Villa Madonna Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 2500 Amsterdam Rd, Villa Hills, KY 41017
County: Kentucky
School District: Diocese of Covington
Phone Number: 8593316333
Fax Number: 8593318615
President: Mrs. Pamela McQueen
Principal: Mrs. Pamela McQueen

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Additional Information

School Type: K-12 Coed, Catholic
Accreditation: SACS/AdvancED/COGNIA
Founded: 1904
Organization Affiliation: The Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery
Ages/Grades: Grades K-12
School Setting:

Surrounded by 60+ acres in northern KY overlooking the Ohio River; Campus has a Montessori school (ages 3-6), an elementary school (grades K-6), and a high school (grades 7-12)

School Schedule: 8:00 A.M. – 3:-00 P.M.
School days in Calendar Year: 177

Benedictine; Catholic; school located the suburbs of Northern KY

School Size: 500 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1


Financial Aid:

Available in addition to scholarships


Science, Technology, Mathematics, English, World Language, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Business, Social Studies, Health/PE, Theology, and electives.


The curriculum includes a comprehensive STEM program and arts program in addition to the core classes. Enrichment classes enhance learning at the elementary school level. 20+ AP and Dual-Credit courses are available beginning freshman year.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100% of seniors graduate and matriculate to college or enlist in the military.
Support Services:

A personal and college counseling program assists JH/HS students, a School Counselor, Academic Specialist, and a therapy dog support the elementary school

Camp Programs: Yes
Summer School: No
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Chromebooks are issued by the school for students in grades K-8. High school students participate in the BYOD (bring your own device) program. Computer classes are once per week in grades K-8 and are electives for the HS students.

School Championships:

Multiple district and regional athletic championships, in addition to academic champions.

School Clubs:

National Honor Society, Student Council, Kentucky United Nations Association, Kentucky Youth Association, A, Intramurals, French Club, Art Club, Yearbook, Drama and Musical Productions, Environmental Club, Pickleball, and others.

Uniform Guidelines:

Students follow a dress policy that includes specific uniform skirts, slacks, shirts, etc.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Three available parking lots

Admissions Requirements:

K-6 students take an assessment test and records are reviewed for acceptance. Upper-level students are admitted based upon a review of grades from elementary school.  High school students are admitted who score in the 50th percentile or above on the High School Placement Test.

Admissions Deadline: Open enrollment
Mission Statement:

Villa Madonna Academy, a private, Catholic, K-12 school educates students in a Christ-centered community rooted in the Benedictine traditions of scholarship, service, and hospitality.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: Our Vision is to be recognized as a community of strong minds and spirits prepared to think critically, lead courageously, and serve others as Lifelong Learners, Engaged Citizens, and Reflective Disciples. Founded by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery, Villa Madonna Academy is a community that promotes spiritual development founded on love of God, hospitality, respect for others, service, and stewardship. The Academy partners with parents to provide a student-centered learning environment that encourages students to realize their fullest potential. Villa’s dedicated faculty and staff ignite a love of learning through a curriculum based upon the interdependence of all academic disciplines and students and teachers at every grade level are involved in a wide variety of service-learning projects, from local to global, instilling a life-long commitment to serve others.
School History: The school was founded in 1904 by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery. It began as an all-girl school with boarders. The Montessori school opened in 1971. Boys enrolled in the 1980s. The elementary school is ranked as the #1 Private Elementary School in KY ( and the high school has several National Blue Ribbon designations, is a COGNIA School of Distinction, and has been recognized by Newsweek and the Washington Post, among other recognitions.