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Reinemund Counseling
& Wellness Center


Applying to Villa

Here at Villa, we know that our students thrive academically when we purposefully engage in education of the heart.

Having first opened its doors in Fall 2022, the Reinemund Counseling & Wellness Center serves as an invaluable resource to the entire Villa community. Its primary focus is to support the needs of our students by offering time and space for children to navigate their experiences with the help of trusted, skilled professionals. However, Villa families are similarly supported through a host of offerings: monthly Counselor Coffees, parenting classes, special guest speakers, and more. Additionally, the Reinemund Center enriches the professional lives of Villa faculty and staff by providing continuing student support education through workshops and trainings across the year.

Mental Health Matters

Named in honor of Steven S Reinemund Jr., a Villa Academy parent and dedicated volunteer who passed away in 2021, the Reinemund Counseling and Wellness Center was founded to support students’ growth as emotionally intelligent young people prepared to face the challenges and joys of life, both now and into the future.

Intentional cultivation of students’ social-emotional intelligence strengthens and enriches their scholarly learning, as well as their capacity to be compassionate, engaged community members.

Villa's Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program at a Glance

Counselor Coffee Series

The Villa Counseling Team offers consultation on a range of parenting-related subjects, and organizes diverse Counselor Coffee sessions throughout the academic year, such as:

  • Nurturing Resilience in Children
  • Digital Wellbeing: Promoting healthy screen time and online habits for children
  • Building Strong Family Communication
  • Supporting Social-Emotional
  • Development at Home
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety in Children
  • Promoting Positive Study Habits

Our Counselor Coffee series provide a platform for parents to engage in meaningful discussions, learn practical strategies, and connect with the Villa community while benefiting from the expertise of our counseling team.

Parent Education Classes

Parents are warmly welcomed to participate in our comprehensive parenting education classes. These courses are thoughtfully tailored to address the specific age and developmental requirements of each parent's child. We offer a range of engaging options, including the renowned Positive Discipline class inspired by Jane Nelson, which equips parents with effective strategies to foster respectful and collaborative relationships with their children. Additionally, our Parenting Teenagers Class, inspired by the work of Nick and Sila Lee, provides invaluable insights and tools to navigate the unique challenges and joys of raising adolescents. We believe that investing in these educational opportunities empowers parents to create a nurturing and harmonious environment at home, fostering strong connections and lifelong learning.

Our Cabrinian model of education balances academic challenge with character development steeped in values of service, justice, critical thinking, and effecting positive change—and we help our students put those values into practice by creating real-world connections to our greater community.

The Villa Difference


Villa is the only independent school in the city of Seattle nurturing the holistic development of children: mind, body, and spirit. Dedicated to inquiry-driven, student-centered academic excellence, Villa simultaneously tends to whole child growth and integrated health, informed by clear and compelling research on the powerful influence of nature, spirituality, and social-emotional intelligence on academic thriving. Our empowered students become stewards of their lives, caretakers of their mental and social wellbeing, and custodians of the environment. Villa firmly stands in commitment to the transformative power of our Cabrinian tradition of “education of the heart.”


Accreditations & Memberships

  • Accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
  • Member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Member of the Puget Sound Independent Schools (PSIS)
  • Member of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS)
  • Member of the Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
  • Certified (Level 3) by Washington Green Schools
  • Member of POCIS Seattle 
  • Member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)