Villa Academy

Villa Academy is a Preschool to 8th Grade independent school community located on 31 acres in northeast Seattle.
We are intentionally diverse and inclusive, and our dedicated staff differentiates educational experiences, prioritizes student wellness, and inspires student curiosity.
Villa Academy is the only independent school in the city of Seattle that offers this dedication to the holistic development of children: mind, body, and spirit.
Dedicated to dynamic, inquiry-based learning, which translates to academic excellence, Villa Academy simultaneously tends to whole-person growth and integrated health, informed by clear and compelling research on the powerful influence of nature, spirituality, and social-emotional intelligence on academic thriving.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 383 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,540
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Villa Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
383 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade
Villa Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 13 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies for preschool, early elementary, intermediate, and middle school grades.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Akeem Layne
Admissions Associate
Katharine Brennecke


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Green Team, SERT (Student Emergency Response Team), Speech Team, Villa Times School Newspaper

Arts and Music Programs:
Beginning Band, Choir, Concert Band, handbells, Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble, Musical Theatre Production, Visual Arts, Wind Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball clinic, Golf, Ski Bus, Soccer Skills, Tennis Club, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • At Villa Academy, we`re dedicated to the holistic development of children-mind, body, and spirit.
  • We strike a true balance between dynamic, inquiry-based learning and our Cabrinian tradition of whole child education. We empower our students to be active agents of their own intellectual growth in preparation for lives of service and purpose.We collaborate and challenge one another in a spirit of inquiry and growth, inspiring and supporting lifelong learning adults.
  • As an inclusive, independent school community, all identities, backgrounds, and faiths are welcomed and honored here.By equally focusing on students` academic and moral development through real-world connections to our greater community we are helping to develop globally-minded citizens who will help change the world, in all the ways it really matters.
  • Ours isn`t just a schooling of the mind. It`s an education of the heart.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Villa Academy cost?
Villa Academy's tuition is approximately $33,540 for private students.
What sports does Villa Academy offer?
Villa Academy offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Villa Academy's ranking?
Villa Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Villa Academy?
The application deadline for Villa Academy is Jan. 13 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 13 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Villa Academy located?
Villa Academy is located in the Northeast Seattle neighborhood of Seattle, WA. There are 13 other private schools located in Northeast Seattle.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
Very happy with our experience at the Villa. Phenomenal teachers who take the time to really get to know each child and meet them at their level. Many opportunities to interact with different grades - preschool through 8th-grade experience allows for many leadership opportunities and younger students get to know and bond with older students. Supportive community with engaged and caring families. Children feel safe and cared for, allowing them to thrive in school.
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We have two children who attend Villa Academy and we are continually impressed by the strong leadership, progressive and innovative curriculum, and deeply committed faculty. Our children are known and celebrated for their individuality while being an active part of the vibrant community. The school is dedicated to purposeful learning through exploration and project based experiences, as well as a major emphasis on social-emotional learning and wellness. Everyday our children are excited to go to school where their curiosity is supported, confidence built, and friendships strengthened. Future leaders are nurtured in this environment. We are so happy with our decision to join the Villa community!
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Villa has been a fantastic school for my two children. They have been at Villa starting with the preschool program continuing up through middle school. My two children are vastly different students, one being sporty and academic. The other social, hardworking but with some learning challenges. Villa has been able to support and challenge both kids. My oldest is now a junior at a highly competitive high school and is in honors and AP classes. My other child is in 8th grade at Villa and is getting great grades with the support from Villa's learning support program. The middle school teachers are fantastic, along with the curriculum. During the covid-19 pandemic, the school has risen to the challenge and has made learning accessible and safe for everyone. The campus and the grounds are amazing! How many schools in the city can boast of a 31-acre campus with an outdoor learning pavilion and access to the lake? The community at Villa has been supportive, accepting, companionate and fun. I highly recommend attending Villa Academy.
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The school is amazing, and I made new friendships that I would never forget.
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Our experience at Villa has been outstanding. We came in preschool and never left. Our kids have benefited from teachers highly attuned to their academic needs; both challenging them and supporting them. As parents, we have appreciated the individual attention to our kids and responsiveness to our questions. I think it's important to visit Villa in order to appreciate the joy that bubbles from the kids, the commitment of the faculty, and the amazing campus. The transition to high school is a big step for most kids. The strength of Villa's program was further proven to us as our oldest began high school this past fall. He did not merely feel well prepared, he felt confident and successful.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 383 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,540
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $20,617 for elementary schools and $22,731 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Seattle, WA is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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