Magis Aspiration to Study a Full Co-Ed Implementation (Memo U2223-024)
16 Sep 2022 | Office of the President
Memo # U2223-024
16 Sep 2022
Memo to :
The University Community
Magis Aspiration to Study a Full Co-Ed Implementation
The Lux-in-Domino Strategic Plan 2030 (LID2030) includes 10 Magis Aspirations or moonshots that we envision to accomplish by 2030. One of these is a study of a full or staggered implementation of a co-educational set-up in both the Ateneo de Manila Grade School (AGS) and Ateneo de Manila Junior High School (AJHS).
We are pleased to inform the community that the Board of Trustees approved the conduct of a 6-month study on a full co-ed implementation in the basic education, the outcome of which shall determine the University’s direction towards becoming fully co-ed. This study will also help the Senior High School (SHS) in improving their co-ed implementation.
This Magis Aspiration is in support of the priority area on Education Reform and Transformation (ERT), specifically the strategy to increase student diversity by granting female students access to the Ateneo de Manila basic education schools.
The project implementation team is composed of:
Fr Joaquin Jose Mari C Sumpaico III, SJ – Team Lead
Dr Jaime Jose G Nicdao – Co-team Lead
Ms Paula M Quodala – AGS Representative
Ms Maria Rosario R Arespacochaga – AJHS Representative
Ms Rosanna M Borja – ASHS Representative
Dr Helen U Amante – Organization Development Consultant
Over the 6-month period, the project team will conduct consultations with internal and external stakeholders, evaluate the SHS co-ed implementation, and prepare financial projections on the feasibility of a full co-ed. Let us give our full support to the team and prayers for this aspiration of our University.
We would also like to thank the original team that defined the work and scope of this Magis Aspiration, namely: Dr Jaime Jose G Nicdao (Lead)/ Fr Joaquin Jose Mari C Sumpaico III, SJ, Dr Regina H Hechanova, Mrs Rosanna M Borja, Fr Aristotle C Dy, SJ (Trustee).
Ad majorem Dei gloriam.
(Sgd) Roberto C Yap SJ