Villa Joseph Marie High School

Villa Joseph Marie High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in Holland, Pennsylvania. It is independent of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Villa Joseph Marie High School
School as seen from the Holland Road / Upper Holland Road intersection
1180 Holland Road

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United States
Coordinates40°12′28″N 74°59′5″W
TypePrivate, All-Female
Motto"Always more, Always better, Always with love"
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic;
Sisters of St. Casimir
FounderMother Maria Kaupas
PresidentThomas Kardish
DeanMarissa Brown
PrincipalLauren Carr
Campus size72 acres (290,000 m2)
Color(s)Navy Blue and Athletic Gold         
MascotJem Bear
Team nameJems
RivalNazareth Academy
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
PublicationQuintessence (literary magazine)
NewspaperVJM Journal
Tuition$15,900 (2018-2019)
Athletic DirectorBecky Flynn Hensel


Villa Joseph Marie High School was established in 1932 by the Sisters of Saint Casimir. [2] The school began as a small boarding school with the students living in Regina Hall and attending classes in Maria Hall. In 1957, the current school building was completed and Villa became a traditional day school. [3] Through the 1990s, St. Joseph's Hall, a nursing home for retired sisters and non-affiliated citizens, was attached to the school. It has since been closed and the space is used for classrooms and student use. Construction of an auditorium and developed classrooms began in 2018.

Curriculum and grading

Villa Joseph Marie High School has three categories of courses:

College Preparatory Courses These courses are the most basic courses offered to students who wish to attend a 4-year college/university program.

Honors Courses Accelerated courses that require more "in-depth studying". Admission into these courses requires recommendations from teachers and approval from parents.

Advanced Placement Courses Advanced Placement classes offered strictly to juniors and seniors and are comparable to college courses. Any person enrolled in an AP course is required to take an AP exam when the course is completed.

Academic requirements

-4 credits in Theology -4 credits in English -3 credits in Social Studies -3 credits in Mathematics -3 credits in Science -2 credits in Foreign Language -1 credit in Physical Education/Health -1/2 credit in Fine Art

Notable alumni

Notes and references

  1. MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  2. VJMHS. "School History". Villa Joseph Marie High School website. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
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