Preschool and PreKindergarten
Villa Maria Academy’s Preschool was created as a place to educate the whole child.
Each age-appropriate activity provides a warm and nurturing learning environment that facilitates positive social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development. Our caring teachers create a safe environment for kids to try out their newly learned skills.
Through music, circle time, learning centers and sensory rich activities, the children explore a new letter of the alphabet and number each week! With the use of the Handwriting Without Tears, handwriting becomes exciting with lots of songs and rhymes for each letter.
We also utilize the theme-based Houghton Mifflin Splash Into PreK curriculum to introduce concepts in language, math, social studies, and science.
Villa Maria Academy uses iPads and SMART interactive boards to engage students in 21st century learning. Each classroom is equipped with a SMART board and 5 iPads that can be shared to provide a 1:1 learning experience. Visit our Technology page to learn more.
Each day brings many opportunities for the children to develop a love for Jesus and learn how to be a good friend to Him and each other. The Loyola Press “God Made the World” program is used in the Pre-K classroom, and “Seeds” is used in the Preschool classroom. Students also attend special all-school liturgies in the Motherhouse’s Sacred Heart Chapel with the rest of the school community to introduce students to a life of faith.
The children are also active participants in Spanish, Music, Library, and Physical Education added value classes. These classes allow them to explore various topics with our different instructors.
Gym with Phys Ed Teacher Mrs. Boczkowski
Spanish with Spanish Teacher, Señora Maria
Library with Librarian, Mrs. Garner
Music with Music Teacher, Miss Connors