Villa Joseph Marie High School

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Villa Joseph Marie High School
Address
1180 Holland Road
Holland, Pennsylvania, (Bucks County), 18966
United States
Coordinates 40°12′28″N 74°59′5″W / 40.20778°N 74.98472°W / 40.20778; -74.98472Coordinates: 40°12′28″N 74°59′5″W / 40.20778°N 74.98472°W / 40.20778; -74.98472
Information
Type Private, All-Female
Motto "Always more, always better, always with love"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Sisters of St. Casimir
Established 1932
Founder Mother Maria Kaupas
School district Council Rock
President Mary T. Michel
Dean Mrs. Marissa Brown
Principal Lauren Carr
Grades 9-12 [1]
Campus size 72 acres (290,000 m2)
Color(s) Navy Blue and Athletic Gold         
Mascot JEM Bear
Team name Jems
Rival Nazareth Academy
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication Quintessence (literary magazine)
Newspaper 'VJM Journal'
Yearbook 'Corona'
Tuition $10,250 (2009-2010)
Dean of Student Affairs Marissa Brown
Athletic Director Joseph Levins
Website

Villa Joseph Marie High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in Holland, Pennsylvania. It is independent of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Background[edit]

Villa Joseph Marie High School was established in 1932 by the Sisters of Saint Casimir. [2] It started off as a small boarding school with the students living in Regina Hall and walking to classes in Maria Hall. In 1957, the current school building was completed and Villa became a traditional day school. [3] Through the 1990s there was a nursing home for retired sisters and others attached to the school. It has since been closed and the space is used for classrooms and student use.

Curriculum and Grading[edit]

Villa Joseph Marie High School has three categories of courses:

College Preparatory Courses These courses are the most basic courses offered to students who wish to attend a 4 year college/university program.

Honors Courses Accelerated courses that require more "in-depth studying". Admission into these courses requires recommendations from teachers and approval from parents.

Advanced Placement Courses Advanced Placement classes offered strictly to juniors and seniors and are comparable to college courses. Any person enrolled in an AP course is required to take an AP exam when the course is completed.

Academic Requirements[edit]

-4 credits in Theology -4 credits in English -3 credits in Social Studies -3 credits in Mathematics -3 credits in Science -2 credits in Foreign Language -1 credit in Physical Education/Health -1/2 credit in Fine Art

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ VJMHS. "School History". Villa Joseph Marie High School website. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  3. ^ http://www.vjmhs.org/page.cfm?p=821

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