Watch this short video that traces Villa's history from its beginnings in 1903 to our present.
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, social justice, and education with a global perspective.
Her shining example fuels our belief that Villa students can and do change the world.
Villa's main school building, seen here upon its completion in 1924, was designed by famed Seattle architect, John Graham Sr. Construction was funded largely by donations from the William Pigott, Patrick Heney, and J.T. Heffernan families.