General Objectives of the Grade School Department

1.    have acquired basic knowledge, skills habits and attitudes to meet the challenges of secondary education.

2.   can apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired and the habits and attitudes they have developed to their everyday life.

3.   have formed traits essential to community living at home,    in the school, in the parish and in the larger community in which they find themselves. Such traits include concern for others, self-sacrifice, discipline, assertiveness, alertness, initiative, creativity and resourcefulness, industry, reliability and integrity.

4.   demonstrate genuine  love of country and responsible citizenship by cherishing their Filipino cultural heritage and taking an active part in nation building.

5.   show concern and work for peace and the preservation of the integrity of creation from the micro to the macro level.

6.    give witness to the Gospel and Benedictine values and attitudes and help transform the world into a better and happier place for all God’s children.

Towards these objectives the Grade School Unit strives to: 

*      provide a wholesome learning environment for the well rounded development of its students;

*      develop their ability to think critically and work accurately so that truth may guide their response to changing societal needs and conditions;

*  assist their development in Christian faith, Benedictine values and attitudes, strengthened by personal and group prayers and the frequent reception of the sacraments;

*       develop their ability to organize liturgical  celebrations and prayer assemblies;

*      provide opportunities for dialogue and sharing of ideas and resources with different sectors of society, particularly the poor, in the spirit of community;

*     equip each child with the skills and attitudes needed to solve conflict situations creatively for peaceful and harmonious living;

*   awaken interest in the religious life and missions through prayers, sacrifices and contact with priests and sisters, religious and lay missionaries;

*    provide opportunities to exercise social awareness, critical-mindedness and free expression of ideas, emotions and observations based on truth and justice regarding issues affecting them, their family, country and to a larger extent, the world;

* maximize opportunities for the development of social responsibility and social commitment.

The enrolment of a student at St. Scholastica’s Academy, Marikina is considered an expression on her part and that of her parents of their willingness to abide by all policies and regulations of the school.  SSAM cannot keep a student who shows by her conduct that she has no intention of abiding by any or all of the school regulations.


Students represent St. Scholastica’s Academy, Marikina in a special way when they are in school uniform.  All students should wear the prescribed daily uniform which consists of:

  1. The blouse
  • White with RUFFLES (NOT PLEATS) along the collar and sleeves
  • It has a STRING SEWN at the back of the blouse which is to be tied snugly around the waist to hold the blouse in place so as to keep sides tucked neatly into the skirt waistband and NOT HANGING OUT LOOSELY.

  1. The jumper skirt
  • Dark navy blue
  • The straps should fit well on the torso.

– How to test if the strap is loose:  Take each strap at the point of shoulders and pull up.  If the strap comes up by more than 1 inch over the shoulders, then it is too loose.

  • Grade badge is sewn onto the left strap and must be visible below the left collar (2 fingers above the chest strap)
  • Chest strap must have 3 white buttons on each side.
  • The waist band of the skirt should not be loose an should be at the waistline and not at the hipline.
  • Skirt line should be hanging well with nothing heavy in the pocket to cause the skirt line to lose its symmetry.
  • The hemline should be no more or less than 2 inches after the kneecap (from the lowest point of the knee)

  1. Socks
  • Plain white socks with no logos, ruffles/laces or embroidery designs of any kind.
  • Socks should be 1 ½ inches from the ankle.
  • The following socks are not allowed – SPORTS SOCKS, TUBE SOCKS, AND KNEE-HIGHS.
  1. Shoes
  • Closed low heeled (not more than 1 inch high), plain and black (including heels and thread) shoes.
  • The following are not allowed – shoes with large buckles, suede shoes, unbuckled and bulldog shoes.


  • The P.E. uniform consists of a white T-shirt, royal blue jogging pants with school seal and plain white simple rubber shoes.  This may also be used as “EMERGENCY ATTIRE” as needed (Preventive measure against Dengue Fever)
  • Prep to Grade 6 students may come to school wearing rubber shoes only during their scheduled P.E. day.


  • The school ID is considered part of the daily school uniform and, therefore, students are required to wear their identification cards for as long as they are within school premises.
  • The ID is worn with the official school ID lace and ID protector; and should be kept free of stickers, nor-regulation pins or clips.
  • If a student forgets her ID, she must secure immediately an admission slip from the Office of the Student Formation Coordinator in order to be admitted to her class.
  • For lost ID the student must submit a letter written by the parent requesting for a new ID and stating the reason of loss.  This letter is submitted to the Class Adviser and forward it to the SFC office.  The student fills up an ID application form for approval.  Payment is made in the Business Office. Both the form and receipt of payment are submitted to the I.T. Office which immediately issues the new ID to the student.
  • Students who are caught using the ID of another student or their own ID when they were in a different grade level will be meted the appropriate sanction.

On occasions when students are allowed casual wear, these have to be simple, modest and appropriate for the occasion.

Wearing of shorts and sleeveless attire is not allowed.

  1. Grooming 

Students are expected to come to school clean and well-groomed.  Hairstyle should be simple; hair color/highlighting is not allowed.  Scholasticans must not sport a boy’s haircut or any unusual hairstyle.  Fingernails must be trimmed, clean and without nail polish.

Jewelry, big and colorful headbands, ribbons, pins, broaches and other accessories are not to be worn in school. However, simple earrings and wrist-watches are allowed. Hair accessories should be simple and black only.

The Grade School Christian Life education aims at providing our learners with information (doctrine), formation (moral) and transformation (worship) to enable them to become fully aware and dedicated in performing their duties and responsibilities as an active member of a vibrant Christ-Centered community with a well rounded personality acquired through a quality Benedictine education fostering on a balanced life of work and prayer.

  1. Liturgical Celebrations
  1. Holy Eucharist
  2. Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit and Year-end Thanksgiving Mass
  3. Graduation Mass
  4. First Fridays and Feasts of Saints Benedict and Scholastica
  5. First Holy Communion for Grade 2
  6. Aguinaldo Mass
  7. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance)
  8. First Confession for Grade 2
  9. Confessions by grade levels (3-6)

  1. Devotions
  1. First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. (The Congregation of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  2. December Peace Night Camp
  3. Novena to St. Lorenzo Ruiz
  4. Living Rosary
  5. Noon Angelus
  6. Distribution of Ashes on Ash Wednesday
  7. Daily Morning Praise Before the First Period
  8. 3’o clock Prayer to Jesus, The Lord of Divine Mercy
  9. October Daily Rosary
  10. Advent Prayer Assembly
  11. Triduum before the Feastday of Saints Benedict and Scholastica

  1. Greetings in the classroom and in campus
  1. * BENEDICITE – Latin, May God bless you. (Teachers and Sisters respond with DEUS, meaning May God bless you indeed!)
  1. Others
  1. Prayers are ended with “That in all things God may be glorified.”
    When we pray the “Glory be” we bow our heads at the first part to show reverence to the Blessed Trinity.

Social Involvement Program (SIP)

The love of Christ impels us, above all, to solidarity with the poor and the oppressed and to have an open heart for their needs. In the spirit of the Gospel, we try to lead them to an understanding of their situation, to make them aware of their human dignity and help them live in their Christian hope. We try to awaken in the privileged a sense of justice and social responsibility. Thus, we contribute to the gradual creation of a more just and humane society.

(Constitution of the MBS of Tutzing Chapter V Mission)

Mission and Thrust of SSAM


The Social Involvement Program Aims to:

  1. Offer opportunities for students to open their eyes, ears, minds and hearts to the present social realities in order to effect positive changes in their attitudes and values towards solidarity.
  2. Lead the students to undertake meaningful tasks in order to form intelligent judgments on social realities.
  3. Arrive at possibilities for concrete action that will hasten the liberation of the poor, the deprived and the oppressed and promote their human development.


The clubs are expected to participate in the following activities or any activity that the club may deem necessary or applicable for their SIP as approved and coordinated with the Student Activity Coordinator:

a. Interact with a chosen group or sector of society.

b. Share-A-Skill with members of other clubs and/or selected public school counterpart.

c. Donate goods to chosen marginalized sector of society.

d. Donate or perform an act of service to a chosen marginalized sector.