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Vision & Mission

The Manila Archdiocesan and Parochial Schools Association (MAPSA) envisions itself as a Communion of Schools, in mission of promoting evangelized globalization in the light of the Church’s love and preference for the poor.


In view of the above vision, MAPSA is committed to:

  1. Assisting its school members in their ministry of accompanying the human person towards his/her total development with emphasis on moral conscience and maturity in faith;
  2. Promoting quality and excellent academic and non-formal education programs pursuant to constitutional norms, national development goals and the guidelines set by the Catholic Church;
  3. Strengthening of religion as the core of the curriculum;
  4. Recognizing co-partnership among the laity, religious and clergy and;
  5. Exercising dynamic educational leadership, characterized by creative fidelity, unselfish service, and responsible stewardship grounded in faith and spirituality.

In keeping with, the above vision and mission, MAPSA advocates and adheres to these distinctive organizational core values.

    • Fellowship
      • Sense of communion and belongingness
      • Unity in diversity
      • Eucharist as the core and the sacrament of love and unity
    • Discipleship
      • Know, love and serve the Lord
      • Constant faithfulness to following Christ
      • Advocacy of Church teachings
    • Total Development
      • Development of the total person, respect of love, academic
      • excellence, social responsibility, competence, entrepreneurship, global orientation
      • Development in the context of national goals and socio-cultural imperatives
      • Development towards the family of God
    • Quality and Excellent Culture
      • Equity of access, especially to the poor
      • Harmony of process and performance
      • Focused concern for learning, growth and development
      • Accreditation of schools and school programs
    • Solidarity
      • Professional partnership
      • Membership in local, international professional association
      • Supportive of education efforts of external organizations
      • Obedience to rules and regulations promulgated by the DepEd and SEC
    • Stewardship
      • Fidelity to the use of institutional resources, talents and treasures
      • Transparency in one’s practice of leadership
      • Guided by the principles of subsidiarity and fraternal correction in managing human resources
    • Dynamism
      • Creative and entrepreneurship leadership
      • Openness to innovation and change
      • Enthusiasm and optimistic view of reality
      • Concern for continuing and sustained renewal
    • Team Building
      • Recognizing the gifts and talents of others
      • Sharing and delegation of decision-making/responsibilities
      • Continuous training and formation of persons in the organization
      • Observing due process as a step towards sanction
    • Love and Preference for the Poor
      • Sense of solidarity with the less fortunate
      • Compassion with the suffering
      • Self-sacrifice in favor of the common good especially the poor
      • Helping without counting the cost
    • Social Equity and Justice
      • Giving what is due to persons
      • Exercising fairness and objective treatment of issues
      • Assuring personnel the protection of their rights and freedom in the workplace
      • Advocating for social justice at all times
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