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WHY PREK - 8?
What are the benefits of attending one school from preschool (or kindergarten) through middle school? Hear what the experts and our own experienced faculty and staff have to say. GO>>


FAST FACTS
Ready for some stats and quick tidbits about Villa's Lower School, grades K - 5? From class size to information about our facilities, learn more about us with these fast facts. GO>>


ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
Wondering how our Kindergarten - Grade 5 application process works? Find all the information you need to attend our open house or a tour, submit your application materials, and apply for financial aid. GO>>


KINDERGARTEN - GRADE 5 ACADEMICS
What are our elementary students learning and why? From math, science, and reading/writing to technology, world languages, and the arts, discover how our rigorous curriculum works. GO>>


21ST CENTURY SKILLS
What are our elementary students learning to prepare them for the future? From creative thinking and problem solving to global perspectives and ethical decision making, discover the skills integrated throughout our curriculum. GO>>


ENRICHMENT AND AFTERSCHOOL CARE
How do our students in Kindergarten - Grade 5 explore new interests and compete against other schools? From our robotics classes and drama program to our CYO sports program, find out how our clubs and sports teams enrich the lives of our students. GO>>

Jody Elsner, Preschool and Lower School Director

Dear friends,

Welcome to Villa's Lower School Program for Kindergarten through fifth grade students. These are the years when children harness their imaginations and natural curiosity to learn how to synthesize and share what they are learning.

We encourage a love of learning.
Small classes allow our teachers to continually assess the needs of each student and create dynamic and engaging lessons. Our students develop a love of learning and build a strong foundation in reading, writing, and math skills.

We encourage critical thinking.
Our students are challenged to build their knowledge of the world around them, developing critical thinking skills with a cross-disciplinary approach that enriches learning.

We encourage a well-rounded education.
Visual arts, music, books, world languages, technology, sports and fitness come alive as our specialist teachers work in concert with homeroom teachers. Social/emotional skills are practiced throughout the curriculum.

We encourage community.
Students in Kindergarten through grade 5 interact regularly with our preschool and middle school students during schoolwide events, clubs and sports, and through our Buddy Program. Our school community is inclusive; all are welcome here. While Catholic, Villa is not connected to a parish.

Please take a few moments to find out more about our elementary level programs by exploring our website or contacting our Admissions staff. Our community is excited to meet you and your family!

Sincerely,

Jody Elsner
Preschool and Lower School Director

With 6 wins, no losses, and 1 forfeit for the season, the "VOLLA" baseball team wins the championship game with a score of 9-1.

STEAM in action as students researched, designed and built nesting houses and planted pollinator-friendly plants in the Villa garden.

Our fifth graders practiced their presentation and math skills as they learned how to choose and track stock market investments.

Second grader Carolina R. earned a First Place Trophy Award at the recent Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.

First graders used descriptive adjectives and verbs to tell the story of their "Grand Old Trees."

See how Villa Kindergartners celebrate the genius of Dr. Seuss.

OUR INSPIRATION

Villa Academy's founder, St. Frances Cabrini, is our inspiration. Known as America's first "Citizen Saint" and the "Universal Patroness of Immigrants", she established schools, orphanages, and hospitals in the U.S. during her ministry to those new to our shores.

A spiritual leader, savvy businesswoman, bold adventurer, devoted humanitarian, and determined individual, Mother Cabrini inspires our present day commitment to service and education with a global perspective.

Her shining example fuels our belief that Villa students can and do change the world.

St. Frances Cabrini

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