Erie Catholic Preparatory School

Villa Maria Academy was established by the Sisters of St.
Joseph in 1892. Tradition, religion, academics, leadership, athletics, arts, electives, activities, and our community of faculty and students are all the parts that make Villa Maria a special place to be.
Villa Maria Academy is a Catholic, co-educational, secondary school established to further the mission of unity of the Sisters of St.
Joseph. Through our leadership, environment and programs, we empower young people to recognize their God-given uniqueness and talents, to acquire knowledge and skills for success in a global society and to engage the future with optimism, generosity, and confidence.
At Villa, we uphold the value of the intrinsic dignity and worth of the individual.
As Christian educators, we promote Gospel values to develop an awareness of self.
We educate for the spiritual, intellectual and social growth of the total person in a nurturing learning community.
The Catholic character of the school fosters the spiritual and religious formation of the student.
The Villa community seeks to teach, affirm and support a respect for life through love of God, self and others.
We strive to form young people who are knowledgeable in their faith, will participate in a variety of faith experiences and will become committed to living the Gospel message.
We challenge students to value education as a life-long endeavor to acquire and to communicate knowledge, and to be prepared for an ever-changing world.
Our extensive curriculum, designed to meet diverse academic abilities and supplemented by extra-curricular enrichment, advances each student's skills and understanding.
Our faculty and staff stimulate intellectual curiosity, encourage critical thinking and stress the value of self-discipline and responsibility.

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Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students
363 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 25%
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Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

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