Manila Science High School (or simply MaSci to MaScians) is the pilot science high school in Manila, Philippines. It is located in Taft Avenue corner Padre Faura Street in Ermita, Manila, and established on October 1, 1963.
Former President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay was the first to envision a science high school in his 1956 State of the Nation address, where he underscored “the great need of stepping up the development of fundamental and applied research in science and technology which has long been neglected.”
Taking action, the Philippine Congress passed the Republic Act 1606 creating the National Science Development Board to work with the Science Foundation of the Philippines in advancing scientific and technological research. This was closely followed by Republic Act 2067, known as the Science Act of 1958 which proposed to integrate, coordinate, and intensify scientific and technological research and development to foster invention.
In conjunction, the Department of Education implemented Republic Act 1606 by issuing Department Orders 1 and 5, series of 1958, for the launching of Science Talent Research.
November 25, 1959 marked the evolution of the first pilot science high school in Manila. Comprising 32 students screened through a rigid, competitive examination, this nucleus of a science high school had its humble beginnings in a single-storey building in Intramuros.
On October 1, 1963, the Manila Science High School was officially born by virtue of Municipal Resolution 426 signed by Mayor Antonio J. Villegas. Credit for the school's early success goes to the Manila Science High School Principal Augusto Alzona – the "Father of Manila Science High School". Modeled after the Bronx High School of Science in New York, the special science curriculum is designed to meet the needs of scholars gifted in science and mathematics. However, a wealth of opportunities, training, and experiences in varied fields other than academic is generated for the well-rounded development of students.
After five years in Intramuros, the Manila Science High School moved to its present site in 1966 with its first principal, Mr. Honesto Valdez (1963-1977). By 1977, Phase I of the Main Building was completed while the construction of Phase II was ongoing.
In September 1977, Mrs. Evelina P. Barotilla (1977-1988), the second principal, saw the completion of the Manila Science High School Complex and the renovation of the Bordner Building. The Home Economics Building was built in 1980. The whole construction project was financed by the Special Education Fund under the chairmanship of Dr. Josefina Navarro, Superintendent of City Schools, Manila.
The construction of the Php 7.5 million Technology Creativity Laboratory began in 1998 during the reign of Mrs. Daisy H. Banta, (1988-2000), third principal. The project was made possible by the Special Education Fund through the joint efforts of Mayors Gemiliano Lopez and Alfredo Lim, together with DECS-Manila Superintendent, Dr. Erlinda G. Lolarga.
The new millennium ushered in the arrival of Mrs. Susan A. Yano, fourth principal, the completion of the Antonio Maceda Building and the revival of the Manila Science High School Alumni Association. Mrs. Susan A. Yano opted for an early retirement. Ms. Edna P. Parcon, Math Department Head III, was then assigned Officer-in-Charge from July 18, 2002 to January 13, 2003, together with Ms. Betty de la Cruz, Science Supervisor, assigned Supervisor-in-Charge from October 13, 2002 to January 13, 2003.
The Manila Science High School is currently under the leadership of a new principal, Mrs. Salud S Sabado.
|.||YEAR I||YEAR II||YEAR III||YEAR IV|
|SCIENCE||General Science||Biology||Basic Chemistry||Introductory College Physics|
|MATHEMATICS||Elementary Algebra||Geometry||Advanced Algebra||Analytic Geometry & Introductory Calculus|
|ENGLISH||Grammar & Philippine Literature||Grammar & Afro- Asian Literature||Grammar & American Literature||Grammar & World Literature|
|FILIPINO||Pag-unawa/Balarila/Ibong Adarna||Balarila/Pang-unawa/Florante At Laura||Panitikang Pilipino||Panitikang Asyano|
|SOCIAL STUDIES||Philippine History and Government||Asian History||World History||Economics|
|MAPEH||Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health 1||Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health 2||Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health 3||Music, Physical Education, Health & Citizenship Advancement Training|
|TECHNOLOGY & HOME ECONOMICS/LIVELIHOOD EDUCATION||Drafting and Livelihood Education OR Entrepreneurship||Drafting and Livelihood Education OR Retail Merchandising||Culinary Arts OR Related Crafts OR Electronics and Drafting OR Journalism||Culinary Arts OR Electronics OR Journalism|
|COMPUTER SCIENCE||Basic Computer Literacy/Windows||HTML & Frontpage||Basic C++||C++ & Java|
|Values Education||Values Education I||Values Education II|
|ELECTIVES||Earth Science||Biotechnology & Research||Advanced Chemistry & Research|
|Values Education||Theoretic Research||Physics||Robotics & Physics Enrichment|
|Speech and Theater Arts||Technical Writing||Humanities|
|Consumer Math||Intermediate Algebra||Trigonometry||Finite Mathematics|
Computer science subjects are offered to all year levels. Research is given during the second, third and fourth year levels. General Science is studied during the first year, while biology is tackled during second year. Physics is taken up during the second, third and fourth years. Chemistry is studied during the second, third and fourth years. Algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, and analytic geometry are studied during the first, second, third, and fourth years, respectively. As part of requirements for third and fourth-year research courses, students have to produce research papers and project proposals, which they have the option to submit to local science fairs .. which then goes international for abroad science fairs. The school has electives (add-on subjects) that gives emphasis on science, English and math subjects. The school also has vocational subjects in their TLE class. There are also language subjects such as Nihonggo and French.
|Ms. Vicky Santos||English Department|
|Mrs. Precilinda P. Arellano||Technology Education Department|
|Mrs. Julieta U. Fajardo||Social Studies Department|
|Mrs. Corazon Felicerta||Science Department|
|Ms. Edna Parcon||Mathematics Department|
|Ms. Amelia Sayat||Home Economics Department|
|Mrs. Josephine Emma Reyes||Filipino Department|
|Mrs. Jocelyn Carlos (OIC)||Mapeh Department|
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Kanlungan ng Karunungan
Sa agham ay tampok na tunay
Pangalan mong mutya at mahal
Sikapin natin at pagyamanin
Aral niya'y ating sundin
Sa bawat sulok ng bayan natin
Kanyang bandila ay dalhin