Villa Joseph Marie High School
- Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Casimir, Villa Joseph Marie High School, a private Catholic college-preparatory school for young women, defines itself by the special charism of its foundress, Mother Maria Kaupas, and by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
- Modeling Mother Maria's belief in a life of faith, love, and service, the dedicated faculty encourages and celebrates the dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each student.
- A Villa graduate is a Christ-like woman committed to a life of faith and service, a lifelong learner, and an empowered global citizen.
Villa Joseph Marie High School places among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1996|
|Total Students||402 students|
|Student Body Type||All-girls|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||34 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||12:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||18 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP American History, AP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Government, AP Literature, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics|
|Average SAT score||1206|
|Average ACT score||25|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Nov. 16 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$14,850|
|Tuition Notes||All-inclusive locked tuition. No fees.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Laura Lasky|
|Admissions Associate||Bailey Gorman|
|Total Sports Offered||14 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketball, Cheering,|
Crew, Cross Country,
Field Hockey, Golf,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Winter Track,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||20 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Art Club, Chorus, Community Service Corps, Concert Band, Darfur Awareness Club, French Club, Health Services Club, Italian Club, Jazz Band, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Liturgical Choir, Mathletes, Media Club, Mock Trial, Music Ensemble, National, Newspaper|
Club or Organization:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Flourtown Grades: 9-12 | 504 students
120 W Wissahickon Avenue
Flourtown, PA 19031
(215)233-3177 14.5 9-12
- Gwynedd Valley Grades: 9-12 | 375 students
1345 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
(215)646-8815 15.2 9-12
- Merion Station Grades: 9-12 | 438 students
511 Montgomery Ave
Merion Station, PA 19066
(610)664-6655 19.6 9-12
Villa is absolutely amazing! This school prepared me so well for college. The academic programs are challenging and the teachers are incredible. The girls in my class are still my best friends even after high school. Villa really is a sisterhood. The school has so much to offer and it is so easy to get involved in something you love! I strongly believe every girl should go to Villa, my life wouldn't be the same without my phenomenal high school experience!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - bpicu
The instrumental program is out of this world! The teachers are unlike any other anywhere! The clubs list is missing quite (like photography club) a few and needs to be updated....Villa is always growing and expanding! We offer sooo many opportunities from academics, to sports, to clubs, to extra curricular s like science fair! I wouldn't want to go anywhere else!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - lhrit
Amazing school--some of the best years of my life thus far! I was offered an amazing education which helped me in college and grad school. I am still best friends with the girls I met there. Villa not only fosters academic growth and maturity but emotional and social maturity as well. If a rigours private education is what's appropriate for your daughter personally, then I strongly reccomend Villa Joe!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - mcall
I absolutely loved my four years at Villa! The teachers truly care about helping students learn, and they challenge students to reach their greatest academic potential. Villa also has numerous clubs and sports; while there, I participated in Mock Trial, Band, Quintessence (Villa's literary magazine), and National Honor Society, and also served as a class officer. There are AP classes available, and most of my AP classes counted toward college credit. Villa definitely helped me grow into a strong, compassionate, hard-working, and intelligent woman, and I''m lucky to have attended such a great high school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - 85she
Villa is the best decision I have ever made for my daughter, bar none!!! From the day she walked in the doors as a shy, introverted, easily intimidated little girl to the day she walked back out as a confident, strong, self-confident young woman it was a fantastic experience!! Heather had 9 girls in her English class Freshman year. That was the AP English class with Ms. McBrinn. That class lead her to achieve an almost perfect verbal SAT score. Mrs. Tyburski's AP Bio class, and Heather's subsequent score on the AP test, allowed her to have a Biology minor in college without taking any additional classes. She was able to just slide right in to the classes that gave her the minor. Mrs. Michelle hunted her down and insisted that Heather apply to the Pennsylvania Governor's School, something I had never heard of before. Heather applied and was accepted, spending 6 weeks at the University of Pittsburgh over one summer. That was a fantastic experience in and of itself, but it also lead to multiple, generous scholarship offers for college including 2 full rides. Socially, Villa was a great experience as well. The Senior Trip they took to Disney will forever be a fantastic memory. The dances, proms, field days, ring day, skits (it's not Villa without skits!), talent shows, and just general camaraderie among the girls make Villa what it is. My daughter graduated in 2004, but we just went back for a retirement party for Ms. McBrinn and Mrs. Tyburski, among others. We were welcomed as if we had been there last week!!! Once a gem, always a gem!!!
- Posted by Parent - luvmy
I had two daughters graduate from Villa. Loved the school, faculty and girls. My daughters are still very close with friends they met in Villa and both went on to college. I would recommed Villa without reservation.
- Posted by Parent - taffy
Villa was definitely one of the best experiences of my life. It is commonly joked around that Villa is not a real place because of the fun things we did there like spirit days and Mini THON. The way teachers and students were really able to get to know each other on a more personal level was great because of how small classes are. The relationships between students and teachers is what truly made the environment feel fun and safe. The athletic department is continuously growing and getting better. If I had to pick any school I could go to again, I would definitely pick Villa.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - mconw
I received a wonderful education at VJM. I graduated many years ago (45 to be exact) and I admit there have been many changes to VJM. So many doors have opened for the young women who have chosen the Villa as their path for their future. I am proud to say that I am a Villa graduate and cherish the memories. A private school gives a student the attention needed to become a success. I would highly recommend the Villa.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - auntj
Attending villa were some of the best 4 years of my life. The teachers, staff, and girls I went to school with we''re amazing- many of them 10 years later I''m still friendly with. I would recommend villa to any girl looking to become strong and independent with so many opportunities available.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jmwin
I only went to Villa for 1 year, but in hindsight, I should have stayed & not gone to public school. I thought I knew better, but as my wise parents said..."you will be sorry", & I am. Great school. Great teachers. Great students.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - maryc