Villa Maria Academy Overview2403 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 , Tel: +1 (814) 838-2061
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Type: Private High School
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I should have gone to the national recognized, celebrated, and not to mention free Collegiate Academy. Bullying is widely condoned by students, teachers, and administrators. The environment could be down right hostile, classist, racist, and homophobic. The community at VMA is not accepting of differences or independent thinking. Aside from their deplorable social conditions, the education you are paying for is a mixed bag. Math and science is preparation is severely lacking. Only three years of either subject is required and both may be taught by teachers who do not hold a degree in math, science, or even teaching. Their English department is strong however, along with their Latin courses. I just graduated from a 4 year university, ranking in the top 6 percent of my class. My academic success was certainly not achieved because of my experience at VMA, but in spite of it.
The sense of sisterhood at Villa cannot be emulated by any other institution. Our faith based tradition allows us to live and learn, interconnected, establishing long lasting bonds and friendship. Everyone at Villa is recognized for their God-given uniqueness and talents. Villa will bring out the best in you, and by that I mean each other.
Two of my daughters graduated from VMA within last few years. Both were accepted at highly selective colleges, and were well prepared for success. My youngest daughter is a current student. Early on she encountered some difficulties due to staffing problems, but this appears to have been satisfactorily resolved by the administration over the past year or so. I would rate all of her current teachers as very good to excellent. Many fine extracurricular activities, and a wide variety of athletic offerings including several not usually offered at smaller schools. Tuitions are always a concern, but we feel Villa has been well worth the investment.
I and my sister and my mother and most recently my daughter graduated from Villa. Since my daughter graduated and entered college, I would say that they did not prepare her for college in the math and science area. Her English teachers did a great job. All in all not worth the cost. Consider Collegiate.
Having lived in Montgomery County, MD (home of the #2 high school in the country) I can honestly say there is much more to our childrens' education than strictly academics. Developing a well rounded, critical thinking, honest, happy adults is what I want for all children. Not stressed-out children who spend their adolescence prepping their resume for college acceptance. I am an alumnae, current teacher,and future parent of a VMA student. I strongly believe VMA produces well rounded, articulate, ethical leaders because of the diverse programs it offers it's students. Not only do we offer a span of educational programs from academic support, academic classes, honors classes, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses; but Villa also has an incredible Leadership Program. Our English Department is second to none in this city.
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