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Students may not leave school grounds during school hours.
The school entrance exam is based on the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the elementary school years. A student who has worked hard and succeeded up to that point should be able to pass the entrance exam without difficulty.
The English sector entrance exam is conducted in English and is comprised of sections evaluating English language ability and reading comprehension, mathematical knowledge, and logic, sequencing and application of general knowledge.
Once accepted new students will write language placement tests for English and French.
Between 400 and 500 students write the entrance exam annually. Each sector admits a maximum of 136 girls into Secondary 1.
There are approximately 660 students in each of the two sectors, one English, the other French.
Students are expected to dedicate between one and two hours to homework and review each night, depending on the grade level.
The average class size ranges between 32 to 36 students.
• Villa Maria offers a supportive and stimulating environment where girls are challenged to meet their potential, and gain a genuine sense of self-confidence.
• Our educational community is based on a comprehensive understanding of how girls learn and succeed, taking into special consideration the cognitive and social development of 12 to 17 year old girls.
• Students at girls' schools enjoy not just equal opportunity, but every opportunity. Participation in Student Council, Sport Teams, Science Fair, Cultural and Community Activities, Local and National Competitions, and Awards ensures that all our students have the opportunity to be the speakers, players, writers, athletes and leaders.
• Villa Maria is where life-long friendships are formed.
• An all-girl environment allows for honest, open, comfortable discussion of female issues.
Students at Villa Maria come from 80 different countries and speak 26 different languages.
During lunch and after school, students are encouraged to participate in one of the many activities available such as tutorials with classroom teachers, intramural sports or organized activities and clubs.
Students may also make use of the library or computer lab to complete homework or study, individually or in groups.