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Canossa Academy of Lipa City



 

 

Canossa Academy of Lipa City is one of the four schools owned and administered by the Canossian Sisters in the Philippines. Its foundation was also a response to the request of Archbishop Alejandro Olalia to continue the running of the Our Lady of the Rosary Academy (OLRA) from the Maryknoll Sisters. It was formally opened in June 1967 in the old site near San Sebastian Cathedral. In the same year, construction of a new building began in a new site in Brgy. San Carlos in a three-hectare land donated by Atty. Dionisio Lingao. In 1973, OLRA was renamed Canossa Academy.

To respond to the Canossian mission of sharing God’s love to the most in need, the St. Magdalene of Canossa Community Center was established in 1995.  One of its projects is  to reach out to children in disadvantaged communities so it opened extension classes for Grades 1 to 3 children in the barangay.  The Center has adopted some depressed communities in San Carlos, Tibig and Sitio Fatima.  Outreach programs in these communities have brought about a strong social orientation among the students.  Since 1998, both Grade School and High School departments underwent the PAASCU Accreditation.

Both have achieved Level II accreditation.  To date, Grade School Department has been awarded Level III status, the first in Batangas.  A more laudable development  is in terms of aligning the school’s curriculum with the values of the school’s mission statement.  Canossian graduates should possess the following attributes:  Sharer of God’s Love, Man and Woman of Faith,  Academically Competent Learner, Responsible Agent  of Social Transformation and True Brother and Sister to the Poor (SMART).  While Canossa Academy aims for the integral human development of its students, the school hopes that its students and alumni turn out to be indeed  S.M.A.R.T.  Canossians with the Heart.