Philosophy and education, like all conscious and deliberate acts, seek for its basis a sound and tested principle.  These fundamental principles are  eternal  truths  which  guide,  direct,  and  regulate  human  activity.   From  these ultimate principles flow a catholic philosophy  of  life,  and  from  a  catholic  philosophy  of life   flows  a  catholic philosophy of education.

Without these Christian principles, life would be meaningless.    These basic guidelines of a catholic philosophy of life and of education offer man valid criteria for interpreting and evaluating life and its meaning.

Catholic philosophy of education sets up specific goals, purposes, values and ideals which are fulfilled by the educative process.

The education system is based on a philosophy of life.  If that philosophy is sound, the educational system will be sound.  Catholic education carries a philosophy and set of ideals basic to living the Christian life.

One’s philosophy of life is of great importance because it influences one’s feelings and attitudes as well as one’s conscious ideas.  A philosophy of life is an outlook in life, of an interpretation of life as a whole, based on the three relationships of man – to God, to his fellowmen, and to ecology and creation.  Catholic philosophy looks upon man as a composite being of body and spirit with the three basic relationships governing his life.

Catholic philosophy sees education as an effective agent for the harmonious development of the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, cultural and spiritual powers of man in order that he may attain perfect union with God, through CHRIST who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life.” Man must go to CHRIST, and learn the way to live a fully Christian life to attain his ultimate destiny.

  1. PHILOSOPHY OF MCS AS AN INSTITUTION1. Philosophy of Life
    MCS subscribes to a philosophy of life based on Catholic principles and hierarchy of values. MCS believes in:

–          God,  our  Father  and  Creator,  who  created  man  in  His Image  and  likeness  and that man  is  destined  to return to Him.

–          God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, incarnated through Mary. Heis  the only way through whom man will reunite himself to God and  ultimately  attain his eternal destiny.

–          Man’s mission in life is to live for the purpose for which he has been created, which is to know, love, and serve God and neighbors.  He is to help build God’s Kingdom on earth.

–          Man is a composite being of matter and spirit, fallen but redeemed.

–          The Father sent the Holy Spirit to sanctify, inspire, guide and   enlighten man in his journey towards eternal life.

2. MCS Philosophy of Education

Education      – is a life-long process of learning, growing, and developing of one’s potentials in pursuit of one’s dreams and calling in life.

School            –  an agent of transformation through which the Individual is aided to explore and discover the world around, assimilate and practice the knowledge   learned in an attempt  to become a better   individual,   a productive  individual  and a contributing  member of a society.

Teaching        –  a planned intervention to effect a change for the better. Hence, learners are challenged to put into practice theories learned within a given situation.

Teachers        –  the most important medium in instruction; a role model, a facilitator of learning; one called to a special vocation of  participating  in the  formation of the mind and heart of the individual.

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  1. SCHOOL VISION

“A CHRIST – Centered School Community for Service”

  1. SCHOOL MISSION

We, in MCS, commit ourselves to promote and facilitate the integral formation of persons and communities through:

—  Christian Catholic Formation
—  Total Quality Education
—  Social Responsibility

  1. SCHOOL THRUSTS

—  Strive for Academic Excellence
—  Maintain High Moral Standards
—  Share Resources

  1. INSTITUTIONAL GOALS

As an Archdiocesan school, MCS aims to build a Christian community that will witness the presence of God’s Kingdom in the school and in the parish.

In view of the school’s vision-mission, philosophy and objectives, MCS aims to produce:

Å  a Malatean graduate who will live his vocation/mission, conscious  of his dignity as a human person and as a child of God; with discriminating mind and a Christian conscience that will lead to offer  his relevant service to others.

Å  a Filipino graduate who will appreciate his Filipino heritage and culture and fine traditions and legacy handed  down to generations by great Filipinos, as he exercises his duties and responsibilities as a productive and contributing member of society.

Å  a Christian leader by providing him with a well-balanced campus life, which is culturally, socially and intellectually stimulating where he  can acquire basic knowledge and skills that will prepare him in college, develop particular skills that will help gain employment for an honest responsible livelihood.

  1. DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES:

Early Childhood Education (ECE):

  1. Present models for imitation that make the child see GOD as a Father and all people and things around him as gifts.
  2. Employ learning experiences that will allow him to think and do things independently within the limits of his maturity.
  3. Provide opportunities that will inspire him to practice  desirable social behavior in  his relation with other children.
  4. Use experiential approaches that will help him manifest psychomotor coordination for effective performance befitting his age.
  5. Provide learning opportunities that will allow him to manifest readiness in reading English and Filipino texts.

Grade School

  1. Use experiential approaches which will enable the pupil to acknowledge GOD asthe Father, Creator and Provider; Jesus as Brother and Redeemer;the Holy Spirit as Sanctifier; and people around him as brothers and sisters in the Lord with Mary as the model disciple.
  2. Demonstrate skills in computing accurately, estimating, communicating, thinking analytically and creatively, and solving problems in daily life using appropriate technology. (Mathematics)
  3. Use appropriate language in oral and written communication in various contexts, and demonstrate proficiency in critical listening and reading while carrying out activities in everyday life behavior in his relation with other children, as well as with adults.(English)
  4. Use experiential approaches which will help him manifest psychomotor coordination for effective performance befitting his age.
  5. Provide   learning   opportunities that   will allow him to manifest readiness in reading English and Filipino texts.
  6. Nagagamit ang angkop na pananalita sa pakikipagtalastasan na pasalita o pasulat, at nagpapamalas ng kahusayan sa mapanuring pakikinig, pagbasa, at  pag-iisip sa  pang  araw-araw n agawain sa iba’t ibang sitwasyon. (Filipino)
  7. Nakapag papakitang pagka makabayan sa pamamagitan ng:
  • Pagpapahalaga sa pagiging Pilipino at sakanyang mga karapatan at panananagutan bilang mamamayan;
  • Mapanuri at malikhaing pag-iisip
  • Sapat na kaalaman at makamalayan sa pagpapaunlad ng kabuhayan, agham at teknolohiya.
  • Pagpapahalaga sa sining, musika at iba pang bahagi ng kultura.
  • Malikhaing kakayahan sa pamamagitan ng sining, musika at sayaw.
  • Mapanagutang pagpapasya sa mga isyu o usaping kinakaharap.
  • Kakayahang makaagapay sa mabilis na pagbabago ng nagaganap sa daigdig.
  • Positibong saloobin sa paggawa upang makapamuhay nang produktibo sa isang bansang mapayapa.

High School

  1. Use experiential approaches that will allow him to witness in his daily life his dynamic love of GOD; a sense of personal worth and respect for others with preferential love for the poor that will enable him to relate harmoniously and effectively with his family, school, Church, and the country as a whole.
  2. Develop skills in higher intellectual operations, critical and creative thinking, and more complex comprehension;
  3. Broaden scientific and technological knowledge and skills to optimize one’s potentials for self-development and for promoting the welfare of others;
  4. Develop an enlightened commitment to the national ideals by discerning, preserving, and developing desirable traditions and values of the Filipino heritage;
  5. Obtain knowledge, form desirable attitudes, and imbibe moral and spiritual values for understanding the nature and purpose of the human person; one’s self, one’s own people, and other peoples, culture and races both in our country and in the community of nations.

Heighten one’s abilities in and appreciation for the arts andsports.