Chiang Kai Shek College History Timeline
- Initially offering a six-year Chinese program and four-year English program, Chiang Kai Shek High School is established in Manila with a student population of 273.
- The school is named after Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek.
- World War II; the school sustains damage.
- 14 student and teacher patriots aiding underground activities are killed.
- June - Acting principal Huang Chi Hwa opens five review classes for juniors and seniors; leaves for China in October.
- November - Mr. Wong Chun Seng is appointed principal
- December - School reopens
The school moves to its present site on Padre Algue Street, Tondo, Manila with close to 1,000 students.
The Board of Trustees approves the offering of a two-year teacher training course to train local Chinese teachers.
- March - Principal Wong Chun Seng passes away.
- May - Mr. Yu Khe Thai is appointed principal; Dr. Pao Shih Tien is appointed vice principal.
- The Wong Chun Seng Memorial Preschool is established.
- Principal Yu retires.
- Dr. Pao Shih Tien is appointed principal.
The school becomes Chiang Kai Shek College, offering two four-year college courses: Bachelor of Secondary Education, majors in 1) Chinese Literature and History, and 2) General Education.
The College offers Bachelor of Science in Commerce program with majors in 1) Accounting, 2) Management, and 3) Banking and Finance.
The school establishes the Elementary Course; thus, it becomes an institution offering complete education from preschool to college.
All Chinese schools in the Philippines are Filipinized by virtue of Presidential Decree 176. Dual curriculum is abolished, and the teaching of Chinese is reduced to two hours every day.
- Dr. Pao retires.
- Dr. Jimmy Su takes over as president.
Renovation of school’s Main Building (administration and faculty offices; elementary classrooms) to reinforced concrete structures
- Dr. Su retires.
- Mr. Chien Yin Shao is appointed president.
The school establishes the Language Learning Center.
College now offers:
1) Bachelor of Science in
2) Bachelor of Secondary Education
- Mr. Shao retires.
- Mrs. Joan Sy Cotio takes over as president.
- Construction of ten-storey college building on Narra Street commences.
- College offers graduate programs:
- Master in Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
College classes move to the campus at 1477 Narra Street.
- The High School Department is granted Level I Accreditation Status by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU), an organization with the most rigid quality education standards in the country and one of the three founding members of the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).
- College offers Bachelor of Science in
1. Information Technology
2. Information Management
- College student population is now 1,153.
- Wong Chun Seng Memorial Preschool offers Montessori classes.
The High School Department is granted Level II Accreditation Status by the PAASCU.
The Grade School Department is granted Level I Accreditation Status by the PAASCU.
- High School Chinese Instruction Department offers multimedia, computer-assisted classroom instruction.
- College offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
- Mrs. Cotio retires.
- Dr. Bee Ching Ong Kian Koc is appointed CKS College president.
- The Grade School Department is granted Level II Accreditation Status by the PAASCU.
- The Language Center (formerly Language Learning Center) moves to the Narra campus. It offers short term courses in Hokkien, Mandarin, English, and Filipino.
College offers Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
- Dr. Ong Kian Koc retires.
- Dr. Dory Poa is appointed CKS College president.
- Implementation of the Department of Education’s K to 12 Basic Education Program
- In compliance with the entry-age requirement of K to12, the school adopts a three-year transition program. During the transition phase, academic requirements essential for four (4) grade levels will be covered in three (3) academic years (2013-2016).
Renovation of Main Campus facilities:
- Ground floor and basement canteens
- Ground floor cafe
- Mezzanine book and supplies store
- Mini food court on Pao Shih Tien Hall’s ground floor
- Main Administrative Office
- Main Gate
- Drainage systems, basement sump pumps, and ground floor spaces for better damage control during rainy seasons and flooding
- School offers Senior High School (Grades 11 and 12) programs:
- Academic Track
- Accountancy and Business Management (ABM)
- Humanities and Social Sciences (HumSS)
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
- Sports Track
- Technology, Vocational, and Livelihood Track
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- Arts and Design Track
- Arts Production (Visual Arts, Media Arts) and Performance Arts (Music)
- Academic Track
- Renovation continues:
- Administrative offices
- Faculty, mezzanine offices
- Grade School Library
- Classrooms and hallways
- New wash rooms on ground floor Memorial Building
Vision and Mission
About Chiang Kai Shek College
Chiang Kai Shek is a non-stock, non-profit and non-sectarian private school whose primary objectives are to
- form and train educated, competent leaders for the developing society;
- develop a citizenry prepared and strengthened for nation-building;
- serve as nucleus for the interflow of Eastern and Western culture; and
- serve as a working force in the enhancement of Filipino-Chinese friendship and mutual understanding.
Ideally, CKSC education helps shape the student's potential to the fullest as a human being by tapping his/her innate talent and by inculcating love of country and respect for rules and order, without ignoring the enriching value of internationalism.
To carry out these goals, CKSC challenges the members of its academic community to lead their lives along four Confucian virtues 禮 (li) - propriety, 義 (yi) - righteousness, 廉 (lian) - incorruptibility, and 恥 (chi) - honor.
Concomitant to attaining these values are the cultivation and sustenance of one's 德 (de) - morality, 智 (zhi) - wisdom, and 體 (ti) - physical well being, so as to foster 群 (qun) - unity. Ultimately, such desiderata help create in the CKSC students/graduates sense of reaching out for 美 (mei) beauty.
CKSC further believes that
- true education aims at the formation of a person whose ultimate end is to be of service to the society to which he/she belongs
- young people must be helped to develop harmoniously their physical, moral, and intellectual endowments so that they may gradually acquire a mature sense of responsibility in striving endlessly to form their own lives properly and in pursuing true freedom as they surmount the vicissitudes of life with courage and constancy
- all educational institutions shall inculcate patriotism and nationalism, foster love of humanity, respect for human rights, appreciation for the role of national heroes in the historical development of the country, teach the rights and duties of citizenship, strengthen ethical and spiritual values, develop moral character and
- personal discipline, encourage critical and creative thinking, broaden scientific and technological knowledge, and promote vocational efficiency (Philippine Constitution).
- its students should be for the manifold demands of social, scientific, and technological efficiency needed in the field of business, arts, and sciences, and should temper this training with the inculcation of genuine love for work and the virtues of a value-based individual.
The Chiang Kai Shek College School Hymn
莊克昌詞 (Lyrics) ｜ F. Santiago 曲 (Music)