Anchored on the Thomistic Philosophy of Education, Aquinas School adheres to the belief that a worthwhile education is achieved only by contextualizing to the students the life-long learning processes within the framework of logical and critical reasoning. Logic is the basis to unfold the truth in the different disciplines and is coupled with a strong belief in religious faith which is essential to achieve everlasting life with God (Bourke, 1960).
This mental process, by which personal knowledge adjusts to the objective reality of things, will produce self-developed and mature persons, guided by values that will make them Godly, Patriotic, Humanitarian and Nature-Loving individuals.
- Aquinas School which is Catholic, Filipino and Dominican is an institution of learning for boys.
- As a Catholic School, Aquinas sees to it that the students are gradually introduced to the knowledge of the mystery of salvation, and to the gift of faith to become active participants in the process of social transformation for a better world based on catholic social teachings.
- As a Filipino School, Aquinas fosters love of country, pride of one’s identity and cultural heritage and respect and concern for nature & the environment.
- As a Dominican School, Aquinas aims to inculcate the Dominican charism of Truth and Compassion… the quest for Truth ultimately found in Jesus to be shared with others.
Integrated Basic Education Goals
Believing that the learning experience in this institution is life itself, Aquinas School aims to help its students:
- acquire essential knowledge, positive attitude and cognitive motor and sensory-perceptual related skills for meaningful lifelong learning experiences in the context of an authentic Dominican Filipino tradition and culture.
- engage in discourses that will encourage active participation in critical reflections, problem solving and sound decision making and to be manifested in their personal lifestyles and moral righteousness.
- develop intra- and interpersonal skills that will make them effective communicators that foster personal, social and academic successes of both verbal and non-verbal messages through varied communication mediums.
- utilize learning experiences as means to preserve the Filipino traditions and cultural heritage, develop respect for human rights, make themselves agents in the preservation of the environment and become functional members of the society through critical choice of career congruent to their potentials and interests.
- stimulate a personal relationship with God, His creator, and the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary as means to develop deep understanding of Dominican-Christian spirituality within the ideals of truth, justice and compassion.
- prepare for higher education and for the world of work based on interest, ability and learning profile.