St. Teresita’s Academy of Aritao, Inc. (STA) was founded in February 1, 1955 by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Omer Dewilde and Assistant Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Herman Gadeyne. In January 23, 1961, STA was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit educational institution. In 1996, STA, was a CICM School then and was turned over to the Diocese of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya with Rev. Fr. Enrique G. Tiongson as its first Diocesan Parish Priest and School Director. In January 27, 2014, the reincorporation of the school (after 50 years of incorporation) was approved by the SEC. The school was formed to provide quality Catholic education and formation for the growth and advancement of stakeholders in the Pre-school and K-12 Basic Education Program and for them to become globally competent, creative and productive Christian disciples. The school is located at Poblacion, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya. The school has 38 regular staff (teaching and non-teaching), 1 part-time staff, 1 project-based staff, and 5 members of the Board of Trustees.
Its purposes, among others, are: “envisions Theresians to be globally competent, prolific, creative with deep spirituality ready for higher learning, entrepreneurship and employment; to integrate faith, science, culture and life by incorporating all the different aspects of human knowledge through the subjects taught, in the light of the Gospel, as well as the growth in Christian virtues with Mary and St. Therese of the Child Jesus as models; and to upgrade the educational standards of the School community members through curriculum enhancement, instructional supervision and other professional and socio-spiritual endeavors for global competitiveness”. The school offers Pre-school, Grade School, Junior High School and Senior High School (Academic Track on Science & Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) strand; Accountancy Business Management (ABM); Humanities and Social Science (HUMSS); and General Academic Strand (GAS). They also offer TVL Track (Home Economics, Bread and Pastry, Commercial Cooking, Industrial Arts, Electrical Installation and Maintenance and Technical Grafting).
STA applied for accreditation with PAASCU and was scheduled for the PAASCU accreditation visit last March 6 & 7, 2018.