Beyond the Classroom: Electives (K-8)
Students at Villa maintain well-rounded and challenging schedules. In addition to Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Religion and added value courses, Villa Maria Academy Lower School has implemented a variety of additional courses in an electives curriculum for students in grades K-8.
Students are able to try out new courses that enrich their learning experiences further while collaborating with students in other grades. Electives such as art, fine art, music, STEM, wellness and business are offered each of the three trimesters and give students a chance to show flair and develop interests and abilities. The benefits extend beyond the actual elective focus to include the opportunity to collaborate with peers and moderators.
The elective courses are taught by Villa teachers and meet once a week on Thursday afternoons for 45 minutes and will change each trimester depending upon enrollment.