St. Anthony Mary Claret, a Servant of the Word, proclaimed the Good News of Salvation: seeking in all things
the glory of God, the sanctification, and the salvation of all people throughout the world. Hence, along with this
mission, Claret School of Zamboanga City answers the call of prophetic and apostolic evangelization.
Claret School of Zamboanga City, inspired by the ideals and charism of St. Anthony Mary Claret, is committed
to the promotion and realization of God’s reign, that is, God’s definitive offer of salvation in which the human
person experiences total well-being. Urged by the love of Christ, this institution believes and aims to promote
the integral formation of students as succinctly stated by the motto SCIENTIA MAXIME CUM
VIRTUTE or KNOWLEDGE IS BEST WITH VIRTUE.
This institution contextually immerses into the signs of the times to establish a more humane and just society
discerning what is most urgent, timely and effective – exhausting all possible means. Hence, the school aims to
mold persons whose acquired knowledge is best enfleshed and lived out in virtue and in working towards the
social transformation of Philippine society.
Faithful to the charism of St. Anthony Mary Claret, this institution works to build a community of disciples
committed to life and to form persons whose academic excellence is best exercised in and through the
outstanding practice of Christian values. This holistic formation leads the administration, faculty and staff,
students and pupils, alumni and parents to:
- Be compassionate to the poor and the marginalized within the institution and in other sectors of our
Philippine society. Being compassionate means restoring God’s gift of human dignity by having a preferential
option for the poor – having the attitude and lifestyle that are sensitive and responsive to others.
- Be humble in relating with others as equal – having the same human dignity by accepting one’s limitations
and awareness of one’s potentials and gifts. Being humble means recognizing God as the source of all that is
true, good and beautiful that evokes an attitude of gratefulness and appreciation of the worth of others.
- Be excellent in whatever they aspire to become and to do in whatever duty they are tasked to perform as
Christians and as productive citizens. Being excellent means striving for the highest quality of intellectual and
academic pursuit, value the wisdom of the heart to strengthen the giftedness of others and to practice Christian
virtues at all times.
- Be empowering with a kind of leadership that allows active and dynamic participation in decision-making
and team-building, and a presence that inspires people for self-determination, self-reliance and meaningful
collaboration. Being empowering means opening opportunities for others to exercise leadership that promotes
the common good.
- Be respectful to life knowing that God is the source of life. This enkindles in them a passion for justice, a
commitment to a culture of peace, and the promotion of integrity of creation. Being respectful to life means to
commit oneself to responsible stewardship of God’s creation.
- Be service-oriented. A service that is willing with a spirit of volunteerism, readiness to serve, and a strong
sense of commitment to serve the community and the country. Being service-oriented means to follow Jesus
Christ who came to serve and not to be served, thus rendering service and be of service to, by working for the
well-being of the people, and be agents of social transformation that builds a just and humane society.
Thus, Claret School of Zamboanga City is committed to provide the community a distinct experience of an
integrated Christian formation through Claretian education.