Villa Maria
Villa Maria
4245 Decarie Boulevard
Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3K4
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Mirella Spadafora

Phone number:
(514) 484-4950×
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Villa Maria

Villa Maria

4245 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3K4

School Type:
Grades (Gender):
7 to 11 (Girls)
Varies per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
30 to 36
Day: 650

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Contact Name:
Mirella Spadafora

Phone Number:

School Address
4245 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3K4

About this school:

Founded in 1854 on a magnificent campus, Villa Maria is the only leading private high school for girls in Montreal housing two distinct schools, one English, one French, of approximately 650 students each. We offer an environment where students can develop to their fullest potential and gain a genuine sense of self-confidence. Visit our Open House (French: Sept. 20, English: Sept. 27) and discover how we measure success at Villa Maria.

More information on Villa Maria
Villa Maria is an academic, day school in Montreal, Quebec. The school offers programs for grades 7 to 11 with enrolment of 650 students. Villa Maria has an average class size of 30 to 36 students and has a tuition of Varies per year. Founded in 1854, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English with Full French immersion .

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Chantal Rioux, Director of Educational Services

As Villa Maria's Director of Educational Services, I am proud of the caring environment and the programs we have put in place that take into consideration the different stages of cognitive and social development specific to girls.
We offer our students a world of possibilities so that over their five years with us, they can develop their full potential. Whether they are involved in science projects, art activities, leadership programs or humanitarian and cultural trips, they are exposed to the wonders of the world through learning.

Our highly skilled professional staff offer rigorous academic standards along with opportunities to excel and become leaders. They encourage the girls to be the best that they can be, giving them sound values and a belief in their own capacity. They grow to be confident, curious and motivated, while enjoying varied student life activities and building lasting friendships. When they leave, at the end of Secondary 5, they are ready to take on the world.
Villa is about girls, for girls, by girls. It is an exciting place to be.

Tuition & Financial Aidexpand



Type Tuition
Day Students Varies CDN

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes


Discount for 2nd child 10%
Discount for 3nd child 25%
Discount for 4nd child 25%

Scholarships & awards:

  • Bursary
       Amount: $3,000
       Type: Need based
       Grade(s): 7 to 11

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Kenya Connectionexpand

Two Maasai Warriors, Wilson Meikuaya and Jackson Ntirkana, visited Villa Maria as part of their Canadian tour sponsored by “Free the Children”. Students who visited Kenya last July during a humanitarian trip met the two Maasai who work for “Me to We” as guides and cultural ambassadors.
During a special assembly, the Maasai tribesmen described how they became warriors, scholars, and leaders in their community; and how the future generations’ battles will be in the classroom.
Villa was also pleased to welcome Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children, who galvanized the audience and inspired them to continue to be socially engaged and create positive change. ...

Olympic Champion returns to Villa Mariaexpand

Olympic champion and Villa Maria alumna speaks to students
Rhian Wilkinson, Class of 2000, returned to speak to the students at an assembly in the Therese Casgrain Hall. The students were thrilled to hear about a Villa sister who triumphed on the Olympic stage and crowded around her for autographs and a chance to admire her Olympic medal. ...

Brain Bee Winnersexpand

Brain Bee Winners
Congratulations to Secondary 4 student Firoza Lussier who won McGill’s Brain Bee competition, and bravo to Evelyn Macdonald and Sarina Lalla who came in 2nd and 4th!
Thirty-two students from six Montreal area high schools were quizzed about synapses, axons and other cerebral facts in the international scientific contest held at the Montreal Neurological Institute on February 21st.  Firoza will go on to the Canadian National Brain Bee at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON in May. The national winner will travel to Vienna or Hawaii for the International Brain Bee.
The Brain Bee is a bilingual event where contestants answer questions about the brain and the nervous system, including such diverse topics as memory, sleep, emotion, perception, stress, aging, brain-imaging, neurology, genetics, and brain disease. The competition begins with a written neuroanatomy quiz followed by a round of questions. The top six contestants compete in the final round. ...

Villa Maria : A School in Action expand

The Villa Maria WE Day Committee which once started out with twenty students has now grown to sixty members. On February 29, 2012, fifty students participated in the WE Day Event which took place at Montreal’s St. Denis Theatre to inspire and celebrate the youth movement for global change. The event included musical artists and guest speakers such as Jesse Jackson, Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, Martin Sheen, Shawn Desman and Nikki Yanofsky. Villa Maria has become a true “School in Action”, inspiring its students to care about social justice and providing the practical tools to turn that inspiration into action inside and outside the school. Recent events include the Talent Show, Arts+, Christmas Baskets, Walkathons, the Anti-Bullying Campaign and the humanitarian trips encouraging the movement of “youth helping youth”. In particular, the Christmas Basket drive in which one hundred and fifty boxes of food were collected from students in all grades and given to various organizations including the Centre des Femmes, St. Monica’s Parish, St. Gabriel’s Parish, Nazareth House, and the Missionary Sisters of Charity, helped to feed over twenty-three families. Nadia Martone, Pastoral Animator, expresses her pride with this achievement, “My favourite memory of this past Christmas will be standing in the hallway in the E wing in awe as I looked at the many boxes stacked up, filled with love and generosity….and I realized that we are surrounded by the greatest gift of all every day, the spirit of goodness and kindness and love that lives in all of us at Villa”! Another successful event at school was the 24-hour Vow of Silence taken in solidarity with children who are silenced by poverty, disease, and exploitation. Students took a full day reprieve from talking, texting and all social media to bring awareness to the children who do not have the ability to voice their basic rights. ...

Villa Maria Students Visit Chinaexpand

On June 30, 2010, seven Villa Maria students from Secondary 3 and 4 embarked on an unforgettable two-week voyage to China with Social Studies Teacher Janet Lewis ’96 and Mathematics Teacher Jennifer Wyse ’96. They toured the ancient cities of Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Hong Kong. For two weeks, they were immersed in history, touring the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven Park, the Great Wall of China, and the newer Olympic buildings in Beijing. In Xi’an they visited the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum, and the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses. In Shanghai, a city known for finance and commerce, they visited the Shanghai World Financial Center. Finally, reaching Hong Kong, known for its expansive skyline, sites to be seen included Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Harbour, Stanley Market and Lantau Island. During their time in China, they were subject to dizzying heights and offered much-appreciated foot messages. They sharpened their bargaining skills and enjoyed the bird, flower and goldfish markets. They investigated the culture by foot, rickshaw and sampan transport, viewed an acrobatic show and historical monuments, tasted mouth-watering food, learned how to speak a little Mandarin, and embraced this magnificent trip, creating treasured memories and friendships. Miss Lewis remarked, “The students enjoyed every single day, and we saw friendships grow between girls who had not really known each other before. I think I speak for all of us when I say that the Buddhist Temples were a highlight, as were the Great Wall and Hong Kong. Though the girls were amazed at many of the differences: the food, the traffic, the language, the living space, the bargaining, the toilets, they were also a little shocked that some aspects of Chinese life and society were not that different from our own.” In conclusion, Miss Wyse said, “We learned a little bit of Mandarin: “yes”, “no”, “thank you”, “I love you” and “watermelon”. We are going to have to go back to China to practice. I don’t think there would be any complaints from the students. Most wanted to stay longer and so did their teachers!” Other wonderful trips are offered to the students of Villa Maria: Secondary 4 and 5 students traveled to Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels and England in February, Secondary 4 and 5 students will visit New York City in April, and a trip to Ecuador is planned for June. ...

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Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • Career planning
  • Community service
  • Mentorship Program

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Tutoring


  • Acting
  • Choral Music
  • Composition
  • Directing
  • Drawing
  • Graphic design
  • Music history
  • Music Theatre/Opera
  • Music theory
  • Orchestra
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Recording
  • Voice/Vocal/Singing

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Classics
  • Creative writing
  • Ethics
  • Public speaking


  • English
  • French

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Computer science
  • Robotics

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Community Service
  • Environmental Club
  • School newspaper
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook


  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drama Club
  • Photography


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Running
  • Running
  • Ski/Snowboard club
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

    Moral Development

  • Whole Child

    Admissions & Finances

  • Bursaries
  • Entrance exams
  • Financial aid
  • Scholarships
  • Sibling discounts

    Religious Affiliation

  • Roman Catholic

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  • The Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS) Associations
  • La Federation des etablissements d'enseignement prives (FEEP) Associations

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