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Villa Victoria Academy

Private | PK-12 | 180 students

We are best known for strong academics and arts.

 

Living in Ewing

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $210,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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Posted January 18, 2014

As a student who has been attending the school for most of my academic career, I'd say Villa is a much better school than these negative reviews say. Of course it'll have it's flaws-Every school does. But the flaws are outweighed by the pluses! Because of the small class sizes, I learn more than I ever would in a big class and I receive extra help if I ever need it. When "bullying" incidents do arise, the school resolves the situations. Villa can't help that some people's kids are melodramatic and rude. As for "not enough electives," think logically- Why would they have 17 electives available when there aren't 500 students? I could go on and on about Villa's goodness, but I'll leave it at this. :)


Posted November 17, 2013

I also attend vva. Yea, it is a small school and all but it has some good things to. The teachers, well some are nice. But like many other schools their are favorites. Parents have favorites to like when cheering for kids on a team they cheer louder for rich kids. Believe me if I had a choice I would go to the public school with my real friends.


Posted November 13, 2013

I attend Villa and I love it. All of the staff are there for one reason- to spread God's love. If I hadn't gone to Villa , I would not be who I turned out to be today. The academic standards are very high which is helpful for when you go to college. But it also focuses on the only thing that REALLY matters ; our relationship with Jesus Christ. Villa is continuously giving the students opportunities to get to know Him better. Villa offers a great environment for children to grow spiritually and academically.


Posted November 11, 2013

I am a student and love many aspects of VVA. It is a drawback having such small classes. Very few options are given for electives. Some of the teachers are super but many are antiquated like the buildings. We have suffered due to size. As far as bullying, yeah it is there at Villa. But you kind of learn that if you come from a family of privledge then you get better treatment and are very popular! If given a choice, I would select another school. I will be glad to have winter break and graduation right around the corner.


Posted October 16, 2013

Villa Victoria Academy is truly a BEST KEPT SECRET in EWING ,NJ. My 2 daughters have attended since 4YO and I would not consider any other school to help in raising my girls to be strong, independent, Christians.When I read the negative comments about Villa it saddens me as the NUNS and teachers put their hrt. and soles into the school to develop the girls. Yea, there are times personalities don't mix but then again isn't that life. I'm sure in the work place there were issues not handled to satisfaction but life went on. Villa does make efforts to teach how to handle conflict but some parents want it their way or then points out Villa is not doing their job to protect their kids. Let me testify, this is not the case with Villa. If you want your girls to be in an milieu where they are not judged ,develop character ,leadership and Christian values, Villa is for you. But don't bash the school as things did not go your way. Not the Christian thing to do . Take a look at yourself and Make a Change , It's not Villa's fault..... It's your own. Yea we can improve in some areas but take a leadership role and help make the change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2013

Like any school, Villa has its ups and downs but after spending years here I have come to realize that the downs out weigh the ups by a lot. The smallness of the school creates an intimacy amongst the students, but also creates a bubble separate from the normal, real world. This school takes more time to discuss the dress code than on the education that is lagging behind other schools in the area. A vast majority of the teachers have been here for decades, and are BURNT OUT. There is no cafeteria service and there is no track. There is a VERY limited selection of electives due to the smallness of the school and pointless required courses such as chorus and art. The high school students are given little freedom and are often treated like babies by the administration. It is so frustrating to see a school with so much potential continuing to hold itself back.


Posted August 9, 2013

My daughter was a lifer pre-k to graduation in 2011 Whew !! She now attends Duke and is doing fine !! Villa is like family, I've read the negative comments and think the kids involved were not Villa material !! Sis Lillian is the best there is period .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2013

My daughter attended Villa from K-6th. She's African American and I believe that played a part in why we were asked to leave. I was told in April how good her behavior was by the president and vice principal and six weeks later they informed us that they did not want us to return. Like the other negative review listed, the school did not follow the policies in their handbook. We went from one bad choice of words my daughter said to a classmate (which other girls in her class had said the same) to being asked to leave. If there were problems before this incident we were never informed. They told my daughter not to speak to the child (they were in the same class of 12) and asked us not to speak to the parents. Christ teaches us to forgive. They wouldn't even allow my child to apoligize to her classmate. They want you to believe in the "Villa family" but it's not a forgiving family . These are the values at Villa. I believe there are better choices in schools that live up to Christ's teachings
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

Honestly, I would not even give this school one star. I graduated not to long ago from Villa, and let me say it was a horrible experience. A huge bullying problem was and still is plaguing the school. Whoever says there was not/is not does no't know what he or she is talking about or his or her child was/is the bully. When a problem between the girls occurred during my years there, the administration did not follow its "rule book" it claims the school was run by and it did minimum if anything at all to take care of the well being of the students. I know so many girls who transferred out of Villa because of the other students and how the administration "handled" the situations. Because of this, the bullies believe they can get away with anything and never stop. This means, it even occurred inside the classroom and sometimes towards teachers. It takes a huge toll on the victims and those that stand up against the bullies. Some of the teachers and staff are truly amazing, but the rest are rude, unwilling to help students, and discouraging. Also, the technology and textbooks are greatly inefficient out of date. Thank God for college.


Posted May 3, 2013

I really love Villa. I've been there for going on eight years, and they've been the best eight years of my life. The teachers are fantastic, and really care about the students, not just in an educational aspect either. The girls are wonderful and after being with certain girls for so long, you end up becoming a family when you finish. I really and truly LOVE Villa and I'm so happy I have been given the opportunity to attend Villa for so many years. I have faith that the next two years of my high school career will be just as fantastic, if not better. Take it from a student, Villa is a great place to be! :)


Posted December 19, 2012

Villa Victoria Academy is a great school! They teach solid english, math, science and music without all the fluff. They develop creative, morally guided thinkers and doers within society. The girls that graduate from VVA are confident problem solvers that welcome a challenge. VVA is faithfully Catholic, and as faithful catholics, the staff and administration embrace all faiths. I am a graduate and a parent of a graduate. Some of my classmates are doctors, scientists, psychologists, mathematicians, artists, musicians, and good moms. Our money was well spent at Villa Victoria!


Posted September 30, 2012

When my daughter first started Villa Victoria Academy in the lower school, she was a timid, shy little girl. The teachers at Villa challenged her, and help build up her self confidence. She formed many great friendships with the wonderful Villa girls. My daughter is currently attending Villa's High School and I have no doubt that she is receiving a first class education. Villa's rigourous college prep curriculum has landed many of its graduates into the colleges of their choice. Villa Victoria Academy is a well run school with strong leadership and excellent teachers. I am so glad we chose Villa for our daughter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

My daughter, who is now in high school, has been at Villa since Pre-K. She and the girls in her class grew up like siblings, close knit and absolutely loyal to one and other. I know that in Villa she has made lifelong friendships. The teachers have, in my experience, been very caring and committed, quick to detect and correct incipient flaws and warm in their praise. The school administration too are dedicated to creating strong, confident, independent girls who care about their contribution to the world. The main reason we chose a glrls' school was to give our daughter an educational environment that would nurture her self-esteem while giving her a strong education. I think in Villa we made the right choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

Villa is a remarkable school, deserving of the highest praise and honors. The reviewer who claims there is a bullying problem in painfully unaware of the fact that her daughter was the only bully in the school. Now that she's gone, the disruption and drama she created have diappeared. Villa has returned to it's status of haven to the young women of astounding character, debth and substance. All schools could learn from the way that problem was handled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

My daughter currently attends Villa Victoria Academy, and I truly believe that this is one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made. Villa s rigorous college prep curriculum well prepares its students for higher education and beyond. The teachers are wonderful and truly care about the education and growth of each student. The camaraderie of the girls is a joy to see. They are sisters in every sense of the word, and there is no doubt in my mind that they will be friends for life. I highly recommend Villa Victoria Academy to any parent seeking an education of the highest quality for their daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

Don't be fooled by the size of the school, it really means less than 30 girls per class! It means poor class choices, no teacher options, lacking technology and no place to hide from the pervasive bullying that exists between classes and in class. The administration is blind to these issues and inexcusable mistakes have cost this once proud school. Many other quality options in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

I have an only daugher and I would not trust her to any other school. I am an educator and I know exactly what I am looking for. The school offers challenging academics, character development, and a nurturing environment. They encourage the girls to be independent thinkers and to strive for excellence. If you have a daughter and you want her to have an education that will allow her to be successful in life, Villa is the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

This is a true educational haven- with nurturing individual attention and an outstanding curriculum!


Posted June 24, 2008

What a privelage it is to be part of the Villa victoria family. I couldn't imagine a better experience then Villa!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

Villa Victoria is an absolutely remarkable school. From Pre-K through 12th, there simply is no better way to provide your daughter with every opportunity and advantage a school can offer. Girls receive a solid academic foundation beyond comparison. More important, however, is the development of 'self'. At its core, Villa is about becoming a balanced, responsible, unique and concerned citizen who understands the individual's role in humanity.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 51%
Black 10% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Hispanic 2% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 0% (2013)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • Forensics club
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Sr. Lillian Harrington, MPF, President
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • All girls
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (609) 882-8421

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Busing by local school distric
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Trenton
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Decibelles (a capella group)
  • Drama club
  • Forensics club
  • Junior Statesmen of America
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Student council/government
  • Tailwaggers (animal welfare)
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
40
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
60

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$10000 - $12000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
SAT/ACT prep classes
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 0%
4 year college - 100%
Military - 0%
Vocational - 0%
Workforce - 0%
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376 West Upper Ferry Rd
Ewing, NJ 08628
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Phone: (609) 882-1700

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