Message from the Director - Educational Services


At Villa Maria, students are at the heart of everything we do. Our four innovative academic profiles give them the opportunity to forge their own path starting in Secondary 3 while also taking classes outside their profile – that’s why we built our offering of extra-credit courses. Our classes – such as Nutrition, and Law were developed by teachers themselves, with a view to provide students with a stimulating environment and problem-based learning. Villa Maria students hone their critical thinking skills in our journalism, ethics, social studies and science courses, and become conversant in the issues that shape our world.

As an academic institution, Villa Maria draws from a tradition stretching back over 160 years. We are learning specialists; we have spent over a decade implementing methods that are adapted to all learning styles. We leverage the educational power of technology to cultivate critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and other key capacities.  We reach every student by employing a broad range of teaching techniques, including the principles of universal design.

As education specialists, we are honoured to kindle ideas in teenage minds. We are firmly committed to keeping that flame alive – in the form of a top-notch education – for the 160 years to come.

Audrey Bélanger B.Ed, M.A.
Educational Services Director