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THE SCHOOL HISTORY

THE SCHOOL HISTORY

    The very first building of San Pedro Academy was established and
 opened in 1969 at the center of the suburbs of San Pedro Laguna.
 That same year, the town folk's dream of providing their children quality catholic
 education unfolded into reality.

     Most Reverend Pedro N. Bantigue, DD., then Bishop of the newly erected Diocese of San Pablo was the founder, director of the diocesan schools. Bishop Bantigue also acted as the director of the academy. For the first nine years, different religious congregations such as the Augustinians Recollect(A.R) Sisters, Cannosians (FDCC), Dominicans (0P) took turns in administering and supervising the schools as per request of the bishop. During the succeeding years, however, San Pedro Academy was run and managed by the lay administrators.

     During the school's early years of operation, there was only 500 hundred and 16 teachers. But gradually enrollment increased year in and year out.

     On the fateful day of 13 of June 1978, San Pedro Academy got a big blow when fire razed the establishment and left nothing but ashes. With the aim of continuing what had been started, the school was constructed in 1979 and sice the SPA has been known as LICEO DE SAN PEDRO. The new building, which houses more classrooms was made of concrete materials. On the other hand, The old San Pedro Parochial School adjacent to the San Pedro Apostol Parish was turned over to Liceo de San Pedro and became its Annex Building. From then on, enrollment has gone up to 3,200 from 500 students. The school has now more than 70 faculty members to handle the growing number of enrollees.

     In 1985, Mrs. Librada C. Enriquez took over as principal of Liceo de San Pedro and assistant to the Director, Bishop Bantigue. Many changes occurred and discipline where implemented. Fraternities, addiction to drugs, vandalism etc., where closely monitored jointly by the faculty and staff,parents and the student themselves. When Mrs. Enriquez decided to joinher family abroad, Mrs.Millie Calica succeeded her as the Officer-in Charge (OIC). After her term of office, Mrs Calica opted to venture into another world of work such as guidance and counseling.

     Then,Sis. Presentation made a comeback and served a second term around in 1993-1994. After a year of service as OIC, she left for another mission. Mr. Santos B. Diola took over as an Officer-in-Charge. Later, Mr.Diola Assumed the position as High School Principal with Ms. Violeta U. Jimenez as OIC-Elementart/Registrar until the latter's transfer to Liceo de Caluan Mrs. Milagros Rojas succeeded as Head Teacher-Elementary from SY 1995-1996 and after her retirement, Mrs. Mirriam S. Jumalon has been Head Teacher-Elementary from 2001-2006 and then transferred to Liceo de Victoria as Principal of the High School Departments. Likewise, Mrs.Rosanna A. Remoquillo assumed her office as the Head Teacher of the Department from 2006 up to this date to assist the principal on Grade School operations and procedures for more quality education and improvements in all aspects of both Teachers and Pupils as well.

     The progressive increase in enrollment if Liceo de San Pedro can be gleaned from the school's facilities and infrastructure improvements like construction of the new 4-storey building, the extention building with covered court, additional classrooms, well-equipped and modernized library, as well as the laboratories such as Science, Computer and Speech laboratories. Henceforth, the school has a lot of things to improve and offer for the students aside from the facilities but more importantly is the Scholastic and Spiritual development of every Licean with the aim: "Providing Catholic Education with Academic Excellence"