|Saint Pedro Poveda College|
Deus Scientiarum Dominus
|Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Type||Private, Catholic, exclusive all-girls college-preparatory school|
|President||Ms. Azucena Camagan|
|Mascot||The Poveda Phoenix|
The Saint Pedro Poveda College (Poveda, SPPC, formerly known as the Poveda Learning Centre and Institucion Teresiana) is a private, Roman Catholic school exclusively for girls run by the Teresian Association of Lay Missionaries which was founded in Spain. It is located in the heart of Metro Manila's Ortigas Business District. The alumnae and present students of this school include daughters and granddaughters of Filipino Presidents, industrialists, politicians, and prominent figures in Philippine society. Founded in 1960 as Institucion Teresiana, the school was inaugurated by Maria del Carmen Franco de Martinez-Bordiu, the Marquesa de Villaverde and only daughter of Generalismo Francisco Franco of Spain. It conducts classes in three languages: English, Spanish and Filipino.
History and academics
Formerly Poveda Learning Centre, the heritage of Saint Pedro Poveda stems back to 1960 when Institucion Teresiana School was opened. The school first offered kindergarten and primary classes, and began offering preschool, elementary and high school education by 1969.
Pedro Poveda's philosophy and principles of education are integrated in the school's Personalized Education Program (PEP).
On December 3, 1974, during the birth centennial celebration of Saint Pedro Poveda, Institucion Teresiana changed its name to Poveda Learning Center as a fitting tribute to him. That same year, UNESCO honored Pedro Poveda as "Humanist and Educator".
Two degree programs in the field of education and business administration are being offered, effective 2005-2006. With the expansion into tertiary education, the name of the school has been changed to Saint Pedro Poveda College.
- Imee Marcos - governor of Ilocos Norte; daughter of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda Marcos
- Kris Aquino - actress; TV show host; daughter of the late former President Cory Aquino and the late Sen. Benigno Aquino; sister of Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III (undergrad)
- Marides Fernando - former mayor of Marikina, and wife of former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani Fernando
- Joy Belmonte - current vice mayor of Quezon City; daughter of House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and the late publisher, Betty Go-Belmonte
- KC Concepcion - actress; model; daughter of Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion, stepdaughter of Senator Francis Pangilinan
- Cecile Licad - international concert pianist; Leventritt Medal Awardee
- Andion Fernandez - opera singer
- Karylle Tatlonghari - singer; actress; TV host
- Lia Cruz - TV show host; UAAP courtside reporter
- Mylene Dizon - actress
- Mich Dulce - fashion designer
- Zia Quizon - singer; daughter of actress/singer Zsa-Zsa Padilla and Dolphy
- Ciara Sotto - actress; daughter of actors Helen Gamboa and Tito Sotto
- Segovia Building: For preschool students (Pre-K, Kinders 1-2) and grades 1-4. It is named after Josefa Segovia. It includes the multipurpose room, college classrooms (library/study area) Leap Center and music rooms for extracurricular musical classes.
- Victoria Building: Named after Blessed Victoria Diez, grades 5-8 occupy this building, including the elementary school principal's office, the Guidance Center, Social Action Office, library, and the audio-visual room or AVR.
- Poveda Building: The first building to be built. High school students occupy this building; it includes the president's office, a chapel, the little theater and the Covadonga.
- Canteen/Cafeteria: A fully air-conditioned three-story building. The first two floors are used for food facilities/eating areas, the third has been connected to the gymnasium/ auditorium
- Gymnasium/Auditorium: The newest building on the campus. It has three levels: the first has a exhibit area and the main lobby; the second has an open area; the third, a fully seated auditorium with a basketball court that converts to a full stage; it is fully air-conditioned.
- St. Pedro Poveda College official website
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