Our Middle School program is the capstone of the Villa Academy experience, culminating in three dynamic, empowering years of study, growth, and leadership.
Villa's exceptional Middle School not only prepared [my child] for high school and beyond, but also instilled a strong sense of self and confidence.
Middle School parent
Vibrant & Inclusive
Villa’s Middle School is a vibrant and inclusive learning community in which students take increased ownership of their purposeful, expansive learning. During these pivotal years, students come to know themselves as learners, leaders, and individuals within a community. Throughout their Middle School years, they meet challenging academics, increasingly complex problems to solve, opportunities to create, and invitations to serve. As the senior members of our student body, Villa Middle School students understand that they have a sacred responsibility to lead and guide others, in preparation for lives of service and purpose beyond Villa.
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.
Joyful & Confident learning
Through its unique, challenging, and differentiated curriculum, Villa’s Middle School provides students with the skills and experiences in practical preparation to thrive in high school and beyond. Our graduates are joyful learners, exceptional communicators, and purposeful people. Regardless of where their journey takes them, Villa graduates know themselves and their world, and seek opportunities to positively impact it.
One thing that I miss about Villa is seeing the friends I made there every day. I remember a highlight was playing tag in the woods with them during PE or launching model rockets in science class to see whose went the highest.Will mumford, class of 2022
Every day after school, my best friend and I would run around the woods together...Today, my exploration happens in the Robotics Lab, as I continue to pursue my academic journey as a very enthusiastic member of the Holy Names Robotics team.Allie staiger, class of 2021
During these years of rapid growth and change, Villa’s Middle School provides a supportive space in which students can be known, be challenged, and belong. Their social-emotional development is nourished through Middle School Advisory, which provides a small, grade-specific cohort of students that, led by a trusted Villa adult, addresses the dynamic needs of middle school learners while intentionally building community. Villa Middle School students come to know the power of their decision-making, both in the present and the future, and understand themselves both as individuals and community members.
As the senior members of Villa’ student body, Middle School students understand their roles as leaders in the community. They guide Student Council, assemblies, and spiritual life on campus. Our Buddy program, which partners Middle School students with Early Elementary “buddies” each year, imbues older students with a clear sense of leadership and responsibility.