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Calamba Canossa Academy

Canossa Academy in Calamba City, formerly known as Mater Dei  was the first Catholic School in Calamba, Laguna, offering Pre-Elementary, Grade School and High School Education for boys and girls.  Its foundation in 1964 was  a response to the request of the late Most Rev. Alejandro Olalia, Archbishop of LIpa to open a school in Calamba due to the insistent request made by a group of Catholic women residing in the town. To respond to the emerging needs of the poor in the locality, Canossa Alay Pag-ibig Center was opened in the campus in 1985 as an outreach center.  It aims to serve the poor and the needy through literacy programs, medical assistance, income generating projects and skills training along with the integral Christian formation.  It also provides opportunities for pupils to have active involvement to be in solidarity with the poor through different outreach activities.   Both the Elementary and High School Departments are Level II PAASCU accredited  in its effort to attain its vision and mission to form the heart of the young through quality education in the spirit of St. Magdalene of Canossa. The Senior High Department was opened in 2016 to complete the K-12 curriculum program of the Department of Education.  In 2010, Canossa-Galvaville Housing Project was established in Sitio Ronggot, Brgy. Lecheria, Calamba for the victims of Ondoy typhoon which rendered its residents homeless due to massive flood.  The Sisters through the Alay Pag-ibig Center minister to this community after the completion of the housing project for community building, scholarship program and income generating projects.


Today, the school is past its golden year.  The Canossian Sisters together with the lay teachers and staffs continue to carry out the aims of St. Magdalene of Canossa,  giving priority to educational efforts geared towards the formation of the heart of the young into Pusong Canossian and authentic Christian Persons Sharers of God’s love.