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2022, September 10.  St. Mary's Academy - Centennial

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12p - St. Mary's Academy Centennial  - 



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St. Mary's Academy, Pasay City, Centenary

St. Mary’s Academy (SMA) of Pasay City is a Filipino Catholic and Ignacian Marian school.  Founded in 1922 as the Escuela Catolica de Pasay. It was situated in front of the Sta. Clara Parish Church and was managed by a parish priest, Rev. lgmidio Trinidad. It was housed in an old Spanish building which also served as a convent. The Escuela offered only primary education to young children.

In 1939, the Archbishop of Manila, the Most Reverend Michael O’Doherty, turned the school's management over to the RVM Sisters. The following year, "Escuela Catolica de Pasay," was officially renamed as "St. Mary's Academy” during the tenure of the first superior of the school, Mother Maria Josefa Avendaño. The school's new name—St. Mary’s Academy—honors the school's patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Today, St. Mary's Academy is an accredited Catholic School, providing education in the levels of Kindergarten, grade school, high school, and senior high school curricula for boys and girls. It also provides vocational education via MICHD or Mother Ignacia Center for Human Development.




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