Those who are looking for an all girl exclusive school never fails to consider St. Scholastica’s College. Although in the present time, there are selected courses that allow male students, the school is still recognized as one of the finest girl’s school in the country. The school continues to produce competent graduates and world-class alumni.
St. Scholastica’s College Manila was established in 1906 and is managed by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing. It was initially founded to cater to elementary students but it eventually admitted high school students in the year 1907 and in 1920, the collegiate department was opened. St. Scho as it is colloquially called is an all-girls school.
St. Scholastica’s College is the first to offer formal music education in the country through the Conservatory of music which opened in 1907. The college is exclusive for women but then there are courses that allow male admissions such as Fine Arts, Music and Interior Design.
St. Scholastica’s College has earned its recognition by the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education. It is also a member of the Philippine Accrediting Assocation of Schools, Colleges and Universities.
The college was founded by German sisters Mother M. Ferdinanda Hoelzer, Sr. Cresentia Veser, Sr. Petronilla Keller, Novice Alexia Ruedenauer and Sr. Winfrieda Mueller. The sisters heeded to tge cakk of Apostolic Delegate Monsignor Dom Ambrose Aguis and Archbishop of Manila Jeremiah James Harty who called for establishment of institutions that can give religious education to the less-privileged students of Manila. St. Scholastica’s College started only with a residential house with six paying students and 50 scholars.
St. Scholastica’s College Manila can have their students cross-enroll in member schools of the South Manila Inter-Constitutional Schools composed of: De La Salle University, Adamson University, Philippine Women’s University, St. Paul University, Philippine Christian University and Philippine Normal University. Those students who cross-enroll can have the subjects they took accredited in their home schools.
The college is also a member of the Women’s Consortium Colleges which is comprised of Miriam College, La Consolacion College Manila, Assumption College San Lorenzo, St. Paul University Quezon City and College of Holy Spirit Manila.