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

About Villa Maria Academy Lower School

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For 150 years, we have continued our commitment of sharing the mission of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary  – providing spiritual formation and excellence in education to young girls. Villa blends spirituality with academics in a nurturing learning environment for students, with a focus on leadership and service. A strong legacy unites with innovation on the picturesque 30 acre campus of Villa Maria Academy Lower School, a private girls elementary school near Malvern, PA.

Villa takes pride in continually re-imagining our academic curriculum to support the ever-changing higher education and workforce landscape. What the world needs now are passionate and courageous leaders. Our educational process is student-centered and not limited by the walls of the classroom.

Villa’s small class sizes, faculty involvement, and low student-to-teacher ratio fosters an atmosphere of personal attention for every student. The close relationship that develops between students and faculty encourage learning that is meaningful and relevant.

We invite you to learn more about Villa Maria Academy Lower School.

We understand your desire to place your daughter in an environment where she will develop and flourish to become the confident and competent young woman God has created her to be. We are here to assist you, in any way we can, as you make this decision. Contact our Admissions Director with any questions you may have at (610) 644-4864 or at

We were looking for a school for our daughter where she would not only receive an education of the highest standard, but a school where the class sizes were intimate, where the teachers were truly invested in their students, and where the learning environment was nurturing and values based. When we visited Villa Maria, this spirit of community and care and connection was palpable, and we knew instantly that we had found the right place.  Villa wasn’t a school where our daughter was going to get lost in the crowd; rather, it looked like a place where she could shine.  And we loved the fact that she would be exposed to service at such an early age.  Plenty of schools can teach a curriculum, but a place where she might learn empathy and engagement and take an interest in others’ well being–that made Villa Maria an easy choice for us.” – Tom C., new parent, ’23

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