Angelicum College started out as an educator's simple dream to break free from the traditional educational system. When he was an elementary student at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Fr. Rogelio Alarcon, O.P had already begun toying with the idea of a school that would cater to the individual needs of each student and discard the traditional concept of grading.
But it would be years later before his idea would take serious shape. He started to expound on the system without grades, without failures while making comparative studies on the different systems of education while studying at the UST Graduate School.