History of Chevalier School
Together in teaching and learning united in the Heart of Christ.
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
The Congregation Missionarii Sacratissimi Cordis Jesu (MSC) was founded by Father Jules Chevalier in Issoudun, France on December 08, 1854. “Father Jules Chevalier was deeply moved by the evils that afflicted the people of his time. As he contemplated the Heart of Christ, in who was revealed his compassionate love of the Father, he discovered there the remedy for ills of the world…” (MSC Constitution and Statutes No. 3)
The first MSC arrived in the Philippines in 1908. They were first assigned in the provinces of Surigao and Agusan in Mindanao. Later, the MSCs accepted other areas like Cebu in Visayas, and in Luzon: Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Metro Manila.
At present, there are around 2,160 members working in forty-seven (47) different countries covering Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and South America. In the Philippines, the MSCs are working in parishes, schools, communications and mass media, chaplaincies, justice and peace movements, community organizing, ecological preservations, apostolate with tribal Filipinos, farmers, workers, fishermen and foreign missions.
In 1958, the late Most Reverend Emilio Cinense, D.D. and his council decided to lease to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, a lot of three (3) hectares for ninety- nine (99) years. The lot is to be used for Catholic Education. Father Cornelio Lagerway was assigned by the MSC Superior to build a minor seminary. It was called Sacred Heart Mission Seminary of Pampanga, Inc. so as to distinguish it from our Sacred Heart Seminary Lawaan, Cebu (now brought by Don Bosco for their minor seminary). From 1960 – 76, only intern and extern students were accepted.
The name of the school was changed to Chevalier School (the same name with other school and colleges run by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in other countries) in 1978 after the name of the MSC Father Founder – Father Jules Chevalier.
Grades five (5) and six (6) were added in 1976. The complete Elementary levels were offered in 1987. The Kindergarten and the preparatory levels were opened in 1991, while the Nursery in 2007.
In pursuit of quality education, the Chevalier School Board of Trustees approved the co-educational status of the school in 1986. It was implemented in 1992. Now, Chevalier School, Angeles City is a co-educational institution, ready to meet the challenges of global education in the third Millennium.
On March 30, 2014, the Board of Trustees of Chevalier School Inc. had a special meeting that revolved around the implementation of Senior High School Program in the said academic institution. Then, on April 1, 2014, Reverend Father Archimedes D. Tapang, MSC, wrote a letter that sought permission to all the institution to offer the aforementioned program to Hon. Bro. Armin A. Luistro, FSC, secretary of the Department of Education. The school planned to offer two strands namely: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM). Finally, Chevalier School Inc. was authorized and empowered to run the said program through a Board Resolution signed on September 11, 2014.
In its desire to be part of the state in building future professionals, on October 16, 2015, the Department of Education (DepEd) granted Chevalier School Inc. the Provisional Permit to operate its Senior High School Program effective 2016-2017, in pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 9155 (Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001) and Republic Act No. 10533 (Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013)
In addition, Chevalier School Inc. as one of the Private Education Assistance Committee for the Education Service Contracting (PEAC-ESC) participating schools, was authenticated by the said organization for the Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (EGASTPE) Program. On February 19, 2014, the school passed the Certification Process of the PEAC in evaluating the extent of compliance of the school to the standards provided by the DepEd. This accommodated deserving individuals in Private Junior High School by enjoying financial assistance for their education.
On April 16, 2018, the school satisfactorily met the standards and completed the requirements of the Recertification Program of PEAC and attained its Recertification Status. Also, Chevalier School Inc., as assisted by the said organization, offered subsidies through ESC grant for the Junior High School and the Voucher Assistance to Senior High School students.
Today, Chevalier School Inc, continually lives up to one of its missions – to design and carry out a curriculum that centers on TOTAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, ACADEMIC EXCELLECE and PRACTICAL WISDOM. With the full implementation of the K-12 Program at Chevalier School Inc., the entire administration joins the nation in homing young individuals who are globally competitive and equipped with knowledge and skills necessary to overcome the challenges and difficulties the 21st century offers