St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur (SPCIS)
is a private, Catholic school located in the municipality of Bantay
. SPCIS is a member of the St. Paul University System
. It had its beginnings in 1905 sisters of the Congregation of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC)
took over Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Vigan. The school at first opened enrollment for the elementary level but eventually accepted high school students. It was only after the Second World Ward did the school offered undergraduate courses and became recognized as a college. In 1969, the school, named Rosary College
then, became St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur. As a Catholic school, St. Paul is dedicated to producing academically excellent students who are Christ-centered and who have significant concern for others.
St. Paul College offers complete programs from Nursery to College. Its Senior High School department offers the Academic
and the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) tracks
. The college department, on the other hand, offers undergraduate programs in English Language, Teacher Education, Accountancy, Business Administration, Nursing, Hospitality and Tourism Management,
and Information Technology.
Short-term courses from the Institute of Culinary Arts and from the Institute of Fashion Design
are also available. SPCIS is also a TESDA Accredited National Competency Assessment Center
; the available courses are in the field of Hotel and Restaurant Services.