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.

Admissions FAQ

Admission Process FAQ

We encourage families to begin the application process in the fall of the year prior to desired admission. Applications received prior to our application deadline are considered in our first round of admission decisions released in March. Late applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, space permitting.

Villa Academy follows the Washington State age cut-off for kindergarten:

  • Kindergarten – must be age 5 by August 31st
  • Preschool for five year olds – must be age 5 by December 31st
  • Preschool for four year olds – must be age 4 by August 31st
  • Preschool for three year olds – must be age 3 by August 31st

Our primary entry points are preschool, kindergarten, and sixth grade. There are limited spaces available in other grades and we encourage inquiries about openings for specific grades at any time.

We do not require an IQ test, believing that the range of human cognitive ability is complex. With our careful in-house evaluation of applicants, we are confident in admitting students who are the best fit for a Villa education. In the case where you have had IQ testing completed for your child, you may certainly include the results with your other application materials.

Yes, we welcome applications for out-of-state or international students. Please contact the admissions office to discuss your situation and learn about next steps.

Admission Decision FAQs

We want all Villa students to thrive, so our goal is to find the best fit between the school and the students we enroll. All components of an applicant’s file are considered by the admissions committee along with student visit, parent discussion, and any in-school assessments.

We ask that families interested in enrolling after the deadline contact the admission office before submitting an application. You will be considered in our second round of decisions. We also encourage you to apply for financial aid if affording Villa would be a hardship for your family.

Upon filling our current openings, a wait pool is established for qualified applicants. If openings occur, our admissions committee will review wait pool applicants and offer admission to those most appropriate. Most openings occur within a few weeks of admission notification in March. However, there are occasionally openings at the end of the school year or during the summer.

Student and Family FAQs

We believe that different learning styles greatly enrich the classroom experience and provide the opportunity for problem solving, acceptance, and thoughtfulness. We also believe a variety of learning styles provides a diverse community that represents the real world around us. We teach children to believe in their strengths, become advocates for their own learning, and see the uniqueness in others.

We seek students who are excited about learning—even with our challenging curriculum! Students who want to work hard, are ready for a challenge, and are curious about the world around them do best at Villa. Our students care about how they relate to their classmates, teachers, and the larger community.

We know that gifted kids can be exceptionally curious and may require more depth than other learners. Highly capable students thrive in our academic environment where our teachers constantly assess and deeply understand each child's learning needs and style. Gifted learners will have academic peers, and also gain the social/emotional growth inherent in interacting with a variety of fellow students.

All are welcome at Villa!
In today's world and certainly at Villa, "family" means many different things. We are always happy to connect you with a current family who can share their Villa experience with you. We also welcome families from all faith traditions, or none at all. About half of our families are Catholic, but all share a belief in human kindness, a commitment to social justice, and a true love of learning.

Parent participation is key to our success.There are many ways to volunteer through the Villa Parent Association which oversees various committees and classroom representatives. Parents are also coaches, lunch servers, field trip drivers, new family hosts, and more.

Our students go on to attend independent, public, and Catholic schools throughout the greater Seattle area. Villa graduates are known within the secondary school community for being young people of character who are strongly prepared for the challenges of high school. And after high school, they go on to attend a range of excellent colleges.

High Schools Attended

  • Bishop Blanchet High School
  • Eastside Catholic
  • The Bush School
  • Holy Names Academy
  • Lakeside School
  • Northwest School
  • O'Dea High School
  • Overlake School
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Seattle Academy
  • Seattle Preparatory School
  • Univeristy Prep

Colleges and Universities Attended

  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Loyola Chicago
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technoloy
  • Northwestern University
  • Occidental College
  • Princeton University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Univeristy of Oregon
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St. Andrews
  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • Washington State University
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