Villa Joseph Marie High School
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|Villa Joseph Marie High School|
School as seen from the Holland Road / Upper Holland Road intersection
1180 Holland Road
|Motto||"Always more, Always better, Always with love"|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic;|
Sisters of St. Casimir
|Founder||Mother Maria Kaupas|
|Campus size||72 acres (290,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Athletic Gold|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||Quintessence (literary magazine)|
|Athletic Director||Becky Flynn Hensel|
Villa Joseph Marie High School was established in 1932 by the Sisters of Saint Casimir.  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.  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
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.
-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