PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
St. James Academy of Malabon adheres to a philosophy of life that is founded on the Catholic vision of man and his beliefs.
Man is a special creation of God with intellect and will. However, because of his fallen nature, he often becomes confused, divided in his thoughts and goals and unable to heal himself.
God, as the loving and merciful Father, reinvited man back to the friendship by sending Jesus Christ. Through belief in Jesus and in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit, man finds his meaning and destiny in this world.
It is not enough simply to believe in Jesus. Man must live out that faith in his daily life. To fulfill this responsibility, the members of the Kingdom of God need to go through a process of self-transformation, which flows to a responsive and effective service to others.
As a Catholic Diocesan School that Facilitates the Formation of Persons
As a Catholic school in the Diocese of Kalookan, it upholds that Catholic education is a formal process of facilitating growth of students into holiness. This education is an expression of the mission entrusted by Jesus to the Church He founded. Its major task therefore, is to make the message and life of Christ, the Model and Teacher, truly incarnate in the minds and lives of its students.
In St. James Academy of Malabon, the students receive formal and systematic training in character and intellectual formation in the atmosphere of respect, trust, acceptance and concern for others as necessary conditions for learning.
As a Filipino School
St. James Academy of Malabon takes pride in serving Filipino students in genuine Philippine setting. Its curriculum is based on meaningful experiences that are adaptable to the Filipino way of life.
In the process of formation, it is desired that the students learn to appreciate, preserve, and promote Filipino culture, conserve and develop their natural resources and respond to the needs of their country and fellowmen.
We also underscore that desirable Filipino values should be part of the unique Filipino education. These values are respect and concern for others, hospitability and pride in one’s identity and cultural heritage.
We believe that Filipino education must be effective and thorough; hence, it must seek to develop all the God-given faculties and talents of the students, making them valuable agents of their country and the world community at large, as citizens who are “maka-Diyos, makatao, makabayan, makabuhay at makakalikasan.”
As a Dominican School
The Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Trinity presently administers St. James Academy of Malabon. Sharing their apostolic faith in work and in the Eucharist, the school community holds in common the following Dominican ideals:
Passion for Truth and Compassion for Humanity
A special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
In the Diocesan and Dominican ministries of the school, Religion serves as the core of the curriculum. In line with this, St. James Academy strives to build a community of love where students, teachers, administrators and staff are witnesses of a truly Christian life in an atmosphere of study, prayer and service to others.
Deepen spiritual life of students through Catholic Christian school environment.
Sustain academic excellence through a well-rounded curriculum.
Broaden awareness and deep concern in local, national and global
Inculcate strong socio-civic consciousness and love for truth and responsible freedom.
Manifest the love of God in daily life with a sense of personal worth and respect for others and with preferential option for the poor so as to relate harmoniously and effectively with the family, school, and the church.
Develop an enlightened commitment to national ideals by preserving moral, spiritual, and socio-cultural values as well as other desirable aspects of Filipino heritage;
Form desirable attitudes to understand the nature and purpose of man according to God’s plan for the promotion of unity and cooperation.
Develop the necessary skills in executing higher intellectual operations by thinking intelligently, critically, and creatively.
Acquire basic work skills, knowledge and information, and a set of work ethics essential for making an intelligent choice of an occupation or career.
Broaden, enhance and maximize one’s talents and abilities for self-fulfillment and service for others.