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a Villa Academy education

At Villa Academy, we are growing confident young minds with strong moral character who are prepared to make a difference.

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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.

The Villa Difference
Villa is the only independent school in the city of Seattle nurturing the holistic development of children: mind, body, and spirit. Dedicated to inquiry-driven, student-centered academic excellence, Villa simultaneously tends to whole child growth and integrated health, informed by clear and compelling research on the powerful influence of nature, spirituality, and social-emotional intelligence on academic thriving. Our empowered students become stewards of their lives, caretakers of their mental and social wellbeing, and custodians of the environment.

Villa Academy At a Glance:


Villa Academy will steward its resources to ensure the school’s long-term sustainability and growth, inspiring the community to further invest in supporting the school and future generations of Villa students.


Identity & Program

Villa Academy will define, refine, and clearly articulate its curricular and co-curricular program in order to fully deliver upon its mission. In doing so, Villa will become the independent school destination for inquiry-based, whole child “education of the heart” in the greater Seattle area.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, & Belonging (DEIJB)

Villa Academy will be a community that celebrates, honors, and reflects the rich diversity of the greater Seattle area across its students, families, faculty and staff. The school strives to facilitate a culture of genuine belonging at Villa.

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Villa firmly stands in commitment to
the transformative power of our Cabrinian
tradition of “education of the heart.”

Our Cabrinian model of education balances academic challenge with character development steeped in values of service, justice, critical thinking, and effecting positive change—and we help our students put those values into practice by creating real-world connections to our greater community.

Akeem Layne

Director of Enrollment Management

Katharine Brennecke

Enrollment Associate
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Accreditations & Memberships

  • Accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
  • Member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Member of the Puget Sound Independent Schools (PSIS)
  • Member of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS)
  • Member of the Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
  • Certified (Level 3) by Washington Green Schools
  • Member of POCIS Seattle 
  • Member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)