Ednas School, as an institution in a democracy, is concerned with creating learning opportunities that permit and encourage person to realize his or her fullest potential. This encompasses the complete formation of the entire man by the progressive and harmonious development of his moral, spiritual, intellectual, social aesthetic, and physical faculties. As an educational community, Ednas School is committed to: 1. Developing in each student a knowledge and love of God through integration of values in all subjects. 2. Developing in each student a social convenience by educating them to be creative, imaginative and flexible in coping with problems. 3. Establishing for each student the highest possible standard of education to develop their intellectual and functional skills based on new developments and discoveries in the various academic disciplines. 4. Emphasizing the cultural traditions and values of our social system and communicating the wisdom which society has judged to be significant. Invariably, these commitments are interrelated, but sometimes they are in conflict. When conflicts occur and a choice of emphasis is necessary, we support those educational arrangements which deal with significant social issues and which treat each student as our responsibility.
Fifty years ago, in a rented room at the Pece
Compound, Tapuac District, Dagupan City, thirty-five
youngsters met their preschool teacher for the first time.
Starting their decades of education at an early age, those
“wriggly whimpery”, wet-nosed kids unaware that before their
very eyes, history was unfolding.
One of today’s best institutions evolved from such humble beginnings. In 1966, when Filipino women were just starting to make their presence felt in this traditionally maledominated society, Edna Torio, aged twenty-two, started her own school.
From then on, there was no turning back.
Three years later, on a one-half hectare lot just few meters behind YMCA, foundation was laid for the first structures of what is Ednas School today.
The school offered a complete two-level instruction [pre-school and grade
school] and in 1977, Ednas School graduated its first batch of high school
To accommodate out-of-towners eager to join the ever-increasing flock of Ednasians, Ednas School of San Carlos was opened in 1984. Then with its rustic atmosphere of grass-laid grounds, hovering trees and brickfronted buildings complete with a gym, now offers it a curricula of preschool, elementary, and high school.
As a result, records would show that its students and graduates generally attain academic excellence. In 1978, the high school department hurdled the NCEE a hundred percent. Qualified elementary graduates have since then enjoyed scholarship grants at the prestigious Philippine High School, earning for the school the reputation of being the biggest supplier of PSHS students from Region I.
In 1991, to meet the technological needs of the time, the school made
another historic first when it integrated computer education in the
curriculum of all grade levels [including the preschool] using the hands-on
technique [combined lecture and actual application]. To further ensure its
success and maintenance, Dr. Edna Torio-Gonzales purchased the
franchise rights of Hands-on Computers, Dagupan City Branch. From there
on, even grade computations were computerized.
At its birth this institution was named Edna’s School then sometime in the early-part 1990’s a group of students coined as acronyms for EDNAS which stands for Educational Development for Nice and Attractive Students and from there on it was called EDNAS School.
In 1997, Ednas School turned 31 years old. For its Pearl Anniversary
celebration, the school staged Peter Pan - The Musicale which cast
students from all three levels.
Peter Pan – The Musicale captured the interest of people from nearby towns and cities to flock to the show. Despite hardships and difficulties in its preparation, it was a huge success.
In the year 2000, a three-storey building was built which houses the
accounting office, Academic Director’s Office, and the computer room.
The second floor houses the library while the third is used for meetings
and assemblies. During this year the school cafeteria was also built.
Today, Ednas School is in its 36th year of sustaining excellence in its endeavor. In preparing itself for the PAASCU accreditation, the administration and the faculty joined efforts in gathering data and information to complete the accreditation requirements.
Now, Ednas school is proud to be one of the best, if not the best, fully established institutions not only in the region but in the whole country. This is proven by its roster of successful graduates and alumni.
Starting as a pre-school in 1966 founded by a young but visionary Edna Torio, we learned along with the students entrusted to our care to develop an emphasis on excellence in education as we grew to become a government accredited elementary and high school institution with a reputation for graduating future scholars who eventually become productive professionals and law-abiding citizens of our country.
Life is one grand adventure.
I do not belong to the legions of losers,
who struggle with their inferiorities
and whose only choice is to survive.
I am meant to be the Master of the Universe;
the Crown of Creation.
I may emerge from my daily battles
wounded but not defeated.
I believe in myself.
I've got what it takes.
I AM A WINNER.
Ego Sum, Ergo, Apprehensus Sum
I Am, Therefore I Can Learn
Ednas School is committed to the total formation of the entire man by the progressive and harmonious development of the moral, spiritual, intellectual, social, aesthetic and physical faculties.
A God-centered Filipino school with a global outlook committed to the goals of nation building and dedicated to the attainment of excellence in all facets of human life that lead to the advancement of knowledge and lifelong learning, skills enhanced with generosity, faith and life integration.
A school that gives light to the North and spreads the flame of prayer ambition and excellence to the country devoted to a standard quality of service for all learners of the country and member of the community of nations.