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Educational Work


Serving Christ in the youth in the field of Catholic education continues to be another living witness of active Catholicity and inspiring labor of love.

Seventeen schools make up the region of Luzon; twenty-one, the Visayas; and nineteen, Mindanao. More than four hundred daughters of Mother Ignacia staff fifty-seven schools throughout the country.

The pioneer Sisters sowed wisely and well, and today the fruit of their labors blessed by the good God bears the mark of His loving care.

List of Schools



The Seal of the Schools

Every one of the fifty-seven schools conducted by the R.V.M. Sisters bears this seal.

The monogram AM stands for Ave Maria or "Hail Mary," the angelic salutation which is an ejaculatory praise to Mary, the Mother of God, Mother and Patroness of the Congregation. The twelve stars refer to the stars in the vision of St. John, in which "a great sign appeared in Heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." These stars represent the twelve extraordinary graces or privileges which God has bestowed on Mary.

The rays radiating from the monogram signify the outpouring of graces which come to us through the hands of Mary from Jesus. This again is a symbolization of the Congregation's motto, To Jesus through Mary.

Etched below the monogram is a very significant figure of an open book upon which is inscribed the re vealed word of God: Initium sapientiae timor Domini, the English translation of which is: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."

This is the real essence of the education the Con gregation is intent on imparting — a filial fear of the Lord, a knowledge of the Lord, Who in truth is the beginning of wisdom, for wisdom here means the knowledge, the grasping, the understanding of truth. And, if because of human frailty one fails to grasp the full meaning of such tremendous truth, at least, the study of the science of God, the study of Religion aside from all others sciences, is the beginning of wisdom.

Immediately below the book is the white sanzpa guita flower, the national flower of the Philippines. It stands for the Congregation of the Religious of the Vir gin Mary, the first Filipino congregation founded by a Filipina, Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo.


RVM Fully Owned Schools



  • St. Mary’s Academy, Hagonoy, Bulacan
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Guagua, Pampanga
  • St. Mary’s College, Meycauayan, Bulacan - Visit website
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Sta. Ana, Manila
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Pasay City - Visit website
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Yakal, Manila
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Caloocan City - Visit website
  • St. Mary’s College, Boac, Marinduque
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Sto. Niño, Bulacan


  • St. Mary’s College, Catbalogan, W. Samar - Visit website
  • St. Mary’s College, Borongan, E. Samar - Visit website
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Roxas City

Northern Mindanao

  • St. Mary’s Academy, Dipolog City
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Talisayan, M. Oriental
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Jasaan, Mis. Or.
  • Lourdes College , Cagayan de Oro City - Visit website
  • St. Michael’s College, Iligan City
  • Christ the King College , Gingoog City
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Labason, Zamb. del Norte
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Cagayan de Oro City

Southern Mindanao

  • Pilar College, Zamboanga City - Visit website
  • University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City - Visit website
  • Notre Dame - RVM School of Cotabato
  • St. Mary’s College, Tagum City - Visit website
  • Holy Cross Academy , Digos, Davao del Sur
  • Our Lady of Fatima , Davao City
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Kidapawan, N. Cotabato
  • Notre Dame of Makilala, N. Cotabato


RVM Partially Owned Schools


  • St. Mary’s College, Baliuag, Bulacan - Visit website
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Ligao, Albay
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Nagcarlan, Laguna


  • St. Mary’s Academy, Guiuan, E. Samar - Visit website
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Dalaguete, Cebu
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Oslob, Cebu
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Palo, Leyte
  • Our Lady of Fatima Academy , McArthur, Eastern Samar - Visit website
  • Holy Cross Academy , Oras, E. Samar
  • Infant King Academy , Jimalalud, Negros Oriental
  • St. Anthony’s Academy, Tuburan, Cebu
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Cebu City

Northern Mindanao

  • St. Rita’s College, Balingasag, Mis. Or.
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Tagoloan, Mis. Or.
  • St. John the Baptist High School , Logonglong, Misamis Oriental

Southern Mindanao

  • St. Mary’s Academy, Caraga, Davao Or.
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Baganga, Davao Or.
  • St. Mary’s Academy, Midsayap, North Cotabato
  • Holy Cross College , Bansalan, Davao del Sur
  • Holy Cross Academy , Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur

Diocesan Schools


  • Sta. Clara Parish School , Pasay City
  • San Roque Catholic School, Alabang
  • Malate Catholic School , Malate, Manila - Visit website
  • Ermita Catholic School , Ermita, Manila

Southern Mindanao

  • Notre Dame of Salaman College , Lebak, Sultan Kudarat
  • Notre Dame of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat


Overseas Mission Formal Schools

  • St. Anthony School , Honolulu , Hawaii
  • Soverdi School , Bali , Indonesia
  • Rev. Fr. Giebel’s Vocational Institute, Sefwi-Wiawso , Ghana , West Africa
  • Sacred Heart School , New Jersey , USA
  • Islamabad Convent School , Islamabad , Pakistan
  • FAASAO High School , Pago Pago , American Samoa
  • St. Peter’s Vocational School, Kumasi , Ghana , West Africa
  • St. Mary’s Girls’ Vocational School, Kumasi , Ghana , West Africa
  • St. Vincent International School , Bechem , Ghana , West Africa
  • Susteran RVM, Nangapanda, Flores, Indo.
  • St. Joseph School , Honolulu , Hawaii



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