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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1932
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1996

Student Body

Total Students402 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Villa Joseph Marie High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1206
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 16 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,850
Tuition NotesAll-inclusive locked tuition. No fees.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorLaura Lasky
Admissions AssociateBailey Gorman


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter 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:
Forensics, Yearbook
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  • Jenkintown
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  • Merion Station
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    10.7 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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