1990-TODAY: Infrastructure Expansion, Academic Innovations, Accreditation Upgrade
In 1995, the new high school building was inaugurated and name in honor of St. Mutien Marie, FSC, a Christian Brother.
Further developments in the school’s facilities were the new St. La Salle building for the Grade School, the local area networking of the whole campus, the upgrading of the Br. Gilbert Cotter football field, the construction of the Fr. Martinez Activity Center, and the air-conditioning of all the High School classrooms. A study hall was constructed attached to the gym and was named in honor of Mr. Cesar A. Cruz, a former high school Assistant Principal.
As a hallmark of academic excellence, the school has been introducing innovations and new programs, like the Learner Centered-Learning Environment from grade school to high school. With the introduction and use of Information and Communication Technology in learning, most of the classroom activities have become more interactive. The students are encouraged to participate actively in classroom discussions, stimulated to think critically and analytically, and were taught the value of working with others through collaborative projects and activities that develop and sharpen their 21st century skills.
Realizing the global focus on Asia as the new century’s growth area, and the emergence of China as an economic powerhouse, learning the Mandarin language was introduced as an enrichment program 12 years ago to all grade levels in both grade school and high school. It was such a popular program that by school year 2012-2013, Mandarin was offered as an elective in 1st Year High School. During the school year 2014-2015, Mandarin became an elective in the grade school starting with Grade 3.
Improvement was also introduced in the evaluation of a student’s progress through a portfolio system. This system collects student outputs from Kindergarten until they graduate from high school. Each year, parents are invited to come to view and discuss the portfolios of their children with their teachers. In this way, the parents acquire a better appreciation of their child’s development through their growth years.
2008, Level III Re-Accredited Status was granted by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP). This makes the Grade School Department of La Salle Green Hills the first elementary school in the Philippines being granted such honor.
The Grade School Department has just been granted another five (5)-year re-accreditation by the PAASCU. The Grade School and High School Departments have always been granted 5 to 7 year-accreditation status by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) per visit.