Visit Villa! 

Explore Villa Joseph Marie via our virtual Open House right here on our website!  Tour our campus, hear from administration, staff, and parents, and even tune in to a student Q&A session. If there are any additional questions that you have, please feel free to reach out to our Admissions Director, Stephanie Gahagan, at 215-357-8810 or sgahagan@vjmhs.org or any of the contacts listed with the videos provided.

For additional information about our upcoming in-person and virtual events, click here: 6th & 7th Graders / 8th Graders / Transfers. We would love to welcome you to campus for an in-person tour on April 27, May 4, or May 5! 

Even though we aren't able to to welcome you to campus to meet you in person today, we hope that these photos and videos will give you a taste of what it's like to be a part of the Villa family. We have been so blessed to be here on campus with our entire student body 5 days a week since September — the perks of a large campus and small class sizes. Our fall and winter sports practiced and competed; spring sports have begun; and our clubs continue to meet in small groups. And, thinking outside the box in order to adhere to the Covid-19 mitigation guidelines, we celebrated multiple special Villa events and traditions: our All-School Opening Mass (with a visit from Archbishop Nelson Perez), Fall Spirit Day, Junior Ring Day, Senior Retreat, Halloween Parade/Skits, an Easter Egg Hunt, Student Council Elections, two theater productions — Legally Blonde: The Musical  and Mamma Mia!  — with a full cast and 10 sold out shows (at limited capacity), and most recently, Hope-A-Thon — a 7-hour dance marathon that raised over $95,000 for charity. We are extremely proud of our entire Villa family for consistently adhering to all of the guidelines put in place, and we look forward to a great end to the school year.

Our Campus

We're also excited to announce that Villa will be adding 10 new classes for the 2021-2022 school year:
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Band/Orchestra/Instrumental (for credit)
  • Theatre Tech 2
  • Music Theory (Instrumental) 2
  • AP Music Theory 2
  • Honors Women in Theology
  • Honors Creative Expressions
  • Honors Reality versus Fantasy
  • Ethics and Social Issues

 

WELCOME
Lauren Carr '00 
Principal 
lcarr@vjmhs.org

WHY VILLA?
Thomas Kardish 
President 
tkardish@vjmhs.org

PRAYER, LITURGIES, RETREATS, & SERVICE
Stephanie McCarthy 
Director of Mission & Ministry 
smccarthy@vjmhs.org

ATHLETICS
Becky Flynn Hensel '99 
Athletic Director 
vjmathletics@vjmhs.org 

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT 
Anne Perez 
Director of Guidance 
aperez@vjmhs.org 
Kimberly Bedrosian 
College Counselor 
kbedrosian@vjmhs.org 
Teresa Smeraglio 
Guidance Assistant
tsmeraglio@vjmhs.org

ADMISSIONS 
Stephanie Gahagan 
Director of Admissions 
sgahagan@vjmhs.org 
Bailey Gorman '10 
Admissions Associate
bgorman@vjmhs.org 


 

HEAR FROM A PARENT 
Matt & Chris Schuman
Parent of Julia '24

HEAR FROM A PARENT 
John & Rebecca Mack
Parent of Julia '24 & Sarah '21

HEAR FROM A PARENT 
Ann Garrison 
Parent of Julie '21 & Emma '20 

HEAR FROM THE PARENT OF ALUMNAE 
Gerri Lacey
Parent of Jen '06, Janine '03, & Christine '00

HEAR FROM THE PARENT OF AN ALUMNA
Gina Fisher 
Parent of Amelia '20


 

STUDENT Q&A 
Part 1 
Julia Beck '21
- Are there free periods? 
- Is there help available if you are struggling in a class?

STUDENT Q&A
Part 2 
Emily Noone '20 
- How do you manage schoolwork with extracurricular activities?
- What are some traditions at Villa?

STUDENT Q&A
Part 3 
Katie Bruni '20 
- How many hours of homework are you assigned per night?
- What does the typical school day look like?

STUDENT Q&A 
Part 4 
Sarah Mack '21
- Why did you choose Villa?
- What is the environment like at Villa and do all the girls get along?

STUDENT Q&A
Part 5 
Maya Papouschek '22
- Can you explain how you dealt with the transition to high school?
- Is it easy to make new friends, and what if I am the only person going to Villa from my school?


 

MATH DEPARTMENT 
Pete Wisniewski 
Department Chair

WORLD LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT 
Isabel Portelli
Department Chair

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 
Laurie McBrinn
Department Chair

THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT 
William Dennis 
Teacher

ART DEPARTMENT 
Melissa Holdren 
Department Chair

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 
John Gentile
Department Chair 

SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT 
Maggie May
Department Chair

TRANSCEND DEPARTMENT 
LISA NEELD 
Department Coordinator


 

Take a tour of Ms. May's classroom in Villa's Social Studies Department wing.

Take a tour of our new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center (PAC) with Anna Schmidt '22.


 

Our Campus: Fall 2019

Our Campus: Fall 2020

Thank you so much for "visiting" Villa virtually today. We hope that you'll choose to tour our school and visit us again — in person — at one of our upcoming events! Please don't hesitate to email us or use the contact form at the top of the page to connect with us any time.

Please contact Stephanie Gahagan, Director of Admissions, at 215-357-8810 ext. 193 or sgahagan@vjmhs.org with any questions. For additional information about our upcoming in-person and virtual events, click here: 6th & 7th Graders / 8th Graders / Transfers.

Admissions and Billing

 

Admissions Office

Stephanie Gahagan
Director of Admissions
215-357-8810 ext. 193
sgahagan@vjmhs.org

Bailey Gorman
Admissions Associate, Teacher
215-357-8810 ext. 209
bagorman@vjmhs.org