St. Scholastica’s Academy, Marikina, High School Unit seeks for the integral formation of the human person through the development of her God-given capacities to their optimum level, thus, enabling the Scholastican graduate perseveringly strive toward her ultimate goal – Christ – as she fulfills her responsibility to herself, her family and society.

As a graduate of St. Scholastica’s Academy, she is expected to:

1. exhibit necessary skills and knowledge needed to meet the broader challenges of higher education.

2. advance her physical, moral and intellectual gifts to enable her to meet life situations critically and creatively.

3. gain and internalize a value system supported by an informed conscience and a keen sense of responsibility.

4. promote and protect the dignity of all persons as human beings made unto the image and likeness of God and endowed with fundamental and inalienable rights in all aspects of their life.

5. show genuine love of country, appreciating and promoting Filipino culture and heritage, and actively participating in nation building by the exercise of responsible citizenship.

6. witness to the Gospel values as she lives and reflects the Benedictine motto, “Ora et Labora” in all her endeavors, particularly towards the transformation of society, the promotion of national and global peace and the preservation of the integrity of creation.

Towards these objectives the High School strives to:

* create an environment reflective of the Benedictine definition of a socially-oriented school

* impart the basic knowledge of the humanities, the arts and the sciences

* encourage intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, decision making and effective communication

* guide students to recognize and appropriate their God-given talents and gifts, their cultural heritage and distinct characteristics as Filipinos

* provide opportunities for the deepening of faith in experiences of individual and group prayer, meaningful liturgical  celebrations, community encounters particularly with the marginalized of society.

HS General Appearance

A.  School Uniform. The school uniform identifies the students with SSAM.

When students are in uniform, they represent SSAM in a special way and they are responsible to their school.

Only students with complete uniform are allowed into the campus on class days. The uniform is to be worn on the very first day of the school year.  

The Scholastican uniform may be worn outside of SSAM only for official functions or delegations. The use of the uniform is strictly forbidden in games, movies, parties, malls (such as C & B Circle Mall, Sta. Lucia Mall, Robinson’s Place, etc.) and other amusement centers, unless officially sanctioned by the school or accompanied by parent / legal guardian. Failure to follow this regulation will mean a disciplinary sanction.

The school uniform consists of a white blouse with string sewn onto the back of the blouse and tied around the waist and navy blue skirt of proper length (2 inches below the lowest point of the kneecap) with shoulder straps and a badge that distinguishes the year level sewn on the left strap, the Identification Card (ID) with the school ID lace, plain black school shoes (heels not more than one inch) and plain white socks of regular length. Only white and skin tone brassieres may be worn.

B. Identification Card

The Identification Card is worn with the school ID lace at all times while on

campus. NO ID, NO ENTRY. The school ID also serves as the student’s gate pass during dismissal time.

When the student comes to school without an ID, the student logs in at the entrance gate and proceeds to the SFC office to secure a temporary ID card.

When the student loses her ID card in the school during the day, she secures a temporary ID card from the SFC office during recess or lunch break.

A student can only use a temporary ID card for three (3) days. When the student can not find her ID card after three days, she should secure a permit slip to purchase a new ID card from the SFC office during recess or lunch break. The permit slip serves as the student’s temporary ID card until her new ID card is released by the IT Office.

Identification Card (ID) Color Coding

Red ID is for the students who take the public transportation in going home. Exit gate is Gate 3.

Green ID is for students who take the service vehicle. They are not allowed to leave the school premises without the service vehicle. Exit gate is Gate 6.

Blue ID is for students who are fetched by the parents/legal guardian using private car. Exit   gate is Gate 1, along the pergola near the Tuason Center.

Procedure to secure a new ID

1. Secure the request form for new ID from the SFC.

2. Present the request form to the cashier and pay the ID card fee.

3. Present the receipt together with the request form to the SFC.

4. Claim the new ID card on the specified date and time at the HS Office.

Lunch Gate Pass

This is issued to students who reside near SSAM upon the approval of the SFC and school Principal.

C.  Proper Grooming.

Students are expected to come to school with the general appearance of cleanliness and neatness. Hair style must be lady – like and simple. No boy’s cut, colored streaks and obviously dyed or tinted hair. Hair accessories such as colorful headbands, ribbons and pins are also not allowed. Only black, brown, dark blue and white accessories may be worn. Combing of hair should only be done in the comfort rooms. No make up (eyeliner, mascara, concealers, face powder with color etc.) and plucking of eyebrows.

Students should not wear colored contact lens, jewelry and other accessories (e.g. friendship band, anklets, etc.) except for wristwatch and a pair of simple earrings (not dangling).

I. Spiritual Activities

Spiritual activities offered by the school:

  • Novena
  • Daily Morning Prayer
  • Angelus, 3 o’clock Prayer
  • Prayer Moments in Silence
  • Retreats
  • Recollection
  • Masses for special occasions
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession)
  • First Friday Mass
  • Confirmation
  • Devotion to the Holy Rosary every Wednesday
  • Participation in various parish and local/national religious activities
  • Lectio Divina
  • Monthly Adoration
  • Feast day celebrations