The inception of Saramen Chuuk Academy can
be traced back in the early 1970's. The vision of having
another Catholic high school in Chuuk had been impregnated
in the minds of the Chuukese since the 70's but nothing
actually ever came to birth. Parent after parent literally
cried to the Bishop to open a new Catholic high school
in the 1980's but still the notion sat unattended and
table until further notice.
In the early past of 1990,Bishop Martin J.Neylon,S.J.finally
gave his approval to open another Catholic high school
in Chuuk.Immediately thereafter,Bishop Amando Samo took
the task of establishing a school board and great blessing
came to the island of Chuuk with Saramen Chuuk Acadamy.
a home for Saramen Chuuk Academy was extremely difficult.
Thoughts were to fill in garbage dump area and build the
school there. Others were to extend the parking lot for
the Tunnuk Cathedral and do landfill toward the ocean
side. Still others were to purchase a piece of land or
rent a building as classrooms spaces. With limited time
to work and plan, St.Cecilia School became the best alternate
to begin the first year of Saramen Chuuk.
So it was in September 1990 Saramen chuuk Academy opened
its doors to 70 young chuukese boys and girls in the old
St. Cecilia School Cafeteria. Enthusiastic as they were,
the students were proud to be the first class of Saramen
The second year came and another group
of 70 students entered, increasing the enrollment and
demanding more classroom space. Saramen chuuk was blessed
and grateful to the very generous family of Mr.& Mrs.
Nick Bossy, who graciously offered a building on their
property that used to be the old Hotel Mwaramwar to be
Saramen Chuuk's second home.
the third school year Saramen Chuuk finally settled in
its permanent location in downtown Nepukos adjacent to
Holy Family church. Classes started in the building before
the third floor was completed. Difficult as it was with
the hammering of nails, shoveling of gravel and pushing
of wheelbarrows to second floor, eager students continued
to learn despite all the on-going construction. Construction
of the permanent building of Saramen Chuuk Academy was
made possible by funds appropriated by the Chuuk Delegation
and the Congress of the Federated State of Micronesia.
Saramen Chuuk is indebted to FSM Congress, especially
to Speaker Jack Fritz and the rest of the Chuukese Delegation
and the support of the FSM President.
Saramen Chuuk Academy
now stands as a three-floor complex equipped with ten
classroom, a library, a computer room, a science laboratory,
a campus ministry room, a school store, teachers' office,
a faculty lounge and a main office. Our yearly enrollment
averages 235 students with the full faculty of 25 teachers,
office workers and other staff members.