Early 1950s

Davao Archbishop Clovis Thibault enjoins religious groups to go out and educate children “from all walks of life.”


Sr. Elodie Marie Richard (Mother del Annunciacion) and Sr. Oveline Doucet (Sr. Gaetance) – of the Daughters of Mary of the Assumption, or F.M.A., in Campbelton, New Brunswick take up the challenge. First school they organize is the Assumption School of Nabunturan in Compostela Valley Province. It would later be renamed the Assumption College of Nabunturan.


The Sisters open a primary and secondary school, the Assumption Academy of Davao in Agdao, Davao City. It begins as an exclusive school for girls with elementary and high school departments. Opening day enrollees: 170, of which 84 are elementary pupils and 86 are high school students.


Expansion of the Academy's curricular offerings


Granted permission by the then Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports to open College Department.


School is formally renamed Assumption College of Davao (ACD). The college starts with 44 students. Courses offered are Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), Bachelor of Science in Commerce (B.S.C.), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A), Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.), Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (B.S.Ed) and Pre-Nursing.


ACD starts accepting boys in the Elementary Department.


Kindergarten program begins.

Challenges presented by pre-Vatican II teachings impact on ACD community. Institution undergoes “profound shift” in approaches to education.


Martial Law is declared. Many Catholic educators and institutions, the ACD included, are politically awakened and radicalized.


High School department undergoes a year-long extensive review involving all stakeholders


College Department closes down for lack of teachers with master's degrees. Institution is then called Assumption School of Davao.


Formal survey report of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) is concluded.


Upheavals in politics and religion throw Daughters of Mary of the Assumption in Davao Region into a state of “soul searching. ” Who are we as educators? What is our common worldview? How may we impart new knowledge to the youth? are some of the questions that pervade the academe.

School's mission statement is re-evaluated, its curriculum re-oriented.


29 Sisters from the FMA dissociate from the congregation to establish the Missionaries of the Assumption (m.a.). With the birthing of this new community, the Sisters were granted the ownership and management of the Assumption School of Davao.


Sunday High School Program (SHSEP) begins; 100 students enroll in the First Year Level.

Anti-junk food canteen policy begins, in favor of natural food and snacks with high nutritional content.

Extension Grade School for Lumad Children begins.


SHSEP all-levels enrolment total 1,391students.

College department is re-opened after a 20-year period, offering AB English, AB Sociology, BEED and BSED. Technical and vocational programs are also introduced. Institution is renamed Assumption College of Davao once again.


New building rises, housing the administrative offices, the SHSEP, and the libraries.


Graduate studies are launched in partnership with St. Scholastica's College in Manila. Also embarked on special graduate studies in Humanities, major in Women Studies.