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The School Seal

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“AM” stands for   Ave Maria, in praise of our Blessed Mother, the Patroness of the RVM Congregation. The rays signify the light and wisdom which emanate from the Virgin, the Mother of the Light of the world. The Sampaguita beneath the book, being the national flower, is symbolic of the RVM being a Filipino Congregation; the stars represent our Lady’s many virtues.

At the center of the seal is an open book bearing the Latin inscription “Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini” which in English means “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom” which becomes the school motto.

It signifies filial fear, love, awe and profound reverence for the Divine Source of wisdom, grace and life.

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RVM Motto

“Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini”


“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”

RVM School Greeting

Greeting: Praised be Jesus and Mary!             Response: Now and forever

School Hymn

Lyrics : S. Ma. Isabelita O. Riego de Dios, RVM

Music : S. Ma. Josefina C. Yamzon, RVM


The school we love St. Mary’s is her name.

She stands a statue great and strong.

She holds our hands and guides us through the world

by keeping us all sound and strong.

She molds our souls by teaching us our faith.

She molds our minds and bodies, too

She’s all what a mother is, she’s our beloved SMC.

Let’s hold her high and lift her to the heights.

Let’s fight for her and love her all the time.

Now open your hearts to her, dear SMC.


St. Mary’s College

She’s a true Alma Mater dear.

St. Mary’s College

She’s a school and a home all in one.

St. Mary’ College

Let her blue and her white banner fly.

Let her live in all our hearts and deeds.

Let St. Mary’s College ever live!

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