Seven years after the opening of MC Nuvali (MCN) in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to serve communities in the southern region, Miriam College is now preparing to venture out towards the North.
In school year 2023-2024, Miriam College Alviera (MCA) will be operational!
Where is Alviera?
Alviera is a township in Porac, Pampanga located within the Subic-Clark corridor that takes advantage of the accessibility provided by NLEX and SCTEX. The area will include residential and commercial projects and a PEZA zone for industries, thus creating an all-inclusive vibrant community in Central Luzon to serve as a base for commerce, industry, and urban living.
Who are the development partners?
MC Alviera is a continuation of the partnership between Miriam College and Ayala Land Inc. that started in 2011 resulting in MCN, a strategic collaboration that brought quality education to new communities.
Now seven years in operation, the MCN Basic Education Unit has a growing population of 661 Grade School and High School students, who enjoy the wholesome school ambiance of Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna with the quality education Miriam College is known for. That same synergetic partnership is moving forward towards the development of a new, ten-hectare MC campus in Alviera. Set within a dynamic industrial and business zone, MC Alviera will feature programs and services especially geared to its distinctive and progressive environment.
What will MC Alviera look like?
In that context, the academic character of MC Alviera will focus on being The Gateway to the World, a testimony to Alviera as a central point that will serve communities around the Clark Airport, the Subic Freeport, and provincial hubs of Angeles, San Fernando, and even towards La Union and Baguio regions.
Program development is now underway. The MC Board of Trustees has already approved five program offerings proposed by the Program Development Working Group:
- Lower School (Grades 1-4)
- Technical Vocation and Education Training (TVET)
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
- Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum with specialization in 21st Century
Another set of program offerings is expected to be presented to the Board of Trustees over the next dew months that will bring together an academic program for Phase One that highlights creativity and innovation in their curricular and pedagogical approaches.
Campus development preparations by the Site Development Working Group are likewise ramping up. The development, design, and construction teams will be complete by June 2021. A leading construction management company, Jose Aliling Construction Management Company, has been appointed to assist the Internal Alviera Campus Development team to manage this complex development. Ground-breaking of the new campus is calendared to take place in September 2021.
In preparation for the rise of MC Alviera, a marketing and communications program will soon be underway. Its primary focus will be to raise awareness around Pampanga region about Miriam College and what our educational programs will be like. The program will actively engage with the business and commercial sector to establish familiarity on what we offer and lay the ground for future collaborations.
MC Alviera brings a new dimension to the Miriam College educational experience. It will be a platform for heightened and direct engagement with the larger community, giving us novel opportunities to contribute to its social and economic growth.
Internal Alviera Campus Task Force
For more information, contact:
Aurorita (Rorit) Mendoza, COL 1968: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina (Tet) Lecaroz-Elizalde, GS 1990, HS 1994: email@example.com
Marjorie Joyce (Majo) Montalban-Borreo, COL 2011: firstname.lastname@example.org