To give a high five usually means to congratulate someone on a triumph or success. Miriam College Nuvali is giving out a high five as it celebrates its fifth-year founding anniversary of continuously growing and nurturing new students in the south and thriving amid a new landscape.
Located inside the modern Ayala Land Development in Laguna, MC Nuvali has shown a steady growth since it opened in school year 2014-2015. From offering just four levels, it now offers an entire basic education program from preschool to senior high school.
The vision was for Miriam College to expand and serve families in the emerging growth areas south of Manila while continuing to champion the same academic excellence and values in its Quezon City campus.
A historical move for Miriam College as an institution was opening its doors to both boys and girls in MC Nuvali.
“For the past 92 years, Miriam College focused on ‘forming women leaders in service’ to quote our tagline. So, when we opened MC Nuvali, we had to face the challenge of creating a holistic program that impacted both boys and girls,” Assistant to the President for MC Nuvali Cynthia Morales said.
I believe we have been successful as our enrollment shows an increasing number of boys and we currently have a 60-40 ratio of girls to boys,” she added.
The word “high” in High 5 is an acronym representing the direction to which MC Nuvali continues to steer its students — Happy, Innovative, God Loving, and Holistic. It also represents the trajectory the campus has taken in the past five years, showing an exponential increase from just over a hundred students when it opened in 2014 with close to 800 this school year.
To accommodate new students for school year 2018-2019, a second 4,000 square meter building was launched this year. A spacious courtyard at the center shows the school’s emphasis on play for the group age it serves — preschool to grade four. The building was designed by Rchitects Inc. led by Jose Pedro “Bong” Recio.
“The building is especially designed to address the needs of 21st century learners where classroom layout encourages innovation, collaboration, and creativity,” Miriam College President Dr. Rosario O. Lapus said.
In the pipeline are new structures that respond to the growing needs of the students, including another covered court for the sports needs of its students and another building dedicated to high school students.
The first building, now occupied by Grades 5-12, was designed by Dan Lichauco of Archion Architects and includes a chapel with an Ana Pamintuan cross sculpture at the altar.
Miriam College Nuvali is covered by a 10-year development plan starting with the basic education that is now K to 12 ready. Short-term ladderized programs will be introduced to complement the basic education program. Construction on the 15-hectare lot will be in phases, with special emphasis on an environmentally sustainable school that is safe and conducive to living and learning.
Apart from its campuses in Quezon City and Nuvali, Miriam College will soon put up a third one in Porac, Pampanga, also in partnership with Ayala Land Inc.
SOURCE: Manila Times > www.manilatimes.net/mc-nuvali-celebrates-5th-year-with-a-high-five/474824/