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Siena College of Taytay, formerly St. Catherine Academy, is a Kindergarten through post-secondary education institution located in Taytay, Rizal, Philippines. Founded in 1957 by the Dominican sisters, it is one of six Dominican educational institutions in the Philippines. Its sister schools are Siena College Quezon City, and Siena College San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. It also offers education for the Third Order of Saint Dominic, known as the Tertiaries.

Siena College of Taytay
Former name
St. Catherine Academy
MottoArdens veritatis, Misericordia pro humanitate continent
Motto in English
Passion for Truth. Compassion for Humanity
TypePrivate, Roman Catholic, Non-stock Coeducational Basic and Higher education institution
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
(Siena Sisters)
Academic affiliations
PresidentSr. Caroline S. Capili, OP
PrincipalMrs. Melissa G. Pastrano
East Rodriguez Ave. Siena Heights, Barangay San Isidro Taytay
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14°34′9″N 121°7′57″E / 14.56917°N 121.13250°E / 14.56917; 121.13250Coordinates: 14°34′9″N 121°7′57″E / 14.56917°N 121.13250°E / 14.56917; 121.13250
Patron saints
  • St. Thomas of Aquinas
  • St. Dominic de Guzman
  • St. Lorenzo Ruiz
  • St. Catherine of Siena
  • St. Rose of Lima
  • Our Lady of the Rosary
  • St. Albertus Magnus
Colors     Gold*      Maroon
     Black      White


In 1956, the late Cardinal Rufino Santos of the Archbishop of Manila invited the Dominican sisters to establish an academy for the education of local children. In 1957, Saint Catherine Academy, opened during the tenure of the late Mother Natividad Pilapil O.P., the Superior General of the Congregation.

The college's facility was originally located in the Parish compound of St. John the Baptist in Taytay, Rizal. In 1965, the Kindergarten, Elementary and Secondary Education courses were fully established and recognized by the Philippine Department of Education, Culture and Sports (now DepEd).


The College's campus in Taytay is now located at East Rodriguez Avenue, Siena Heights, Barangay San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal. The main and oldest, facility, the three-storey Saint Catherine Building located at the town proper adjacent to the Saint John the Baptist Parish church, was gutted by fire in 2002 and was not rebuilt. At the new location, a four-story building was constructed which has a number of classrooms and has a large Speech Laboratory in the newly added third floor of the building. Houses for Freshman high school students also.

The Mother Natividad Pilapil O.P. (Latin: Ordinis Praedicatorum; English: Order of Preachers) building houses kindergarten 1 and 2, and grade one pupils, plus faculty rooms for their teachers. It is located through Gate 1 of the campus.

The Saint Dominic De Guzman Building, named for the founder of the Dominican order, houses the Junior and Senior High School students, Computer rooms for college and high school students and the Cyber program. It also houses the Registrar's office, guidance office, testing center, the high school library, the GLL office, the YLL office, and the Instructional Media Center.

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Building contains instructional rooms for the senior high and college students, laboratories, and the college library. It can be accessed through Gates 3 and 4. The building is named for the 13th-century philosopher.

The Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Building houses the publishing office, the cafeteria, the clinic and the chapel.

The Saint Jacques Centre de Formatione - Hotelliere et Restaurateur (Saint Jacques Center for International Hospitality Education - Hotel and Restaurant) houses the College's signature program in Hotel and Restaurant Management. It also houses senior high students in the TECH-VOC Strand, with specialization in Cookery. Historically, the Parisian Dominican house was located in the parish of Saint Jacques.

The Mother Francisca Hall is an auditorium. In addition, the San Lorenzo Ruiz Hall is named for the Filipino martyred during persecution of Japanese Christians under the 17th-century Tokugawa Shogunate. The Gymnasium offer student facilities, including the St. Catherine Covered Court, an Olympic sized pool, and the St. Martin Sports Complex.

The Saint Albertus Magnus building will soon house college students in school year 2018–2019. The building is composed of 24 rooms scattered in 4 floors.

Basic Education ProgramsEdit

  • Kinder 1 & 2
  • Grades 1 - 6
  • Junior High school
  • Senior High School
  • Night High School (grade 7-10) (Special Program)
  • Lab High School

College ProgramsEdit

  • College of International Hospitality Management (CIHM)
    • Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (BSIHM)
    • Bachelor of Science in Travel Management
    • Culinary Arts
  • College of Nursing
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • College of Business Administration (CBA)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
      • Major in Management
      • Major in Advertisement
      • Major in Entrepreneurship
  • College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT)
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCpE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)
  • College of Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • Specialization in General Education
      • Major in Special Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
      • Major in Mathematics
      • Major in English
      • Major in Guidance and Counseling
      • Major in Religious/Values Education

Student ServicesEdit

  • Chapel/Prayer Room
  • Siena Christian Community Development Center
  • Guidance Center
  • Learning Resource Center
  • Libraries
    • Grade School Library
    • High School Library
    • College Library
  • Science Laboratories
    • Integrated Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
  • Speech Laboratory
  • Math Laboratory
  • School Clinic
  • School Canteen
  • Practice House
  • Ballet Room
  • St. Lorenzo Hall
  • Bookstore and Supplies
  • Mother Francisca Hall/Auditorium
  • St. Catherine of Siena Audi-Gymnasium
  • St. Martin Sports Complex
  • CAT Office
  • MAPEH Office
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) Room
  • St. Rose of Lima Conference Room
  • Prefect Of Discipline
  • Security Services
  • Publications' Office
  • Supreme Student Council Office
  • Oval
  • Gazebo
  • Dormitory

High School AdministrationEdit

  • The Board of Trustees
  • The President
  • The Principal
  • The Ass. Principal/Coord. of Student Affairs and Activities
  • The Subject Area Team Leader
  • The Prefect of Discipline
  • The Campus Ministry Coordinator
  • Religion Coordinator
  • The Year Level Leader
  • Club Moderator
  • The Homeroom Adviser
  • The Guidance Counselor
  • The Psychometrician
  • The Coordinator of Libraries
  • Registrar
  • The Treasurer
  • The Property Custodian
  • The Computer Laboratory Coordinator
  • The Science Laboratory Coordinator
  • The ISCA Coordinator
  • The Institutional Planning and Research Coordinator
  • Institutional Scouting Coordinator
  • The Different School Directors
  • The Faculty

BED PublicationsEdit

  • The Scene
  • La Recogida
  • Scribble
  • Kuliglig
  • For Kids Only!

College PublicationsEdit

  • Flambeau
  • Sulo
  • Pyre
  • Llamear

Tertiary educationEdit

The modern Tertiary, or Third Order of Saint Dominic, as it exists in the 21st century, has two categories: regular, i.e. male or female Tertiaries who live in community and wear the habit; and secular Tertiaries, married or single, cleric or lay, who live their lives like others of their professions, but who privately practice the austerity of the Order, and where some symbol of Dominican habit, and who recite some of the liturgical offices.

Special awardsEdit

  • Lord Baden Powell Medallion
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Outstanding Artist of the Year
  • Terpsichorean Award
  • Athlete of the Year
  • Writer of the Year
  • Special Academic Award
  • Dr. Jose P. Rizal Leadership Medal
  • Manuel B. Villar, Jr. Excellence Award
  • Cadet/Cadette of the Year

Given to Graduating Students

  • Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo de Fuentes Medal
  • St. Catherine Leadership Award
  • Mother Francisca Service Award
  • Excellence in Math and Science
  • Gerry Roxas Leadership Award
  • Jose P. Laurel
  • Sangguniang Kabataan Leadership Award
  • AY National Discipline Award
  • Insular Life Golden Eagle Award