Our School at a Glance
- Approximately 393 students in Grades 9-12
- Single-sex educational environment for girls
- Student-teacher ratio: 10:1
- Accredited by the Middle States Association
- Recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education
- Founded in 1932 by the Sisters of St. Casimir
- 100% of graduates accepted to four-year colleges and universities
- The Class of 2016 (97 students) earned $20 million in merit-based academic scholarships.
- 15 AP courses and 22 Honors courses offered
- In 2016, Villa had five National Merit Scholarship Commended Students.
- SAT Results and Accomplishments
- Villa's Visual Arts Program, offering elective art courses from Freshman to Senior years, including AP Studio Art, currently enrolls 25% of the student population.
- Classroom studio is equipped to support every media of study, including drawing, painting, sculpture, computer graphics, and design.
- Villa presents an annual Fine Arts Week, featuring a Coffeehouse Celebration, which includes readings of student writing, a showing of student artwork, and vocal and instrumental performances.
- The Dramatic Society stages two plays per year—a drama in the fall and a musical in the spring.
- Villa's choral groups include Chorus and Freshman Choir classes, Liturgical Choir, and Women's Chorale.
- Villa's instrumental groups include Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Orchestra. The Villa Band has played at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio; Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers games; the Kimmel Center; Northampton Days; and more.
- Students receive individualized attention from Guidance Counselors and the College Planning Coordinator.
- An individualized course-selection program—by student, by course, and by year—is provided.
- The college application process begins in Junior year with one-on-one planning discussions.
- Counselors help students strategize for standardized tests, develop essays, and plan for college tests.
- Monthly liturgies and weekly morning prayer services are offered.
- A full-day retreat program is presented individually for the faculty and each class of students (Seniors take part in a two-night retreat program at the Raphaela House).
- Villa's Integrated Service Learning Curriculum requires five hours of community service per year from Freshmen and 10 hours per year from all other students.
- All activities are coordinated by a full-time Campus Minister.
- Athletics program includes soccer, cross country, track and field, softball, volleyball, field hockey, basketball, golf, cheerleading, lacrosse, tennis, swimming, and crew.
- More than 30 clubs are open to students to suit various interests (service, academics, creative arts, etc.).
- Wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire campus.
- Computers are available in all classrooms, the computer lab, and the library.
- Mobile laptop carts allow teachers to use a classroom set of computers in class.
- Classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards.
- Teachers have individual websites for posting assignments and other information.
- Grades and homework are available online.
- Library Access Program allows students to borrow books from libraries across the state.
- Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year: $14,000
- Tuition is one flat rate, with no additional fees for academic supplies (books, lab equipment, etc.).
- Tuition discount is available for multiple students from one family.
- Merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid are available.
- Annual trip to European destinations
- Annual Ski Trip
- Annual New York City Trip
- Annual Physics Day at Six Flags Great Adventure
- Senior Trip to Walt Disney World
- Service trips to Chicago and Haiti
- Various educational trips to local points of interest
- In-school and/or student-oriented traditions include the Welcome Prayer Service for Incoming Freshmen, Big Sister/Little Sister Program, Harvest Dance, Spirit Day, Thanksgiving Feast, Spirit Week, Winter Formal, Annual Talent Showcase, Junior/Senior Prom, and Aloha Dance, as well as holiday and birthday celebrations throughout the year.
- Special family-oriented traditions include the Mother-Daughter Tea, Father-Daughter Dance, Ring Day, Class Day, and Baccalaureate Dinner.
Recent College Acceptances
Ohio State University
Bryn Mawr College
Carnegie Mellon University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Chestnut Hill College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Coastal Carolina University
St. Francis University
The College of New Jersey
St. Joseph's University
College of William and Mary
St. Mary's University
Delaware Valley College
Pennsylvania State University
University of the Arts
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
Franklin and Marshall University
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
George Washington University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
Holy Family University
University of the Sciences (PA)
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina
James Madison University
University of Southern California
Johns Hopkins University
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wake Forest University
Mount St. Mary's College
West Chester University
West Virginia University
New York University