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.
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Andréas Arteaga on Villa's DEI Programs

For those of you who don't already know me, I am the Director of Equity Education & Inclusion (DEI), as well as a Middle School Religion teacher. My academic background is in English Literature, French, Theology/Philosophy and Social Justice Arts Education. After earning my Bachelor's degree from Seattle University, I was in Jesuit formation at Saint Louis University for four years. While my time as a Jesuit cemented my love for education, the arts and the integration of faith and justice, I decided to follow a different path and returned to Seattle University for graduate school.  

At Villa, our Catholic roots are in social justice which call us to respect all human dignity. Students begin their social justice work with these values in mind and partake in lessons around social issues in an age appropriate manner. 

In order for students to process difficult topics, we follow a model of social justice education through the arts. Adding an arts component allows them to express the social issue and their emotions around it through painting, collage-making, poetry, playwriting, modern dance, and hip-hop.

Along with students, our faculty, staff, and parent community participate in ongoing social justice awareness and education. 

While there is much more that we do to bring social justice to life, these examples give you an idea of our deep commitment to the DEI work happening at Villa. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!


Andrés Arteaga

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Villa Academy is a private, Catholic, preK - 8th grade school located in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.
We offer a rigorous curriculum for children ages 3 to 14 from around the greater Seattle area.

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