La Concepcion College, Inc. (LCC) is founded in 1998, a non-sectarian higher education institution with a young nucleus of rich academic, cultural, and athletic achievements offering academic programs from Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High School, Senior High School, Vocational, to College Courses, the school is strategically situated in the heart of the fast-growing City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines.
LCC takes pride in its founders who are experienced educators and leaders. LCC is a product of good chemistry of the spouses Mr. Francisco C. Magpantay from Batangas and Dr. Loreto F. Magpantay from Ilocos Sur.
The drive of putting up a school comes naturally to Dr. Loreto F. Magpantay. Her early experiences as a classroom teacher in a public school enabled her to have first-hand experiences of the prevailing congestion and other issues in public schools. Dr. Magpantay believed that there is great power in education for the development of our nation, and the attainment of this power should not be hindered, rather it should be supported. While on the other hand, Mr. Francisco C. Magpantay, who is a natural leader with professional experiences as a policeman in the Philippine Constabulary, is known for his good people skills. He has been a consistent leader in most of the associations he belongs to. With limited funds but with high hopes of helping his neighbors, he put up a two-story commercial building in their own house located the heart of Barangay Narra Francisco Homes, City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. Various types of businesses rented stalls and rooms, but a certain room is vacant for some time, no one seemed to be interested to occupy.
Coming from two different professional backgrounds, the spouses’ individual endeavors turned out to be a synergy. Despite the limited funds, the founders’ strong guts, determination, and heart of a genuine educator and leader, Dr. Magpantay and Mr. Magpantay braved to put up a school. The vacant room in commercial building marks the history of La Concepcion College, Inc. The humble beginnings of LCC commenced in 1997 with the establishment of a daycare center in a 47 square meters vacant room. The name of the school was Little Angels’ Daycare Center in 1997. With seventeen (17) pioneer pupils, the daycare center was graced with its first teacher, Ms. Nancy P. Magkilat and sometimes voluntarily assisted by one of the dynamic parents, Ms. Maria Luisa E. Estopace, who then becomes part of the school and played a key element in the growth of LCC.
A year after, due to positive, encouraging feedback, and demand of the parents for a higher level of learning, on February 28, 1998, the daycare center developed into a formal school. A new school name was coined after the birth date of the founder’s first daughter, Ms. Noime F. Magpantay – December 8 or the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Hence, the name of the school was La Concepcion Learning Academy (LCLA) that is awarded the Government Recognition by the then Department of Education Culture and Sports (DECS).
The Birth of LCC
In 2001, due to the hard work of the administrators, teaching, and non-teaching staff, collegiate courses were offered and finally La Concepcion College, Inc.(LCC) was established as approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). LCC is one of the pioneering tertiary education institutions in Francisco Homes and in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. The desire of founders to help those self-supporting students who are in dire need of assistance made way to establish a college that openly accommodates high school and college working students. Both of the founders came from the same situation, and believe that these students should be supported. The College is truly an oasis of less-privileged yet high potential students.
In 2006 with LCC’s dynamic College Dean, Dr. Nestor Edilberto Costales Jr., LCC had its major era; noted college degree and technical programs were granted with Government Recognitions from CHED and TESDA.
Also in 2006, a new, wider and more accessible additional campus in Kaypian Road, corner Quirino Highway was acquired. A record-breaking first year of operation was noted, offering primary, secondary, and tertiary courses, the population of the College reached a thousand in its first year of operation.
At a very young age, and with its two campuses (Francisco Homes Campus and Kaypian Campus), LCC takes pride producing top of the line graduates and winners with highly competitive knowledge and skills. This accomplishment is evidenced by the high performance of its graduates in the licensure examinations, particularly in the field of education and criminology, well-employed graduates, and continuous championships in academic, sports, and cultural in competitions.
Today, the eminent founders and the entire LCC family being guided by the values of the blessed Mother Mary Immaculate Conception continue their best to improve their commitment of “Changing Lives for the Better You” by offering new programs and better services to enhance and facilitate student learning. LCC will continue to produce proud LCCian graduates who are equipped with the necessary tools embodied in its three core values: Leadership, Competitiveness, and Culture of Excellence, proud LCCians who will be well-rounded citizens, who will be also the agents of CHANGE for a BETTER society.