Our Mission

Focused on the Benedictine tradition of scholarship, service and hospitality, Villa Madonna Academy, a private, Catholic, K-12 school, develops lifelong learners prepared to lead in the global community.

Our Vision

Villa Madonna Academy will be known as a community that:

Cultivates spiritual growth and faith development
Values the gifts and talents of each person
Promotes academic excellence and co-curricular opportunities
Develops critical thinking and independent learners
Fosters a creative and collaborative learning environment
Prepares young men and women to learn and work together
Integrates service learning and community engagement

Our Philosophy

Sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery, Villa Madonna Academy, a co-ed K-12 Catholic school, is a community that promotes spiritual development founded on love of God, hospitality and respect for others, service, and stewardship.  The Academy partners with parents to provide a student-centered learning environment that encourages students to realize their fullest potential.   Villa’s dedicated faculty and staff ignite a love of learning through a curriculum based upon the interdependence of all academic disciplines.

Our Core Values

Hospitality and Respect—St. Benedict in his Rule views every person as Christ. VMA faculty, staff and students value and respect the dignity of every person, especially the young and the old, the sick and the poor, the stranger and the guest. All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ. RB 53:1 Care and concern are to be shown in receiving all people, because in them, Christ is received. RB 53:15

Community—Community living is essential to Benedictine spirituality and the moral life of the Church. VMA faculty, staff and students work for the common good within the school and within the global community.  They should be the first to show respect to one another. RB 72:4 No one is to pursue what he/she judges better for him/herself, but instead what is judged better for someone else. RB 72:6

Stewardship—St. Benedict believed that God is actively present in the world and sees our encounter with the material world as an opportunity for hearing God’s voice. VMA faculty, staff and students affirm the sacramental reality of the material world and are stewards of the resources they have been given. Regard all utensils and goods as vessels of the altar. RB 31:10 That in all things God may be glorified. RB 57:9

Listening—The first word of the Rule of Benedict is Listen. St. Benedict believes that one can only come to God by listening with the ear of the heart in communion with others. VMA faculty, staff, and students believe that seeking counsel and listening are keys to making good decisions and acting on them. Listen with the ear of your heart. RB Prologue:1. Call the whole community together and explain what the business is; and after hearing the [community’s] advice, ponder it and follow the wiser course. RB 3:2

Service -- In Chapter 4 of his Rule, St. Benedict urges his followers to love God and neighbor. The Academy community practices this teaching in multiple ways throughout the school year.  Students and teachers at every grade level are involved in a wide variety of service learning projects, from local to global, instilling a life-long commitment to serve others.  First of all, love the Lord God with your whole heart, your whole soul and all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. RB4:1-2