History / Vision / Mission

Our History

Seibo College was built on God-destined series of events. When the children of the late Anatolia B. Alarcon inherited the almost 2-hectare land in Panghulo, Malabon, she wisely said to them that “Lands you inherit should never be sold”. Fr. Rogelio B. Alarcon, her second child, a Dominican priest; a staunch advocate of the ungraded system; an advocate of making education accessible to every Filipino; and the founder of the first ungraded school in the Philippines, taught of building an ungraded school on their inherited land. This school will encompass all his ideals, visions and dreams in providing quality, responsible and independent learning. Knowing that neither he nor his sister, Milagros, a Franciscan Missionary based in Tokyo, Japan cannot be physically present to handle the school, his dream of building it seemed impossible to pursue.

Carmen R. Reyes and her family, a very close friend of the Alarcons, knew of the dilemma and proposed to become a partner in building the school because of the deep friendship, love and advocacy they shared.

Alas! In February 2, 2002, the two families together with their friends and relatives laid the cornerstones of the College. The college’s name, Seibo College, manifests the devotion of the two families to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Japanese term for Holy Mother, SEIBO, Sei – Holy, Bo – Mother, was used to honor Sr. Milagros Alarcon’s missionary work in Japan.

Construction began, targeting to open and offer multi-grade classes from preschool, elementary and secondary courses in June of the same year.

September 08, 2002, Seibo College was officially founded as it carried out the school motto: piety, integrity and service. On this first school year, 18 learners were enrolled in the pre-elementary and elementary courses handled by 2 willing to experiment teachers.

In the succeeding years, enrollment increased and by school year 2004 – 2005, the school canteen, computer and science laboratories were constructed.

On March 2-7, 2007, the First Director of the College, Ms. Angelita Reyes, edified the example set by the founder and headed an outreach program in Palawan.

In the same year, to meet the demand of the growing population, the T.L.E. and P.E. rooms and school playground were constructed.

On March 18, 2008, the college received its Government Recognition for its Pre-elementary and Elementary Course. On the following year, the Secondary Course was also recognized.

In May 2010, Fr. Alarcon returned to the Philippines for good after being sent on a mission to build a Catholic University in Ethiopia. Fr. Alarcon was recognized by the Department of Education as the Father of Home Study Program” in the Philippines. On the same year he appointed Ms. Tanya Maria JanikaMesina-David as the second director of the college.

Working hand-in-hand, Alarcon and David pursued the Home Education Learning Program targeting to reach out-of-school youth and adults. In School Year 2011-2012, 13 Community-based learning sites were established across the Philippines.

During the same school year, Seibo College returned the concept of Open Classroom which enables learners to become responsible, independent, and good decision makers. It fostered flexibility, harnessed motivation, individuality and collaborative learning.

Innovations such as the incorporation of organic food and animal production in the curriculum are being developed to promote life sustainability among its learners.

During the school year 2012 – 2013, innovations on the delivery mode of the preschool program, YS 2 – YS 4 programs were implemented. Both programs accommodate multi-level learners. Informal learning structures were incorporated in all learning stations to accommodate more the multiple intelligences of learners.

By school year 2014- 2015, the SMILe Program was introduced. SMILe Program is a transient program which accommodates learners who still need to be trained for the regular individualized learning program. These learners may have learning disability or learning lags. This program is also a stepping-stone for the special education program the college wishes to offer.  Moreover, the college was able to establish 30 community-based learning centers throughout the Philippines which accommodated more than 200 learners.

Our Vision

We, the learning community of Seibo College, Malabon City, a Filipino Catholic educational institution, committed to make formal Basic and Catholic education accessible to every Filipino through responsible and independent learning. Guided by the Spirituality of Communion of St. John Paul II, the missionary spirit of St. Candida Maria De Jesus and the moral excellence of Seibo Maria, Rosa Mystica, envision a better and renewed peaceful society built on piety, integrity and service.

Our Mission

Inspired by its vision, Seibo College commits to be an exemplar in creating avenues of literacy characterized by good Christian faith and values to every Filipino especially to the marginalized. It will continuously provide programs and innovations, like the Home Education Learning Program (HELP), that will promote responsible, independent and life-respecting learning. Thus, will produce academically competent, Christian-devoted, upright and service-oriented learners.

 

Get In Touch

  • Add: 172 Panghulo Road Brgy. Panghulo, Malabon City
  • Email: admin@seibocollegeph.com
  • Tel:(+632) 2939688 
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