P. Gomez St., Fortune Village 7, Parada, Valenzuela City
0947-430-1981 – Smart
0927-710-7419 – Globe
As the popular commercial advertisement goes, “great things start from small beginnings”, so does the SAINT MARY’S ANGELS COLLEGE OF VALENZUELA (hereinafter referred to as the “SCHOOL”). The school was conceived by a family of educator who envisioned an educational institution that will provide the most affordable quality education to the people of Valenzuela and neighboring localities.
The school’s humble and memorable beginning started from a dream. Sometime in 1985, Mrs. Susan C. Ramos, the School Directress, dreamt about the Blessed Virgin Mary weeping about the sorrowful plight of impoverished and unschooled children. Mrs. Ramos recalled the audible voice of the Holy Mother saying “How fortunate you are, you have wealth and a comfortable life”. The Directress did not realize what this dream meant until after her beloved mother, Mrs. Teofila Pineda Canlas, retired from the public-school service. Mrs. Canlas, whose fondness for children did not end after her retirement, conferred with her daughters, majority of whom are educators, on the idea of putting up a Pre-school in their hometown in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga, Thus, in 1990, Mrs., Ramos, with the full support of her husband, Engr. Damian R. Ramos, started a Preparatory School in their ancestral home garage and called it Joshua Learning Center. The elder Canlas and her daughters served as teachers.
The unexpected happened in 1993. The school was forced to ‘close-shop’ after the Mount Pinatubo eruption when pyroclastic materials and torrents of mudflows (lahar) swept and devastated Central Luzon, including Sto. Tomas, Pampanga. The lahar devastation, however, could neither extinguish the zeal nor dim the vision of the Ramos Family of putting up a school of their own in response to the Directress’ dream.