A new JASMS site will open soon in Quezon City that will be a model for what an urban school can be. The building on Congressional Avenue is being retrofitted to provide a supportive learning environment for the unique pedagogical approach known as “The JASMS Way.”
JASMS on Congressional Avenue in QC will mark a new chapter in the history of the school, which was founded as a learning laboratory for PWU’s teachers. Recently, PWU’s Board of Trustees met with the JASMS parents and teachers to discuss plans for the new site to replace the EDSA property which was ceded to the STI group of Mr. Eusebio Tanco last year in an amicable settlement bringing to an end an acrimonious joint venture agreement. At the JASMS meeting with PWU President Dr. Francisco Benitez were Sunny Sevilla (former Customs commissioner) who heads the Finance committee of the new PWU Board and Jay Lopez (of Lopez Holdings) who is in charge of the Audit committee. Dr. Patricia Araneta, also a new PWU board member, has been interviewing JASMS students and has identified a one (1) hectare farm in San Jose, Bulacan where JASMS students can plant, play and explore nature.
JASMS QC is the basic education arm of PWU which was founded in 1919. PWU-JASMS maintain their flagship campus on Taft Avenue. Dr. Francisco Benitez, recently disclosed plans for the new JASMS toalumni and called on the community for support so that “together we can build the scaffolding for another hundred years.”