Each January the Villa preschool students and their buddies create beautiful Valentines. These decorated hearts are then assembled to make a Valentine Garland. The Valentine Garland is presented to Children’s Hospital and is prominently hung for all to enjoy. The students learn about the hospital and its special patients so they can better understand how [...]
Villa Academy is celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 27 – February 2. Each day of this special week Villa celebrates a different core value of our Cabrinian tradition. Today we celebrate our neighbors. Villa Middle School students assembled and will deliver primroses and thank you notes to all of the neighbors near our school. Students [...]
More News from Community, Service Project, Student Body
As a school rooted in the rich Cabrinian tradition, Villa Academy recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for meaningful service to help open our students’ hearts and minds to the presence of God and to provide students with a foundation built on compassionate giving. Our community service program is integrated with the religion curriculum and focused on Catholic Social Teaching. We are mindful of the developmental realities of our students and focus on fostering an understanding and love for the rich diversity of the human family.
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 15 or more hours of service in any trimester earn the “Mother Cabrini Award.” Grade 8 students who have received the Mother Cabrini Award for 7 or more trimesters receive the Mother Cabrini Medal when they graduate.