Saturday, May 19, 2007

Greetings in Christ our Lord and Savior.

In 1967, the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao established the Lyceum of Aparri to answer the demands of the constituents of the northernmost part of Cagayan for Catholic Education. In time and through the years, the Lyceum of Aparri has evolved into an institution of learning that is now ably competing with the other schools and universities found not only in the Province of Cagayan but in the whole Cagayan Valley as well.

With the level 2, 3rd Reaccreditation status granted it by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities-Commission on Audit (PACU-COA), I am made proud to invite you to have a taste of an education with a difference, delivered the Lycean way. Once you do, I assure you that you won’t have any misgivings. For at Lyceum of Aparri, we teach not only with our minds, but with our hearts as well. At Lyceum of Aparri, we make it our business that you receive the kind of education you truly deserve. This and a lot more are what Lyceum of Aparri can offer you.

Thus, if at this moment you are into a quandary as to what school to choose for you to enroll in, come next year, I call on you to choose wisely. I call on you to choose Lyceum of Aparri. And prove unto yourselves what a wise choice this will turn out to be.

Archbishop of Tuguegarao

Greetings of Peace and Love.

In our fondest hope to equipping the youth of Cagayan with the best possible qualitative Catholic education, we hereby offer the Lyceum of Aparri as a viable option among other schools and institutions of learning in the region and in Manila, for you to realize your dreams and aspirations for the future.

The Lyceum of Aparri has been founded as a premier Catholic school in the North with emphasis on the holistic formation of the youth. It exists to form the whole man in you. At Lyceum of Aparri, our teachers are considered not only as instructors, they are also formators. Not only do our teachers prepare you as competitive and responsible individuals in your future field of work; they are also better trained to imbue your hearts with the needed values necessary for you to survive the highly complex and ever-changing world. And for years, this has been our very mantra, the commitment which we seek to live out to thereby attain at every beginning and closing of the school year a meaningful year of teaching and learning cycles worthy of our pride and the admiration of all.

I therefore invite you to the Lyceum of Aparri. Join us and together we will discover the world with you and together we will facilitate for you a future as promising as that which you aspire for. At Lyceum, what you look for in the city is found just right in town.

Executive Vice President

Friday, May 18, 2007


1. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management
2. Master of Arts in Education
3. Master in Business Administration

1. Bachelor in Elementary Education
2. Bachelor in Secondary Education

1. Bachelor of Arts, Major in English
2. Pre Divinity/Pre-Law : Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

1. Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
2. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
3. Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

1. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
2. Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering
3. Bachelor of Science in Criminology
4. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
5. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
6. Associate in Computer Science
7. Computer Secretarial Course

1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
2. General Midwifery Course
3. Caregiver Course

General Curriculum and Science Curriculum

Kindergarten and Primary and Intermediate School



Acting upon the persistent requests of parents along the coastal towns, Archbishop Teodulfo S. Domingo opened the LYCEUM OF APARRI on July 5, 1967. It was established on a lot owned and acquired from the Talamayan, Garcia and Pablo families. Msgr. Diosdado A. Talamayan, the Archbishop of Tuguegarao, was appointed as its first Rector. Rev. Gregorio Pagulayan was the first Registrar-Comptroller. The following courses were offered during the school’s first year of operation: Complete Four-Year Secondary Course, First Year Liberal Arts and Business Administration.

In August of 1969, when Monsignor Talamayan left for the post-graduate degree in Teacher Education at Columbia University in New York, Rev. Fr. Vicente Catral and Rev. Fr. Jose Aquino were appointed Acting Rector and Comptroller, respectively. In 1969, during the term of Rev. Quintin Garcia and Rev. Arnulfo Ventura as Rector and Comptroller, permits for the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education were obtained. In August 1970, Monsignor Talamayan reassumed his post as head of the school with the title of President. In 1971, permits for complete Elementary Course and Associate in Secretarial Course were obtained. In 1972, the ROTC Department was activated as a separate unit. Aside from obtaining full recognition of all courses, permits for Master of Arts in Education, Two-Year Course in Accounting Aide, Two-Year Course in Junior Secretarial, One-Year General Clerical Course, and One-Year Bookkeeping were obtained. In June 1972, the Franciscan Apostolic Sisters were assigned to take care of the offices of the Registrar and Treasurer.

Lyceum of Aparri continued to expand with the offering of different major fields of concentration in Education and Business Administration. Permit to offer Engineering was granted in 1972. To prepare vocational and technical manpower in line with the thrust of the government, permits for one-year Electronic Serviceman for Radio Receivers, six-month Tailoring and Dressmaking were acquired in 1974. For the benefit of the working students, an evening session in the Secondary Level was opened in 1976. The Science High School was approved in 1979 to prepare students for higher technological courses.

To answer the growing needs of the community for medical care and to prepare the way for the eventual offering of medical courses, the Lyceum of Aparri Hospital was opened in 1980. Now, a new and bigger hospital building is built and medical services with the new set of equipment and facilities are made accessible to the public last April 7, 2002.

In 1982, government recognition was granted to the two-year Course in Midwifery; in 1985, the three-year Associate in Geodetic Engineering and the five-year Course in Civil Engineering: and in, 1990, the Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration.

Together with curricular expansion, the school is continuously working to improve its human and physical resources. The College was granted Level I Accreditation by the Philippine Association of College and Universities (PACU) in January of 1987. A year after, this was upgraded to Level II Accredited Status on March 9, 1988 and was further re-accredited with the same status on January 3, 1991, all under the leadership of Fr. Ranhilio C. Aquino. It was also during his incumbency as Executive Vice President that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program was opened as regular curricular offering. Successful as it was in previous years, the school was again re-accredited to Level II status on the first semester of school year 1995-1996.

The first half of the 90’s witnessed another surge in curriculum expansion with the following course offerings under the stewardship of Father Aquino:

1991 - The Nursing Department was granted permit to operate

1992 - Recognition was granted to school’s BS Accountancy Course

1993 - Permits to operate the following courses were granted:

- BS in Marine Transportation

- BS in Physical Therapy; and

- Ph.D. in Education

From 1993 to 1995, Monsignor Quinto took over Father Aquino’s post after the latter was re- assigned. As executive Vice President of the Lyceum, Monsignor Quinto worked of the granting of a permit for Associate in Marine Transportation which was granted in the year 1995.

During the incumbency of Archbishop Diosdado A. Talamayan, D.D. as President and Rev. Fr. Joel M. Reyes as Executive Vice President, the school saw an unprecedented improvement surge in both curricular expansion and physical development. The construction and transfer to a new location of the new Lyceum of Aparri Hospital is an inviolable proof of the Archdiocese’s commitment to serving the people in this part of the province. Rev. Fr. Joel M. Reyes, who first came over to Lyceum of Aparri in 1993, worked for the construction and/or completion of the computer building, the covered walk, mini park, canteen, grotto park, and drainage system and the renovation and upgrading of various facilities and equipment. Permits to operate BS Computer Science, Associate in Computer Science and Computer Secretarial Course, with the completion of the building for this purpose were all realized in 1996.

Subsequently, in November 1996, the school was given Level II 2nd Re-Accreditation for having satisfactorily met the standards and complied with the requirements of the PACU-COA in the Liberal Arts, Commerce and Education Programs. This distinction is valid until 2001.

In SY 200- 2001, the school started its operation on the following programs: Kindergarten, BS Computer Engineering, BS Criminology and BS in Geodetic Engineering, and as early as SY 2001 – 2002 the CHED – RO2has already granted permission to accept applicants for BS Hotel and Restaurant Management. In June 2003. the school has started its TESDA accredited 6 – month Caregiver Course. In the same year, It has successfully hurdled the Level II 3rd Re- accreditation of its Liberal Arts, Commerce, and Education Programs by the PACU-COA. It is also busy Preparing the pertinent documents and papers in its application for Level I Accreditation of its Engineering, Nursing, Computer Science, High School, Elementary School Programs.

Lyceum of Aparri continues to enjoy the distinction of being the biggest center of learning in northern Luzon run by Catholic diocesan priest. It has been cited as one of the Top Ten School among 71 higher education institutions in Region 02. Is has, from its foundation, been a member of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines ( CEAP ), the Philippines Association of Graduate Education ( PAGE ), and the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities ( PACU ), and other prestigious educational and socio-civic organizations.

Vision Statement. Lyceum of Aparri is an Archdiocesan Catholic educational institution of higher learning, inspired by its motto: Laxate Retia (Cast out the nets), envisions to inculcate the values of the gospel in the integral formation of individuals to become productive and competent professionals through its collaborative culture of excellence.
Mission Statement. As an Archdiocesan Catholic higher educational institution, Lyceum of Aparri commits to provide quality education in the region through its value-oriented programs and services. As a Filipino educational institution, Lyceum of Aparri upholds and promotes national heritage through its curricular programs.
Institutional Goal. A dynamic and responsive learning community where students strive to achieve higher learning standards through its quality, interactive, and engaging academic programs.
Institutional Objectives

1. The Lyceum of Aparri aims to prepare productive and competent professionals who will take active part in the moral, spiritual and social transformation of the community and the society at large.
2. Through its technology-assisted academic programs, Lyceum of Aparri aims to develop among its students reflective and critical thinking skills that will prepare them to become globally competitive.
3. Through its community extension service program, the Lyceum of Aparri will provide learning opportunities for students to cultivate the values of respect, responsibility and social-awareness.

Food Service. The school maintains a school canteen that provides snacks and meals for students, faculty and visitors of the school. The school canteen also caters to the meals of the seminarians and students who take their lunch in school. It is equipped with TV audiovisual device for relaxation while having snacks or meals. The several rooms which composed the school canteen are designated to cater to the needs of the students, faculty, personnel and visitors. These rooms are:

a. Conference hall
b. Computer room
c. Multipurpose hall
d. Guest rooms
e. Rest rooms

Office of the School Registrar. The registrar’s office is a service unit of the school in the true sense of the word.

It attends to the needs not only of students but also of the faculty, personnel, parents, alumni and the public. Furthermore, it serves the students before, during and after their stay in the school from the time of application to admission, to every registration, through graduation or withdrawal from the school and even after they leave the school.

In general, the Registrar’s office screens undergraduates applications for admission, issues official Transcript of records and diploma, maintains records of students and in coordination with the school administration and other offices, registers qualified students and attends to preparations relative to graduation and promotion

The office of the Student Affairs. The coordinator of Student Affair assists the Principal on promoting the welfare of and maintaining discipline among the offices/units in charge of student services and welfare. These offices include Guidance Center, Spiritual Director’s office, Library, Medical dental Office, Organizational Offices, registrar’s office, Admission Committee.

Office of Guidance and Counseling. The OGC composed of professional staff assist every student in his/her personal and social growth. In the creative and optimal use of his/her potentials, and thereby assist the school in achieving and attaining the holistic development and formation of its students. Through the achievement of his/her goals, a healthier life is envisioned

The following services are open to all students free of charge

Individual Inventory. Comprehensive information about students is systematically organized and kept and is made readily accessible for quick consultations when student problems arise. All items are related professionally in the sense that confidential matters are handled appropriately.

Career information and Placement. These services assist students as well as graduates in course planning by providing key inputs in choosing a course for college education

Counseling. Individual or group counseling helps provide the student opportunity to express and clarify feelings, ideas, conflicts, plans, etc, affecting any or all aspects of his/her life-educational, emotional, social, personal-in a atmosphere of acceptance and privacy.

Testing. Closely related to counseling, psychological testing is held in the office which helps the student develop better understanding of himself/herself through an objective assessment of his/her aptitudes, interests, and personality. It also helps in diagnosing problems on study habits and regarding skills. The OGC also supervises test given to freshmen and transferees students. He supervises and coordinates the operation of Correspondence Center.

To have linkage with the students, faculty and personnel, the OGC is given the task to disseminate letters and communications of the school community.

Medical Services. Every student of the Lyceum of Aparri is entitled to free medical consultation in the school hospital. Students are entitled to a 50% discount in room accommodation whenever they are hospitalized.

A periodic medical and dental check up are also conducted and that the hospital extends free medication on EENT services to the public/community.

Spiritual Direction. The school has spiritual chaplain who takes care of student’s spiritual growth and direction. He conducts periodic retreats, recollections, and other religious activities involving students. He too, schedules first Friday mass, masses every month, daily masses for students and novena masses every week.

Group Encounters. Aside from one to one encounter in counseling, the office has been making use of developmental group processing. His office welcomes students, faculty, and personnel who come to seek spiritual advice and moral enlightenment.

Transportation Service. The school has acquired a school bus that transport students for field trips and educational trips with a minimal charge.

Security Service. The school maintains a 24 hour cycle of security. Security guards are stationed on posts where dangers may occur. They protect and safeguard the students inside the school premise.

Tutorial Service. The school through its academic personnel offers free tutorial and remedial lessons to students who find difficulty in their academic lessons. The process involved the recommendation of the Parent with the approval of the Principal. Tutorial service is held at the school campus during free time.

Student Insurance Protection. The school maintains an accidents, death and permanent disability insurance for each student with a premium of 40.00 per annum (subject to change depending on the agency). The student is insured for 24 hours in 10 months after paying his contribution.

Athletic Office. This office is the custodian of athletic equipment. Students and personnel can barrow athletic equipment on a specific time or during PE periods. It serves both the High School and College Department. Barrowers are responsible for borrowed equipment.

Research and Evaluation. This service is concerned with the systematic evaluation of the effectiveness of activities conducted by the Guidance Center.


The school has the following facilities that aim to enhance quality learning and social, physical, and spiritual development among students, faculty and personnel.

The San Lorenzo Church. the heart of Lyceum of Aparri as a catholic institution is the church. Students are encouraged to participate in the daily celebration of the Mass and to avail themselves of the sacrament of Reconciliation.

The Library. Among the priorities of the administration is the maintenance and upgrading of the library.

Volumes are constantly added to the present collections of the library which is administered by a full staff of librarians.

The Internet. the school is connected to the internet. Students can now browse the world wide web and information superhighway to supplement their library research. It is also a very productive way of improving one’s knowledge about a wide range of subject matter.

The Gymnasium. The school maintains Gymnasium which serve as an avenue for cultural presentations, big social gatherings, and sometimes sports activities even.

The Sports Complex. The sports complex serves to meet the interest of students to engage in physical and sports development. The sports complex is also open for utilization by the public or the residents of Aparri and nearby towns.

The Ecclesiastical Museum. A fruit of the personal labor of Archbishop Talamayan is the Ecclesiastical Museum which houses precious testimonies to the rich spiritual heritage of the Cagayanos.

The Hospital. Lyceum of Aparri owns a hospital for the Midwifery and Nursing students. The hospital also provides the whole studentry of regular physical check ups. It is a big hospital with modern services and modern medical technology that cater to the needs of entire Northern Cagayan. Each student is entitled special discounts whenever hospitalized.

The Audio-Visual Room. To facilitate learning and to expose students to various learning experience, an Audio-Visual room was constructed. This is equipped with the necessary Audio-Visual equipment. It also serves as a venue for group conferences, seminars, retreats and the like.
The Laboratories. The laboratories for High School are under direct supervision of science teachers and laboratory staff and technicians, namely, physics, chemistry and biology laboratory as a center for experimentation.

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary. A seminary houses seminarians undergoing formation for the priesthood. The building has a chapel of its own.

The Covered Walk. The school has constructed covered walks from the main gate to the buildings in consideration of student welfare during sunny days and rainy days.

The Mini Parks. The mini parks which includes the green environment, the elementary park, the grotto park and the Christ the King park are cozy places for students informal discussion and for relaxation.
The Conference Hall. It was constructed to attend to the needs of the school’s sponsoring local, regional and even national conferences. It is equipped with state of the art facilities needed to ensure relax and comfortable conference time