The Antipolo Immaculate Conception School owes its beginning to the Kindergarten founded by the late Ms. Agapita Sumulong Panganiban, better known as ” LOLA PETANG”.
In 1956, after the liberation, on the ground floor of a two-storey house on Lopez Jaena St., Lola Petang opened her Antipolo Kindergarten, teaching therein orphans and children of poor families. Hers was the first and only Kindergarten then in Antipolo.
Her first 40 students grew in number and burgeoned into hundreds as years went by. Eventually, Lola Pet relinquished the management of the school to her niece, Mrs. Lolita Lawis Mendoza, who sought and was granted the official permit to operate the school in 1982.
Thus, the Antipolo Kindergarten which Lola Pet founded was renamed Immaculate Conception Kindergarten (ICK) in honor of Antipolo’s patron saint as well as the patron saint of our country.
Before opening the Academic Year 1989–1990, due to the rapid increase in enrollment, the School President constructed a four–room building. Government Recognition was granted in 1991 for Nursery, Kindergarten and Preparatory or the Pre–School Level.
After 3 years, for the School Year 1993–1994, classes from Grade I to Grade VI commenced. The name of the school was changed to Antipolo Immaculate Conception School (AICS), a non-sectarian institution. Government Recognition for the Elementary Level was granted after a year.
In deference to the parents’ clamor for the secondary education of their children, the AICS High School Department opened on June 8, 1996.
Over the years, AICS has produced Immaculadians who had been proclaimed champions in various academic competitions particularly in Mathematics.
In sports, AICS has consistently produced medalists in the District and City Meet as well as in Southern Tagalong CALABARZON Athletic Meet and Palarong Pambansa.
The AICS Drum & Lyre Corps had been bestowed the Hall of Fame for both High School and Elementary Categories, 2 Hall of Fame Awards for the Elementary, so far.
The institution, from its humble beginning, continuously grows and produces pupils and students whose talents and skills bring laurels to themselves and to this institution. A great number of AICS Alumni have thus far earned success in higher echelons of education, many of them graduating With Honors, and in varied fields of endeavor. At present, numerous AICS Alumni are now professionals especially in the field of Science.
This only affirms that AICS will forever be the light that beckons the youth into its fold and will keep on her mission as an Academic Institution Committed to Service.
The School Management ensures that AICS continues to provide lifelong Immaculadian education and holistic learning environment among her students.