About MCS

Vision Statement

MARIKINA CATHOLIC SCHOOL is a Basic Educational Institution, serving as an evangelizing arm of the local Church in providing Christ-centered education that promotes compassion, justice, and respect for holistic development, with Mary, Our Lady of the Abandoned, as our model and inspiration.

Mission Statement

MARIKINA CATHOLIC SCHOOL through Transformative Values Education is committed to:

  • equip learners with life-long values and globally competitive skills
  • provide programs and activities to build a culture of compassion, justice, and respect, and to integrate culture and faith, and faith and life
  • adhere to the programs of the Department of Education
  • provide venue for professional, spiritual, and human formation

Timeline - A Glimpse of the School’s History


1976 The Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) and the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of the Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned responded to the inspiring call of His Eminence, Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, who mandated organizations in the Archdiocese of Manila to help in the formation and education of the young.

They raised necessary funds to put up Marikina Catholic School with the first classrooms at the right wing of the back portion of the church.

They also facilitated the processing of the papers for registration with the respective government agencies.

1978 There were one hundred forty three (143) pupils who first enrolled:  Preschool – 94, Grade I – 41, and Grade II – 8.

The Sisters of the Daughters of Charity, who were then assigned in Boys Town Complex, provided the spiritual formation of the children until 1990.


1981 Msgr. Jose B. Cruz constructed a two-storey building with six classrooms to house the growing number of students

to 1986

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS) granted government recognition to the Nursery, Kindergarten and Elementary courses of the Marikina Catholic School.
1987 Msgr. Generoso A. Mediarito started the construction of another building.
1989 The building constructed by Msgr. Mediarito was completed.


1994 Msgr. Teodoro D. Perez added a three-storey building to house six classrooms and the parish hall.
1999 An adjoining property was purchased to build additional rooms for the Nursery classes.


2001 Msgr. Arnel F. Lagarejos purchased an additional lot and constructed a two-storey building.
2007 Msgr. Mariano T. Balbago, Jr. opened the High School Department with a permit granted by the Department of Education (DepEd) in a new school building constructed along G. Fernando Avenue corner Mt. Everest St., Brgy. San Roque, Marikina City.
2009 Rev. Fr. Paquito G. Gallego was appointed director of the institution.


2010 Government Recognition was granted by the Department of Education (NCR) to the High School Department for the complete Secondary Course.
2014 The institution was granted a Certification Status to participate in the ESC Program of the government.
2015 The school was granted a government permit to operate a Senior High School Department for the Academic Track.
2016 Rev. Fr. Gerard Joaquin V. Masangya was appointed director and principal of the institution
2018 The School celebrated another milestone: its 40th Founding Anniversary which saw the school’s fourth Variety Show and culminated with the Mr. & Ms. MCS Pageant, which now shall be observed every five (5) years.