Our School at a Glance

The Basics

  • Approximately 400 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

Superior Academics

  • 100% of graduates accepted to four-year colleges and universities
  • The Class of 2017 (83 students) earned $17 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 & ACT Results

     

     Average

    50th Percentile 

    English SAT

     606

    666

    Mathematics SAT

     579

    645

    ACT

     24

    28

Extensive Fine Arts Program

  • 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.

Individualized Guidance/College Planning Process

  • 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.

Building Spirituality Through Campus Ministry

  • 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.
  • Service opportunities offered locally, nationally, and internationally.

Extracurricular Activities...Something for Everyone

  • Athletics program includes Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball.
  • More than 30 clubs are open to students to suit various interests (service, academics, creative arts, etc.).

Up-to-Date Technological Resources

  • 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/Financial Aid

  • Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year: $14,850 
  • 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.

Outside Educational Experiences

  • 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

Community-Building Traditions

  • 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

Recent College Acceptances

Allegheny College

Northeastern University 

American University

Ohio State University

Arcadia University

Pepperdine University

Barnard College

Philadelphia University

Boston College

Polytechnic Institute

Boston University

Princeton University

Bowdoin University

Providence College

Brown University

Purdue University

Bryn Mawr College

Quinnipiac University

Bucknell University

Rider University

Carnegie Mellon University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Catholic University

Rutgers University

Chestnut Hill College

Savannah College of Art and Design

Clemson University

Seton Hall

Coastal Carolina University

St. Francis University

Colgate University

The College of New Jersey

St. Joseph's University

College of William and Mary

St. Mary's University

Cornell University

Stonehill College

Dartmouth College

Syracuse University

Delaware Valley College

Temple University

DeSales University

Pennsylvania State University

Dickinson University

University of the Arts

Drew University

University of Connecticut

Drexel University

University of Dayton

Duke University

University of Delaware

Duquesne University

University of Maryland

Elizabethtown College

University of Massachusetts

Elon University

Emory University

University of Miami

Fairfield University

University of Michigan

Fordham University

University of North Carolina

Franklin and Marshall University

University of Notre Dame

Furman University

University of Pennsylvania

George Washington University

University of Pittsburgh

Georgetown University

University of Richmond

Gettysburg University

University of Rochester

Harvard University

University of the Sciences

Holy Family University

University of Scranton

 Immaculata University

 University of South Carolina

 Ithaca College

 University of Southern California

 James Madison University

 University of Tampa

 Johns Hopkins University

 University of Vermont

 Lafayette College

 University of Virginia

 LaSalle University

 Ursinus College

 Lehigh University

 Vassar College

 Loyola College

 Villanova University

 Marist College

 Virginia Tech

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Wake Forest University

 Monmouth University

 Washington College

 Moravian College

 Widener University

 Mount St. Mary's College

 West Chester University

 Muhlenberg College

 West Virginia University

New York University

 Yale University

 
 

President

Thomas A. Kardish
215-357-8810 ext. 199
tkardish@vjmhs.org

Landra Cunningham
Administrative Assistant
215-357-8810 ext. 199
lcunningham@vjmhs.org

Villa Joseph Marie High School

1180 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966

215-357-8810

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