Villa Maria Academy High School

  • Villa Maria is a school with an abiding faith in the power of women to effect good at every level of society.
  • Young women are respected; their talents are appreciated and nurtured.
  • They find here the freedom to be themselves, to develop self-confidence, to assume leadership roles, and to dream great dreams about their futures.
  • Villa Maria graduates have been earning respect and recognition for decades as competent professionals and committed Christians of the highest moral and ethical standards.
  • In addition to studying a challenging curriculum, life after the bell is filled with practices and car pools, visits to nursing homes and planning dances.
  • Students experience the joy of camaraderie and friendship and the satisfaction that comes from winning state championships, performing in the concert, or participating in services projects. Villa Maria graduates earn admission to some of the finest colleges and universities all across the country.
  • Each year 100% of our graduates earn acceptances to these colleges and return to Villa to attest to their readiness for college work.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1872

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
78%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses23 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language & Composition, English Literature, French Language and Culture, Latin, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art 2 Dimensional, Studio Art Drawing, U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform skirt, blouse, and sweater or sweatshirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 11
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,300
Admissions DirectorJennifer Gentleman Rose
Admissions AssociateKatie Vida

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
CrewCross Country,
DanceDiving,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Athletic and Spirit Association, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, French Honor Society, Literary Magazine, Mathematics Honor Society, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Newspaper, PA Math League, Peer Ministry, Quill and Scroll Honor Society, Respect Life Club, Spanish Honor Society, Speak Up, Student Council, Student Integrity Committee, Tech Club, Tri-M International Music Honor Society, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Chorus, Handbell Choir, Light and Sound Crew, Madrigal Singers, Marian Masques, Music Ministry, Orchestra, String Ensemble

School Notes

  • Villa Maria students pursue a course of study that continually reinforces acquisition of knowledge at the highest levels, with a mind toward preparation for a learning terrain that is defined by tomorrow`s limitless growth of technology and innovation.
  • As Villa Maria Academy approaches its sesquicentennial in 2022, the Academic program looks to ensure a premium 21st Century educational experience that produces women who are equal parts analytical and empathic.
  • Coursework at every level of instruction requires a learner who can think and work both independently and collaboratively.The Academic Catalog is arranged to equip the student with the competence and skills necessary to support learning throughout life. In addition to rigorous coursework in a core canon of subjects Theology, English, Mathematics, Science, World Language, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Technology, Physical Education and Health & Wellness Villa Maria students are exposed to authentic experiences, like the Senior Capstone Project, that define the broadest application of their learning and research skills.
  • Academics are enhanced by annual retreats, Service Learning, and Global Travel Opportunities, which are woven organically throughout the curriculum.Partnership with our parent stakeholders is considered vital to the success of our students.
  • Parent education opportunities are offered throughout the year with noted researchers and authors. Participation in these programs enables families to better support their daughters in meeting the goal of a Villa Maria Academy High School education, which is to become a confident, faith-filled, college-ready and independent woman.

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Our family has been absolutely thrilled with our decision to send our two girls to Villa Maria! They both have very different personalities, yet it is the perfect fit for each. There is a strong emphasis on incorporating technology into the classroom and projects. We LOVE the sports programs available at Villa! The coaching and competition has been terrific. Being able to play on a school team also made the transition to a new school very smooth for my middle schooler. Overall it's great school, awesome teachers, great sports, perfect combination of faith and education!
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