The De La Salle Brothers, through the leadership of Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC, opened Jaime Hilario Integrated School-La Salle (JHIS-LS) in June 14, 2006 originally to cater to the farming and fishing community in Sitio Looc, Barangay Banawang, Bagac, Bataan. At the time when the school opened, it was the 16th school of De La Salle Philippines, a network of Lasallian schools in the Philippines.
With three sections of Grade 1 students, Br. Bernard Oca FSC and Br. Manny Sia FSC each handled one section, along with lay teacher, Mr. Alan Paul Avelino. Bishop Socrates Villegas of Balanga, Bataan, blessed the school.
The campus is situated on a 3.5-hectare lot, which was donated by De La Salle alumnus Ambassador Carlos J. Valdes, and is located 151 kilometers northwest of Manila.
Now on it’s 10th year, the Integrated School offers complete K-12 basic education program and integrates Eco-Tourism and Culinary Studies, the emerging need in the area due to tourism, into the curricula. The school features a school chapel, sports facilities, and modern classrooms.
Five La Salle Brothers have taken the leadership of the school since it opened in 2006. Br. Bernard Oca FSC (2006-2007), Br. Ricardo Angel Laguda FSC (2007-2009), Br. Jose Mari Jimenez FSC (2009-2012), Br. Normandy Dujunco FSC (2012-2015), and Br. Rey Mejias FSC (2015-present).
One La Salle Educational Foundation, Inc., also known as Jaime Hilario Integrated School- La Salle, is a member-institution of De La Salle Philippines and the worldwide system of Catholic institution inspired by the charism of its Founder, St. John Baptist de la Salle. One La Salle Educational Foundation, Inc. envisions itself to be: A leading Catholic provider of targeted services to the youth of Bagac, with preference for those at the margins of society.
Based on the guiding principles of the Lasallian Mission, each member of the One La Salle Educational Foundation, Inc. community seeks to develop one’s ability and passion to imbibe the necessary Lasallian core values of serving its surrounding communities in the 21st century. The Lasallian core values are:
Faith: promoting a Filipino Catholic education that cultivates Gospel values and lifelong learning.
Service: developing a strong Lasallian tradition that communicates effectively a social commitment towards one’s community, country, and the Church.
Communion in Mission: nurturing a culture of respect for diversity, collaboration, and solidarity amongst the different sectors of one’s community, country, and the Church.