Villa Victoria Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 376 West Upper Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
County: Mercer
Phone Number: 609-882-1700
Fax Number: 609-882-8421
President: Sr. Lillian Harrington
Principal: Sr. Lesley Draper
School Type: Private Catholic Academy

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Middle States Assoc. of Colleges & Schools
Founded: 1933
Organization Affiliation: A school of the Sisters of the Religious Teachers Filippini
Ages/Grades: PK-12
School Setting:

Suburban, 40 acre campus near the Delaware River in Ewing, NJ, close to Bucks County, PA.

School Schedule: 7:45-2:40
School days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: 2 week Christmas break; 1 week spring break (Easter week)

Faith centered, family like school community

School Size: 170 students
Classroom Size: 8:1 student-teacher ratio in grades 7-12; 20 students or less in grades PK-6
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1


Financial Aid:

Need-based financial aid is available


College Prep

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100% of graduates attend college
Support Services:

Tutoring, limited educational support services

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Computer Labs for both upper and lower schools; smart boards in most classrooms; students may bring tablets/laptops for learning purposes to classes. iPads available for student use.

School Clubs:

Student Council, Yearbook Club, Inscape (Literary Magazine), Art Club, Stage Crew, Mock Trial, Community Service Club, Public Relations Club, Newspaper Club, Junior Statesmen of America, Math Team, Music Ministry, Instrumental Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, A Cappella Ensemble.

Athletics: Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball, and Track & Field are offered. VVA is a member of the Penn-Jersey Athletic Association.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Ample Parking available

Uniform Guidelines:

Villa Victoria requires uniforms for all students.

Admissions Deadline: Rolling
Mission Statement:

The mission of Villa Victoria Academy, consistent with the vision of the Religious Teachers Filippini, is to educate students to a global view, to uphold the dignity of each individual and to empower students to influence the world in a truly Christian manner.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We Believe:

Life is a gift from God and should be safeguarded.

Every person, created in the image and likeness of God, possesses inherent worth and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Every person has the ability to learn and reach her potential

Children are our community's most valuable asset and have a right to safety, love, and learning.

Education is a shared responsibility of the school community which consists of the administration, faculty, parents, and students.

The academic and spiritual formation of girls is vital to the human family.

Effective education develops the whole person - spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.

School History:

Villa Victoria Academy is a Catholic, private, independent school owned and operated by the Religious Teachers Filippini. St. Lucy Filippini founded this religious order of Sisters in Montefiascone, Italy at the end of the seventeenth century. Since that time, the Filippini Sisters have eagerly followed St. Lucy's instructions to "Go and Teach". In 1910, five Filippini sisters arrived in the United States, settling in Trenton, NJ. As the ministry of the Filippini sisters prospered, the bishop of Trenton at the time, Most Reverend Thomas Joseph Walsh, dedicated himself whole-heartedly to the development of their institute. With the help of a New York businessman, James Cox Brady, Bishop Walshwas able to purchase the Fisk Estate in the suburb of West Trenton in 1920. Soon after the purchase of the estate, it was renamed and dedicated Villa Victoria after Mr. Brady's late wife, Victoria May Pery Brady. The forty-four acre estate and the building that stood upon it were donated to the Religious Teachers Filippini to be used as the Motherhouse and Novitiate for their American Province. In 1933, Villa Victoria Academy was formally christened as a private academy.

Notes/School Information:

Widely acknowledged for our Arts programs, Villa Victoria's annual school musical is a highlight of the year. The Villa Victoria theatre is host to holiday concerts, plays, and talent shows as well.