Colegio del Sto. Niño

After more than three centuries of the Spanish rule in the Philippines, the friars of the Order of St. Augustine (OSA) continued their pastoral and evangelizing presence in the country. They founded educational institutions and one of these is Colegio del Santo Niño in Cebu City.

Colegio del Sto. Niño came into existence when the Very Rev. Fr. Jose Lobo, who was then the Prior Provincial of the Augustinian Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus issued the Decree of 1902 mandating for the establishment and founding of the Colegio Elementaria del Sto. Niño de Cebu.

The school was finished and completed in 1903, and classes finally opened in 1904.

The Colegio del Santo Niño, an educational institution run by the Augustinian Fathers, squats adjacent to the prestigious Basilica del Santo Niño. First established in 1903, the school stands in front of the historic Magellan's Cross along Magallanes Street. The school was closed from 1928 to 1946. A two-story building was constructed when the school was refounded in 1947. The School accepted students in the following year offering elementary, high school and vocational education. A non-stock and non-profit institution, it was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 1, 1950. In 1976, during the priorship of Fr. Restituto Suarez, OSA, the high school department was phased out due to lack of additional facilities to meet the increasing enrolment population.

The school then concentrated on the primary education where enrolment rapidly increased after the closure of the higher level. Today, the institution boasts of some one thousand one hundred fifty four (1,154) students from Grades 1 and 6, Kindergarten I and II. Like all other Augustinian schools CSN Alumni are educated under the same Augustinian philosophy expressed in the motto "VIRTUE and SCIENCE".

Address: Magallanes St, Cebu City, Cebu
Phone: (032) 256 2197


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