Villa Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Other school association(s)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1950

Student Body

Total Students410 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Villa Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 13 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,250
Tuition NotesTuition varies for preschool, lower school and middle school.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$14,000
Admissions DirectorAnjelica Johnson
Admissions AssociateKatharine Brennecke


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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:

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  • Seattle
    Grades: 6-8 | 117 students
    4.2 miles
    810 18th Ave
    Seattle, WA 98122
    4.2 6-8
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    Seattle, WA 98115
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    3.5 miles
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    Seattle, WA 98103
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    13.2 miles
    140 S 140th St
    Seattle, WA 98168
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    Seattle, WA 98121
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School Reviews

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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