St. Dominic Savio College (formerly St. Dominic Savio School, 1993-96)

School Details
Private Non-Sectarian
Dr. Nestor V. dela Cruz – President
Address : Blk 1 Lot 6 Mountain Heights Subdivision Quirino Highway, Caloocan City
Telephone : (02) 961-54-97
Fax : (02) 961-54-99,
Website: http://sdsc.edu.ph/
Year Established : 1993

Academic Programs
Master In Business Administration G.R. No. s. C-060 s. 1997 –
Master of Arts in Education G.R. No. s. C-061 s. 1997 –
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication G.R. No. s. GR No. 049 2006 –
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology G.R. No. s. GR No. 060 2006 –
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy G.R. No. s. GR No. 018 2006 –
Bachelor of Science in Commerce G.R. No. s. GR No. 043 2006 –
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineeering not indicated
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science G.R. No. s. GR No. 027 2001 –
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education G.R. No. s. GR No. 028 2001 –
Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management
Bachelor of Science in Nursing G.R. No. s. GR No. 031 2001 –
Bachelor of Science in Office Administration G.R. No. s. GR No. 042 2006 –
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education G.R. No. s. GR No. 029 2001 –
Midwifery G.R. No. s. GR No. 71 2001

ST. DOMINIC SAVIO COLLEGE (SDSC) was founded in February 1993 by Dr. Nestor dela Cruz, a business educator with vast experience in the administration of higher learning institutions. He envisioned an educational institution that shall provide “Total Development of Persons,” with a strong Christian foundation, liberating them from the unjust and oppressive conditions brought about by poverty and ignorance.

With a firm conviction and faith in God, Dela Cruz’ idea of putting up a private institution despite very limited funds and facilities became a reality. Thus, St. Dominic Savio School (SDSS) was born on June 15, 1993. A grade school named after the patron saint of the youth, St. Dominic Savio School opened its door to welcome 23 pre-school and grade school students together with their parents in a modest two-storey residential house in Ciudad Real Subdivision San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

The high school department opened the following year because of the great support provided by the community. The enrolment doubled and the Pre-School and Elementary Departments were given recognition by the then Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS). Recognition for the high school program came during the next school year.

With the need for expansion and improvement of its facilities becoming eminent, SDSS embarked on a long-term development program. A five-storey spacious and well-ventilated building was constructed to accommodate the growing number of students. The construction of a new building was a strong manifestation on the school’s commitment to its vision and mission.

Two years after it opened, SDSS became St. Dominic Savio College because the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted permits to offer various college degrees ranging from Education, Psychology, Mass Communication, Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Computer Secretarial and Computer Science. It has made the College more accessible to the students, community and the neighboring towns and provinces and to the foreigners, as well.

Additional courses were offered the following school year: Midwifery, BS Nursing and Computer Engineering. Likewise, the Graduate School also opened with the Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Education (MAEd). Courses in the Doctorate level immediately followed.

The College held its first commencement exercises for the college department in March 1999 with graduates earning their Hotel and Restaurant Management, Computer Secretarial and Computer Science degrees.

Two to three years after offering a collegiate program, the CHED granted recognition to many of its various courses, such as the BS Nursing, BS Education, BS Elementary Education, BS Computer Science among others.

Foreign students have also recognized the quality of education SDSC is provides. Korean, Burmese, Pakistani, Omanese and American students entered the college and finished their degrees from Nursing to Psychology to Computer Science.

The quest for excellence continued as SDSC established its varsity program and performing arts program. SDSC joined the National Capital Region Athletic Association in 2000 and its Men’s Beach Volleyball team placed 2nd behind National College for Business and Arts (NCBA). The Men’s Basketball Team won the 2003 Metro Manila Basketball Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association (MMICAA) Basketball Championship and placed third in the 2004 edition. The Men’s Volleyball Team, meanwhile, won the UAP Cup in April 2004 and have both placed second in the 2003 and 2004 editions of the MMICAA Volleyball Tournament. Recently, the Men’s Volleyball Team once again placed 2nd in the Philippine Inter-School Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (PHISCUAA). When the SDSC Performing Arts was established in 2001, the SDSC Dance Troupe won the Modern Ethnic Competition of the City of San Jose del Monte. The Dance Troupe has gained popularity that it was invited to perform in various programs of ABS-CBN 2, GMA 7 and RPN 9.

Its efforts of establishing a culture of excellence is evidenced by the high performance of its graduates in the licensure examinations, particularly in the field of nursing, as it has consistently produced graduates making the Top Ten.

Among its distinguished alumni include the June 2003 Nursing Licensure Examination Top one Myrene Villanueva, Top 7 Idohnna Santiago, Top 8 Wilfredo Pacheco and the December 2003 Top 1 Mary Jane Paez and Top 7 Diosdado Alava. And recently, Filipina Rimas and Cecil Tanlu, both BSN 2005, placed 6th and 7th in the December 2005 Nursing Licensure Exam.

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