This page will provide a brief overview of our school and our general philosophy toward education.

There are several topics that could be discussed on this page of our web site. We may provide
the history of the school and discuss how we have developed into one of the leading educational
institutions. Another area of interest is our philosophy and mission for the education of children.


HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION

Santa Cruz Academy then, Western Luzon Academy was founded in 1926 by Don Gregorio Anonas. In 1933, it was bought by Mr. Arsenio de Perio and operated it under its old name until it was finally changed to Santa Cruz Academy in 1936. The name was again changed to Santa Cruz Junior College in april 1951 when it started to offer a two year B.S.E.E. - E.T.C. and a complete secondary course. In 1956, the school again use its old name, the Santa Cruz Academy still offering complete elementary and secondary courses, two year B.S.E.E. - E.T.C. and Secretarial Courses.
In line with the society of St.Columbans trust of strenghthening faith through catholic education, the Columban Fathers headed by Rev. Fr. Kieran Heneghan then, the parish priest of St. Michael Parish, Santa Cruz, Zambales offered to buy the rights to operate the school. On July 6, 1965 the right to operate the school was finally sold to the columban fathers minus the elementary and college courses which were retained by the de Perio Family.
The transfer of the school management into the hands of the Columban Priest was a realization of a dream, of putting up Catholic School in this part of the province.
Since incorporation of February 3, 1967, the school has been managed by the Columban Fathers using the same Santa Cruz Academy with the following administrators as lay of high school principals in succession:

Mr. David Salinas - 1965 to 1966,
Miss Natividad Caguioa - 1967 to 1970,
Miss Felipa Marty - 1971 to 1994,
Mr. Rolando Moselina 1995 - present

In April 1997, the Columban Fathers turned over the management of the school and Benedictine Sisters continue their services by taking care of the spiritual formation of the students. Santa Cruz academy constinues offer quality secondary education and is a member of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).


Vision :
SANTA CRUZ ACADEMY ENVISIONS A CHRIST-CENTERED, DYNAMIC AND EFFECTIVE CHRISTIAN ACADEMIC COMMUNITY.


Mission :
SANTA CRUZ ACADEMY IS COMMITTED TO
GROW CONTINOUSLY IN OUR SPIRITUAL, PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE.
DEVELOP COMPETENT AND CARING ACADEMIC AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL FOR THE TOTAL FORMATION OF OUR STUDENTS.
DEVELOP SELF-DIRECTED AND RESPONSIBLE STUDENTS WHO ARE ACADEMICALLY AND VOCATIONALLY EQUIPPED AND READY TO SERVE OTHERS.
PRODUCE CITIZENS AND LEADERS WHO ARE MAKA-DIYOS, MAKA-TAO, MAKA-BAYAN, MAKA-BUHAY AND MAKA-LIKASAN.


Goals :
TO AVAIL OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN ON-GOING SPIRITUAL, PERSONAL, AND PROFFESIONAL GROWTH.
TO KEEP ABREAST AND GET ACTIVELY INVOLVED WITH CURRENT EDUCATIONAL, RELIGIOUS, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, SOCIO-CULTURAL, ECOLOGICAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL THRUST, TRENDS AND ISSUE.
TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.
TO CONTINOUSLY UPGRADE AND ENRICH THE CURRICULUM TO MEET TO MEET THE DEMANDS FOR SOCIETAL MORAL TRANSFORMATION, ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND VOCATIONAL TECHNOLIGICAL APTITUDE SKILLS WHICH ARE GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE.
TO ESTABLISHED AN INTEGRATED CHRISTIAN FORMATION PROGRAM WHICH WILL BENEFIT ENTIRE SCHOOL COMMUNITY.
TO ESTABLISH AN EFFECTIVE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSYTEM TO FACILITATE THE REALIZIATION OF THE VISION, MISSION, GOALS OF THE INSTITUTION.


Our admissions process has led to our reputation as a leading academic institution.

One way we could explain our admissions criteria would be to describe a typical student at our school.
For example:

We look for a bright, motivated student with a dedication to academics. However, we also want
a well-rounded individual. Interests outside of school are important, along with a strong desire
to be involved in community events.

Admission Requirements

1. Old Students
- Report Card (Form 138)

2. New Students / Transferees
- Report Card (Form 138)
- Certificate of Good Moral Character by the principal
- ACR for Alien Students

SANTA CRUZ ACADEMY
Sta. Cruz, Zambales, Philippines 2213
+63 47 8311604


CURRICULAR PROGRAM


 


ENROLMENT DATA FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2008 - 2009

  MALE FEMALE TOTAL
I 163 159 322
II 179 160 339
III 174 167 341
IV 150 178 328
ENROLLEES 1330