In July 1996, San Benildo Integrated School Foundation Inc. was registered with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. The original incorporation include the following: Mr. Rodrigo Ko, Mr. Manuel Ko, Mr. Samson Ko,
Mrs. Asuncion Ko, and Mr. Nicanor Hong and Br. Andrew Gonzalez, FSC. the first President of the corporation. The
incorporators then became the first trustees of San Benildo Integrated School (SBIS). Thus, they thought of establishing
a school that would become a center of excellence not only in teaching and learning, but also in training and developing its
young students into morally upright citizens of the country. The board of trustees then tapped the Lasallian Schools Supervision
Office (LASSO) to supervise the planning, construction and administration of SBIS.
The Grade School Campus situated along Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal, opened wide its doors to 313 boys and girls on
June 2, 1997. To date, the Grade School Department is still growing with more than a thousand students. The next
two school years were marked by a rapid increase in enrollment as SBIS started to build its reputation for academic excellence
in the nearby communities of Marikina, Cainta, and Antipolo. Subsequently, a new home in the idyllic and laid-back Antipolo City
later sheltered the swelling population of high school students of SBIS. With the opening of this new campus along Sumulong Highway
in June 2011, the school became fully operational with 312 students from First to Third Year High School. Currently, the
High School Department has hundreds of students who are soon-to-be graduates.
A significant milestone in the school's history was third LASSO Accreditation held in February of 2006. SBIS was able to
achieve the remarkable feat of being granted Supervised Level 2 status; the highest distinction given to supervised schools.
In 2009, the Lasallian Schools Supervision Services Association, Inc. (LASSAI) recognized SBIS for having provided quality human
and Christian education to the youth as it "graduated" from being a De La Salle Supervised Schoo. This catalysed the plan of establishing
a top-grade Higher Educational Institution set up in the mould of Benildean excellence and Lasallian mission of Christian education,
to specifically serve and provide quality tertiary education to the youth of this generation. With bighearted support and dedication
of the Board of Trustees headed by its main incorporator, Mr. Rodrigo Ko, a college department was added to SBIS in 2010,
consequently changing its name to COLLEGE OF SAN BENILDO - RIZAL (CoSB-R).
With the newly constructed state-of-the-art College Campus completed in January 2013, CoSB-R continues to forge
ahead in developing future professionals who will become leaders in the field of education, business and information technology. Today,
COLLEGE OF SAN BENILDO - RIZAL remains steadfast in its commitment to form and transform students into lifelong learners who are imbued
with the Gospel values of love and service to the community and to our country.
Life of Saint Brother Benilde
Saint Brother Benilde Romancon, FSC. was the first La Salle Brother to become a saint. He was born in Thuret, France on June 14, 1805.
He was christened as Pierre, meaning rock, and received the religious name of Brother Benildus (Benilde in French). His forty-two years as a Brother
saw him as an excellent teacher and an equally good administrator. Though short, he stood tall in the sight of God as he lived an ordinary
life in an extraordinary way. Over 300 of his student became Brothers or Priests. He died on August 13, 1862 and was canonized on October 29, 1967
by Pope Paul VI.