started 

Peasant organizations established in the 1920’s seeking an end to the problems of debts, high rents, rice shortage, unfair labor practices and land grabbing 

1920    A parish school in Navotas is started at the request of the parish priest, but is short-lived

Nov 30: The Sisters take over the administration of St. Alphonsus’ Catholic School in Opon, Cebu

St. Alphonsus Catholic School
St. Alphonsus Catholic School


Apr 22: Start of construction of new and larger chapel

Feast of St. Benedict: blessing of new chapel

Feast Of St Benedict

The School Chapel 1922
The School Chapel (1922)

Nov 22: First St. Cecilia’s Concert 

The Sisters agree to administer the Bacolor Catholic School of the parish of Bacolor, Pampanga. It is renamed St. Mary’s Academy

Another school in Pampanga is taken over for administration – Holy Family Academy in Angeles

Holy Family Academy Angeles today
Holy Family Academy,
Angeles today


Feb 17: Manuel L. Quezon organizes the Nacionalista-Colectivista Party

ML Quezon
Jun 16: President Harding requests the American government that independence be granted to the Philippines

The first radio station goes on air

1923      Jul 17:  All Filipino members of Governor-General Leonard Wood’s cabinet resign in protest of his arbitrary acts



Next in the line of schools is Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Mambajao, Camiguin

Holy Infant Academy is opened in Tacloban, Leyte

Still another school opens that year: Sacred Heart Academy in Cavite 


Appraisal of schools by the Board of Educational Survey:  “Almost invariably, the secondary schools of the Church are of a higher quality than are the primary.  Some of them such as De La Salle College for boys and Santa Escolastica for girls situated in Manila maintain the highest standard with reference to physical plant, equipment, teaching personnel, and methods of instruction” 

The bishop asks for Sisters to run Assumption Academy in San Fernando, Pampanga

Assumption Academy Pampanga

Assumption Academy, San Fernando, Pampanga




The Sisters take over the administration of the Immaculate Conception Academy in Boac, Marinduque 

Jul 26:  Philippine government asked the U.S. to plebiscite for independence 


Mother Pacifica Gerding is appointed the new prioress of Manila. Mother Clodesindis elected prioress general 


Aug 14: Jose Abad Santos becomes secretary of justice in Governor-General Stimson’s Cabinet

Jose Abad Santos


 Graduates 1929

Graduates (1929)

Sisters start mission work in Mexico, Pampanga