The Diocese of Cubao was established on June 28, 2003, and canonically erected on August 28, 2003, which also marked the installation of the first Bishop of Cubao. The Manila Archdiocesan Parochial Schools in Cubao (MAPSA-CUBAO) was renamed the Diocese of Cubao Educational Sytem (DOCES) on September 26, 2007. Before 2003, MAPSA-Cubao was under the umbrella organization of the Manila Archdiocesan Parochial Schools Association (MAPSA). The MAPSA coordinates eighty-three parochial schools in Metro Manila, Antipolo, Bulacan, and Palawan. However, when the Archdiocese of Manila was divided into dioceses where they are located.
During the turn-over of DOCES on March 17, 2004, His Excellency, Most Rev. Honesto F. Ongtioco, DD, the first Bishop of Cubao emphasized the need for networking and linkages between and among schools in the dioceses. In response to the call of the Most Rev. Bishop, DOCES developed a three-year strategic plan prioritizing collaborative in educational system, networking and linkages between and among DOCES member schools, CEAP member schools and public schools. Linkages with other have always been a progressive and fruitful endeavor. Likewise, DOCES has maintained its active participation and involvement in the yearly general assemblies and programs for the bigger MAPSA. To date, DOCES has six members namely: Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, Sto. Nino Parochial School, St. Joseph Catholic School, Holy Family Parochial School, Our Lady of Hope Parochial School, and Parish of the Holy Sacrifice Outreach Program.
It does not operate in isolation with its environment and like any other schools it is greatly affected by the trends, political and social issues thus, during SY 2007 – 2008 strategic formulation required reflective thinking. DOCES strategic plan gave a new direction that desires to achieve the following: Commitment to Catholic Education, One Vision, One Educational System, One Curriculum, Communion of Schools, and culture of a Christ-Centered Community.
DOCES is “one step beyond” service leadership in delivering Christian education and moving farther towards 2014-2015 and beyond.
We commit ourselves to a dynamic and relevant Catholic Education through the total formation of learners inspired by the values of our individual school’s patron/patroness.