Olivarez College

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Olivarez College
Dalubhasaang Olivarez
Motto 'Educating the Mind, Body and Soul'
Type Private, nonsectarian
Established 1976
President Dr. Pablo R. Olivarez
Location Parañaque City, Parañaque, Philippines
Campus Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Sucat Rd., Parañaque City
Colors Gold, Red and Green             
Nickname Olivarez Sea Lions
Website www.olivarezcollege.edu.ph

The Olivarez College (OSHS) is on Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Sucat Road, Parañaque, Philippines. It offers academic programs in the preparatory, elementary, secondary, tertiary and graduate levels. It is the only school in Parañaque City that is accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) and the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities - Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). It is a member of the Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) and National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA).


Dr. Pablo R. Olivarez and the late Dr. Rosario de Leon Olivarez pioneered in the development of the community when they put up Olivarez General Hospital in 1975. Being medical practitioners, they established the Olivarez School of Nursing on April 30, 1976.

In 1978 Olivarez School of Nursing was changed to Olivarez Junior College: instituting the College of Liberal Arts (now College of Arts and Sciences), College of Commerce (now College of Business Administration), and Health Related Courses (now College of Health Related Sciences). In 1980 the school became Olivarez College and began offering Graduate School Programs in 1992. In 1993 Liberal Arts, Commerce and Nursing programs were granted Level II accreditation status by the PACUCOA. Likewise, the Basic Education Department was awarded PAASCU level I status in February 2002 and level II accreditation status on May 14, 2004.

In 2003, the Board of Trustees decided to start a campus in Tagaytay City offering the courses BS Nursing, BS Business Administration major in Marketing Management, Bachelor in Elementary Education major in Early Childhood, BS Hotel and Restaurant Management, BS Information Technology, BS Accountancy, Short Courses like Associate in Computer Technology, Associate in Health Science Education and Caregiver.

At present, the school administrators are working toward making Olivarez College achieve university status. This is the vision of the founder and president of the school, Pablo R. Olivarez.

Notable alumni[edit]


  • Juan Carlos Eugene Soler - Elementary 1991 - The only Filipino to win the prestigious Central Glass Architectural Design Competition in Tokyo, Japan[1]


  • Marichelle Alcantara - HS Batch 87 - First Filipina to be appointed as Housing Commissioner of Richmond, California USA[2]


  • Dr. Jeanne Lind Cabotaje Gonzales - HS Batch 87 Valedictorian, Dermatologist
  • Dr. Victoria Torreda - HS Batch 87, Paediatrician

Honor students/valedictorians and salutatorians[edit]

  • May Cabotaje - Valedictorian Batch 1986
  • Jeanne Lind Cabotaje - Valedictorian Batch 1987
  • April Joy Ko - Valedictorian Batch 1988


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