Where is the Nueno Campus

Where is the Dimasalang Campus


Imus Institute is the oldest, non-sectarian co-education private school in Cavite. It is the first private school in the province which offered a complete Academic Secondary Course recognized by the government. The school was founded by a group of concerned citizens of Imus led by Messrs. Manuel and Lorenzo Paredes. Its main objective was to provide elementary and secondary education to the youth at a modest cost.

The foundation as well as the first key officers and members of the Board of Trustee of the school were the following: Mr. Manuel C. Paredes, President: Mr. Lorenzo B. Paredes, Vice President; Mr. Epifanio S. Paredes, Secretary; Mrs. Remedios Monzon-Paredes, Treasurer and Mr. Benito V. Rementilla, Member of the Board.

In addition, an Honorary Board of Trustees was also organized and composed of the following: Dean Conrado Benitez, Honorary Chairman; Atty. Jacinto M. Kamantigue, Vice Chairman and Dr. Perpetuo Gutierrez, Dr. Jose P. Tirona and Mr. Felix Paredes, Honorary Members.

On January 20, 1923, the Ymus Central Academy was founded and incorporated as a non-stock family corporation under the Bureau of Commerce and Industry. However, the formal opening of classes started on June 12, 1923 up to March 30, 1924, and thereafter from one school year to another.

Imus was chosen to be the site of this institution not only because the founders were residents of the town but also because of its proximity to the capital city of Manila and being one of the biggest towns of Cavite. Historically, Imus was one of the major battlegrounds during the revolution of 1896. Physically, it is surrounded by fertile and bountiful rice fields providing an invigorating climate conducive to the demands of good education. Due to the presence of main lines of transportation facilities, Imus is accessible from all points in the province.

The founders of the Imus Central Academy, in their declaration of intent filed with the Bureau of Commerce and Industry, gave the following objectives and underlying philosophy for the establishment of the school:

  1. To help the parents of Imus and neighboring towns with limited means to give their children quality education;
  2. To instill in the minds of the students the irreversible truth that an individual is destined to achieve something to meet the exigencies of life;
  3. To make the students realize that success depend mainly upon their own untiring efforts so that they can discover for themselves their hidden talents, power and capabilities; and
  4. To attend strictly to the development of the mind and the molding of the character of the students.

Having found to its satisfaction, the efficiency of instruction, adequacy of the laboratory equipment in the science courses, the sufficiency of books in the library as well as the physical set-up of the school, then the Department of Instruction, through the Superintendent of Private Schools, Mr. Mcquaide, extended government recognition to the Imus Central Academy for its elementary, high school and vocational courses in the same year of its establishment.

The original site of the school was the building of Pilar Lodge No. 15 (Free and Accepted Masonry) fronting the public plaza of Imus.

The Administrative Officers and members of the faculty from 1923 to 1928 were:

1. Atty. Manuel M. ParedesPresident
2. Dr. Lorenzo B. ParedesVice President and Director
3. Mr. James O'HaraPrincipal (Retired Principal, Rizal Provincial High School)
4. Mrs. Courine Linley RohrerAB in English, Ohio State University
5. Miss Myrtice LeggetAB in English, Indiana Normal College
6. Dr. Eugenio VillanuevaBSMD University of the Philippines
7. Mr. Liberato MenesesBSC, University of the Philippines
8. Mr. Lope NavaretteAB, Siliman Institute
9. Mr. Gregorio BalingitBSECE, Chicago Polytechnic College
10. Mr. Ismael FernandezBSE, University of the Philippines
11. Mr. Carmelito TaasBS Mathematics, University of the Philippines
12. Mr. Armado GaitesBSE, Union College
13. Mr. Mariano ProdigalidadLI. B, University of Manila
14. Mrs. Dolores GuintoBSE, National University
15. Miss Francisca SayocBS Pharmacy, Manila College of Pharmacy
16. Mr. Juanito ReyesBS Physical Education, Union College
17. Miss Remigia FranciscoPhilippine Normal School, Supervisory Course
18. Mrs. Luisa CampaƱa-CamposPhilippine Normal School
19. Mrs. Dominga SaquiPhilippine Normal School, In-Charge Domestic Science Course
20. Mrs. Remedios Monzon-ParedesPrincipal, Elementary Department
21. Mrs. Isabel T. DarvinTeacher, Elementary Department
22. Mrs. Josefa S. ParedesTeacher, Elementary Department
23. Mrs. Feliciana Crudo-OlaesTeacher, Elementary Department

In 1928, the ownership and administration of the school was transferred to Dr. Eugenio Villanueva, Sr. During his administration, he changed the name of the school from Imus Central Academy to Imus Institute and at the same time limited the course offered to Secondary Education only. However, he retained the services of some of the members of the faculty of the Imus Central Academy.

Dr. Eugenio Villanueva's administration lasted for four years from 1929 to 1933. In 1934, he decided to devote his time to practice his medical profession which was then becoming prosperous, and thus transferred ownership of the school to a newly formed corporation with the following incorporators, Board of Directors and Officers:

Mr. Mariano TironaPresident
Dr. Lorenzo B. ParedesVice President
Mr. Melito DarvinSecretary
Miss Fidela BuenaventuraTreasurer
Mr. Paulino StuartMember

Shortly thereafter Dr. Leoncio B. Monzon, Dr. Enriqueta Virata, Mr. Zosimo Topacio and others joined the group. Dr. Monzon served as President and Chairman from 1945 until his demise in 1980.

The school continued to operate up to the outbreak of the Second World War on December 8, 1941, only to be opened for one school year during the occupation of the Japanese Imperial Army.

When liberalization came in 1945, the Imus Institute started to open its doors at its former site and many students enrolled for the school year 1945-1946. Since then, up to the present, the Imus Institute has been offering a complete High School course. The College Department was founded way back in 1952 but was forced to close in 1959 due to lack of necessary enrollment. It was reopened in 1971 and is being operated up to the present.

The greatly increased post-war student population made the Board of Trustees resolved in 1950 to purchase a 2,884 square meter lot on D.T. Nueno Avenue. Construction of the building started in March 1951 and the meeting of the Board of Trustees was held for the first time in the new site in August 1951 - an indication of the fast pace of construction. After 28 years of holding classes in the Pilar Lodge No. 15 (freemasonry) Building. Imus Institute moved to its new location. In 1952, having been granted permission to open a Junior College, the Imus Institute started to accept college students in the first semester of the academic year 1952-1953. The starting curricula were a one-year course in Secretarial and a two-year Liberal Arts course leading to Associate Science in Arts. Subsequently, the Secretarial curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree was added. Much later, the Arts course was lengthened to four years. The Imus Institute College Department produced its first batch of Bachelor of Arts graduates in 1984.

The College Department produced its first graduates in Associate in Arts in 1954; Certificates in Secretarial Science in 1959; Associate in Secretarial Administration in 1972; Two-Year Junior Secretarial Course in 1977; BS Commerce major in Management in 1979; BS Commerce major in Accounting in 1980; BS Commerce major in Finance in 1981; BS Commerce major in Banking and Finance in 1984; Bachelor of Elementary Education in 1989; Bachelor of Secondary Education in 1990; Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 1995; BS Education major in English in 1997; Bachelor of Elementary Education major in English and in Filipino in 1999; Bachelor of Education major in Filipino and in English in 2000 and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 2004.

The school also offered distance education that tied up with Phillipine Women's University, and includes Master of Arts in Education, Social Development, Business Administration, Nursing, Public Administration, Doctor of Education and Business Management.

As part of its expansion and development program. Imus Institute under the presidency of Atty. Manuel Paredes, built a four storey concrete building for the fourth year high school students in a 1.2 hectare lot located at the Dimasalang Subdivision in Poblacion, Imus. It was indeed very timely that the Dimasalang Campus was built because in November 25, 2000, three of its buildings in the main campus were gutted by fire. These buildings contained fifty classrooms, the administrative offices, libraries, science laboratories, computer rooms, school clinic, guidance center, and other offices. Because of this unfortunate incident, schedule of classes had to be adjusted to accommodate high school in the Dimasalang Campus. The college students held classes in the Enriqueta Building through the courtesy of Capt. Asisclo CastaƱeda. Amidst what happened, Imus Institute still managed to continue its academic programs. Its new M-Building was completed the following year.

With the modernization and integration of its information technology, the High School Department under Architect Encarnacion N. Raralio, President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, introduced computer assisted learning in English, Mathematics and Science to equip its students. Additional buildings were constructed in Dimasalang Campus: the covered wide stage in 2005 and in 2006, the Science High School Building and the covered rooftop for Physical Education classes at the E-building.

At the start of the school year 2006-2007, three secondary school curricula were offered: Regular (BEC) High School, Science and Adult High School, and Post-Secondary Certificate Course in Commercial Cooking for technical skills development.

The Science High School curriculum is relevant to the needs of students pursuing Engineering and Science Education Programs in the tertiary level. It is the same as the regular High School curriculum with added subjects such as Advance Science, Statistics and Mathematics with Computer Research in every year level.

The Adult High School is a program offered to individuals who missed some high school courses. This will give the adult learners an opportunity to complete the credits they need for a diploma.

Imus Institute is commited to maintain and develop a continuing program of quality and relevant education. It has produced a number of successful students in the past and will continue to do so in the years to come. It further improbes its quality of education in order to provide the country with competent and outstanding graduates. In anticipation for this future goal, as well as for the compliance in the newest trend in the education system in the Philippines which is the K-12 Basic Education Program (R.A 10533), the school has changed the prestigious name from Imus Institute to Imus Institute of Science and Technology. The name carries the improved vision of strengthening the 21st century skills of today's learners from secondary to tertiary level. The academic curricula, strategic plans and differentiated instructions are all integrated with the advanced sciences and technology that will surely help the community and the nations in training value-laden and productive graduates and citizens and in exerting efforts to successfully achieve the next level of accreditation.

Along with the preparation for a university status, Imus Institute of Science and Technology is now in pursuit of working hard to attain a name as one of the best educational institutions in the division and in the whole Cavite province.


An institution of academic excellence empowered with scientific, technological and 21st century skills, thus, producing holistically developed administrators, faculty, support staff, students and alumni.


Develop continuing programs of quality and relevant education


  • attend to the holistic development of the individual: mind, body, spirit, emotions.
  • perpetuate nationalistic ideals.
  • assist in enhancing the range and quality of each individuals' participation in the basic functions of society.
  • develop technological competencies through awareness, use and application of appropriate technologies that will make the students globally competitive.
  • enhance the appreciation and skills for scientific inquiry and research.
  • be financially viable in order to support the needs of quality education.


"Scientia et Virtus"

Core Values

  • Spirituality
  • Integrity
  • Patriotism
  • Excellence

Alma Mater Song

Hail Imus Institute of Science and Technology
Dear Alma Mater, You form our Identity
You hold and protect our spirituality
Guiding us to live with honor, integrity

You keep standards of internationality
and imbue us with love of nation and country
You teach excellence founded on humility
Our guide, our pride, Shine beloved IIST.

You keep standards of internationality
and imbue us with love of nation and country
You teach excellence founded on humility
Our guide, our pride, Shine beloved IIST.


Lord God, open our hearts, our minds, and our spirits
to Your divine presence
so that we may discern Your will.
Equip us with an open mind
so that we can absorb the knowledge, skills
and the positive attitudes
that will be shared with us today,
so that we can be globally competitive
and technologically competent
in our chosen vocation and profession.
Inspire us to be inquisitive, creative and persevering
in our search for solutions
to fight poverty, ignorance and degradation of the environment.
Give us the courage and strength
to unselfishly share our time and talents
to lovingly serve our family, school and community
without expecting any in return,
except Your greater glory.