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.

Middle School:
An Exciting Journey

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.

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middle school students

Villa Middle Schoolers:

  • Experience the high school model of different teachers for different subjects
  • Take on additional responsibility for their learning with more intense focus and effort
  • Have increased choice in their areas of study, with clear guidance from teachers
  • Fully practice Villa’s Skills for Success in preparation for high school and beyond
  • Examine complex local and global problems with a focus on social justice

Advisory Program: The Support they Need

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.

  • Self-management and building relationships
  • Time and stress management
  • Study skills and laptop/technology skills
  • Self-advocacy, communication, and problem solving
  • How healthy communities develop
  • Self-knowledge, persistence, and problem solving
  • Compassionate and authentic communication
  • Trust and support
  • Addressing social, community, and world problems through student-driven service learning
  • Developing practical leadership skills (with field trip to 8th Grade Leadership Camp)
  • Taking an active role in shaping their community
  • Providing valuable service to the school
  • Modeling servant leadership for younger students
  • Managing the 8th Grade Culminating Project and the high school application process

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.


They're Ready to Lead

There's More to Explore

Middle School life abounds with after-school opportunities for sports, clubs, theater, and enrichment classes. Be sure to learn more about our school-wide academics and experiential learning that goes beyond the desk.

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