Message from the Director - Educational Services

Directrice des services éducatifs

Education in the 21st century faces many challenges that did not exist a generation ago.  Globalism, rapid-fire technological advancements and the rise of social media have changed not only how the world interacts, but also how people learn.  The schoolhouse, which was once the bastion of imparting knowledge to young minds, is now one of many players on the learning landscape for children worldwide.  

Villa Maria has over 160 years of tradition as a teaching establishment.  We are experts in teaching students.  In this decade, our focus has shifted to looking at how different types of learners excel.  We use technology in the service of education to help foster important skills such as teamwork and curiosity.  We employ diversified teaching techniques such as Universal Design for Learning to reach all students in a classroom regardless of their academic level.  We invest in modern equipment and installations to provide all our students with the best in educational technology so that they can exploit their high school experience to its full potential.

We have the unique privilege, as educators, to hold in our hands the budding sparks teenagers hold within their psyches.  As Irish poet William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  It is our ardent hope that we will continue fanning the majestic flames of quality education for another 160 years to come.

Lynda da Silveria B.Ed, M.A.
Director - Educational Services 



Visit the school during an open house

Come visit Villa Maria and discover the rich and diversified services we offer our students. You will have the opportunity to visit our classrooms, interactive classroom, science labs, multimedia centre, library, sports facilities and performance halls.

French Sector :

Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

English Sector :

Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Take part in our entrance exams

Your child will be given the following tests: mathematics, composition in English and French, as well as an English or French reading comprenhension test, depending on the sector she/he registered for.

French Sector :

Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)

Sunday, September 30, 2018 – 8:30 p.m. (Secondary 1 only)

English Sector :

Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)

Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 8:30 p.m. (Secondary 1 only)


Complete your registration

After being accepted to Villa Maria College, you must send us your registration form and pay the admission fees. Please send us the form and payment according to the instructions outlined in your child’s letter of admission to the school.


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