2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila

Philippines

632-8567-7686

632-8559-7593

Academic Programs

The High School Unit is committed to providing its students with excellent academic and co-curricular programs which will develop their spiritual, academic, technical, and interpersonal skills and values.

CHRISTIAN LIVING EDUCATION (CLE)

COMMUNICATION ARTS AND LITERATURE – ENGLISH

The CLE Program is designed towards the formation of mature Christians who are critically and genuinely involved in the building of a truly transforming Christian community. The contents of the different year-level programs are grounded on significant human experiences, sacred scriptures, and Church teachings. Through the use of the Integrative Foundational Approach, an integration of the doctrine, moral, and worship dimensions of the faith is given focus. This process of integration develops in the students a thinking faith that leads them to come in touch with the deeper affective-imaginative depths of their persons where they live their faith most deeply, personally, and lovingly for God and others.

 

The English Program through the sub-areas of Communication Arts and Literature seeks to produce Scholasticans who are linguistically and communicatively competent in the use of English language with an end view of making them critical thinkers, confident, conversant, and responsive to economic, political, environmental, and cultural issues that involve them and their community. It is designed to develop in Scholasticans the five macro skills (listening, speaking reading, writing, and viewing), critical and analytical thinking, questioning, and literary skills and further hone their creativity through the various activities and assessments.

The program will also provide Scholasticans with a depth and breadth of literary knowledge and awareness of issues that plague society at present, while teaching them to explore problems creativity, to be sensitive to life’s diversity, and to fully realize their duty as catalysts for change and social transformation.

COMMUNICATION ARTS – FILIPINO

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Filipino Program is geared towards developing the students’ critical thinking skills through communicative competence in Filipino, our national language, so that they become conversant with the issues directly affecting them.

Courses in Philippine Literature are historically arranged by literary genre to increase the students’ awareness and appreciation of their rich literary heritage. Themes of literary pieces from pre-colonial, colonial, and contemporary periods are given emphasis to enhance students’ interests and nationalistic fervor.

The courses in Philippine Grammar train the students to communicate effectively and proficiently in the Filipino Language using the communicative approach of instruction.

The Science Program is anchored on the school’s vision-mission of an education relevant to the challenges of the times so that it can be better appreciated and applied to one’s life. There are three main goals of Science: Science for Interest, Science for Work, and Science for Citizenship. With these in mind, carefully selected strategies are adopted by the different science courses.

The program focuses on the inter-relationships among Science, Technology and Society wherein Science is studied and learned in the context on human experience, its technical applications and consequential effects to society. It also puts premium on the development of process skills, higher order thinking skills, and environmental awareness and advocacy.

It is in this perspective that students are enabled to become responsible users of technology, committed to the protection and preservation of the environment, good decision-makers and productive members of society.

MATH

SOCIAL STUDIES

The Mathematics Program generally aims to make students realize how mathematics can be used as an essential tool in realizing the school’s thrust, hence, molding them into citizens with great passion for truth capitalized on facts and figures. Concretely, it primarily intends to give students ample preparation for college by helping them acquire the basic skills and principles necessary for any field of endeavor. This is summed up in unitalized subject offerings: Elementary Algebra (for Grade 7), Intermediate Algebra (for Grade 8), Geometry and Trigonometry (for Year 3), and Advanced Algebra and Statistics (for Year 4).

Teaching methodologies include the traditional approaches Inductive-Deductive-Inductive, interactive discussions and Constructivists’ Approach. Audio-visual materials, such as teacher-made transparencies and computer software, are also frequently employed. In-depth treatment of subject matter is also given premium via integration with other subject areas for a more wholistic academic output. Other than paper-and-pencil tests, venues such as creative long tests, research output, skill applications in major integration activities, are also provided for the students to further explore their mathematical knowledge and abilities.

The Social Studies Program, which includes Philippine History, World History I and II, and Economics, aims to develop students who: 1) know the facts, information, issues, events, and theories; 2) can analyze information critically; 3) demonstrate a Christian/Benedictine stand regarding issues; and 4) create outputs that show the depth of their knowledge.

These skills and values are attained through traditional (i.e. lecture, chalk talk) and non-traditional (i.e. exposure trips; integrated activities, academic presentations) means. Through these skills and values, the students are expected to be agents of peace and justice for societal transformation.

MUSIC, ART, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH (MAPEH)

Music

The Music Program focuses on the development of various music skills in Philippine Music, Foreign Folk Music, Western Music, and Pop Music context. It aims to enhance the musical experiences of students through singing activities and playing instruments. Students are also provided with venues to create and improvise music through cheer-making, mini concerts, song-writing activities. Likewise, the music program helps students appreciate music across countries and generation.

Music

The Music Program focuses on the development of various music skills in Philippine Music, Foreign Folk Music, Western Music, and Pop Music context. It aims to enhance the musical experiences of students through singing activities and playing instruments. Students are also provided with venues to create and improvise music through cheer-making, mini concerts, song-writing activities. Likewise, the music program helps students appreciate music across countries and generation.

Health

The Health Program implements lectures and programs that aim to establish and strengthen desirable personal health practices and attitudes for both physical and psychological wellness. It also aims to help students understand the stage of adolescence and the developmental health issues that face the yout5h and the society. The Health instruction, at an advanced level, endeavors to develop holistically healthy women who are prepared to cope with the present-day challenges of the family, the community, and the country.

The Health Program utilizes various teaching methodologies that develop core competencies of learning such as communicating, researching, analyzing, and relating skills without compromising the values of service, awareness, stewardship, order, and respect for human life.

Physical Education

The Physical Education Program focuses on the total fitness of the individual in her physical, mental, and social aspects. This is addressed through the development of specific kinesthetic skills for each level of study.
    
Teaching methodologies target the components of physical fitness through a variety of activities integrating the development of the Benedictine values upheld by the institution.

 

TECHNOLOGY AND LIVELIHOON EDUCATION (TLE)

ELECTIVE PROGRAM

The Technology and Livelihood Education Program is designed to help the students cope with the complexities of change happening in the society today through courses which foster self-reliance and productivity. The Program includes subjects in four (4) major work components useful to everyday living namely, Practical Living/Personality Development, Foods, Crafts and Entrepreneurship, and Computer Technology. Varied approaches are utilized such as film showing, actual demonstrations, hands-on seminars, exposure trips, and other innovative strategies.

 

The Elective Program seeks to provide the fourth year students with an opportunity to further develop their individual interests, talents, and creativity. It also consciously strives to develop in the students the ability to make decisions and be responsible for such decisions. 
    
Basic and advanced courses are offered and workshop/hands-on approach is generally used. Highly specialized courses have a limited number of students to ensure more effective supervision.

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION

Academic Integration is designed to enable a more wholistic approach to a particular topic, an activity, a set of skills or a cluster of values. Integration is achieved through the interplay of various disciplines with the end view of enriching the regular course offerings, making students understand the interconnectedness of the different subject areas and of reducing the workloads of both students and teachers.

Essentially, Integration encourages an in-depth treatment of subject matter to reinforce and enrich learning input and to produce excellent academic output. It enables students to see the diversities of learning experiences in their entirety as facilitators of their wholistic formation. Formation evaluation, Integration prescribes a common output instead of requiring individual outputs from the integrating subject areas which in effect lessens schoolwork. Curricular integration hopes to achieve academic excellence through this interdisciplinary approach of instruction. Academic Integration can be content-based, value-based, skill-based, or combination of the four.