Assumption College
Assumption College San Lorenzo
 
 

History

In April 1989, the Congregation of the Religious of the Assumption celebrated the 150th year of its foundation. The 17 provinces of the Congregation in 29 countries spread out over 4 continents that constitute the Assumption today are committed to its founding charism with audacity, courage, and hope.

The Congregation of the Religious of the Assumption was founded in Paris in 1839 by Anne-Eugenie Milleret de Brou when she was only 22 years of age. Education in the Assumption is rooted in the ideals of its Foundress who envisioned the Christian transformation of society and recognized the crucial role of women in this process. In 1892, the Queen Regent wished the Religious of the Assumption to assume the direction of the Superior Normal School for women in Intramuros, Manila. Thus, Assumption in the Philippines was born with its primary aim of firming teachers who, in turn, will educate students and instill in them, love for God, a steadfast character, and a developed intelligence capable of making a relevant response to the needs of society.

In 1940, the beginning of what was to be the College Department was launched. It temporarily closed due to the outbreak of the 2nd world war and resumed in 1948. With the rapid increase of enrollment of Assumption Herran, a new site more conducive to study was approved for acquisition. Construction began in 1958, in San Lorenzo Village, Makati. In June 1959, the College Department formally transferred from Herran to its present site, now the heart of the financial and commercial center of the country.

Today, globalization and the challenges of the millennium and technology are continuously addressed by the College Department. Assumption College consistently adopts a provocative, pace setting stance with new courses and dynamic programs. The Graduate School was opened in 1997, offering Masteral programs in Education and Psychology. It continues its tradition of successfully providing relevant quality education based on a solid academic and faith foundation and is committed to forming young women rooted in the faith and impelled by a passion to render genuine service wherever they may be.

In June 2007, the Assumption communities all over the world joined together at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican to celebrate the canonization of their beloved foundress, Saint Marie Eugenie of Jesus. The Assumption, today as yesterday, continues the work of educating to transform women of faith and action.