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Frequently Asked Questions


We love answering your questions! At St. Ursula Villa, we are happy to provide you with information you need to help you decide if our school is right for you. Here are some of our most-popular questions:

Catholic Schools

  • What is different about Catholic schools?


    Catholic schools encourage community, friendship, and fellowship among students. From extracurricular activities to small class sizes, students and families are encouraged to form strong relationships with each other. Having a strong community is a vital part of healthy development, and Catholic grade school is a great way to find a community of kind and faithful people.


    The majority of Catholic grade schools require their students to wear uniforms. School uniforms can decrease competition among students and places the focus on education rather than appearance. Additionally, many parents and students appreciate not having to choose what they wear every day.

    Community Service

    A staple of a Catholic education is an emphasis on serving the community. Community service is a part of the curriculum at most Catholic grade schools and many schools provide opportunities for students to participate in service-based activities, such as volunteering at local senior centers.

  • Can you go to Catholic school without being Catholic?

    Absolutely! While many people believe you must be Catholic to attend a Catholic grade school, students of all backgrounds and religious beliefs are welcome to attend. Age-appropriate religious instruction is a component of Catholic grade school curriculum and an important part of a Catholic education.

St. Ursula Villa

  • Does St. Ursula Villa accept Ohio EdChoice vouchers?

    Yes. St. Ursula Villa participates in the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program and accepts scholarship vouchers for eligible students to attend St. Ursula Villa at reduced tuition. For more information about EdChoice eligibility, go to EdChoice Scholarship Program

  • What is the application timeframe for the 2024-25 school year?

    "Legacy" applicants (siblings of currently-enrolled Villa students or children of Villa alumni) receive priority consideration if applications are received before Dec. 10, 2023. In mid-January, Enrollment Agreements are sent to qualified applicants for enrollment in the 2024-25 school year. Enrollment is finalized with return of the signed Enrollment Agreeement and non-refundable tuition deposit ($500). Applicants in the wait pool are offered openings as they become available through the enrollment process. 

Preschool Program

  • Do you offer preschool for 2-year-olds?

    Yes! Your child must be 2 years old by August 15 in order to participate. Our Toddler Program is two mornings per week, from 8:00 - 10:45 a.m. You may choose either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. Our small classes allow for enrichment and socialization, which encourages growth and independence.

  • What is the difference between Montessori and traditional preschool for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds?

    There are many differences and many similarities between the two program options at St. Ursula Villa. This Early Childhood Comparison 2023-24 provides a side-by-side comparison of some of the basic elements of Montessori and Traditional classrooms and should be used in evaluating factors such as schedule options, class composition, and teacher/student ratio.

  • How do I decide whether Montessori or traditional preschool is right for my child?

    St. Ursula Villa believes you are the "expert" on your child and will best know in which preschool program your child will "fit". We offer Informational Coffees, Open Houses, personal tours, and extended observation times to help you feel comfortable with your decision.

  • Does St. Ursula Villa require children to be toilet-trained?

    With the exception of Toddler students, Villa students must have independent toilet skills, as described in our Toilet-Training Policy.

If you still have questions about St. Ursula Villa, please don't hesitate to contact us!