The University of Santo Tomas - Education High School, popularly known as UST-EHS or UST Educ High, is a laboratory school for the training and formation of future good efficient Catholic teachers. At the same time however, it extends opportunities to the bright but financially handicapped youth, by the minimal fees charged to its students. The students enjoy hospital and clinic privileges (medical and dental, physical education and home economics facilities, guidance and counseling services, extensive library and modern facilities, on top of everything, the students are given quality secondary Catholic Education in preparation for higher studies in the University.
The Education High School is staffed by eight supervising teachers who are all experts in their lines of specialization and four regular teachers to enable students to enjoy the best available instruction.
The Education High School (EHS) is a separate institution from the UST High School. EHS was established to give quality catholic education to those deserving students who cannot afford to pay the fees required by other schools. It also serves as the training ground for fourth year BSE students of the College of Education. This laboratory school was established during the time of Rector Magnificus Rev. Fr. Angel De Blas, O.P. through the help of the Dean of the College of Education, Rev. Fr. Aurelio Valbuena and Mrs. Caridad Sevilla, the EHS principal and the different critic teachers of the College of Education, classes commenced on August 1, 1950
A number of faculty members from the College comprised the first set of critic teachers for the different subject areas in the EHS. They were: Dr. Mercedes G. Santamaria, Dr. Clemencia J. Colayco, Dr. Rosario D. Bondoc, Ms. Concepcion Leonor, Mrs. Antonia P. Villanueva, Ms. Consuel Perdices and Ms. Nina Custodio.
The first set of regular teachers was Ms. Concepcion Alba, Mrs. Salud P. Belmonte, Mrs. Salome Castillo, Ms. Rosario Mauricio, Ms. Lourdes Z. Sevilla and Ms. Teresita R. Villamil.
There were 361 students in the first enrolment of the EHS. There were ten (10) sections in the first year, two (2) sections for the second year and two (2) for third year. Half of those sections were attended in the morning by girls, half in the afternoon by boys.
In order to give authentic religious and practical leadership training and to strengthen unity and cooperation among the students, religious and secular organizations were founded. Among them were Student Catholic Action Units for the boys and girls and the Knights of Jesus for the Boys. Mr. Arturo De Leon served as their Adviser. The Boy Scouts were adopted to give some training to male students.
Through the years, the EHS has been in the forefront of championing the cause of Catholic education in the Secondary School level. As the University of Santo Tomas sails toward its grand fourth centennial in 2011, the EHS will continue to put premium on developing competence, commitment and community involvement coupled with the core values of patriotism, respect, piety, responsibility, simplicity, honesty, integrity and justice among its students.
School Seal Edit
The Education High School seal consist of:
1. THE FLAME OF THE TORCH - signifies light: the symbol which inspires the Education High School to realize its Vision-Mission;
2. THE BOOK - represents Catholic Education;
3. THE CIRCLE - symbolizes the school's endless effort to pursue its objectives;
4. THE SCALLOP BORDERING THE SEAL - represents the eight beatitudes of the Gospel emphasizing the foundation of the Education High School's every action.
Alma Mater Song Edit
Education High School HymnEdit
Hail Education High! Thy name will never die
Thy sons and daughter true will always stand by you
And let the cross of love and peace,
Educate all men for what is right.
Radiate the lore from U.S.T. to build a true divine insight.
Hold high the torch of truth to flash its light abroad
And spread the lucid rays to shine on every road.
We'll raise our voices loud and clear EHS our alma mater dear.
We'll spread thy name, cherish thy name,
To this we pledge our loyalty
Raise high the hand that molds and show its glorious sign
Make strong the heart that guides and kneel before thy shrine,
Then let the cross of love and peace, educate all men for what is right.
Radiate the lore from U.S.T. to build a true divine insight...
To build a true divine insight.
Mission/Vision Statement Edit
The Education High School commits itself to the task of participating in the evangelizing work of the Church by providing students with quality Catholic Education and by imbuing with the virtues of truth and love as espoused by the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas...
The Education High School seeks to evolve into one of the leading Catholic secondary institutions of learning in the country by strengthening and revitalizing the curriculum, faculty updating and networking with other institutions in the educational community.
Rationale and ObjectivesEdit
The Education High School, distinct and independent from the UST High School, serves as a laboratory high school for the training and formation of future Catholic teachers who are not only competent but also sensitive to the national and educational goals in general and to the University's goal in particular. It also seeks to extend opportunities to gifted high school students who belong to financially challenged families to the minimal fees charged upon them.
- Office of the Principal
- Office of the Supervising Teachers
- Air conditioned and well-illuminated classrooms
- Home Economics Laboratory
- Guidance Office
- Audio-Visual Room
- Organization Room
- Science Laboratory
- Air conditioned Faculty Room
- Computer Room (3rd Floor, COE Building)
- High School Library (Ground Floor, Elementary Department)
- Comfort Rooms
- Bulletin and Zone Boards
- Telephones, Drinking Fountains, spacious lobby and corridors
- General Facilities in the University