Visit Villa! 

Updated October 4, 2020

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. We can't wait for you to visit Villa in person, but until that can happen safely, please explore our school virtually. If there are any additional questions that you have, please feel free to reach out to our Admissions Director, any of the contacts listed with the videos provided, or complete the form below. 

If you would like to schedule a private in-person tour of Villa, please contact Stephanie Gahagan, Director of Admissions, at 215-357-8810 ext. 193 or sgahagan@vjmhs.org. For additional information about our upcoming in-person and virtual events, click here: 6th & 7th Graders / 8th Graders / Transfers.

Even though we aren't able to to welcome you to campus to meet you in person today, we hope that these videos will give you a taste of what it's like to be a part of the Villa family. We are so blessed to be able to be here on campus with our entire student body 5 days a week -- the perks of a large campus and small class sizes. Before hearing from our administration, parents, students, and staff, take a look at what 2020 has been like for our students in the video below.


 

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.

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.

If you would like to schedule a private in-person tour of Villa, please contact Stephanie Gahagan, Director of Admissions, at 215-357-8810 ext. 193 or sgahagan@vjmhs.org. 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