We participate in the process of social transformation by committing ourselves:
As a Filipino School - to contribute to the preservation and enrichment of our cultural heritage, traditions, and values amidst the emerging global society.
As a Catholic School - to nurture our Christ-like attitude and devotion to the Mother of God as we promote peace, work for justice, offer reconciliation and preserve Godís creation.
As a Dominican School - to bring the TRUTH wherever we may be, and profess to live the Dominican spirit of STUDY, and SHARE with others the fruits of our labor. (CONTEMPLATA ALIIS TRADERE).
At the suburban area of Balibago, City of Santa Rosa, Laguna, slowly become more populated, the need for a Catholic School to cater to the young had arisen. The Dominican Fathers of the Holy Rosary Province, who has collaborated with the San Lorenzo Development Corporation (SLDC) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Retirement and Separation Benefit System (AFP-RSBS) to provide housing opportunities to the less-privileged, thought of inviting the Sisters of the Congregation of the Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic to share the mission of evangelization. The Sisters moved by their zeal for evangelization accepted the challenge. On September 1993, Rev. Fr. Bonifacio Solis, OP, Vicar of the Holy Rosary Province, in the presence of the Sisters, laid the cornerstone in a five-hectare land. This marks the post where a Catholic School Dominican College of Sta. Rosa would rise.
At first, the Sisters wanted it to be a Catholic School exclusively for girls but the Dominican Fathers suggested that it would be of greater advantage to include boys in the mission of evangelization.The new school, Dominican College of Sta. Rosa established in 1994 had made its name in the vicinity of San Lorenzo South where it started to educate pre-school to Grade 6 pupils. In 1995, the school was opened to high school students. College courses were also offered in the same year namely: BS Psychology, AB Mass Communication, BS Hotel and Restaurant Management, Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management, BS Commerce major in Management, BS Education major in English, Math, Filipino, Social Studies, Computer Education and Physical Education.
The Pre-school and Elementary received its Government Recognition in 1995. The High School, on the other hand, received its Government Recognition in 1997. In 1998, DCSR offered computer courses namely: BS Information Management, BS Computer Science, BS Information Technology, Associate in Computer Technology and Bachelor of Science majors in Computer Management, Marketing Management, Accounting Management and Entrepreneurship. Some of the courses received the Government Recognition in the same year such as BS Commerce and BS Education. BS Psychology, AB Mass Communication and BS HRM received their Government Recognition in 1999. Associate in HRM on the other hand, received its Government Recognition in 1996 since it is only a 2-year course. In the year 2000, Associate in Computer Technology, BS Information Management, BS Computer Science and BS Information Technology received their Government Recognition.
Science-enriched curriculum was introduced in the Basic Education Department in 2000. In the new curriculum, Science and Technology was given focus. Advance subjects were catered to all year levels.
The College Department ventured into the field of Science by offering Professional Caregiver Program in 2002 and BS Nursing in 2003. These courses received Government Recognition in 2004 and 2007 respectively. In 2012, Dominican College of Sta. Rosa Basic Education Department adapted the Department of Educationís K-12 Curriculum. The school has added enrichment subjects in Science, Math and English subjects; thus calling DCSRís Basic Educationís curriculum as K-12 enriched.
In March 2013, the school was granted a Certification Status as ESC-participating school by the Fund Assistance for Private School (FAPE).
In November 2014, DCSR initiated a great leap towards accreditation. It was a tedious preparation and process of analysis and evaluation of the schoolís curriculum, student services, facilities, faculty and staff development. Fortunately, the school successfully met the standards and requirements for Candidate Status of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), thus making the school eligible for the Preliminary Visit and thereafter the formal survey.
In response to the demands and challenges of the times, Dominican College of Sta. Rosa continuously widens its horizon through relevant innovative, integrative quality education to produce graduates who are globally competitive and locally responsive. The spirit of academic excellence and leadership supported by facilities and amenities provided an ideal environment for disciplined study, fruitful interaction and prayerful reflection. Dominican College of Sta. Rosa unceasingly provides quality education nurtured with religious experiences. And now with its fully spread wings joins educational institutions to assist in providing the nationís citizenry a holistic development scheme with religion as its core. It foresees graduates who are Christ-centered, lovers of the Virgin Mary, defenders of truth and responsive citizens.