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We welcome young children ages 3, 4, and 5, to our safe and nurturing environment. They will flourish in preschool, developing a strong foundation for kindergarten and beyond. We enthusiastically encourage children’s natural curiosity to discover and explore, where their need to do, to know, and to understand drives the learning process. They take on exciting new challenges in an atmosphere of creativity, cooperation and fun. And with each new accomplishment, confidence and independence emerges.

Play with a Purpose
Villa Preschool may look like play from the outside, but a thoughtful, creative, and research-based curriculum is at work. “Play with a Purpose” is the basis for children’s creative,  problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. They are truly learning how to learn as they tackle complex activities, complete projects, investigate their environment and make new connections. Our classrooms incorporate sensory tables, water tables, art centers, play kitchens, puzzles and imaginative play areas. Children also spend time in Villa’s library, gym and theater.

Educating the Whole Child
Social/emotional skills are key to our whole-child philosophy. Each of our preschoolers know that they are unique and valued—always. We help children build upon their strengths, work on areas of challenge, and develop a sense of self and responsibility about choices made. They learn to cooperate and appreciate each others’ gifts and talents while learning to take care of themselves. Preschoolers even spend time with upper school “buddies,” making them a part of the larger Villa community.

Going Outdoors
In our plugged-in world, “nature deficit disorder” is real. To develop both mentally and physically,  children need the stimulation that the outdoors provides. Villa preschoolers have a dedicated, secluded playground where they can run, climb, slide, ride trikes and dig in the sand. Their special garden is a real-life sensory center planted and tended by them and designed to encourage exploration of the natural cycle of plants, insects and birds.

They explore the orchards, woods and the many magical places of our 31-acre campus. They track rabbit habitat, build fairy houses from twigs and moss, and play in puddles. This process of discovery allows them to develop their creativity and build relationships with nature, their peers, and older children.

The first year of school is exciting for children as well as parents. Seeds of learning in all areas of life are planted this year. Children grow in understanding of themselves, others, and the world around them. They begin to develop into young students, and become familiar with new ideas, abstract concepts and symbols. Their growth this year will be spectacular!

P3 serves:

  • Children who are three-years old by August 31
  • Only children who are toilet-trained
  • Class held 8:30 - 11:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Tuition: $8,095

Optional Forest Mondays & Fridays:

P3 students have the option of attending Forest Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. in addition to the regular Tuesday through Thursday classes.  Students experience the wonders of our wooded campus with specially designed activities and explorations. All regular P3 staff members are present on Fridays and there is no maximum enrollment.

$1,260/Semester For Fridays (Sept-Jan)
$1,260/Semester for Mondays (Sept-Jan)
$2,520/Semester for both Fridays and Mondays (Sept-Jan)

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For children to reach their full potential, they need to be exposed to the joy of learning, and be able to fulfill their curiosity in a warm, structured atmosphere where they are listened to and nurtured.

The P4 class day allows children enough time to explore materials repeatedly, since repetition is key to successful learning and the ability to commit new information to long-term memory. Children can then build on their success and feel confident to take risks and try new activities that often have added complexities and demands.

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P4 serves:

  • Children who are four-years old by August 31
  • Class held 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Monday - Friday
  • Tuition: $12,770
P4 Additional Options Hours Rate
Lunch-Play-Learn 11:30 - 1:30

1 - 4 days a week:
$573/ per day for the semester

5 days a week:
$2,561/ semester

Extended Day 1:30 - 6:00 p.m. $10 hour - billed to the minute
  Full Time User Flat Fee (entire school year) $620 per month - includes morning EDP
  Late Fee $5 per minute - applied after a five minute grace period

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Far from a repeat of younger preschool years, our research-based curriculum was designed specifically for the five-year old student. Activities that look like play are actually the basis for children's creative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. They are truly learning how to learn as they tackle complex activities, complete projects, investigate their environment, and make new connections. We incorporate:

  • Thoughtfully-planned lessons that help children develop their sense of self and sense of responsibility for choices made.
  • The social, emotional, academic, and physical needs of young learners not ready for kindergarten.
  • Exploration of topics in greater depth with more dialogue and discussion.
  • A focus on kindergarten success skills: fine motor, gross motor, and pre-literacy.

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P5 Serves:

  • Children who have missed the Washington state cut-off date for kindergarten (August 31) or who are five-years old by December 31.
  • May have attended pre-K classes elsewhere
  • Are kindergarten eligible but who would benefit from more time and additional preparation.
  • Class held daily from 8:30 - 1:30, Monday - Friday
  • Tuition:  $17,900
P5 Additional Options Hours Rate
Extended Day 1:30 - 6:00 p.m. $10 hour - billed to the minute
  Full Time User Flat Fee (entire school year) $620 per month - includes morning EDP
  Late Fee $5 per minute - applied after a five minute grace period

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Learn about Financial Aid

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Villa Academy's founder, St. Frances Cabrini, is our inspiration. Known as America's first "Citizen Saint" and the "Universal Patroness of Immigrants", she established schools, orphanages, and hospitals in the U.S. during her ministry to those new to our shores.

A spiritual leader, savvy businesswoman, bold adventurer, devoted humanitarian, and determined individual, Mother Cabrini inspires our present day commitment to service and education with a global perspective.

Her shining example fuels our belief that Villa students can and do change the world.

St. Frances Cabrini