The student body is small for a high school and middles school combined with just over 500 students making for a real family atmosphere as you have siblings attending both middle and high school. A part I very much enjoy and love is knowing that all our children our under the one roof with their second family V.C! The older students are always looking out for the younger ones and in turn the younger students are always looking up to the older students. Even at the end of a long week you’ll hear laughter and feel the smiles of the student body. You will always catch glimpse of siblings checking up and hugging one another infact not just the siblings, if a friends younger brother were to get hurt you can guarantee the message would be passed on.
The student body is unparalleled in its level of school spirit and unity, which is fostered by each member of Villanova's faculty and staff. The school's very motto, Unitas (Unity), Veritas (Truth), Caritas (Love), is demonstrated by staff and students everyday. I think it is hard to describe the "typical" Villanova student, as the student body is diverse in its interests and passions; however, academic fortitude and a passion for helping and supporting others are values shared and respected by other students. Most students at Villanova come from an upper-middle class background, with many students being of Italian heritage. Never once in my six years at Villanova did I witness a student being treated differently on the basis of an ethnic or socio-economic difference.