Saint Francis of Assisi College had its beginnings in 1981, when the husband and wife team of Dr. Evangeline Oñas-Orosco and Dr. Arturo Agapito Orosco, Sr., opened a two-classroom preparatory school in Talon III, Las Piñas City to provide affordable quality education for young children. By 1983, the school’s popularity was such that a two-storey, full elementary school building had to be constructed to meet the surrounding community needs. The opening of the high school department quickly followed in 1986, assuring placements for SFAC graduates in the secondary level. At the same time, two new campuses were established, one in Taguig City, and one in Los Baños, Laguna.
In 1989, the tertiary level in SFAC came into being offering several courses both in degree and non-degree programs. New campuses have since been added: the Pamplona, Las Piñas campus in 1990, the Bacoor, Cavite campus in 1994, the Alabang, Muntinlupa campus in 1996. In the same year, 1996, Saint Anthony School of Las Piñas came under SFAC supervision and management. Dasmariñas, Cavite campus opened in 1999. The Biñan campus, in Laguna opened in 2006. In 2010, the Los Baños campus was renamed Saint Anthony School of Los Baños, named after the patron saint of the locality. The 10th campus, located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna accepts enrollees starting S.Y. 2012 – 2013. In line with corporate branding moves, the Pamplona campus, being the smallest campus, moved its operation to the main campus in 2014.
Dr. Aturo O. Orosco, Jr., succeeding his mother as school president in 2012, steered the school system into a brand where bayanihan spirit cultivates the deep heritage of the school. Bold moves and decisions are continuously being made to meet the new leadership’s branding innovations and to meet the founders’ objective of serving more communities, and societies, at large.
Today, the Saint Francis of Assisi College offers complete education from preschool up to the graduate level of education.
In its more than two decades of existence, SFAC, recognized by the Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), has pursued programs of instruction grounded on academic, cultural and sports excellence and tempered by Christian and Franciscan values exemplified by its patron, Saint Francis of Assisi. The Bureau of Immigration has granted SFAC the authority to accept foreign students.
A rich and responsive curriculum, a corps of well-trained, experienced and caring teachers, dynamic administrators, and an atmosphere conducive to excellence — all make up the lifelong learning experiences at SFAC.
To keep abreast with the rapid growth and changes in the educational trends in the country and elsewhere, SFAC established its Center for Excellence in Academics, Research and Training Services (Centrex) which serves as the standard-setting entity of its academic operations. Committed in providing a value-laden, excellent education, the Centrex focuses on seven (7) areas: Curriculum Development, Textbook Evaluation, Institutional Examinations, Review of Academic Policies and Procedures, Faculty Training and Ranking, Organization/Leadership Development, and Institutional Research. The Centrex ensures that uniform standards are observed and maintained in all SFAC campuses. Aside from the Centrex, a Central Office (C.O.) and a Central Purchasing (C.P.) unit likewise guarantee the operational stability of SFAC for the benefit of its employees, suppliers, students and other stakeholders.
Saint Francis of Assisi College (SFAC) is a hub for progressive and holistic education, guided by the virtues of Saint Francis of Assisi that empowers learners with a solid academic foundation enriched by physical, spiritual, and cultural advancement.
In line with this vision, SFAC is fully committed to:
SFAC is guided by these core values:
Saint Francis of Assisi College is committed to:
Our school logo is in the form of two superimposed circles, the larger outer one of a solid red field and the narrower inner circle of a white field.
The color red dominates the logo design, red symbolizing vibrance and energy, the theme color of Saint Francis of Assisi College.
The name of our school, Saint Francis of Assisi College, appears on the upper half-portion of the outer circle off the logo. Our school is named after our patron, Saint Francis of Assisi.
At the lower middle of our logo is the Cross, where our Lord Jesus Christ was nailed and died to save the sins of humanity. On the cross hangs the “stole”, a part of the garment worn by catholic priests during the celebration of the Holy Mass and during blessings.
(Saint Francis of Assisi College is a non-sectarian institution of learning, but is Catholic- oriented in its foundation, policies, and practices.)
Below the Cross are the words “Fides et Humilitas”, or Faith and Humility, two virtues exemplified by Saint Francis of Assisi and which also serve as foundation virtues of our school.
Above the Cross is an open and outstretched human hand, which signifies openness and reception to learning, as well as recognition of the dignity of human life and all things that are living – reflective of the virtues of Saint Francis of Assisi.
A dove, symbolic of peace, rests on the open and outstretched human hand.
On top of the inner circle of the logo are rays of light and energy, coming from a live and burning urn that illuminate the world and symbolize enlightenment as a result of learning.
On the edges of the inner circle, starting from the base and going upward, are laurel leaves, symbolizing excellence as a product of hard work and dedication, as was in ancient Greece, where outstanding human skills and endeavors were rewarded with crowns of laurel leaves.
The year 1981 appears at the base of the outer circle, the founding year of Saint Francis of Assisi College.
Saint Francis of Assisi College empowers a learner with a solid academic foundation. It goes beyond the primary mission and raises the learner in an environment driven by commitment, opportunity, respect and excellence. While the goals of all scholastic undertakings continuously strengthen the academic structure, the goals of all other activities are geared towards physical, social, spiritual, emotional, and cultural development. It is this dynamic synergy of a progressive curriculum and a richly diversified set of extra-curricular activities that create a relevant and holistic Franciscan experience. This is further enhanced by Filipino values which prepare the students to be a successful learner and motivate the student to be an active contributor to the global community.
The word “Academics” is in black to denote strength and sturdiness. “And beyond” is in red to represent SFAC’s school color. It is also italicized to indicate a forward motion, to represent progressiveness.
The official font of the tagline is Impact. When used as a footer in official communications, the font size is 14”.
Saint Francis of Assisi College
Breeding institution of quality education
Abode of our noble youth, gemmation of our intellect
Established for our nation’s lasting growth
Saint Francis of Assisi College
Dedicated to our brave and humble Patron Saint
Inspiration to all his legacy and virtuous life
Lofty dreams which we strive to emulate
Discipline, honesty and perseverance
Probity which unite us into one
Compassionate and concern for one another
Sealed the bond of camaraderie in us
Onward beloved fellow Franciscan
Hold the colors with joy and pride
Do not waiver, come what may
Fight and conquer obstacles
Alma Mater will extend its unswerving care (2x)
Saint Francis of Assisi College!