March 2017 Principal's Message

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  • "As the president of St. Ursula Academy, I would like to share my perspective of the fine Villa students who are admitted to St. Ursula Academy. The Villa students come to St. Ursula Academy prepared to manage the exciting curriculum we offer. These students welcome the academic challenges that await them. They excel spiritually and emotionally as well. Being an Ursuline elementary school, the transition proves to be a smooth one.

    "The Villa young women enter St. Ursula Academy appreciating our nurturing Catholic educational community. Each Villa alumna is energized by her individual potential to become a woman of faith, integrity and courage. Embracing a new community comes easily to these students as they understand the joy of academic excellence, diversity, and balance in their lives, to name a few.

    "Graduates of St. Ursula Villa mature and develop into well-rounded young women of St. Ursula Academy; filled with confidence, empathy, self-esteem, and dignity who are committed to building a better world."

    Lelia K. Kramer
    President, St. Ursula Academy

  • "Over the last five years, St. Ursula Villa has been one of the top 10 feeder schools (among 90 plus elementary and middle schools across the Tri-State region) to St. Xavier High School. Our most recent graduating class in 2011 had 18 Villa men. Villa students typically have a seamless transition to high school and perform very well academically at St. X. Among those 19 current freshmen, six are now taking algebra II, while eight more are taking either advanced algebra I/geometry or the high-level algebra I course. Villa students also scored well on our English placement test, with seven of them placing in our advanced English track. I'm looking forward to meeting the incoming class of 2016 and a new group of fine students St. Ursula Villa sends our way. Keep up the good work."

    Fr. Tim Howe S.J
    President, St. Xavier High School

  • "St. Ursula Villa students have participated successfully in our study abroad program and, in one instance, actually returned to the location to reconnect with their host family! They have been very good students, have gotten involved in various school activities and taken full advantage of some of Moeller's best offerings, such as our art program."

    Bill Hunt
    President, Archbishop Moeller High School

  • "You 'found yourself' at the Villa. The teachers that challenged you and believed in you; the friends that accepted you and encouraged you. They each allowed you to see that you are exactly who God intended you to be – including faith filled, accepting, humble and joyful."

    Villa Parent

  • "The Villa has provided an exceptional foundation to your education as well as your value system. You have emerged as an intelligent, honest, confident, determined, heard working, conscientious, caring, and, most importantly, loving young woman. These are exactly the traits and values that we cherish as a family."

    Villa Parent

  • "The experiences and skills you have developed at the Villa complement your natural talents. We are proud of your genuine commitment to self, community, and faith."

    Villa Parents

  • "You are so blessed to have been surrounded by teachers, Villa staff, other parents and great friends who truly care about you and want the best for you."

    Villa Parent

  • "You have developed a foundation of value, morals, and spirituality during your years at the Villa... You have friendships and memories that you will treasure forever, and many people have touched your life."

    Villa Parents

  • "Thank you for the past 15 years of your smiles, caring attitudes and positive, energetic classrooms. We have enjoyed the academics, the sports, the friendships, and the community. This is a special place and we will never forget the years we had here. Take good care of each other and God Bless you all."

    Villa Parents

  • "The Villa has had a significant impact on our daughterand our family. We thank you for welcoming us with such warmth. We appreciate the way her new classmates made her feel comfortable in her new school. She has made such wonderful and caring friends. We applaud the commitment and dedication of the teachers and staff in not only preparing their students for the academic challenges ahead, but also nurturing each individual's talents and interests. Thank you for giving our daughter such a loving and supportive environment to grow and learn."

    Villa Parents

  • "No matter where we are, whenever we talk to a Villa alum, they are always accomplished, articulate and self-confident. You are such a big part of who these kids become. We are so proud of the Villa and grateful for your support of our kids."

    Villa Parents

  • "You have not only taught our children to read and write, you have taught them to love God and one another, to be kind, responsible and respectful, to give to those in need and to grow as people through academics, athletics, and service to others."

    Villa Parents

  • "My three children will always look back on their Villa years with pride. They graduated with a strong faith and also confidence in their ability to do almost anything they set their minds to. We will keep St. Ursula Villa in our prayers as we know the Villa community keeps the alumni in theirs."

    Villa Parents

  • "To say that we have been pleased with St. Ursula Villa is an understatement. We thank you and want you to know it has exceeded our expectations. (I have to put this in a letter, because I will probably be crying too hard at graduation.)... Thank you for everything."

    Villa Parents

  • "Thank you mom and dad for letting me go to the Villa. It has been a great community and a great environment. There are so many amazing teachers who help you learn in your own ways. And so many amazing friends that always help you stay cheerful. The Villa is also a great school to prepare me for high school."

    Villa Graduate

  • "Dear Mom and Dad,

    "Thank you so much for choosing to send me to the Villa. Sending me here has enabled me to grow as a person and as a student. It has also allowed me to make great friends and have a wonderful learning experience."

    Villa Student

  • "Dear Mom and Dad,

    "Thank you for choosing the Villa for my school. I would not have grown to be the person I am today without the strong relationships between the student and the teachers but even more important the strong relationship between student and student. I have made friends for life where in other schools that is extremely hard to find. Thank you."

    Villa Student

  • "The most important thing I have learned as a Villa student is that being yourself is always the right way to be."

    Villa Student

  • "I have learned to strive to achieve my goals. The teachers at the Villa helped me to reach my goals but providing me with extra help and opportunities to reach my greatest potential."

    Villa Student

  • "One thing I learned from the Villa is that I am appreciated for who I am, I don't have to be someone else to fit in."

    Villa Student

  • "What I am going to miss...

    "All of the great support and "you can do anything" attitude that you see when you walk into a school."

    Villa Graduate

  • "You will not find a better place to educate your children than St. Ursula Villa! The quality of the Villa stretches way beyond the classroom. The quality goes from the lunchroom, to the school masses, to the athletic fields, to the after care, the VPO, the faculty meetings...every aspect of the Villa puts your child and your family first with Christian values being the guiding force. When you volunteer at the Villa you are guaranteed to find yourself working alongside wonderful parents with similar values all hoping that by putting in their time, they are further guaranteeing not only a quality education for their children but a wonderful experience for the entire family."

    Villa Parent

  • "For the past three years, we have seen our daughter grow and strive in a challenging environment, form life-lasting friendships and develop overall as a fine and responsible girl. We have been impressed with the quality of the education, the open minded yet disciplined approach to teaching values and social responsibility and believe that our daughter is a better and different person thanks to her experiences at the Villa. For this we are very grateful to all of you."

    Villa Parent