Villa Maria students take part in a wide range of activities, making possible a full and active education. High levels of student involvement are one of the reasons why Villa Maria students are so well-rounded, and so well prepared to take on whatever opportunities or challenges come their way.
At Villa Maria, everyone has a voice and plays an important role in student government. All students at Villa Maria are members of the Student Council and take part in planning and producing Council-sponsored activities. Officers are elected from among the eighth and ninth graders, and a representative is elected from each homeroom. The Student Council works for the betterment of Villa Maria, sponsoring fundraising activities and helping to support and maintain school spirit and school rules.
Throughout the year, students at Villa Maria participate in community service designed to increase their awareness of local, national, and global situations. Our students participate in a wide range of activities – from visits with members of a local retirement community; to fundraisers for select charities, such as the American Heart Association and the Lower Fairfield County Food Bank; to supporting the work of missionaries in Third-World countries. Our students are involved in service, and they are growing as engaged citizens and caring leaders.
After School Programs
Villa Maria offers after school programs Monday through Thursday afternoons from dismissal at 2:40 until 3:40 PM. Students can participate in a variety of academic and non-academic activities – from homework club and arts and crafts, to sports and games – which provide opportunities for the development of their physical, mental, social and emotional well being.
Villa Maria offers regular in-house and off-site excursions as an integral part of the curriculum. These programs allow students to enjoy experiences that could not be adequately provided in a classroom environment. Excursions are always geared to curriculum content and learning level of the students.
– The Morris Brothers
– Character, Respect, Responsibility
– Introduction of the HERO theme
– Fire Marshal Visit – Fire Prevention
– Stamford EMS Visit – Safety and 911
– Anne Edwards – Substance Abuse Prevention
– Dave Johnson – Native Americans
– Paul Piorek – Channel 12 News Weather
– Poetry – Kenn Nesbitt
– Animal Embassy – Animals in Rainforests
– Rob Surette – Amazing Hero Art
– Conclusion of HERO theme
“The culture at Villa Maria School is one of mutual respect and understanding. The teachers and staff integrate lessons of compassion and kindness into the lessons, and the social-emotional classes further enhance our son’s developing confidence and self-esteem.”Mother of a 3rd grader.