Villa Maria Academy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school rooted in the charism of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, empowers young women to lead lives of spiritual growth, intellectual inquiry and Christian service.
The school is accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Villa Maria is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools. Villa Maria operates independently with the blessing of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Villa Maria Academy seeks to prepare young women to face the challenges of the twenty-first century and believes that:
- All aspects of the students’ education are guided by Roman Catholic teachings.
- Students have inherent worth and dignity which call them to act with integrity, embrace Gospel values, and grow in respect for themselves and others.
- Education is a responsibility shared among parents, students and the school community.
- Under the guidance of a caring faculty and staff, students have the opportunity to experience challenges and successes in a nurturing atmosphere.
- Education empowers students to contribute to the community by sharing their gifts and talents through service to others.
- Through extracurricular activities students explore various interests and develop time management skills which lead to balance in all aspects of life.
- Students are encouraged to develop an appreciation and thirst for life-long learning.
Villa Maria Academy is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community that respects and promotes the integration of underrepresented groups. Villa Maria recognizes the many dimensions of diversity and the broad, complex, and dynamic nature of human difference and similarity. Diversity and inclusion are essential in an educational environment, including preparing students for citizenship in a global society, the sharing of cultural knowledge and wisdom, and promoting collective well-being. A policy of diversity and inclusion will facilitate Villa Maria Academy’s mission as a Catholic and IHM Congregational school.
The measure of any educational institution is the success of its graduates; therefore, Villa Maria Academy empowers its graduates with the ability to be:
Faith filled persons, through daily prayer, annual retreats, liturgies, service, and personal reflection.
Christian leaders, developed through leadership opportunities at every level.
Competent decision makers, firm in their convictions and able to respond when their beliefs and values are challenged.
Well-prepared candidates, equipped for rigorous academic programs in colleges and universities.
Confident individuals, embracing integrity in private and public life.
Experienced and responsible users of technology, enhancing education and the quality of life.
Critical thinkers, assessing the credibility of information relative to real life issues.
Collaborative learners, building a team approach to problem solving through communication and creativity.
Discriminating observers, whose worldview is heightened by understanding and appreciating the fine arts.
Vibrant women, acutely aware of the importance of balancing mind, body and spirit to obtain optimal wellness.
Responsible citizens of the global community and conscientious stewards of god’s creation, committed to the service of others.
Villa Maria Academy, a community of students, families, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends, strives to fulfill this mission within an environment of harmony, beauty and order.