The main structure of the curriculum is based on the following:
– The acquisition of organized knowledge (religion, language, literature, mathematics, natural and physical sciences, history, geography, civics, economics and other social science subjects);
– Development of intellectual skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, calculating, problem solving, observing, measuring, estimating, exercising critical judgment and other more intellectual skills);
– Enlargement of understanding of ideas and values through (discussion of new theories through book analysis, involvement in activities of artistic and physical nature like music, drama, visual arts, health, nutrition, sports and others);
– Acquisition of work skills and set of work ethics (food production, income generating activities, home technology, etc.).
THE CORE OF THE PROGRAM
In order to achieve the mission, goals and objectives of the Integrated Basic Education Program the following are included:
1. The Religious Education Program and Campus Ministry Program:
Religion is considered the core of the curriculum. This program helps prepare the young to be truly committed to Christ through Mary in a progressive formation of faith, Christian values and community living. This includes the knowledge and understanding of man’s relationship with his God through the study of the scriptures and the church doctrines. This is attained through various activities such as basic religious instructions, recollections, retreats, bible sharing, liturgies, Marian devotions, value formation and involvement in the activities of the local church.
2. The Curricular Programs:
These include the academic offerings. Each subject area has its own program covering the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values from preparatory to fourth year high school. A scope and sequence as well as the value grid for each subject area is included.
Communication Arts Program provides Marist pupils/students the necessary skills in Filipino and English in order for them to react intelligently and creatively to life situations.
Mathematics Program involves Mathematical calculations such as the mastery and use of the four fundamental operations, concepts of rational and irrational numbers, mathematical formulas, symbolic representations and other algebraic processes are necessary skills in computations, reasoning, and problem solving to help them in understanding and interpreting many aspects of modern society and the rapidly changing world.
Natural Sciences and Technology Program helps the Marist pupils/students gain scientific knowledge in the environment, scientific processes and thinking, scientific attitude, knowledge of relationship between science and society. It is also expected that each pupil/student becomes environmentally concerned.
Civics and Social Science Program is intended to give more in-depth treatment of content and make the pupils/students enlightened and participatory citizens in the socio-political life of the nation and the international community.
Technology and Home Economics Programs covers the basic skills and concepts focusing on the resources available in the home, school and community. Through the identification of these resources, the pupils/students may become productive.
Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health Programs develops the pupils’/students’ music and arts expression and appreciation, health concepts and physical activities are important aspects of human development. These as well have to be given equal balanced in the whole program.
3. The Co-curricular Programs:
These are essential to the balanced formation and development of the pupils/students. They supplement the learning taking place in the classrooms. Clubs and organizations are beneficial venues for the individual to develop through the guidance of the moderators and club advisers.
Enrichment Program: This program provides opportunities and experiences for talented pupils to move along their lines of educative design in varying depths of curriculum exploration. Through programs like creativity period, self-learning activities, off-campus activities, researches, etc., these pupils will be given the opportunity to excel and develop their innate talents.
Remedial Program: Giving attention to the least favored is one of the aspects of the Marist charism. Giving help to the slow learners and those having difficulties adjusting to their studies through the remedial classes is one way of being faithful to the charism.
Sports Development Program: Sports activities are avenues for character formation. Through sports, the learner is developed to become a team player and at the same time, a disciplined young gentleman. A sound body is necessary in order to have a sound mind and spirit. Thus, a comprehensive campus-based sports development program is strengthened with the cooperation of all sectors in the Marist Community.
Leadership Training Program: A Marist pupil during his stay at Marist School should have gone through this type of training program for a Marist graduate must possess leadership qualities that manifest self-confidence, loyalty, respect and adherence to the principles of authority and service.
Community Outreach Program: Service to the community, civic consciousness, social awareness are to be developed among Marist pupils. Through the community Outreach Program these pupils are given the actual personal experience of meeting people especially the less endowed members of society.
The Marist Afternoon Shift High School Program:
– As an institution committed to the education of the youth in Marikina, Marist School realizes the role it plays to be of better service to the less fortunate ones in its community. In line with its mission, Marist School quietly launched a project that would benefit the poor but deserving youth in its surrounding community. A fee of thirty pesos monthly is charged. Those who are not able to afford are not charged at all.
– Marist School Afternoon Shift High School offers a four-year secondary curriculum. The program aims to provide the youth with proper foundation to enable them to cope with higher studies as well as develop vocational craftsmanship to help the youth find their places in society in case they do not intent to pursue higher studies.
One important decision Marist School management made was having its school go through accreditation, which started with the preliminary survey in 1982 by Philippine Accrediting Association of Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).
This was followed by the formal survey in 1984 (HS) and 1987 (GS). Since then resurveys were conducted every five (5) years. The grade school has undergone five re-surveys since the formal survey. The high school has undergone six re-surveys since the formal survey.
As such, Marist School was invited and recommended to apply for Level III Accreditation. On November 28, 2008, the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) granted both grade school and high school departments Level III Accreditation, making Marist the first to be granted such status in Marikina City.
The ongoing accreditation process assures the continuous updating and upgrading of the use of innovative teaching strategies, multi-media materials, and the evaluation of the different school programs.
Below are the dates of PAASCU re-survey visits:
|VISIT||GRADE SCHOOL||HIGH SCHOOL|
|Preliminary Visit||August 23-25, 1982
|August 18-20, 1982
|Formal Survey||February 21-23, 1987
February 27-29, 1984
|1st Re-survey||February 14-16, 1990
August 5-7, 1987
|2nd Re- Survey||February 15-16, 1995
November 23-24, 1992
|3rd Re- Survey||February 10-11, 2000
November 11-12, 1997
|4th Re-Survey||November 23-24, 2005
November 20-21, 2002
|Level III Application||September 8, 2008||September 8, 2008|
|5th Re-Survey||November 21-22, 2011
November 21-22, 2007
|6th Re-Survey||January 18-19, 2017
November 18-19, 2013