Bulacan Ecumenical School was conceptually founded on February 1988 when the Bulacan District of the United Methodist Church ratified the proposed establishment of an institution that will symbolize the faith of the United Methodists in Bulacan.
The Articles of Incorporation was penned by Atty. Melanio Capistrano and was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 26, 1988. Dr. Modesta Lugos, prepared the feasibility study, while Mrs. Tamang drafted the school curriculum and Mrs. Laura Gonzales volunteered to facilitate the documentation to Department of Education.
The following church members donated one (1) classroom each – the family of the late Rev. & Mrs. Clemente Zuniga, the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aurelio Llenado Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Gerardo Samson Jr. and Rev. & Mrs. Domingo Sadsad.
The Bulacan Ecumenical School commenced its operations on June 20, 1988 with Grade 1 as its solitary course. Teacher Erlinda Soyosa pioneered the first grade consisting of 39 pupils. One grade was added every year. In 1993, the entire elementary course – Grades 1 to 6 – were offered with 522 pupils.
After 5 years of existence, the Board of Trustees decided to expand its ministry through Secondary Education. With the opening of the High School Department, BES recorded an initial enrolment of 87 students. The growth in student population was so rapid that BES was required by the DepEd the immediate construction of at least 20 additional classrooms, as a condition for the renewal of School’s permit to operate.
The problem was so grave that the possibility of closing the high school department was explored. It was at this point that Bishop Emerito Nacpil offered some words of encouragement and pledged that his office will help BES as it confronts the difficult situation. Mr. Pacifico B. Aniag then proposed to raise the amount of 5 million pesos thru a bank loan and volunteered to scout for a willing lender.
BES has always considered itself as an integral part of the United Methodist Church, more particularly the Bulacan Philippines Annual Conference. Its primary purpose is to maintain an institution of learning, which will emphasize Christian values and social transformation.