About the University
In 1696, Fr. Louis Chauvet followed the path of his calling when he, with the help of Marie Anne de Tilly, founded the Daughters of the School in Levesville-la-Chenard in the diocese of Chartres, France. In 1708, the thriving institution was entrusted to Bishop Paul Godet des Marais. Despite the founder’s death, it spread to different parts of the globe, including the Philippines.
In 1904, the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres established the first Paulinian school in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. Seven years after, the Sisters opened the first Novitiate in Malate, Manila. However, in 1931, it was moved to Quezon City.
St. Paul College Quezon City has its main campus located at Aurora Blvd. corner Gilmore Avenue in Quezon City.
World War II was a sore to the memory for the Novitiate transformed into a Japanese garrison. However, after the war, the Sisters opened a Grade School for boys and girls in 1946. In 1947, the government recognized the Elementary Department and allowed the opening of First Year High School. Nineteen forty eight to 1951 marked the consecutive opening of the Second, Third, and Fourth Year High School classes. In 1951, the first High School graduation happened and the Secondary Program was recognized.
The mid-50’s positioned St. Paul College Quezon City (SPCQ) as an exclusive school for girls. In 1966, the College Department opened with two courses - Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Secretarial Science - in response to the request of the parents of Paulinian High School graduates.
SPCQ grew into an institution that offered Bachelor of Science in Commerce in 1967, a two-year program in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 1977, Bachelor of Science with majors in Psychology, Mathematics, Biology, Secretarial Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Nutrition and Dietetics in 1982, and Computer Education and Religious Studies in 1988.
Since 1983, PAASCU has been awarding various accreditation status to the different Academic Programs of the institution.
In response to the needs of the less privileged, the Center for Career Development (CCD), a night school of the Community Extension Program (CEP), was built in 1995 while the Early Childhood Program at Barangays Valencia and Ober Da Bakod was launched in 1999. In July 2001, two CCD programs - Geriatric Care and Executive Assistantship - were introduced.
The expansion continued for in 2003 TUV Rheinland Philippines Ltd. awarded SPCQ the ISO 9001:2000 Certificate, commending its Integrative Modular Curriculum Delivery System (IMCDS). The growth of the College Department followed suit with the birth of these courses - Nursing, Tourism, Management Accounting, and Management Entrepreneurship. The High School Department did not lag behind with the inception of the Science Section.
When Fr. Chauvet followed the path of his calling, he reaped success, not for himself, but for the St. Paul Schools all over the world.
Saint Paul University Quezon City (SPUQC) over the years has grown into an institution that continues to upgrade its quality of education, making it as one of the varied synonyms for academic excellence.
Its transformation from a college into a university system status is, by far, the most recent achievement of the institution. In 2004, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) accorded the six (6) Paulinian Higher Education Institutions the status of being a University Status. Being a constituent institution, St. Paul College Quezon City then changed its name to St. Paul University Quezon City. Truly, this has given birth to more accomplishments as the institution’s doors have been opened to little boys and girls three years since; thus, establishing the Pre-School and the Grade School Departments. For this school year, SPUQC is providing quality education rooted in the Gospel values and social transformation to male students in the College Department.
SPUQC has been touted as an ISO 2001:9000-certified institution since March 2003. Moreover, its College Department, specifically the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Science and Commerce, is enjoying PAASCU Level II accredited. The High School Department has been awarded accreditation by PAASCU since 1983.
Providing quality education that is responsive to the needs of the times and the community is one of the primary aims of SPUQC. Consequently, for years now, it is a co-ed school offering Preparatory, Grade School, High School and College education.
To answer the growing population of the student body and more so, to provide more rooms conducive to learning, renovations, constructions, and facilities acquisition form part of the organization’s agenda. Also in the list is the constant hiring of faculty who are, not only specialists, but also witnesses of education for social transformation.
To this day, SPUQC is true to its noblest mission in the commitment of educating and forming Christ-centered, integrated, responsible and compassionate individuals in the service of the Church and society.
A Busy School Year Ahead
St. Paul University Quezon City (SPUQC) is slowly breaking out of its encrusted cocoon. From a quiet, contemplative institution run by the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres, for one week, it became a venue of energy and fun brought about by the school fair complete with booths, rides, and a concert on the last night.
The University Fair, held during the St. Paul Week on January 23 to 29, launched the 60th year of the institution. Its slogan "60’06: SPUQC Stronger at 60" encapsulated the evolution of the school.
Three programs boosted the energy of the Fair. The Cultural Night, held at the Fr. James B. Reuter Theater on January 27, featured homegrown talents from the SPUQC Chorale and the Dance Theater Arts (DTA). The Chorale sang excerpts from the musical Les Miserables and some classic Filipino songs. DTA, on the one hand, performed cultural dances. January 28 was a night of dancing – a time of modern dancing when the DTA showcased their terpsichorean abilities. The last night, however, was reserved for a band concert featuring Bamboo, Sugarfree, Stonefree, Parokya ni Edgar, and Pink Wasabe, a homegrown Paulinian band.
However, that busy week simply served as preparation for the coming activities –more hectic and active - in store for the institution.
St. Paul Quezon City turned 60 on July 9. The celebration was commemorated by an institutional Mass on July 7.
Months before July, the institution was preparing for the re-certification of ISO 2001:9000 to ensure the continuance of providing education that is at par with the world’s standard; but, of course, not putting Christian formation behind.
September is another hectic month for SPUQC as it looks forward to the visitation of PAASCU for a re-certification of its status, zeroing in on its academic standards, administrative processes, manpower, and facilities.
This busy school year will culminate in the celebration of the 25th Homecoming to be held on January 2007. The class of 1982 will serve as the host for the Silver Jubilee.
St. Paul College Quezon City offers Pre-School, Grade School and High School levels.
Its Undergraduate Programs include Bachelor of Arts in: Mass Communication and Religious Education; Bachelor of Science in: Accountancy, Biology, Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Information Management, Information Technology, Int’l Management Entrepreneurship, Nursing, and Psychology; Bachelor of Secondary Education in: Biology, English, Religious Education, Science, and Special Education.
The College also offers Graduate Studies that include Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in: Communication, Psychology, Religious Education, and Teaching Biology.
SPCQC also offers Professional Certificate Programs: Certified Accounting Technician, Certificate in Early Childhood Education, and Teacher Certificate Program while the Centre for Career Development offers six-month Care Giver Service, Office Assistantship, Food & Beverage Services and Executive Assistantship.
SPUQC: 60 years of strengthening Christian faith
For 60 years, St. Paul University Quezon City (SPUQC) continues to live up to its name as a Catholic institution committed to promoting social responsibility, personal and spiritual growth, and quality education. Empowered by its Vision-Mission, it works its way to achieving its goal in instilling values, a sense of responsibility and compassion, competence, and service in its students.
SPUQC has many things to be proud of – its being a member of the St. Paul University System, ISO Certification, and Level III accreditation status in most of its program.
Beyond recognition and status, the institution focuses on Catholic formation that is bound by a common commitment to form Christ-centered, integrated, and competent persons in the service of the Church and society. Furthermore, the institution believes in holistic formation by encouraging students and personnel alike to be socially, culturally, morally, and politically aware of their roles and how they could contribute to the society taking into consideration the values that the school upholds.
Sr. Ma. Gemma Moralita, SPC, head of the Christian Formation Office (CFO), emphasized that the heart of Paulinian education is Catholic formation. It concretizes the Vision-Mission of the school as it reflects on the curricula of the different programs. It stresses three main components, as practiced in the institution, - Religious Education, Campus Ministry, and Community Extension Service. Religious Education focuses on the teaching of the Catholic doctrine to inculcate values in the students. Meanwhile, Campus Ministry is a celebration of faith where the creative side of students and personnel alike are tapped and nurtured. Lastly, the Community Extension Services is the application of all knowledge. It provides a venue for Paulinians to serve their communities and live up their Paulinian education.
The Paulinian community has been active in their willingness to serve. One manifestation is SCOP or Student Community Outreach Program that centers on the involvement of the student in their community through numerous activities. The Psychology Department has its share of community service through its Early Childhood Education program in Barangay Valencia, Quezon City. The Hotel and Restaurant Management is not lagging behind with its Feeding Program and Nutrition Education. The Business Management Association, on the one hand, offers Livelihood and Skills Training. The Mass Communication Society conducts English tutorials to students of Valencia Elementary School. The Information Technology is known for its Computer Literacy Program while the Biology Society and the Nursing Society are committed to the fulfillment of the Medical and Dental Mission, and Health Education. Furthermore, catechism in public schools is the thrust of the Religious Education Society.
True to its goal to immerse everyone in the community, the newly-organized Community Development Center (CDC) involves parents, faculty, staff, and auxiliary in its exposure programs, seminars, and trainings. To start with is the launch of the Values Formation Seminar for the parents.
Guided by a strong Paulinian foundation, reform in the society and perhaps, change in the world will no longer be a dream, but a reality. And that is how WE, PAULINIANS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE.