Due to the continued unhealthy air quality in Seattle, Villa Academy's campus will be closed to all students through Friday, September 18, 2020.
There will be no preschool classes on campus and the supervised on-line instruction for students through the EDP program will not meet on campus.

On-line instruction will take place as previously planned and faculty/staff members will be allowed to use their Villa Academy classroom, if necessary, to provide on-line instruction.
 
 
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Welcome from the Head of School

Dear Friends:

It’s been an extraordinary time as we navigate the realities of the COVID pandemic and learn to adapt. During the past spring while we weren’t physically at school, the Villa Experience remained vibrant for our students, even as it went online.

From March through June we offered our complete curriculum online at "Virtual Villa," including art, music, world language, technology, and P.E. Our teachers continued to creatively engage their students through a variety of video and online platforms that enabled class meetings and group learning, as well as lesson assignments and sharing work.

Following Governor Inslee's August 5th recommendations, Villa will begin school on September 1 with classes fully online for grades K through 8. As soon as guidelines indicate, we'll be ready for a return to in-person instruction.

You can have confidence that learning at Villa is robust and continuously improving—and focused on the success of each individual student.

John Milroy

Sincerely,
John Milroy

When the Guidelines Change, We're Ready!

Our 31-acre campus and facilities enable us to meet stringent health safety guidelines:

  • With a 90,000 square-foot main building, we have maximum flexibility for physical distancing in our spacious classrooms.
  • Expansive outdoor areas allow for a variety of classroom configurations, including the Villa Treehouse: a new 1500 square-foot structure specifically designed as a classroom.
  • Our “inside air” is fresh! Massive banks of double-hung windows in our vintage building supply natural convection ventilation.
  • Along with strict cleaning protocols, hand sanitizing stations are placed throughout our facilities.

How We Do "Virtual Villa"

Meeting Your Child's Needs

We balance lessons done in real time with teachers engaging students as a group, versus assignments given online but that are worked on individually. We seek input from our community in our process of continually assessing what works best for individual students—and their families—in a virtual learning environment.

We’ve developed graphic weekly schedules for every grade that are coordinated throughout the school. This establishes consistency of remote learning instruction, and also assists our busy parents (often with multiple children) who can see the week in its entirety.

weekly schedule

"Four Facts" below serve as a guide to consistency in the learning environment across all grades:

  1. Students have 2-3 opportunities Monday through Thursday to receive live instruction or social connections utilizing Zoom; Middle School adds Friday.
  2. Zoom instruction occurs in both full class or small group configurations throughout the grades, and always based on students' needs.
  3. Students and parents have the opportunity to schedule 1:1 meetings during the week with their teachers.
  4. Fridays are used in all grades for "catching up" with fewer live instruction sessions. In Middle School, some live classes are held on Friday and assignments vary based on teacher assessment of students' progress.

Not only do teachers build in time for students to interact with each other for connections and fun (see the “3rd Grade Challenge” Video) our Extended Day Program has gone online with enrichment activities where kids can connect, share, and play.


Going the Distance

From Villa Parents

Contact Us

Whether you’re new to the Seattle area, or a local family still considering school options for fall, we’d like to get to know you and understand your family’s needs. We’re here to help you every step of the way and look forward to connecting with you by phone or Zoom soon!

Get In Touch With Us
anjelica

Anjelica Johnson
Director of Admission & Enrollment Services
206-527-9388
admissions@thevilla.org

Take a Peek! Teacher's Video Corner


Academics

4th grade Reader's Workshop
with Mandy Underhill

3rd Grade Owl Adaptations

Kindergarten Math Lesson
with Laura Walker

6th Grade Humanities
with Sean Lee

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