As part of the “Spirit of Reform” spreading throughout Christendom, the order of Augustinian Recollects emerged during the last quarter of the sixteenth century (1588), as a movement aiming for a stricter observance of the Rule of St. Augustine.
The Augustinian Recollects initially adopted the charism of a contemplative life. However, the great demand for missionaries necessitated by the recently undertaken evangelization of the Philippines called upon them to accept missionary work. In the year 1606, the first group of Recollect missionaries reached the Philippine shores.
Mindful of the mission they had to accomplish, they spread themselves nearly all over the Philippine archipelago, and succeeded in establishing missions in regions not yet covered by other religious congregations.
In 1616, the Recollect Fathers which built a beautiful church and convent in Cavite.
They remained here, spreading the light of the Gospel and promoting Christian civilization,
until the outbreak of World War II. Determined to continue the work which they had
begun in Cavite, the Recollect Fathers founded in 1966 the San Sebastian College-
Initially, in addition to opening an exclusive high school for boys, the former
junior college offered co-
In the early years, the two administrations forged an agreement not to offer a course
the other was specializing in. After about twenty years of peaceful co-
In the late 80’s, SSC-
To date, the institution already has five main colleges, namely: the College of Accountancy,
Business Administration and HRM; the College of Criminology; the College of Engineering,
Computer Science and Technology; the College of Liberal Arts; and the College of
Presently, it also houses a Speech Laboratory, which was constructed in 2001. In
the year 2000, another six-
The school building that was designed to house the High School Department was completed
in February 2006, And in response to the desire of Caviteño parents to provide their
children with the highly-
San Sebastian College-
History of SSC-
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