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Fast Facts about Villa Maria Academy

Founded: by Sisters of St. Joseph in 1892, 125 years young and the oldest of 3 Catholic High Schools in Erie.

Affiliation: Villa Maria Academy is college preparatory Catholic school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie for students in grades 9-12. Students from all faiths are welcome to attend.

Accreditation and Memberships:

  • Accredited by Middles States Commission on Secondary Schools.
  • Member of National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)

Number of Students: 390

Student to Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Tuition and Fees:

Total Tuition for 2018-2019: $9,825*
(All students will receive an Apple iPad included in tuition)
*Additional fees apply for seniors, athletes, non-Catholic students, and families choosing a special payment plan.

• Graduation Fee: $100.00 (for graduating seniors only)


Acceptance to the freshman class at Villa Maria Academy is based on the results of the mandatory Entrance Exam, elementary school transcripts, elementary school disciplinary record, and recommendations from the elementary school teachers and principal. Transfer students are accepted based on the transcripts, disciplinary records, and recommendations from the teachers and principal from the previous school.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

Although Villa Maria Academy is a distinctly Catholic school, it welcomes students of all backgrounds and does not discriminate against any qualified student on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, or age, as required by law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions procedures, financial aid/scholarship awards, and/or any other school administered programs.

Class of 2018 Statistics:

  • 108 graduates
  • 100% attended a four-year college
  • Over $19.8 million in merit-based scholarships offered (that's over $183,000 per student)
  • 19,356 service hours to the school, parishes, and the community

Class of 2017- SAT Scores

Top 50%
of VMA Students
Top 80%
of VMA Students

*Villa Maria Academy is one of the few schools in the state that require 100% of students to take a college admission test.

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