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Villa Maria Elementary School

2551 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505

(814) 838-5451


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Villa Maria Elementary School owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph for over 100 years in the Diocese of Erie is part of a master plan created by the Sisters of St. Joseph for alternate use of the former Villa Maria College facilities and campus. Villa Maria Elementary School offers students of all faiths a Catholic education in a school that is enlightened by faith and deeply committed to God and humanity.

The partnership of the school, parents and community provides an atmosphere that empowers learning and develops leadership, trust andself esteem.

We strive to create a Christian educational environment conducive to the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of each student committed to the care of Villa Maria Elementary School.

Villa Maria Elementary School fosters a climate of mutual respect imbued with spiritual and moral values and with an appreciation of life in its fullest and deepest sense. The school fosters and celebrates values, diversity and excellence.

Education is viewed as the achievement of academic excellence through the personal and communal development of the gifts and talents of each student.

Villa Maria Elementary School is committed to the empowerment of a community of life long learners who will make responsible moral choices, contribute to society and become loving and caring members of their church, family and society.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Four-Year-Old Program:-

Option 1 – 5 days per week:
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday

Option 2 – 5 days per week
8:00 - 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Option 3 – 5 days per week
8:00 - 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Option 4 – 3 days per week, A.M. sessions only
Excerpted from the preschool's website