St. Scholastica’s College campus hailed as ‘Important Cultural Property’ by National Museum

The National Museum of the Philippines declared the five main structures of Saint Scholastica’s College Manila, namely St. Scholastica Building, St. Cecilia’s Hall, St. Hildegard Building, St. Benedict Building, and St. Scholastica’s Chapel, as “Important Cultural Property.”

The unveiling of the Important Cultural Property marker, as part of the Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 (RA 10066), solidified the significance of the campus’ historical buildings to the country’s rich heritage. 

Art Deco and Bavarian heavily influenced the general theme of the campus’ design with the sleek geometric forms of the schools’ columns, structure arches, and ceiling art. Juan Luna’s son, Andres Luna de San Pedro, designed St. Cecilia’s Hall on the campus.

Established in 1906, St. Scholastica’s College – Manila was founded by the Congregation of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing. 

In 2023, the then-all-girls school opened its doors to male students for preschool, all senior high school strands, and college courses.

Among St. Scholastica’s College Manila’s outstanding alumnae include the late former President Cory Aquino, the Philippines’ first woman Supreme Court appointee Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, and Senator Risa Hontiveros, among others.

—Hermes Joy Tunac/MGP, GMA Integrated News

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