School seal

“AM” stands for “Ave Maria” in praise of our Blessed Mother, the Patroness of the RVM Congregation. The rays signify the light and wisdom which emanate from the Blessed Virgin Mary. The sampaguita beneath the book, being the national flower, is symbolic of the RVM being a Filipino Congregation. The stars represent our Lady’s many virtues. At the center of the seal is an open book bearing the Latin inscription “Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini” which in English means, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Appropriately, it has become the school’s motto for it signifies filial fear, love, awe and profound reverence for the Divine Source of wisdom, grace and life.


As a Catholic School, SMACC works for the development of the whole person who recognizes one’s Christian role and responsibility as a builder of God’s Kingdom through constant encounter with Christ and others.

As a Filipino School, SMACC is dedicated to the task of producing well-rounded citizens who can preserve and be a witness to relevant and wholesome Filipino culture, values and attitudes.

As an RVM School, SMACC is committed to the formation of aware and responsible persons who are ever willing and ready to serve God and fellowmen especially the poor and underprivileged with Christ as the center of life, Mother Mary and Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo as inspiration and model.


Ignacian Marian Education… 

nurturing Faith…

developing compassion for Service….

building passion for Excellence.


  • Enabling the youth in a Marian Community to learn how to love and serve others and to learn how to live.
  • Empowering the pupils/students to become better persons of integrity and for others.
  • Enhancing the pupils/students to think logically.
  • Equipping the pupils/students with communication skills both in English and Filipino.


We at St. Mary’s Academy of Caloocan City commit to our students a quality Catholic Ignacian Marian education.

We shall focus on our customers’ needs, meet legal and regulatory requirements and continuously improve our quality management system. By working collaboratively and utilizing our resources effectively, we shall form students who live their faith, work for excellence, preserve their heritage and extend service generously to others.


  • To design, promote and continuously improve the school’s curriculum to provide a quality Catholic Ignacian Marian education we envision.
  • To build a Catholic Marian Ignacian Community where students, personnel, administration and parents witness a life of faith, passion for excellence and advocacy for social issues and desire to serve others.
  • To render quality work and service at all times to achieve our commitment to our students.