If you are an eighth-grader, or are the parent of an eighth-grader, congratulations! After a lot of hard work, you've made it to the top of your elementary school. Now is the time to begin preparing for your transition to a new phase of life—high school. Though change always has its ups and downs, at Villa Joseph Marie, we want this to be a great year for you. As you enjoy your eighth-grade year, don't miss these important activities and events at Villa, so you know you'll be prepared for your next educational step!
- Shadow Days
- Fall Open House
- HSPT Review Sessions for 8th Graders
- 8th Grade Movie Night
- Entrance/Scholarship Examination
- Application for Admission
- Spring Open House
- Summer Programs
Beginning Monday, September 19, 2016
The Shadow Day gives an eighth-grade girl a wonderful opportunity to spend the entire day shadowing a Villa Freshman to experience first-hand what a real day at Villa is like. Eighth-graders are welcomed to the school in the morning by their "buddies" for the day and guided through a full school day. This is truly the best way to understand the family atmosphere that makes Villa the special place it is.
While the Shadow Day is not required, it is strongly recommended. Many Villa students report that their Shadow Day was the single most important deciding factor when they chose Villa. Appointments can be set up for these visits by contacting the Admissions Office. Shadow Days only occur from mid-September (beginning September 19, 2016) through mid-November, for eighth-graders only. To schedule a Shadow Day, parents should contact Bailey Gorman, Admissions Associate, at 215-357-8810, ext. 209, or email@example.com.
On the morning of the scheduled Shadow Day, eighth-grade visitors should enter through the front entrance to the school and report to the Main Office at 7:50 a.m. Villa will provide lunch and any materials they will need. Visitors should dress appropriately for school, and we request no jeans or cropped shirts. Pick-up is at the front entrance at 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
1 to 3 p.m.
For the Fall Open House, prospective students and their families are welcomed to take part in student-led tours of the school, watch Fine Arts presentations, and meet with leaders of extracurricular activities. Faculty and staff are on hand throughout the day to answer any questions you may have. All are welcome!
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 4 to 6 p.m.
Brush up on your test-taking skills ahead of the Entrance/Scholarship Exam with one of these free sessions. To register, parents should contact Laura Lasky, Director of Admissions, at 215-357-8810, ext. 193, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 21, 2016
7 to 9:30 p.m.
A fun, relaxing night with future classmates! Eighth-graders gather for a movie, refreshments, music, and laughs. To register, parents should contact Laura Lasky, Director of Admissions, at 215-357-8810, ext. 193, or email@example.com.
Note: Late testing is now available. Please contact the Admissions Office for information. *Students who test after November 7 are not eligible for academic scholarships.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Make-up date: Monday, November 7, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Registration Deadline: November 3, 2016
Click here to register online.
Villa will hold its annual Entrance/Scholarship Examination for eighth-grade students on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Make-up date: Monday, November 7, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.) During the exam, prospective parents are invited to the gymnasium for a question-and-answer session with administration and students. Students unable to take the Entrance Exam at Villa may choose to take it at another area private high school and have their scores sent to Villa. However, only students who take the exam at Villa are eligible for scholarship monies.
Submit your completed Application for Admission. Applicants may submit a print Application for Admission or use the online form. All students must include a $65 Admissions Fee with their Application. Qualified students will be granted an interview. An interview is mandatory for acceptance. No interviews will be granted until a candidate's file is complete. A completed file consists of the Application for Admission, results of the Entrance/Scholarship Examination, official transcript from the student's grade school, and Teacher Recommendation Form (please see details on Parent Information page). Note: Applications for Admission will be accepted until a full class is achieved.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
6 to 8 p.m.
Villa's Spring Open House features a variety of fun and interactive presentations from each of the school's academic departments. This event is a wonderful way to explore what it is like to be a student at Villa Joseph Marie High School. All are welcome!