From the moment a little girl is born, parents are faced with all kinds of decisions as she develops and matures. The goal of these many choices is always the same: that your daughter grows up to become a confident and compassionate young woman who will make a difference in the world.
One of the most critical decisions you can make is about your daughter’s education. By choosing a path of Catholic education for her lower schooling, she’ll receive a spiritual and moral foundation that will empower her. She’ll gain the confidence to find her individual passion and prepare for a lifetime of academic achievement, leadership and service.
Catholic Education Blends Spiritual Development with Academic Excellence
In our fast-paced world, girls encounter influences from every corner. But faith-based early schooling gives your daughter the skills to handle these challenges and “do the right thing” with confidence.
A Catholic education offers a nurturing learning environment while providing your daughter with strong academic preparation that integrates faith in God with culture and life. By blending spirituality and academic excellence in lower school, she will be able to develop a love for learning that carries into her high school years and beyond.
Catholic Education Teaches Respect of Self and Others
Students and teachers in a Catholic educational setting demonstrate respect and reverence every day. In today’s culture, it’s more important than ever for girls to learn at a young age to respect themselves and others.
A Fordham Institute study in 2018 explored the effects of Catholic education on elementary students and self-discipline. The study found that Catholic school students exhibit more self-control than students in public or other private school settings.
By maintaining a strong relationship with our God, your daughter will learn that love is lived and shared through a commitment to selflessness and respect for others.
Catholic Education Fosters Leadership and Service Learning
An all-girls Catholic education provides your daughter with many avenues for self-exploration. Since a girl occupies every seat on student government and teams, she will have the chance to truly learn how to be a leader in the classroom.
A UCLA study from 2018 confirmed that the all-girls educational environment creates students with a stronger appreciation for community service along with greater academic engagement.
With a focus on the value of service to others in Catholic education, your daughter will learn to be an empathetic leader by developing critical thinking skills when challenged with social issues and real-world problems through service opportunities.
Catholic Education at Villa Maria Empowers Young Girls in the IHM Tradition
The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) and staff at Villa Maria Academy are dedicated to the spiritual formation and education of young girls. By choosing Villa Maria for your daughter’s Catholic education, she will be empowered for future success through the timeless values, friendships, strong academics, and a curiosity for learning that will benefit her throughout her life. Contact Villa Maria Academy to learn more.