St. John Villa Academy consists of an elementary school and a high school. It offers education from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in the Catholic tradition and is located in Staten Island, NYC.
Founded by the Sisters of St. John the Baptist in 1922, St. John Villa started as an elementary school and later grew into a high school as well.
The elementary school seeks to teach religious values with moral development. There is an after school program from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day, and students are encouraged to participate in athletics. At the elementary level, basketball, swimming, volleyball, and track/cross country are offered.
While the elementary program at St. John Villa is for boys and girls, the high school program is an all-girls college preparatory school. The student-teacher ratio is 16:1. Students are taught to develop a social conscience and live out Christian values while pursuing academic excellence. Girls are also encouraged to participate in athletics and co-curricular activities.
Athletic programs offered at St. John Villa High School include:
- Track & Field
Co-curricular activities include a book club, computer club, dance, drama, forensics, a key club, lectors club, music, student newspaper, SADD, peer mediators, student yearbook, Pro Life Club, and theater, just to name a few.
St. John Villa Academy is a diverse educational school and is an independent Catholic school apart from the Archdiocese of New York.