The Learning Child is a Catholic school with a long-serving history of 54 years in education. We are committed to ensuring the total development of each child – an individual who always lives towards his fullest potential.

Mary Anne Abella Alfonso is the guiding force behind The Learning Child School. Her passion to teach young children drove her to start a school in her home in 1969. Through the years, her record and dedication to education have been the reason that the school has prospered and expanded. This is the story of a continuing love affair between a committed teacher and her students.


To anchor an inclusive, loving, and joyful early childhood education experience on what is essential to the full development of every child’s heart, mind, body, and spirit.


A learning child growing into a fully alive, confident, compassionate global citizen, utilizing his or her gifts to contribute to the betterment of society.

Core Values

Kind, respectful, and loving

Inspired by God’s love for me, I am kind to and willing to help myself and others, especially when feeling afraid, angry, or sad. I care about others even if they are different from me in the color of their skin, where they live, how old they are, how they pray, how they think, and who they love.

Persevering, resilient, mindful, and resourceful

I use my imagination, draw from life experiences, and make art to know myself, others, and the world around me. I am open to see, hear, taste, and feel things in ways new from what I already know. I am thoughtful even in the most difficult of circumstances, believing in the process to find solutions or a course of action to help myself and others weather challenges we encounter while we stand up for what we believe in.

Community-centered, self-starting, and intrinsically motivated

I demonstrate love and gratitude for my community. I continually learn and re-learn the importance of my role within it. I am joyful to grow through seeking and fulfilling opportunities to help my community, whenever I am able.

Honest, authentic, and heart-centered

I am rooted in the pursuit of living wholeheartedly and sincerely, and growing to be more and more truly myself through the work I do and the relationships I maintain. I am strong by being honest and expressing myself when I am having a difficult time dealing with a situation or a feeling within me. I am aware that when I feel afraid, my sense of strength can come from acting from a place of love.