During halftime of the 8th grade vs. Faculty basketball game, Villa was awarded a Level 3 certification from Washington Green Schools, becoming the first Washington Green School to certify in the School Grounds and Gardens category. Villa is one of only two schools in King County to earn Level 3 certification. Congratulations to all of [...]
Our kindergarten classes collected $284 in their recent Ronald McDonald House Coin Drive! Once the money was collected they used their money skills to sort and count the coins then purchased items from the RMH wish list. The children were very excited to pick out items for the RMH! Working with RMH has been extremely [...]
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At Villa Academy, the tradition of service to others is grounded in the legacy of our founder, Mother Cabrini, and Catholic Social Teaching.
Yearly, each grade level chooses a theme or agency to partner with that is developmentally appropriate for the age of the students. Background information about the agency or theme is studied so students understand a bit more about the needs and the people served. The teachers, students and organization then discuss ways the students can help! As much as possible, students engage in the act of service, and not just collecting money.
For our younger students, this means service to the local Villa community through on-site activities and school-sponsored outreach. For our middle school students, we require 9 hours of community service per trimester to be earned through a combination of on-site activities and individual off-campus work. Middle school students must obtain the form to log their hours from their religion teachers and/or from the school’s website. Students who perform a total of 125 hours or more over the 12 trimesters of middle school earn the Mother Cabrini Award for Excellence in Service when they graduate.
A unique part of our community service is the reflection students do after an activity or event. This profound reflection (discussion, journal writing, drawing, etc) allows teachers to draw connections between what students did, what they felt, our faith, and what it means to have a compassionate heart.
Take a look at the journey of service students at Villa Academy travel!