Serving students in Preschool through Grade 8, Villa Academy is the premier Catholic, independent school in the Northwest.
Here you find an environment focused on the belief that the development of the heart goes part and parcel with the development of the mind.
We embrace the pursuit of excellence with the understanding that it is anchored in the pursuit of learning, itself, whether the learning is academic, emotional or social.
With this philosophy focusing our efforts, we prepare our students to greet the challenges of life with confidence and enthusiasm.
Villa Academy is the premier Catholic, independent school in the Northwest.
In our unique learning environment, we are dedicated to excellence in the education of the whole child to develop character and prepare culturally competent individuals.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 410 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,250
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13 / rolling

Top Rankings

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

School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
410 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Villa Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 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, lower school and middle school.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Anjelica Johnson
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

  • Villa Academy has a comprehensive, age-appropriate approach to our application process.Applicants to Grades 5-8 take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The exam is offered on multiple dates at a variety of locations between October and January. For available dates/locations and to register, please go to
  • Villa Academy is one of the Seattle/Eastside area schools using a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications. You can find the application and steps outlined here:

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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 (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 410 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,250
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13 / rolling

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