Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Villa Maria Academy is an above average, private, Catholic school located in Erie, PA. It has 301 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $9,700 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 86% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$9,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Villa Maria Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
Do You Work at Villa Maria Academy? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1140
95 responses
Average ACT
25
49 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
  • Sports day
    26%
  • Mary's Day
    22%
  • Basketball
    17%
  • Soccer games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Retreats
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
301
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$61,499
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$856
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,600
National
$184,700
  • High Schools
  • Elementary Schools
Schools like Villa Maria Academy
More
Nearby Elementary Schools
More

Villa Maria Academy Reviews

120 reviews
All Categories
I absolutely love VMA! It is my home away from home. The academics are amazing, the teachers are so nice and helpful, the students are so friendly, the extracurricular activities are better than I could have ever imagined. They have sports, dance, theater, clubs, and many many more. I highly recommend going to Villa.
Start Your Review of Villa Maria Academy
Rate It!
VMA-Erie is an excellent college preparatory high school. If you are able to take honor and AP classes, then you will definitely be well-prepared for the academic rigors of any college. The teachers really care about the students and want to see you succeed. There are plenty of clubs and activities to get involved with. And all of the sports teams are very good. However, the recent administration changes (starting around 2017) really changed the entire vibe of the school. A lot of favorite teachers were pushed out and student voices were being hushed or left unheard. Also, people of color make up less than 10% of the student population and they oftentimes feel left out even though they're trying hard to fit in/find their niche. The school really needs to address the subtle racism and the "mean girl" mentality of the "IN crowd" that is sometimes on full display in their social media accounts.
I have had a very good experience at Villa for the years I have been here. Our sports facilities are absolutely outstanding but, some sports get far more recognition than others. I have had no issues with anyone at the school. Our theatre program is one of the best in the area. The school recently partnered with our brother school, Cathedral Preparatory School, in order to offer AFJROTC. Most people I know at the school have had a great experience and love the school. The only issues I have had are my own difficulties in certain classes and changing rules due to administrative changes during my time here.