Grade School




In 1952, two years after the complete elementary program was offered, out of 138 enrollees in the elementary department, 41 successfully completed the elementary course. That was the starting point of the Grade School Department’s firm foothold to success. Through the passing years, its enrolment ballooned to over a thousand, occupying the three-story Doña Felisa D. Ortega Hall.

Through the aegis of a professional and bold administrator, Atty. Santiago D. Ortega Jr., a new concept was appended in the Grade School Department – the Montessori Method of instruction. In March 2003, five teacher-trainees underwent intensive training in Montessori Teachers Preparations of the Institute of America. They were trained to handle 2 ½ to 6 years old children. This training revolved on the Montessori Philosophy of Education and hands-on life which includes the teaching of Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Music and Movements, and Cultural (History, Science, and Geography)

In June 2003, the USANT Montessori Pre-School came into existence; with this, four air-conditioned classrooms were equipped with Montessori materials in all areas to supplement the Montessori teaching.

The reception by the community is phenomenal. Since then, every March of the school year, four additional teacher-trainees were sent by USANT for Montessori training. Now, the Montessori Grade School offers a complete Pre-School up to Grades I to VI, with 60 Montessori-trained teachers and forty air-conditioned classrooms.


Pupil/s who gets the highest grade in every level (Pre-school to Grade VI) every grading period (First to Fourth Grading) qualifies to the Dr. Santiago G. Ortega Scholarship on availing the free tuition fee.


The Grade School Department perceives itself as the most fertile seedbed for elementary education in the region.


The Grade School Department perceives itself as the most fertile seedbed for elementary education in the region.


  1. Provide a wholesome learning environment for the holistic development of the child.
  2. Hone pupils’ full potentials through technology-based learning materials that provide meaningful learning experiences.
  3. Implement innovative programs toward the development of a humane society.
  4. Nurture the child with positive values and attitude in fostering social responsibility, filial piety and sense of nationalism.


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