Villagers Montessori School (VMS), now known as Villagers Montessori College (hereinafter referred to as “VMC”, “the College”, “the school”, or “the institution”), was established on October 12, 1983 by its founders, Dr. and Mrs. Armando M. Lascano. It was named after Dr. Maria Montessori, a renowned icon of a unique and modern approach of teaching, an educational style that is deemed therapeutic and philosophical.
During the school year 1984-1985, VMC began as a Nursery and Kindergarten school with thirty (30) pupils. The following years, the elementary level was opened with an enrolment of fifteen (15) pupils.
On October 15, 1985, VMC obtained its Government Recognition for the Nursery and Kindergarten levels. Three years later, it acquired its recognition for the complete elementary course. Finally, it was given the recognition for complete Secondary course on December 27, 1996.
On June 26, 1987 due to the impressive performance and growing needs of the school, VMC was incorporated into a non-stock non-profit Educational Institution by virtue of Certificate No. 141952 issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Cognizant of its role to maintain quality education, VMC has set a limit for its student population at the rate of 35 percent (35%) a year.
In summer of 1990, as fate would have it; the school was ravaged by fire. Undauntedly, the founders were even more inspired and determined to continue and see that the seed they have sown will not die and wither.
During the school year 1990-1991, the founders decided to hold classes for the school’s three hundred fifty (350) students Nursery to Grade 6 at the residence of late Juanito F. Cato, former member of the Board of Trustees, located at No. 34 Production Street, GSIS Village, Project 8, Quezon City. The following year, VMC opened its High School Department with an initial enrolment of fifty (50) students.
In the year 1992, VMC resumed its classes at its present location at No. 18 Dalsol Street, GSIS Village, Project 8, Quezon City.
Dr. and Mrs. Armando M. Lascano pulled all their resources and determination to do improvements on the physical structure as well as facilities of the school. With much grace from the Almighty, everything fell in the right places.
In 1993, another floor was added to its existing four-storey school building.
In 1995, a bigger library and a computer laboratory were installed on the second floor to answer the needs of the elementary and high school students.
In 2000, a Mini Theater was constructed on the fifth floor, where activities like Speech Fest, Quiz Bee and Seminars are held.
In the academic year 2005-2006, the institution was given a permit to operate the college level for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration course. On the following year, it was given a permit to open the Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education.
In 2005, a college library was constructed on the fourth floor to accommodate the college students for their academic and intellectual researches. At present, the Basic Education Department and College Department Libraries are merged, now called VMC Learning Center located at the second floor, equipped with collections of books for various needs of both department.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration was recognized in the year 2008, Government Recognition no. 43.
The Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education programs were realized per Government Recognition No. 60 and 61 Series of 2010 respectively. Similarly, as per Government Recognition No. 040 Series of 2013, the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management course was granted approval by the Commission on Higher Education.
VMC has already received a Government Recognition no. 61 for Bachelor of Science in Information System (BSIS), May 7, series of 2014.
June 26, 2015, VMC received Government Permit C- 050 Series of 2015, to operate Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management.
With more classrooms, new facilities, better equipment and competent teachers, VMC shall continue to serve and provide the Filipino Youth the best education they deserve with its thrust, “Total Quality Education.”
VMC is optimistic and keeps on looking at the horizon for courses that can be opened in the future.
Villagers Montessori College is guided with its philosophy, vision, mission, objectives and core values in which it has evolved.