This has been my second experience with Villa Maria Lower School. i would rate my first experience as a 3.5/4 based primarily on the lacking science department. It seems that there has been an effort to improve this department as well as others but the climate at the school has dramatically changed. The headmaster is ill-equiped to handle any social issues which has resulted in girls leaving due to the social climate. The student body follows the lead of the administration and there are numerous opportunities for "teachable moments" for the girls to learn the principles of leadership and kindness but these are missed. It is unfortunate because most parents are not even aware of these issues as it is not passed on to them. I hope this changes but based on my experience this will only continue under the current leadership.
Coming from an overcrowded public school to Villa was the best decision we made for our daughters. Villa has given them great confidence and an opportunity to thrive in a warm environment. All my interactions with staff has been nothing but pleasant.
Villa has been a blessing for our daughter from the start. The atmosphere is nurturing, loving, kind and genuine. Her teachers are fantastic and really care! Sister Susan is truly committed to each and every girl. She is wonderful with the girls! The girls respect their school, each other and their teachers. We feel so grateful to Villa for inspiring our daughter each day...she comes home so happy every day. Villa has been her home away from home.
Villa is so much more than we ever hoped. When it came time for us to investigate schools for our daughter, we had three in mind: a charter school, a co-ed parochial school, and Villa. We attended the tour at Villa first, and were so blown away by what we saw: a genuine sense of community, a commitment to the highest levels of academic excellence, and a curriculum designed to bring out the best in every girl. By far, the greatest testaments to the quality of the school were the members of the student council who conducted our tour. Those girls were phenomenally poised and confident, and exactly the kind of person we want our daughter to be at that age. Even though we are not Catholic, we have felt welcomed and a part of the Villa family from the beginning. I am passionate about this school, and feel so incredibly fortunate that we are able to send our daughter here. Love it love it love it.
Villa provides a wonderful academic foundation with a nurturing atmosphere. The school climate is consistent with the mission. Sister Susan is wonderful and does an excellent job in fostering the school's climate.
Sister Susan is the best principal. She is constantly improving processes and programs and cares about every girl equally. The teachers are amazing and their commitment to the school and its students is evident every day.
Villa is a loving, spiritual, academic environment. Both my daughters are happy and love going to school. Villa fosters a life long love of learning. The teachers and principals care about each child's individual needs and encourage their strengths. The experience and quality education they are receiving is not only building self confidence with in them but teaching them to how to live their faith on a daily basis . They are learning to be leaders within a community! The experience at Villa is priceless!