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Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS)

The HUMSS strand is an academic track in the Senior High School program that is designed for students who are interested in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. The curriculum of the HUMSS strand provides a strong foundation in the liberal arts and focuses on the development of critical thinking, communication, and research skills. Some of the subjects covered in the HUMSS strand include:

  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes
  • General Mathematics
  • Contemporary Philippine Arts from the Regions
  • Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems
  • Philippine Politics and Governance
  • Community Engagement, Solidarity, and Citizenship
  • Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Social Science 1: Philippine Politics and Governance with Philippine Constitution and Human Rights
  • Social Science 2: Philippine History, Culture and Society
  • Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences
  • Disciplines and Ideas in the Applied Social Sciences
  • Research in Daily Life
  • Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics

Advantages of choosing HUMSS strand for students interested in humanities, social sciences, and the arts include:

  • Preparation for college courses in the social sciences, humanities, and liberal arts
  • Development of analytical, research, and communication skills that are applicable to a wide range of careers
  • Exploration of cultural, social, and political issues that are relevant to Philippine society and the global community

At Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu, the HUMSS strand program is designed to provide students with a holistic education that emphasizes experiential learning, community engagement, and values formation. Some of the key features of the HUMSS strand program at SHS-AdC include:

  • Small class sizes that allow for personalized attention and support from teachers
  • Opportunities for students to engage in service-learning projects and community outreach programs
  • Emphasis on the development of leadership skills and character formation through co-curricular activities such as the Student Council, clubs and organizations
  • Access to modern facilities and resources such as science and computer labs, a library, and a sports complex
  • Support services such as guidance counseling, learning support, and career and college guidance

We believe that education should be transformative, empowering students to become leaders who are committed to social justice, sustainability, and community service. Our HUMSS program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for college and beyond, while also instilling in them the values of magis (more), cura personalis (care for the person), and being men and women for others.

What we do differently at SHS-AdC:
  • Our commitment to the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, social justice, and spiritual growth
  • Our focus on holistic education that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit of our students
  • Our emphasis on experiential learning and community engagement, which helps students to develop a sense of social responsibility and civic engagement
  • Our commitment to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive

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ABM Strand

Accounting, Business, and Management

HUMSS Strand

Humanities and Social Sciences

STEM Strand

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


Grade School

Grade School
(Nursery 1 to Grade 6)

Keeping in mind the school’s objectives to offer the pupils quality education, the Grade School Department strives to carefully organized its curriculum and instructional programs not only to meet the requirements of the K to 12 Enhanced Basic Education but also to realize the Vision-Mission of the school.

Junior High School (Grade 7 to Grade 10)

Strengthen, explore, pursue. These are our calls of the Junior High School department – to strengthen the foundation of knowledge and values, of character and wisdom; to explore better versions of one’s self and the things students love to do; and to pursue growth holistically and excellently. We aim for students to grow deep roots and bear good and many fruits.

Senior High School (Grade 11 and Grade 12)

The Senior High School Program exemplifies the seven core values in its curriculum. As graduate-Ateneo-Hearters, when students finish Grade 12, we envision them to be inspired and ignited with the gift of St. Ignatius to humanity, the gift of Ignatian Spirituality.

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