"The Ateneo way is more than just a way of schooling you to become proficient and successful in the professional world. Yes, you will be stretched here to hone your talents, deepen your knowledge, and develop your character. But the Ateneo way is more than just a matter of education and excellence.
We will dare you to discover a larger vision of yourselves and our world. We will challenge you to dream of and do greater things because we know you are more than what the grade-givers of this world make you out to be. We do this because the Ateneo is more than just a school.
The Ateneo is a mission we share in Christ who we believe sends us to change the world for the better. That includes reshaping our very selves to be always ready to offer our lives for others.
The Ateneo way is a way of oblation, iconized by a small man named Ignatius Loyola who bent his knees and his life for the greater glory of God."
- Fr. Jose T. Villarin, S.J.
President, Ateneo de Manila University