School History

    In response to the need for foreign missionaries, a German diocesan priest by the name of Father Arnold Janssen decided to establish three congregations dedicated to the work of evangelization: in 1875, the Society of the Divine Word, commonly called the SVD; in 1889, the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (S.Sp.S.); in 1896, the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Help Adoration, commonly called the Pink Sisters. In 1912, the first SSpS sisters came to the Philippines in Tayum, Abra. Later, the SSpS sisters spread their educational apostolate in Mendiola.

     Holy Ghost College, now called College of the Holy Spirit of Mendiola, was founded in 1913 by the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit upon the invitation of Archbishop Jeremias Harty. From its inauspicious start on Legarda Street, the College of the Holy Spirit developed into a modern and growing institution of learning. Through the Sisters' unfailing faith and dedication, it now has branches located in different parts of the Philippines.

     From 1979 to 1981, the School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City was a satellite school of the College of the Holy Spirit of Mendiola. It was established in accordance with the government's plan of "decongesting educational institutions to expand to the outskirts Metro Manila area or nearby provinces". The cornerstone of the school was laid at Capitol Hills, Quezon City near the then Interim Batasang Pambansa on May 20, 1978.

      In the school year 1979-1980, the school offered Kindergarten up to the First Year high school with an initial enrolment of 847. The next school year showed a marked increase in enrolment and the elementary building became too small for the expanding school population which had risen to 1,229. The construction of the high school building began and the latter was ready for occupancy in June 1981. In March 1983, the school produced the first batch of high school graduates.

       Taking up the challenge of the Philippine Education's K to 12 program, a new building was constructed for the Senior High School students. In August 14, 2014, the cornerstone of the Holy Family building was laid. In School Year 2015-2016, the school offered one academic strand to the first batch of Grade 11 Senior High School students, the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) strand. In following School Year 2016-2017, two more academic strands were added for the second batch of Senior High School students, namely, Accountancy and Business Management (ABM) and Humanities and Social Sciences (HumSS).

       This is the School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City, a school committed to the holistic Christian formation for her students who grow in a life-giving community by living out the Trinitarian qualities of uniqueness, equality, constant communication, unity and mission in the spirit of TRUTH in LOVE.


School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City AFIRE WITH THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNION


We form agents of positive change who creatively and collaboratively respond to global challenges through a Christian and holistic formation.


To live in the spirit of communion we:
    Grow as active and committed witnesses to the love of the Triune God in words and deeds amidst global challenges,
    Respond to the needs of our poor and marginalized brothers and sisters in the spirit of Christ's mercy and compassion,
    Advocate Truth in Love and life-giving relationship with every member of the SHSQC community,
    Collaborate with our mission partners in providing Christian and holistic education, and
    Exemplify care and respect for the integrity of creation through simplicity of lifestyle.