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Historical Milestones
1950
As early as the 1950’s the idea of unifying the Archdiocese and parochial schools of Manila under one unifying umbrella organization was conceived to improve the direction and administration of 29 schools then existing
1956
First Committee of Archdiocesan priest to act a Board was appointed
1960
November 15, 1960 a decree was promulgated by the Archbishop formally creating MAPSA followed by ratification of Constitution. A school Superintendent and Supervisor were appointed to conduct school visits thus upgrade the system. Annual dues were solicited.
1968
Under Msgr. Justino C. Ortiz membership increased to 38 schools; the MAPSA Administrative Handbook; there were extensive programs for professional upgrading of teachers and administrators. To revitalized the Association an Executive Board with a Chairman replaced the Archdiocesan School Board
1975
March 1975, the MAPSA Secretariat was established in Room 205 Pius XII Catholic Center – a full-time secretary was hired in the person of Ms. Scarlette S. Nicdao. There was an attempt made to evaluate the financial status of the Association. June 1975, the MAPSA Retirement Plan for Academic/Non-Academic Personnel.
1980
Bishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi took over the Chairmanship of MAPSA. There was a significant organizational revamp towards the streamlining of the organizational operations; development of different manuals: Organizational Planning and Design Manual formulated of a comprehensive Administrator’s Handbook, continuing formation of teaching and non-teaching personnel, the retaining of legal counsels; Atty. Amado Dizon and Atty. Sabino Padilla alternating; the number of member schools rose to 54.
1984
Under Bishop Manuel Sobreviñas there were instructional activities conducted including syllabus development and value integration in each subject of the curriculum. By 1985 there were 57 schools including 12 in the Diocese of Antipolo and 3 schools of the Diocese of Malolos. The secretariate office move to Intramuros (Arzobispado de Manila Building).
1993
Beginning with the school year 1993-1994 referred to as the year “Veritatis Splendor”. MAPSA went through massive re-organizational focusing; Formulation of MAPSA Vision-Mission statement; Revision of MAPSA Educational System and Norms and Policies.
1994-1995
School Visitation
1996
  • Movement for Acceptance of MAPSA-CEAP membership
  • Formal M.A. studies of 30 Directors
  • Formal Doctoral Studies of 8 Directors
Upward trend of school membership to 85 schools
1997-1998
  • Internal Organizational Assessment and Diffusion of governance responsibilities
  • Organization of technical commissions and committees
  • Strengthening of Area Organization, decentralizing the various training activities
  • Formalization of a MAPSA organizational development plan/legal audit of all schools
  • Review of the Vision-Mission statement
  • Search for a new building
  • Completion of studies of priest-directors
1999
  • The search for alternative resources, growth in services needs more resources
  • The demand for more responsible stewardship
  • The search for meaningful relationships
  • The need to strengthen religion as the core of the curriculum
2000
  • The Jubilee Year
  • As we enter the Third Millennium, the MAPSA Office moves to a new building, made possible through the generosity of the Archbishop of Manila, and the support of the Paco Catholic School, the biggest parochial school of MAPSA system.
  • Significantly, we could look back to half a century of existence, marked by progress towards the betterment of services to member schools.
2001
  • MAPSA has been Incorporated
  • MAPSA-CIE Religion Textbook Writing was approved. Known as the Shekinah Project
2002
  • MAPSA and the Fourth World Meeting of Families
  • Establishment of two new dioceses namely: Diocese of Parañaque and Diocese of Novaliches.
  • MAPSA chairman appointed as the Executive Secretary of Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education CBCP-ECCCE.
2003
Established the Dioceses of Cubao, Kalookan and Pasig.


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