Skip To Main Content

Header Desktop

Header Interior

Sticky Header

Landing Nav




Schooling of the Mind.

Education of the Heart.

Applying to Villa

Through small class sizes and a commitment to relational teaching, Villa ensures that school is a place where students are seen, known, and celebrated from their earliest days on campus. Through inquiry-based learning, Villa students remain at the center of their academic growth, collaboratively building the foundation of a joyful, lifelong learning adventure guided by talented teachers.

At Villa Academy, we are growing confident young minds with strong moral character who are prepared to make a difference. Our inquiry-based approach to education balances theory with experience, pairing student-centered academic excellence and whole child wellness with our values of growth, justice, and student agency.


Villa firmly stands in commitment to the transformative power of our Cabrinian tradition of “education of the heart.”


  • As committed partners on the educational journey, Villa Preschool faculty and staff work in close relationship with all of our families to know and support your growing child. Following these formative years, Kindergarten presents a new opportunity to change and become–both as individuals and in connected community.
  • In the Early Elementary years, students commence the intellectual adventure of school–engaging in hands-on, experiential learning while building practical skills of literacy, computation, and problem solving.
  • The Intermediate years provide great opportunity to extend and deepen this foundational work, as Villa faculty ongoingly stretch, challenge, and encourage students to pursue their interests and examine our complex world.
  • In Middle School, students’ learning expands even further through new and creative opportunities for inquiry. Villa Middle School students grow their skills and their ability to practically apply them. They become writers, researchers, scientists, and mathematicians, and they graduate with a keen awareness of their ability to positively impact the world. 

Villa Academy At a Glance:

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 Academy will steward its resources to ensure the school’s long-term sustainability and growth, inspiring the community to further invest in supporting the school and future generations of Villa students.


Identity & Program

Villa Academy will define, refine, and clearly articulate its curricular and co-curricular program in order to fully deliver upon its mission. In doing so, Villa will become the independent school destination for inquiry-based, whole child “education of the heart” in the greater Seattle area.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, & Belonging (DEIJB)

Villa Academy will be a community that celebrates, honors, and reflects the rich diversity of the greater Seattle area across its students, families, faculty and staff. The school strives to facilitate a culture of genuine belonging at Villa.



Ages 3-5


Early Elementary

Early Elementary 

Grades K-2




Grades 3-5


Middle School

Middle School

Grades 6-8


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)