Saint Paul Seminary (SPS) is one of the activities of Saint Paul Seminary Foundation, Inc. (SPSFI). It was founded by the Priests and Brothers (or Paulines) of the Society of St. Paul on June 30, 1992 with the aim of spreading the Gospel through the fastest and most efficacious means of communication. The Foundation itself was duly approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 3, 1992. Seven months after the approval of the SPSFI, SPS started its tertiary education activities on June 30, 1993.
Originally, the Saint Paul Seminary started in Pasay City in the 1950s as formative training school for its aspirants. Academic activities were then affiliated with the Rizal City College in the same City. In 1960, Saint Paul Seminary moved to Makati where and when it received its own Government Recognition to offer the General and Classical Secondary courses (High School) in 1965. The High School Department was eventually phased out in 1989.
In 1968, Saint Paul Seminary was given Government Recognition to offer a four-year Liberal Arts course, with major in Philosophy and minor in either History, or English, or Graphic Arts. 1988 saw the revision of the four-year Liberal Arts course of the Seminary which offered Bachelor of Arts, with major in Philosophy and with minor in Mass Communication.
Taking cue from the “signs of the times”, the 1990’s saw Saint Paul Seminary switching to the “high tech” formation of future Paulines and that was continuously rooted in scholastic philosophy. Development of personnel and updating of equipment and facilities of the Seminary became the order of the decade. This culminated in the transfer of Saint Paul Seminary to Silang, Cavite in June 1993. Its site having an idyllic ambiance, with an ample space of 1.6 hectares, the three-story main seminary building has an area of 4,000 square meters which houses facilities for the formation of the Pauline aspirants and other students from other Institutions welcome also at the Seminary.
Currently, Saint Paul Seminary is open to bona fide Pauline seminarians or aspirants and students from other Congregations, Seminaries and Institutions which the Seminary may also welcome, who wish to pursue the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. The degree which the Seminary offers is primarily a preparation for the theological studies which the seminarians or students would undertake after graduation from college. Credit units in Communication are also offered as part of the institutional courses of the Seminary.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts offered by Saint Paul Seminary is duly recognized by the government through CHED, effective July 7, 1993.