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:
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.
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.
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.
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