Dear Villa Community,
The season of Advent is upon us. As we prepare for the birth of Jesus, we are especially mindful of our call to love one another-without exception. Life is filled these days with service opportunities, and may we continue to serve our brothers and sisters not only during this time of waiting and preparation, but always.
As we continue to deal with life's uncertainty and the many unknowns, may we continue to do so in the spirit of St. Benedict - a spirit founded on listening, hospitality, and respect. Our faculty and staff seize every opportunity to grow beyond measure, to meet challenges with positive attitudes, and to recognize the "silver lining" in all situations. Our students and families embrace this year in the true Benedictine spirit of community.
The tremendous support of our Villa community is truly appreciated. Our high school is a three-time recognized National Blue Ribbon School, the most recent award in 2020. Student test scores surpass local, state, and national averages, and our graduates attend universities from New York University to the University of Notre Dame, from the University of Souther California to the University of Rochester. They are appreciative of diverse cultures, and they begin university life with a work ethic that sees them to their dreams. Our elementary school is consistently ranked a top elementary school in the area, and our school is even named one of the Best Workplaces in Northern Kentucky! Area 8th graders are invited to take the High School Placement Test on December 11 and join our incredible high school.
There is much excitement as we announced the public phase of the Transform Out Future Treasure Our Tradition capital campaign. Plans are underway for the renovation of the Center Building and the creation of a STEM wing for high school and junior high students. Your support continues to be greatly appreciated.
In the spirit of St. Benedict, our commitment to you is this: We vow to Listen. Learn. Lead. Love. Together we remain strong. We help our students to become leaders and to develop as reflective disciples in a world that continually presents the unknown. Together, we welcome the challenges with open hearts and minds. We are strong. We are Benedictine. We are Villa.
Let us embrace the days ahead as "always we begin again."
Mrs. Pamela McQueen
Executive Director/High School-Junior High Principal