Divine Word College of Legazpi (DWCL)
is a private, Catholic school in Legazpi, Albay.
The school can trace its roots from an exclusive Caceres school for boys, the Liceo de Albay (LDA)
. After being affected by the Typhoon Trix in 1952, the management of the LDA was turned over to priests of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD)
. The school eventually became co-educational, offered pre-school and grade school programs, and even opened a Night School for working students. It also earned its college status in 1965, providing Libera Arts, Commerce, Education, and Secretarial courses.
At present, the Divine Word College of Legazpi offers the K-12 basic education program and higher education programs. The college department is divided into six academic units or "schools", namely Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing, Hospitality Management, Engineering & Computer Studies,
and Business Management & Accountancy
. The Senior High School department, on the other hand, provides the Academic
and the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL)
tracks, particularly the ABM, GAS, STEM, HE,
strands. DWCL also offers TVET courses
in the field of Hotel Management and certificate programs
in the field of Teacher Education.