NPS opens co-ed High School
After 65 years of exclusive, quality Elementary education in Bicol, NPS opens its doors to girls in the Elementary and starts its High School Department this school year 2013-2014. This was initially announced by the School Director, Rev. Fr. Rex Andrew C. Alarcon, to the students last March 11, 2013 at the NPS Covered Court right after he announced the Grade Six and Preparatory pupils Honor Roll.
The decision to accept girls was also based on a survey given to the NPS parents. The result showed that majority of the NPS parents prefer a co-educational set-up for varied reasons.
With more schools being opened, the school administration also realized the need to accept girls and open high school so that it could cater to more students who also want to receive the Catholic formation that the school offers. The decision to open High School is in line with the desire of the Archdiocese to revive the High School Seminary, as well as in line with the K to 12 Educational Reform. This will provide early formation for candidates to the priesthood and continuing education and formation to the NPS graduates.
With K to 12 as the core and basic curriculum, the NPS High School intends to revive Classical Education, without sacrificing the renewed emphasis on Science and Math.
This was a joint decision of the Archbishop of Caceres, the Archdiocesan Education Committee and the NPS Board of Trustees. The program has the full support of the Archdiocese of Caceres. For several decades, many Parochialites enroll at the Seminary High School right after their graduation in the elementary. The data shows that a good number of the priests of the archdiocese are NPS alumni. The school has produced outstanding alumni making their impact in their respective fields. NPS has the distinction of producing more than 65 priests and 3 Bishops, namely: Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, Bishop Jose Rojas D.D., Bishop Gilbert Garcera. It has produced leaders in the country like the late Senator Raul Roco and Secretary Jesse Robredo and our local leaders, artists and performers, and our professionals who are helping in nation building. NPS has truly contributed to the society and the Church.
As the NPS unfolds another milestone in its history, the school ventures into a wider horizon as it welcomes its doors to girls and Grade 7 students.
For more information, please visit the NPS Principal’s Office or the Guidance Office or call us at 4733603 or 4733602.