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Villa Joseph Marie High School

Thomas A. Kardish, President
Map1180 Holland Rd.
Holland, PA 18966
  • Independent School


Founded by The Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas in 1932, and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Casimir, Villa Joseph Marie is a private Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women—the only one of its kind in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Accredited by the Middle States Association and recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, Villa offers a premier educational experience, fully focused on the needs and strengths of girls, empowering students through exceptional expectations and exceptional support. With a student-faculty ratio of just 10:1, Villa delivers a global education on a personal scale, developing women of courage and character, with confidence and a lifelong passion for learning. Outside the classroom, Villa girls lead an active life filled with enriching extracurricular activities, social events with family and friends, local and international travel, and opportunities to serve others. Villa girls always rise to the challenge, working together and giving their very best effort, as they exemplify the Villa mission—Always more, Always better, Always with love.

Points of Pride: $16 million in merit-based scholarships awarded to the 83 seniors from the Class of 2017. Recent college acceptances (2015-2017) have included Harvard University, The University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Vassar College.

High School Specifics

Highlights of student college acceptances for 2017:Harvard University, Vassar College, Rochester Institute of Technology Features a premier academic program, with 15 AP courses and 22 Honors courses offered; an individualized guidance program supporting both course selection and the college application process; an active campus ministry program with local, national, and international mission trips; a highly competitive athletic program with 14 sports offered; outstanding fine arts, science, and writing programs; innovative use of TI technology in mathematics courses and beyond; the Transcend Program for students with documented learning differences; the JET Program for international travel; summer enrichment and credited coursework programs; numerous student extracurricular and leadership opportunities; active parent and alumnae involvement in support of the school and students.

HS Short Description

Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Casimir, Villa Joseph Marie is a private Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women, located in Holland, Bucks County, Pa. Now in its 85th year, Villa Joseph Marie currently serves 400 students in grades 9-12.

Open House Dates

Join us for Villa’s Fall Open House on Sunday, October 1, from 1- 3 pm! Families of girls in grades 6-8 are invited to take part in student-led school tours; sign up for upcoming admissions events; interact with students and faculty; enjoy fine arts performances by our talented students; and soak in the high-energy fun that is Villa! Light refreshments are served. All are welcome!

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Bucks
Grades of School: 9-12
Gender: Girls
Enrollment: 400
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Students per teacher: 10:1
Tuition: $14,850
Financial aid offered?: yes
Technology programs, what grade offered?: Computer labs, laptop carts, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: 15 AP, 22 Honors
Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 552/563/604
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: French, Italian, Latin, Spanish - 9
Extracurricular Activities: Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Instrumental music
Visual arts
Vocal music
Some special needs accommodated>: yes
Summer program?: yes
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