An Inclusive Independent
Villa Academy is an inclusive independent school community dedicated to developing the whole child in the Cabrinian tradition of “education of the heart.” Through dynamic, inquiry-based learning, Villa Academy students become active agents of their own intellectual growth in preparation for lives of service and purpose.
Through dynamic inquiry-based learning, Villa students are invited to the educational process as active participants.
From the earliest years through the middle grades, students contribute to their education through pursuing their interests, their curiosities, and their thoughts on best strategies for problem-solving; they are given daily opportunities to share “voice and choice.”
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.
Villa students grow as critical thinkers, optimistic skeptics, and agents of their own learning. They are strong communicators and self-advocates, and have meaningful, connected relationships with their teachers and peers. Villa’s inquiry-based teaching method and student-centered learning process cultivates self-knowledge and self-confidence. Villa students are empowered to own their learning and develop the skills to synthesize, interpret, and evaluate. Villa graduates are known to have a love of questioning, observation, and discovery. They are also emotionally intelligent, confident, compassionate leaders who use their education to effect good in the world.