Young teens experience more developmental changes than at any other time of life, that's why we believe so strongly in the Middle School
model. At Villa, we understand that adolescents are beginning to think in more mature and creative ways, but know that it's also a time of becoming.
Students benefit from an atmosphere of safety and support, guided by teachers who deeply understand them. Here, they are known as
individuals: we meet each student where they are, striking a balance between challenge and support as they navigate the journey to
independence and academic success.
To support the learning process, Advisory provides an adult advocate for every student. Students meet in small Advisory Groups divided by grade.
Advocacy and Academic Growth: Advisors work with each student’s individual learning style to nurture academic life, develop study skills, oversee school logistics, and coordinate communication between school and home.
Social, Emotional & Spiritual Growth: Advisory activities help students develop skills in self awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and responsible decision making within a safe environment.
Community Building & Connection: We provide opportunities for fun and inclusive social interaction that promote our school climate of respect, integrity, and compassion.
We work closely with 8th graders and their families in managing the transition to high school. High School Information Night is held in the spring before 8th grade and thoroughly reviews the application process components.