Historical Background

1976 - Inspired to contribute to the community development of Marikina which Mr. Dionisio Alonzo Salvador Sr. and Mrs. Carmen Caday Salvador from Laoag City, Ilocos Norte had chosen as their permanent home , they opened a day care center on what used to be a pelota court along Bayanbayanan Avenue in Concepcion, Marikina.
The transformation of the sports facility into a day care center was a providential inspiration born out of praise and thanksgiving for God’s love and generosity to the family. Being devotees of Our Lady, the center was named Our Lady of Perpetual Succor Day Care Center. It offered Nursery, Kindergarten and Preparatory courses and had around 50 pupils at the start of its operation.


1978 - The day care center was converted into a formal school and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a non-stock, non-profit corporation under the name Our Lady of Perpetual Succor School (OLOPSS) with the Grade 1 level as its initial offering. On this same year, the founders rented a 2,200 square meter lot along T. Bugallon St., just across the day care center.
The increasing enrollment from this year onwards led to the opening of additional grade levels every year.

 

1981 - A 4,400 square meter lot in front of the Bugallon campus was again rented to accommodate the 1st batch of grade 6 pupils.

1982 - This year marked another milestone in the history of the school with the opening of the secondary course.

 

1985 - The school received full government recognition for the Pre-elementary, Elementary and Secondary courses by the then Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.
With the influx of more students, the school finally purchased a 1.3-hectare land along Gen. Ordońez St. which became the permanent home of OLOPSS.

1986 - The school graduated its first batch of seniors which registered an impressive percentile average of 97 in the National College Entrance Exam (NCEE).


1993 - The school was given academic/curricular deregulation through DECS Order No. 51 for being in the Top 250 Secondary Schools nationwide based on NCEE and NSAT results and as one of the Top 100 elementary schools nationwide based on the results of the NEAT.


1995 - OLOPSS opened its College department and was renamed Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College (OLOPSC). On its initial year, it offered Bachelor of Arts, BS in Elementary Education, BS in Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Associate in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a total of 86 students across the different courses.

 

1996 - This year saw another dream come true for the OLOPSC community with the construction of the school chapel, now a landmark proudly gracing the frontage of the main building. It was built in praise and thanksgiving to God who has lorded over the school and has made all things beautiful and possible over the years
1997 The High School ranked No. 6 in the Division Level in the NSAT while the Grade School ranked No. 7 in the Division Level in the NEAT.


l998 - The school earned additional recognition for ranking 6th among high schools in the Division of Marikina based on NSAT results and the Grade School in Rank 7 as per results of the NEAT.
In the same year, the college department opened vocational - technical courses for high school graduates who wish to be trained in technical skills.


1999 - Summer of 1999 saw the rise of the new two-storey building for Grades 1 and 2. Instead of the usual stairway, the building was designed with a ramp for the pupils’ safety and convenience.
2000 OLOPSC pushed forward for more developments from this year onwards. Academic structures were upgraded alongside the physical plant and facilities, among them was the air-conditioning of classrooms in the Grade School.


2003 - The school celebrated its Silver Jubilee. Significant among its Silver Jubilee gifts to the school community were the freezing of tuition fees for a school year, the reformulation of the school’s Vision and Mission statements, revision of Student Handbooks in all departments, the implementation of additional employee benefits, air-conditioning of high school classrooms and the renovation of the Preschool building.


2005 Demise of Mr. Dionisio Alonzo Salvador, Sr. on August 11, 2005, due to a dissecting aneurysm of the aorta. OLOPSC mourned the loss of its founder. Though his journey was over at an early age of 68, his memory lives on in OLOPSC and in the hearts of all OLOPSCians because of the legacy he has bequeathed to the community through his values, accomplishments, and the powerful examples from the way he lived his life.


2006 - Co-founder, Mrs. Carmen C. Salvador took over the reins of the school leadership upon her installation as the 2nd President of OLOPS College on her 65th birthday, September 17, 2006.


2008 - The school marked its 30th year or Pearl Jubilee. The highlights included the opening of additional courses in college -- Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and two vocational-technical courses -- Certificate in Caregiving and Certificate in Office Operations. Anniversary projects also included the launching of the Carmen C. Salvador Scholarship Program, enrichment of the basic education curricula, revision of Pupil/Student Handbooks, intensified student and employee development programs, construction of a retreat house at God’s Love Family Farm, and separate grand alumni homecomings for the College and High School alumni. It was also in the same year that the “Trustees’ Award,” the highest recognition for employees, was awarded for the first time to Eva A. Faytaren.


2010 - In March of this year, an additional lot along T. Bugallon St. was purchased for future expansion. On June 4 of this year, the school inaugurated its HRM Center with a commercial kitchen and a dining hall simulating a hotel facility to serve as a laboratory for its Hotel and Restaurant Management students.
On December 3, the Dionisio A. Salvador, Sr. Building which houses the refurbished gymnasium and activity center was inaugurated.


2012 - The eldest daughter of the school founders and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Armida Salvador Samaniego, earned her degree in Doctor of Philosophy in Education major in Educational Administration from the University of the Philippines in April of 2012. She is an OLOPSC high school alumna who belonged to the first batch of graduates in 1986.


2013 - This year marks the school’s Emerald or 35th foundation year, celebrated with the theme, “OLOPSC at 35, a socio-ecologically responsive community.” Anniversary highlights were the revision of the Pupils/Students Handbooks and the issuance of free copies to students, the introduction of Singapore Math in Grades 1-3 levels, additional subsidy to the Government Assistance to Student and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) grant given to public school students enrolling in Gr. 7 in OLOPSC, the opening of BS Tourism course in College, the blessing of new structures, the Alumni Office, the Quality Management Office, the Customer Relations Office and the Multi-purpose Hall, and newly-renovated TLE laboratories in Grade School and High School.

To date, OLOPS College holds the record of being the biggest private school in Marikina City having the most number of students, suggestive of the trust that the school has earned through the quality of education and caring service that it offers.


 

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