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


Typical scene at Villa Maria Preschool in Malvern, PA, Chester County

With a  legacy of educating children, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are experts in childhood education.

A love for learning begins at Villa Maria Academy’s only co-educational environment, where three and four year old girls and boys experience joy in learning through play and exploration in a safe and caring environment based on mutual respect.

Building A Positive Foundation at Preschool

The Preschool program at Villa’s Early Learning Center is focused on school readiness and creating a positive foundation for learning. In addition to the theme-based Houghton Mifflin Splash and the Handwriting Without Tears curriculums that help students with their fine motor and early writing skills, all preschool students receive instruction in Villa Maria Academy’s added value classes.

3-year Old Preschool Program

Half Day 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Full Day (5 days)
Half Day (5 days)
Full Day (3 days*)

*3 day option for 3-year old program is for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday*
Early Drop Off and Extended Day options are also available.

4-year Old Preschool Program

Half Day 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Full Day (5 days)
Half Day (5 days)

**Early Drop Off and Extended Day options are also available.


Added-Value Preschool Classes

Classes in Spanish, Music, Physical Fitness, and Library are part of the weekly program. Known as “added value classes,” these classes are led by teachers from the Lower School who are experts in their respective field. They provide students with opportunities for hands-on learning and fun. Students have access to the entire campus including the gymnasium, library, and Sacred Heart Chapel.


Preschool Daily Morning Schedule

Arrival: Outside/Indoor Play
Prayer/Circle Time/ Story Time/Religion Lesson
Learning/Play Centers

Preschool Daily Afternoon Schedule

Lunch Bunch
Enrichment Activity
Clean Up/Pack Up to Go Home/Extended Day

*The 3’s class participates in rest time during the afternoon*


Added-Value Classes



  • Introduction to basic elements of music (melody and rhythm)
  • Movement to music
  • Moods in music
  • Introduction to musical instruments
  • Singing
  • Integration of colors, numbers, shapes, letters, nursery rhymes, seasons, holidays and more
  • Preparation for the holiday sing-a-long in December

ELC Spanish


  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Animal names
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Greetings
  • Simple songs

Physical Fitness

  • Age-appropriate gross motor skills
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Stretching exercises
  • Muscle toning
  • Total physical development of the child
  • Exercising to music
  • Integration of other subject areas

ELC Library


  • Introduction to the library
  • Simple songs
  • Choose a book to take to class and keep for a week
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