Supported Learning

The philosophy of our supported learning program is to empower students to achieve at their highest level.

Academic Success Program

Villa Maria’s Academic Success Program exists as an acknowledgment that bright students who show potential for success on our college preparatory program can still, at times, benefit from support in their academic learning. Academic support classes are instructional in nature and are intended to teach students the skills that they will need to be  successful, life-long learners.

Lessons are structured as follows: direct instruction, modeling, and opportunity for practice. In most cases, authentic material that students are using in their classes are used for instruction, modeling, and practice so that students are interacting with the material they are required to learn.

  • Mrs. Jennifer Pixley

    Director of Support Services

    Ext. 1125

    B.A. English

    Dickinson College

    M.Ed. Education and Literacy

    West Chester University


    National Special Education Advocacy Institute

  • Mrs. Patti Murphy

    Academic Success Program Math Tutor

    Ext. 1085

    B.S. Computer Science, minor in Mathematics
    B.A. English, Honors Program

    Villanova University


    Villanova University

    Graduate Certificate in Math Learning and Teaching, (in progress)

    Drexel University

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