1. School Information

  In the next five years, UC Grade School and Junior High School envisions itself to be one of the best accredited elementary & high schools in Baguio City producing, Filipino learners who are Creative, Critical, God-Fearing and Sensitive to the needs of others and the environment.

Program :

  • Junior High School
  • Grade School
  • Pre-school


UC Grade School and Junior High School (UC Lab)

University of the Cordilleras Grade School and Junior High School (formerly University of the Cordilleras Laboratory School and Baguio Colleges Foundation) is a non-stock, non-profit private educational institution. A PACUCOA ACCREDITED (LEVEL II) academic community and Education Service Contracting (ESC) participating school; it offers non-sectarian training in different educational fields: high school, grade school, and pre-school education. It is composed of human, financial, physical, and informational resources all aimed at achieving professional competence, providing relevant, responsive, and responsible education to everyone who seeks it, regardless of race, economic standing or religion.

The school believes in holistic development of its students and that education should be accessible to all. It aims to attain the education of a fully integrated human being. Its thrust in relevant, responsive, and responsible teaching incorporates English and Filipino proficiency, ability to communicate effectively, technological competence, values education, and building of entrepreneurial skills. Development of the learner’s talents and capabilities, values and skills is geared toward his/her role as active agent of societal development.

The Grade School Department opened its doors in 1946. It was then Education Secretary Prudencio Langcauon who signed its Government Recognition (number 480, series 1949-1950) to operate as a school. The School Principals in succession are:

  • Mr. Felix B. Claustro
  • Ms. L. Tuazon
  • Ms. Florfina Gacad
  • Ms. Carmen Parks
  • Ms. Libertad Quetulio
  • Ms. Carmen Parks
  • Mr. Godofredo Ayson
  • Mr. Marcos Diasen
  • Ms. Cynthia Ano
  • Mr. Larry Awingan
  • Mr. Leon Baugisan
  • Ms. Jaunita Bootan
  • Mr. Percival Mabanta
  • Ms. Melda Sejane
  • Ms. Sachico Rullan
  • Ms. Pura Domingo
  • Mr. Edilberto Padua
  • Ms. Gloria Dela Peña
  • Ms. Nellie Olairez
  • Mr. Manolo Ballug
  • Mr. Pedro Figuracion
  • Ms. Rosita Papay
  • Ms. Alejandra Bagsic
  • Ms. Erlinda Eslava
  • Ms. Carmelita B. Lamaton
  • Ms. Victorina Mirabel S. Garcia
  • Ms. Gladys S. Sibayan

The Grade School has maintained its tradition of academic excellence by receiving several recognitions. On April 27, 1987, Education, Culture and Sports Minister Lourdes R. Quisumbing signed School’s Government Recognition (number E-011, series 1987) to operate the Pre-Elementary Course (Nursery and Kindergarten). The Pre-school is under the Grade School Department. At present, UC Grade School continues to hold high the torch as one of the best schools in the region.

The UC High School opened its doors in 1947 with a population of 100 at Lopez building under Mrs. Emilia San Juan as Principal. The school population rose since then. On July 1, 1949 then, Minister of Education Prudencio Langcauon signed the School’s Government Recognition to operate as a day school with complete academic secondary course under Republic Act 2706, later amended by Commonwealth Act No. 180 and Republic Act No. 74. The School Principals in succession are:

  • Mrs. Emilia San Juan
  • Mrs. Carmen Parks
  • Mr. Felix Claustro
  • Mrs. Corazon Concepcion
  • Ms. Pura Domingo
  • Mr. Ernesto Arellano
  • Mr. Antonio Gumabol
  • Mr. Ray Dean Salvosa
  • Ms. Teresita Bacugan
  • Mrs. Erlinda Dumo
  • Mr. Ramon Narag
  • Ms. Divina Mendoza
  • Mr. Eduardo Canave
  • Mrs. Lucia Ruiz
  • Mrs. Carmelita B. Lamaton
  • Ms. Victorina Mirabel S. Garcia
  • Ms. Gladys S. Sibayan

In the 1970’s, the school provided education to working and military personnel, by opening an evening class. This provided more opportunities for those seeking to pursue secondary education.

The growing student populace and the need for more space led to the construction of the Campo Filipino Campus along Hamada Road. The building accommodated both the high school and some college subjects. When the buildings at the Harrison campus were finally completed, the Grade School and High School Departments became a Laboratory School for BSEd and BEEd students from UC College of Teacher Education.

With the granting of UC’s University Status on November 22, 2003, the Grade School and High School face the challenge of maintaining quality education through the years by always emerging among the top performing schools in the region.

With the opening of the Senior High School in S.Y.2016-2017, the basic education of the University has Grade School, Junior High School and Senior High School programs. The Senior High School is housed at the Governor Pack Road main campus and is under the supervision of an Academic Director.

On October 27, 2016, the Grade School and Junior High School Campus was renamed as Campo Libertad in honor of Dr. Libertad D. Quetulio who was once an Executive Dean and Trustee of Baguio Colleges from 1946 to 1966 and Baguio Colleges Foundation from 1966 to 1969.

Vision and Mission


The Grade School and Junior High School of the University of the Cordilleras envision itself as a community of scholars aggressively involved in the pursuit of knowledge who help preserve Filipino culture and values to act positively by training them to think critically and creatively.


To provide functional knowledge and skills through dynamic interaction, and leadership in various disciplines for a better quality of life.

Core Result Areas

  • To teach
  • To research
  • To give back

Objectives of UC Laboratory

  1. provide learning experiences for the total development of the learners;
  2. develop student’s creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  3. foster awareness, respect, appreciation and responsibility towards one’s culture and nation;
  4. promote deeper sense of moral and spiritual values;
  5. periodically update curriculum to keep abreast of change;
  6. produce researches to improve the teaching-learning process; and
  7. provide assistance to the community through outreach and extension programs


UC believes that education of the people is the foundation of a progressive nation, in the rearing of the youth towards civic efficiency and the development of moral character and the benefits of higher education be made accessible to everyone who deserve it.

Core Values

  • Academically equipped – Every learner has acquired the fundamental and functional knowledge and skills.
  • Morally upright – Every learner has exhibited positive models of behavior.
  • Service-oriented – Every learner has developed sensitivity to the needs of others.


2. Academic Support System

UC Laboratory has several academic support systems as follows:

  • Classroom
  • Learning Laboratory
  • Science Laboratory
  • Student center
  • Principal and Teacher’s room
  • Consultation room
  • Gymnasium
  • Playground
  • Computer room
  • Air conditioner and Fan
  • Medical clinic
  • Library
  • Internet connection
  • Printing
  • Canteen
  • Parents waiting
  • Management System Staff

3. Teaching System

In UC Laboratory, the class starts every Monday to Friday from 7.30 AM to 4.00 PM. For each class, it has almost 45 to 55 students. The school grade starts from Grade 1 to Grade 10. Students of Laboratory High School they have to study 6 to 7 subject’s every day. The system in here also primaliry derived from the western style. Some of strategies used in UC Laboratory teaching are :

  • Role playing
  • Discussion
  • Brainstorming
  • Simulation

4. Material and Other Learning Sources

In UC Laboratory also promotes the use of a variety of materials for instruction and learning. It also encourages the faculty to create and produce learning material such as books, workbooks, modules, worksheets, and power point. They also used LCD projectors and speakers as their media in teaching and learning process.

5. Measurement and Evaluation System

In UC Laboratory High School, every teacher has their own rubrics to record the student’s results. The way they did the measurement depends on the tasks. UC Laboratory High School has the system for measurement and evaluation for the students as follows :

  • Quiz
  • Test
  • Student’s performance
  • Student’s project
  • Work in group
  • Individual test
  • Examination (written or oral examination)

6. Curriculum

UC Laboratory High School is using K-12 curriculum. This curriculum covers Kindergarten and 10 years for basic education. For primary education (Elementary School), it takes 6 years. Next, for Junior High School takes 4 years.

7. Teaching Plan (of your major)

During my practice teaching, my critic teacher asked me to submit the lesson plan before teaching.  Actually, I made 2 kinds of lesson plan. Here the example of the lesson plan :

Daily Lesson Log

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