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Vision and Mission of Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic School

A Short History of Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic School

The absence of a Catholic school that could offer an affordable quality of education to low-income families was a major concern voiced by the different facilitators of the Bible Sharing Group when they attended a retreat in Tagaytay City with Rev. Father Luis Antonio G. Tagle as Retreat Master. This proposal was presented to Bishop Manuel Sobreviñas, who agreed with the idea and supported the opening of the school. Our parochial school applied for and was granted a permit to operate nursery-kindergarten-preparatory levels on socialized tuition fees on October 10, 2000.

Classes for the school year 2000-2001 opened with 100 enrollees at the parish meeting hall, where the school had Fr. Luis Antonio G. Tagle as Director; Miss Lourdes G. Villafuerte as School Principal; 6 teachers; 2 non-teaching staff; 1 maintenance. Every year, the school added another grade level with an increase in personnel and teachers. At present, we offer complete intermediate and elementary education and first- and second-year high school for 2008–2009.

People with concern for the poor have contributed to the school. The present site was a donation from two sisters, Elena and Remedios Monzon. A four-story building was donated by the Felicidad Sy Foundation and another four-story building by Mrs. Justa Lee’s family, friends, and relatives.

Our high school department became operational in the years 2007–2008, with 105 enrollees. The School Board of Directors, headed by Bishop Antonio G. Tagle, decided to provide a continuity of affordable quality education to our first set of Grade VI pupils. The school has absorbed its alumni and, at the same time, opened its door for transferees who want to have holistic development by producing well-rounded students who are intellectually and morally nurtured. The following year, 2008–2009, the enrollment soared from three sections to four sections for freshmen. We are offering a complete high school curriculum this academic year. Our new administration and high school building were donated by a friend of Bishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle, the Parish Foundation, and Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic School, Inc. ("Lugaw for a Cause”).

In 2015, as the K-12 DepEd program was implemented, the Senior High School Department became operational with an additional building through the initiation of the former School Director, Rev. Leoben O. Peregrino, and the collective effort of the school administration during that time. At present, OLPCS offers a complete elementary and high school program.

At present, the school continues to deliver Christian excellence in education to its constituents. Proud alumni of the institution continue to soar high with distinction in their chosen fields. OLPCS even adapts the system of accepting students who are not Catholic in religion but who want to study in a Catholic school by giving fair and just respect for their beliefs.

The school is offering full face-to-face holistic classes and online learning. Following the K–12 enriched program, students can do flexible learning activities, which empower them with their talents and youthful leadership skills. Through the Christian Formation Program offered by the school, students can lead a life that is Christ-centered.


Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic School, Inc. envisions a Christian community that is “MAKA-DIYOS, MAKA-TAO, MAKABAYAN, MAKABUHAY, MAKA-KALIKASAN”, united in God in becoming the church of the poor. MISSION The first school of the Cathedral Parish of Imus, Cavite, Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic School, Inc. is committed to the Christian values formation and holistic development of children, capable of transforming the changing world.

Our graduates shall be

Warm and simple

Clean and healthy in lifestyle

Reflective and critical thinkers

Eloquent communicators

Responsible and competent in modern technology

Innovative and resourceful

Purposeful and decisive

Ethical and moral servant-leaders

Globally competitive and locally active

Loyal and grateful to their Alma Mater

Accountable stewards of God’s creation

Christ-centered and family oriented