About Mindanao Mission Academy​

About the School

Mindanao Mission Academy (or MMA) is a private Seventh-day Adventist high school in Poblacion, Manticao, Misamis OrientalPhilippines. It is a boarding school operated by the North-Central Mindanao Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is situated in a 20-hectare lot along the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Highway.


Mindanao Mission Academy is a boarding school operated by Northern Mindanao Conference (now the North Central Mindanao Conference) of the Seventh-day Adventists. It is established to fill the need of the constituents for Adventist Education especially  in Northern Mindanao that comprises the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon and part of Lanao Del Norte.

Established in 1947 by the former Mindanao Mission to serve the whole Mindanao; hence, it was named MINDANAO MISSION ACADEMY. On July 14, 1947, it operated as a complete secondary school with 10 teachers including the principal, Pastor Arsenio S. Poblete.  Government recognition was granted in 1949.

The school is situated in a 20-hectare lot along the national highway at Manticao, Misamis Oriental. The institution became a converging point for students coming from different areas in Mindanao. The site was acquired through the untiring efforts of the Mindanao Mission Administrative committee under the leadership of the late Pastor Apolonio Somoso, then president of the Mindanao Mission and also chairman of the Academy Board.

In 1949, Philippine Union College (presently the Adventist University of the Philippines) operated a college extension program offering two year courses such as Elementary Teacher Certificate, Bible Instructor, and Associate in Arts, Associate in Secretarial Science and Associate in Commercial Science on the campus.

Considering the bright prospect and need for another college to serve the Adventist young people in Visayas and Mindanao, the South Philippine Union Board secured a piece of land in Bukidnon. College operation at MMA was moved in 1953 to a newly established Mountain View College in Valencia Bukidnon. Since its founding, Mindanao Mission Academy has faithfully served the youth carrying out a program of study geared towards the development of the physical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions of life in fulfillment to its mission and objectives. Scores of graduate have gone into SDA denomination and government service in various field of expertise.

Mission and Vision


Nurturing students to think and to act with compassion and competence thereby blessing humanity.


Well-balanced education in an Adventist setting.

List of Principals

  • A. A. Poblete (1947-1953)
  • U. M. Oliva (1953-1954)
  • P. D. Rocero (1954-1955)
  • D. M. Hechanova (1955-1956)
  • A. C. Solivio (1956-1959)
  • D. B. Alsaybar (1959-1963)
  • U. M. Oliva (1963-1965)
  • R. C. Ferrer (1965-1970)
  • G. M. Murcia (1971-1972)
  • L. T. Maypa (1972-1982)
  • G. B. Mendoza (1982-1985)
  • J. S. Paypa (1985-2007)
  • D. R. T. Generato (2007-2010)
  • J. D. Mercader (2010-2019)
  • A. B. Ponsica (2019-2020)
  • J. D. Mercader (2020-present).