Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Infinitum Campus is set to rise at New Clark City.
Envisioned to become the center for 21st century learning and service continuity for the entire PSHS system, the 4.6-hectare Infinitum learning resource center will be established in partnership with Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).
PSHS Central Luzon Campus Director Theresa Anne Diaz acknowledged the benefits of the new campus in attaining PSHS’ mission.
“The Infinitum’s state-of-the-art facilities, advanced laboratories, and immersive academic spaces form part of the modernization efforts of Philippine Science High School, which are aimed towards the continuous development of students as well as teaching and non-teaching employees,” Diaz said.
Infinitum will serve as a campus for its senior high school students and a resource center for teachers and professionals. It will also accommodate the increasing student and employee population in PSHS’ existing campus at the Clark Freeport Zone.
With this, Diaz expressed her gratitude to BCDA for including the school in the green city.
“I would like to thank the Bases Conversion and Development Authority for making the Philippine Science High School a part of this beautiful project of sustainable communities,” she added.
For her part, BCDA President and CEO Aileen Zosa said the rise of PSHS’ Infinitum Campus in NCC will be an important driver of the knowledge-based industries that will locate in the city, providing the much-needed scientists, technicians, and specialists that make up the outstanding human resource pool in the city.
“At a time when Central and Northern Luzon are primed for growth, the rise of the state-of-the-art Infinitum in New Clark City will enable us to provide more opportunities for quality education to the next generation of leaders here. This way, we can ensure that in decades to come, the next generation can sustain, or even surpass, the growth we are helping to build here,” she said.
Infinitum will house a multi-purpose academic building with 24 classrooms, case rooms, library, faculty room, and a dining hall; a research center for chemistry, physics, environmental science, and biology; a technology hub for computer science, mathematics, and humanities; an innovation center; a training center; dormitories; administration building; and a summer camp area.
BCDA Senior Vice President for Conversion and Development Joshua Bingcang also highlighted the importance of continuous and well-rounded education and learning in the economic and national development of communities.
“One of my selling points when I present abroad with business leaders on why they should invest in New Clark City is Philippine Science High School. I said that New Clark City will be the home of students with brilliant minds who will produce great ideas in the future,” Bingcang shared.
In April 2016, BCDA and PSHS signed a memorandum of agreement for the establishment of the campus which is targeted to be operational by 2026. (MJSC/GLSB-PIA 3)