Chiang Kai-shek College

Chiang Kai-shek College
Filipino: Kolehiyo ng Chiang Kai-shek Chinese(Traditional): 菲律濱中正學院
Former names
Chiang Kai-shek High School (1939-1965)
TypePrivate Non-stock Non-profit Non-sectarian Coeducational Basic and Higher education institution
Established1939
FoundersMr. Wong Chun Seng
Mr. Yu Khe Thai
Academic affiliations
Association of Chinese-Filipino Schools in the Philippines
PresidentDr. Dory Poa Ph.D. (潘露莉)
Vice-presidentJudelio Yap (Internal) Rolance Chua (External)
Students70,000+
Address
1274 Padre Algue St., Tondo,
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CampusUrban Main campus:
Padre Algue Campus
Discipline Office HeadNaty Sia

(JHS)
Dexter Te

(Grade School)
Alma Mater songThe Chiang Kai Shek College School Hymn
ColorsBlue      and      White
Sporting affiliations
Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association, Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association,
Filipino Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation Meet, Baden Powell Cup Basketball Tournament
Websitecksc.edu.ph

Chiang Kai-shek College (simplified Chinese: 菲律濱中正学院; traditional Chinese: 菲律濱中正學院; pinyin: Fēilùbīn Zhōngzhèng Xuéyuàn) is a Chinese Filipino institution of higher learning founded by Chinese Filipinos, recognized by the government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of China (Taiwan). The school offers programs in the Preschool (幼稚园), Grade School (小学), Junior High School (初中), Senior High School (高中) , and College (大学). It is the largest Chinese Filipino school in population in the Philippines. The school is located at 1274 Padre Algue St. Tondo, Manila, Philippines.

History[edit]

In 2007, Joan Sy-Cotio, after serving for many years, retired as the college president. Dr. Bee Ching Ong Kian Koc succeeded her but after she finished her term in 2013, Dr. Dory Poa, an alumna of CKSC, who finished her doctorate degree at Stanford University, has become the college president. Dr. Poa had a number of international working experience with schools in the United States, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Class Time[edit]

Class time for students of the regular class starts from 7:45 am and ends at 4:10 pm, Monday to Friday for Elementary to High School. For IB classes, class starts from 7:30 am and ends at 3:40 pm, Monday to Friday for PYP to MYP classes.

Chinese Education[edit]

IB-MYP sections hold their Chinese classes in the morning (after recess). Though their Chinese Math classes may start anywhere between homeroom and lunch. Sections A and B of both elementary and high school students, hold their Chinese classes in the morning (before English classes) while sections C and below hold their Chinese classes in the afternoon (after English classes). The Chinese curriculum consists of three subjects - Chinese Literature (華語), Chinese Mathematics (數學), and Chinese Culture (綜合).The Chinese Faculty of Chiang Kai Shek College has its own supervisors including Sara Ma (馬麗玲)and Michelle Pan (潘違連)for Chinese Literature and Chinese Culture, Lester Hao (林建勇)for Mathematics(Pre-School to Senior High School).

Campuses[edit]

Main Campus[edit]

Two four-story and five five-story concrete buildings comprise the Padre Algue Campus (Main Campus). Its notable facilities include Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (a multipurpose auditorium), a Little Theatre, a conference room for the Chiang Kai-shek College Alumni Association, libraries, two gyms, Speech Learning Center, a Music room, a Math Lab, a guidance office, a dance studio, a computer(Mac) lab, visual arts studios (IB),and the Home Economics Room.

The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a fully air-conditioned multipurpose auditorium. The auditorium is a popular venue for conventions, seminars, regional and national competitions and social gatherings of alumni. Found at the center of the main campus, the open court quadrangle can accommodate 3,000. It is where the high school and elementary students hold their flag ceremony. The main campus’ gymnasium has a seating capacity of 2,500. This basketball court has been a favorite site for Metro Manila Filipino-Chinese basketball games and College Women's Basketball Tournament. The gymnasium may also be used for playing volleyball, badminton and table tennis. The Wong Chun Seng Memorial Pre-School Buildings maintain facilities for music, arts, sciences, languages, and library activities as well as a playground.

Narra Campus[edit]

The college and graduate school are now located at the nine-story Narra Building. Its facilities include Chemistry Laboratory,gyms, etc. A gymnasium in Narra Campus is named after Chinese-Filipino community leader Benjamin Chua Jr.

The Narra Campus now houses the Senior High School as well. In pursuance of the K-12 curriculum, the school implemented a Bridging Program in 2015 to shorten the transition to the K-12 by temporarily implementing a trimestral school year. With the Grade 10 (formerly Fourth Year graduating students) successfully promoted to Grade 11, the Senior High School classes were transferred to the Narra Campus in 2016 under the headship of Dr. Raymond Datuon. Under the K-12, the Narra Campus offers the three major tracks (ABM, STEM and HUMSS) as well as the core and specialized courses. In 2017, with Dr. Datuon moving to another school, the headship was assigned to Mr. Fidel Savares.

New Campus[edit]

The new campus will be built on a 10-hectare lot in South Forbes Golf City Silang, Cavite. The lot was donated by Ambassador K. C Ng, an alumnus of the school.

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 14°36′27.39″N 120°58′36.01″E / 14.6076083°N 120.9766694°E / 14.6076083; 120.9766694