Historical Background

Miriam College-Southeast Asian for the Deaf (MC-SAID) was originally established in 1974 as a model school for the education of students who are deaf and a research and teacher-training center for deaf education in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region. Through the years, supported by dedicated students, parents, teachers and educators for the deaf from Gallaudet University and concerned individuals, the school has expanded its services and structures to achieve recognition as forerunner in the “Total Communication” philosophy for students who are deaf.

 Old logo of SAID

Vision and Mission

MC-SAID is a special school designed to develop deaf Filipinos who:

  • As committed and responsible Christians, live their moral principles with conviction while respecting the beliefs and values of others
  • As special learners, strive for academic, social, cultural and vocational competence and can respond intelligently and creatively to the challenges of a changing world despite their disability. 
  • As members of society, use their knowledge and skills to help their fellowmen attain a better quality of life
Contact Information

Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf
Miriam College
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1102 Philippiines

(+632) 435.9241-45 loc. 3521 or 3520
(+632) 580.5400 local 3521 or 3520

Email: mcsaid@mc.edu.ph