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Private All Girls School | Girls K-8 | Co-Ed Preschool | Malvern, PA

Application Information and Admissions Q&A

How are decisions made?

The Admissions Committee makes a thorough review of each individual’s application to determine if Villa Maria Academy Lower School is an appropriate fit for the applicant. Finding the best “fit” for your child and your family is the ultimate goal of the admissions process. It is about finding a learning environment where your daughter can thrive and grow and where the mission and philosophy of the school match the educational goals and values of your family.

Our objective is to ensure that all of our students are best placed for success and to provide them with a learning environment where they will develop and grow to be their best selves.

Families will be notified in a timely fashion of Admissions decisions.

Application Process

Please know that the admissions processes is unique to your family. Additionally, the Admissions Team evaluates all applications on a first-come, first-served basis until space in the grade is filled. It is our goal to make your experience easy and enjoyable as we work together to get to know your family through the admissions process.

Step 1: Inquire
Step 2: Submit your application
Step 3: Parent Visit with Admissions Office
Step 4: Release of Records from current school
Step 5: Submit financial aid application (if applicable)

The Admissions Team will review applications on an individual basis as the applicant file is completed. Application status can be reviewed online. The Admissions Team will notify families within two weeks of the decision of the Admissions Committee.


Admissions Q&A

It is important to come to a school admissions interview with some questions of your own, so that you can walk away better informed and better able to make the best possible decision about your child’s future.

In order to make the process a bit easier, here is a list of questions that all parents should ask during the admissions process.

  1. What does a typical school day look like?
  2. What classes or programs does the school offer that help it stand out from other schools in the area?
  3. What is the school’s educational philosophy?
  4. What extracurricular activities are available to students?
  5. What are the school’s safety policies?
  6. What about the school are you, as an administrator, most proud of?
  7. What are the next steps?

Choosing the right school for your child is critical to ensuring that their future is as successful as possible. Asking questions can help you to make a more informed decision. Remember, you are interviewing the school you too!

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