St. Scholastica‘s   College,   Manila   is a   Catholic institution of   higher learning professionally managed by the Benedictine   sisters with their   lay partners.   It aims to transform students into agents of social change through the Benedictine tradition of service to God and neighbors, academic excellence, and social responsibility. Since it opened its door in 1906, it has maintained the highest level of scholastic standards in all its curriculum programs. Today, SSC‘s thrust of   ‘‘Education for Justice and Social Transformation  “ has enabled it to remain abreast with the demands of the times.

St. Scholastica‘s College believes that individuals should blossom to their full potential. Thus, it commits to develop, challenge, and enable its students to set and achieve their personal and educational goals; as well as to understand their relationship to their socio-economic, political, cultural, technological, and natural environments.

To achieve this mission, St. Scholastica‘s College provides students access to excellent programs that are steeped in the liberal arts tradition and develop the skills of inquiry, critical and creative thinking, interdisciplinary learning, gender sensitivity, and compassion. These skills further prepare students for successful careers and foster in them a personal commitment to lifelong learning. The school is able to meet these ends not only via its relevant academic programs supported by state-of-the-art facilities but more importantly through its pool of qualified and competent administrators and faculty who use innovative student-centered learning and teaching Strategies.

St. Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict .

The school‘s motto is Ora et Labora meaning   ‘‘Prayer and Work “, which comes from the Holy Rule written by St. Benedict.

The color of the school uniform is blue and white in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The title of the school‘s hymn is   ‘‘Let‘s Cheer for St. Scholastica“

School Type:     Private sectarian,   exclusive for women although male                 students are accepted in the Fine Arts, Interior Design,
Music Cognate, and Graduate programs.

Application Period:     October to May

Application Fee:     Php 500

Campus Address:     2560 Leon Guinto St.,   Malate, Manila

Office to Contact:     Admissions Office
Tel.   Nos. 522-7686 to 89 loc. 168/169
536-6348 (direct line & fax no.)
Email     :
Website     :

Entrance Exam:     SSC College Entrance Exam Battery

Exam Dates:     October to May

Exam Coverage:     Reading Comprehension, Math, Language

Tuition Fee Per Unit:     (Ref:     SY 2008-2009)

College Level       :     Php   1,564.00 (Yr. I and II)
Php   1,545.00 (Yr. III to V)

Graduate School     :     Php     1,564.00

Testing Centers:     St.   Scholastica‘s   College,   Manila
St.   Scholastica‘s   Academy,
San Fernando Pampanga
St.   Scholastica‘s   Academy, Bacolod City,
Negros Occidental
St. Agnes Academy, Legaspi City, Albay
Our Lady of Caysasay Academy, taal, Batangas
St.   Peter  ‘s College, Ormoc City,   Leyte
St.   Augustine School, Mendez, Cavite


1.   Payment of application and testing fees
2.   Accomplished application forms with 2“x2“ ID picture
3.   One (1)   1“x1“ ID picture (identical to the 2“x2“) for exam permits
4.     Two (2) recommendation letters (using SSC forms) from the Principal / Teacher and Counselor
5.     Photocopy of the following:
a.     Current 4th   year HS report card
b.     Certification from   Principal/Registrar on the school  ‘s grading system
(for those   with letter grades only)
c.   Birth Certificate (NSO)
d.   For Transferees:
–   complete records of collegiate grades certified by the Registrar
–   course description of subject taken
–   grading system in previous school
e.     For Married Students     :     Marriage certificate
f.     For Foreign Students           :     Study permits & ACR
( Alien Certificate of Registration)
6.     Payment of Php2,000.00 confirmation fee
7.     Submission of original report card as pre-requisite for enrollment


Undergraduate Program Offering:

Accounting (5 years   program with board exam)
Accounting Technology (4-years, non-board program)

Bachelor of Arts (AB):
Literature and Literacy
Political Science with Specialization in International Relations
Mass Communication, with minors in:
Broadcast Journalism
Print Journalism
Development Communication

Bachelor of Science (BS):
Psychology/Guidance and Counseling
Management Psychology and Counseling
Nutrition and Dietetics
Interior Design
Information Technology

Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd):
Special Education
Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA):
Visual and Design Communication with Animation
Visual Arts and design (with 2 years certificate program)

Bachelor of Science (BSC):
Business and Information Systems Management
Business Management
Entrepreneurship and Franchise Management
Financial Management
Interdisciplinary Business Studies
Marketing Management
BSC, with any major, minor in Corporate Communications Management
BSC, with   any major, minor in e-Business Management Undergraduate Diploma in Interdisciplinary Business Studies (Leading to BSC major in Interdisciplinary Business Studies)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hotel and Restaurant Management

BM / AB-5 years, *(with diploma programs-3 years)

Bachelor of Music (BM):
Pipe Organ
Piano Pedagogy Emphasis
Strings (Violin/Viola/ Cello/Bass)
Winds (Flute/ Clarinet/Oboe/Trombone/French Horn/Trumpet/Bassoon)
Music Composition

Music Education with Principal Instrument:
Guitar     Piano     Percussion     Winds
Voice     String     Violin Pedagogy     Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts (AB)   in Music Production and Technology

With the south Manila Inter-Institutional Consortium (SMI-IC) and the
Consortium of Women  ‘s Colleges (CWC)
LIACOM     :     BS Psychology- BSC with any of the majors
AB Mass Communication with BSC
LIALIA     :     any two AB/BS degree programs
COMCOM     :     any two BSC programs

Five–year track programs in Psychology leading to:
MS Family Psychology and Counseling or
MS in Management Psychology and Counseling

Five –year track programs in Education leading to:
MA in Education major in Special Education or
MA in Education major in Early Childhood Education

Cognate in Education
Cognate in Women  ‘s Studies


– 100% discount on tuition fees for high school valedictorians
– 50% discount on tuition fees for high school salutatorians

A merit scholarship consists of 100% and 50% discount on tuition fees.   It is awarded to applicants who top the entrance exam and whose 4th year general average is 85% and above, and highly recommended by the principal / teacher and counselor.

It is awarded to   outstanding athletes upon the endorsement and recommendation of the Students Affairs Office and who will enjoy partial (10,15,21   units) to full discounts (100% ) on tuition fees.

Financial grants are also awarded to eligible applicants seeking financial assistance and whose lower economic status has been verified by the Scholarship and Grants Committee.   The financial assistance takes various forms: 10,15, 21 units, 100% discount on tuition or 100% discount on tuition & others/special fees.


St. Scholastica‘s College Strives to maintain an environment that emphasizes the benefits or networking and linkages that open avenues for faculty/student exchanges, curricular revisions, and improvement/upgrading of facilities, equipment, and other Physical resources.   These linkages with local and foreign educational institutions continue to benefit both students and faculty.


Adequate and good facilities:
–     Air-conditioned Classrooms
–     Study Hall (wifi ready)
–     Students Residence Hall/Dormitory (mini condominium within the school campus)
–     Chapel / Prayer Room
–     Library
–     Laboratories (radio/TV studio, music photography, computer, food and science)
–     Audio-visual Center
–     Halls, theater and function rooms (for concerts, musicals, theater
and stage)
–     Production, exhibits, lecturers, symposia, seminar-workshop, etc.)
–     Indoor gym
–     Food Courts/Centers
–     Interactive Museum
–     Swimming pool
–     Women and Ecology Wholeness Farm
–     St. Scholastica‘s Center of Spirituality (retreat house)

FRESHMAN STATISTICS     (Based on 1st Semester of SY 2008-2009)

Number of freshman/transfer applicant     1,347
Number of accepted or qualified     776
Number of enrolled     538
Number of transferees     58
Number of academic scholars     10
Number of financial grantees     32

Admissions Office, St. Scholastica  ‘s College, Manila


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