SLS @ 40: Treasuring the Past, Shaping the Future…
San Lorenzo School @ 40: Treasuring the Past, Shaping the Future Towards ASEAN Integration
Four decades ago, the simple but noble vision of a businessman, Franciso Abanilla, and his wife Zenaida, a school teacher, of providing quality education to the youth of the rapidly growing community of San Pedro was turned into reality when Mrs. Abanilla started a tutorial class for kids between three and five years old and experimented on a different touch of learning experience.
This paved the way to the birth of “Quality Kindergarten Schoolhouse” right in the very residence of the Abanillas. It adopted the Montessori Approach which mainly focuses on the individuality of the child. It then continued to grow and further develop as it consistently provided quality education to children even from neighboring communities. QKS’s constant good performance was consequently acknowledged by the then Department of Education Culture and Sports (DECS) through the issuance of a certificate of recognition on January 23, 1981.The year after, QKS was renamed Quality Kindergarten and Grade School as it began offering the Elementary course, starting with the Grade One level while the subsequent grade levels were added during the succeeding years until it was completed in 1988. Throughout those years, the school has steadily built a good reputation with its name almost becoming synonymous with quality education. It therefore did not come as a surprise when DECS likewise granted a certificate of recognition to its elementary course on October 21, 1987.
In 1988, it was renamed SAN LORENZO SCHOOL in honor of the first Filipino Saint (canonized by St. John Paul II who was then still a Pope), who was instrumental in the miraculous healing of Mr. Abanilla from a malignant disease after being taught to pray for his intercession.
After 19 years of catering to pre-elementary and elementary pupils, and as a response to the persistent demands for secondary education, Read the rest of this entry »