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The idea of establishing a parochial school was first conceptualized during a Bible study meeting in 1992 conducted by Rev. Fr. Pedro D. Arigo with lay parishioners as a response to the parents’ appeal for a church-based, non-stock, non-profit institution offering quality education as well as providing Christian Values Formation.


Upon consultation with the Parochial School Association of the Diocese of Imus, Fr. Arigo founded the very first parochial school in General Trias, Cavite on July 1, 2004, becoming the Association’s twelfth parochial school.


After the necessary permit and license were secured, the school was opened in its registered name SAN FRANCISCO DE MALABON PAROCHIAL SCHOOL, in honor of the patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi. It offered Kindergarten and Preparatory to Grade 1 for the school year 1994-1995 with Fr. Pedro D. Arigo as Director, Mrs. Aracelie N. Ignacio as Principal, Mrs. Amelia S. Viniegra as Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Teresita A. Ferrer as Registrar, Miss Salud A Campaña as Treasurer, Mrs. Evangeline Poblete and Mrs. Josephine Montino as faculty members.


Starting with fifty-nine (59) enrolled pupils, the Buklod house was utilized as the first two classroom building with complete school materials and pieces of equipment made possible through the financial assistance of some generous people in the community. A year later, a metal forming structure was built to provide classrooms for Grades 1, 2, and 3.


Rev. Fr. Leoben Peregrino took over as a School Administrator when Fr. Arigo was ordained Bishop of Palawan in 1996, until such time when Rev. Fr. George A. Morales was designated as
parish priest of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, thus, assuming the responsibility of SFDMPS Director. He, then, appointed his Parochial Vicar, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel O. David as School Administrator, succeeded by Rev. Fr. Michael Reuben R. Cron when Fr. David was assigned parish priest of the Annunciation Quasi-Parish in Pasong Camachile, Gen. Trias, Cavite.
On November 19, 1997, SFDMPS was granted government recognition to operate a complete elementary course from Grades 1 to 6 effective for the school year 1998-1999. In the same year, Mrs. Amelia S. Viniegra took over as principal.


With the increase in enrolment each year, additional classrooms were constructed to accommodate incoming grades 4-6 pupils. Later on, the Library and HELE Room were built with the help of the Parent-Teacher Association to complete the necessary school facilities. After six years of serving the parish and the school, Fr. George was transferred to Sto. Nino De Molino Parish in Bacoor. It was then, Fr. Virgilio S. Mendoza became the parish priest and took over the school as the school director of SFDMPS in 2004. He initiated the construction of the two-story building with four classrooms which are now utilized as the computer laboratory and Grade 2 classrooms. When Mrs. Amelia S. Viniegra applied for her retirement in 2007, Mrs. Carmencita C. Columna, the school cashier and registrar took over as principal until March 2010.


With his eagerness to improve SFDMPS better, Fr. Vhir introduced Fr. Alain P. Manalo to supervise the school in the later part of 2009 since he knows education and school management. In June 2010, Fr. Vhir formally assigned Fr. Alain to be the director of the school. He, then, appointed Mrs. Corina Jamon as principal when Mrs. Columna decided to be the Finance Officer of the school.


During his directorship, Fr. Alain initiated a lot of improvements in the school. In the school year 2011-2012, he opened the Secondary Education accommodating the first year high school only with 22 enrollees. It was granted a government permit to operate First, Second, Third, and Fourth Year High School in 2012 and 2013 respectively. He appointed Mrs. Diana V. Quintos as the Head Teacher and became the new principal of the school.


Fr. Alain, indeed, has a big love and dream for SFDMPS. With his desire to spread Catholic Education to the deserving students of General Trias, he offered scholarships, and much more, he initiated the construction of the first two floors of the proposed four story building in October 2011. It was inaugurated by Bishop Pedro Arigo of Palawan last June 12, 2012. The construction of the remaining third and fourth floors of the school building was completed in the year 2014.
June 2014 when SFDMPS had its full operation of the five-story building having offered Pre- elementary, Elementary, and High School. It was inaugurated and blessed by the Bishop of Imus, Most Rev. Reynaldo Evangelista D.D last October year 2014. In the same year having completed the DepEd Recognition for the Secondary Basic Education, the school was visited by the PEAC- FAPE accreditors in January 2015 and eventually was able to pass the said accreditation. It was academic 2015-2016 when the first fruit of the school accreditation was given to students through subsidy given by the government.


As the school significantly aims for a better education rooted through values and Christian Formation Program, SFDMPS has to benchmark to different programs that will contribute to fulfilling its noble task. As an active member of the DICES (Diocese of Imus Catholic Educational System) the school has faithfully participated in the different programs that DICES provide. From the K-12 curriculum, the Standards-Based Assessment (SBA) and Dynamic
Learning Program (DLP), the computerization of the grading system provided by DISAT and other programs such as the CEAP JEEPGY Program, the annual Sports for Peace, the annual San Pedro Calungsod Mission Pilgrimage.


In the year 2015, Mr. Armando G. Gallardo was appointed as the headteacher of the school in the absence of the school’s principal and was appointed principal of the following year. In the same year, the month of July, Rev. Fr. Teodoro B. Bawalan was officially appointed as the director of the school.


It was 2015-2016 when SFDMPS started to dreamed of serving more students by providing Senior High School under the basic education and was given the probationary permit to offer ABM, HUMSS, GAS from the academic track.

 

From its humble beginnings dating back to 1994, SFDMPS has established its name as a well- respected Parochial School. After several years of committed, San Francisco De Malabon Parochial School continues its efforts to provide quality Catholic Education to the youth, embracing St. Francis’ virtues of simplicity, humility, and purity.