When should I submit an application for my child?
St. Ursula Villa accepts applications at all times for all programs. Applications are placed in the applicant pool for the requested program and school year.
What is the application timeframe for the 2022-23 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, 2021. In mid-January, Enrollment Agreements are sent to qualified applicants for enrollment in the 2022-23 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.
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 Early Childhood 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.
What is the difference between Montessori and Traditional programs for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds?
There are many differences and many similarities between the two program options at St. Ursula Villa. This chart - Early Childhood Comparison Chart - provides a side-by-side comparison of some of the basic elements of Montessori and Traditional classrooms and should be used in evaluating components such as schedule options, class make-up, and teacher/student ratio.
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.