The Junior Highschool Department offers dynamic programs whose graduates are responsive to the rapid changing demands of the local and global community.
The University of San Jose-Recoletos High School Department derives its goals and objectives from the Christian Philosophy of Education, the charism of the Augustinian Recollect Order, and the country’s national development goals.
Premised on the above guiding philosophy, USJ-R strives to attain the goal of “Quality Christian Community-Oriented Education”.In consonance with this avowed goal, University of San Jose-Recoletos endeavors to produce graduates who are God-centered, academically excellent and service-oriented.
Founded by the Order of the Augustinian Recollects, the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) was formally opened in the middle of June of that same year by Rev. Fr. Martin Legarra, ORSA, who served as its first rector. USJ-R was then Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos, a name suggested by Mr. Basilio P. Canoy, who was appointed as the first high school principal.
A considerable increase in the number of students in the years that followed paved the way for building expansion. Hence, in 1949-1960, the old convent facing Magallanes Street was replaced with a new building, which presently houses the College of Law and the Graduate School. The San Augustin Hall was soon built to accommodate more classrooms.
More facilities were installed, which included a modern chapel and well-equipped laboratories in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The following year, the six-story administration building was constructed along P. Lopez Street.
1979 & 1985
The University of San Jose-Recoletos has been a recipient of prestigious awards. In 1979 and 1985, the University was awarded Outstanding Institution of Learning in Cebu City.
With a strong desire to offer no less than the best facilities for its clientele, USJ-R purchased an additional site at Basak Pardo, Cebu City in 1980. The high school and elementary departments soon transferred to this site in 1982-83.
November 14-16, 1983
he high school department also caught the fever for academic upliftment. Moving towards excellence, the department underwent a preliminary survey by the PAASCU (Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities). This was followed by a formal survey on February 4-6, 1985.
September 21, 1984
Marked a milestone in the history of the school. On this day, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (now DepEd) granted Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos its most awaited University status.
April 17, 1985
Hardwork and cooperation, characteristics of the Josenian spirit yielded outstanding results. The department passed the formal survey with flying colors and was granted Level 1 Accreditation Status for three (3) years (1986-1989)
October 6, 1989
Again, it passed with outstanding evaluation and was awarded Level 2 Accreditation Status for five (5) years (1990-1995)
Honor came again in 1991 when the school was awarded as one of the 18 excellent schools nationwide.
January 20, 1995
The department passed and was granted five years Accreditation Status (1995-2000)
November 25-26, 1999
The department experienced the third PAASCU re-survey and was granted Accreditation Statusfor five years (2000-2005).
November 22-23, 2010
The fourth PAASCU re-survey on November 22-23, 2010 gave the department another opportunity to prove its continued passion for excellence. It was granted a five-year accreditation status valid until March 2016.
Through the Years
For the past years and even up to the present, the USJ-R High School Department has been recognized for its notable achievements in various fields like community service, academics, scouting, Drum and Bugle Corps (DBC), athletics, cultural and performing arts.
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We envision the University of San Jose-Recoletos to be a premier Gospel and community-oriented educational institution committed to transforming individuals to become more responsive leaders of the society through innovative integral formation.
University of San Jose - Recoletos
Year Founded 1947