A verse in the scripture says, “…when you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your GOD.” This passage has been the inspiration and guiding principle of Sir Ronald and Ma’am Jocelyn L. Orcuse to initiate the founding of Nicolites Learning Center (NLC), which was later renamed to Nicolites Montessori School (NMS) and was moved to a bigger venue at San Roque St., Brgy. 4, Nasugbu, Batangas.
Sir Ronald Morastel Orcuse graduated from A.R. Apacible School of Fisheries now Batangas State University cum laude with a B.S. Secondary Education, Major in English. He later took up his Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision, finishing also with honors. He is currently taking up doctor of philosophy major in Educational Management at De La Salle University – Dasmariňas. He had been the Principal of International School in Lemery, Batangas before he put up his own school. Mr. Orcuse is a TESOL Certified Instructor. Mrs. Jocelyn Laguerta Orcuse, on the other hand, finished her B.S. in Elementary Education with specialization in Mathematics. She attended the training for Teaching Montessori Curriculum sponsored by US. Being both educators and dreamers, they never stopped dreaming of building a school that would cater quality programs and appropriate activities and instructions to ensure a good start for each child education.
During the course of planning its establishment and operation, the administrators really gave emphasis on the development of the curriculum and instruction that will best suit the basic needs of the students. The founders have envisioned the newly established school to be a center of learning producing young learners who are mentally alert, physically strong and morally upright.
Nicolites started as a preschool with (20) twenty pupils then its operation has continued to grow vibrantly in a short span of time. It expanded its programs from Pre-school, Grade school to High School level. NMS passed the certification conducted by PEAC last 2014 and became ESC provider. In the year 2016, the senior high school was opened catering academic tracks such as: ABM, HUMSS, STEM and TVL.
From then on, the Nicolites Montessori School has kept on shining and giving quality education.
NMS is now a new haven for young learners, where little achievers are produced and made.