Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

Villanova's college prep curriculum offers a breadth of opportunities to foster the intellectual achievement of each student.  Small class size and highly qualified and dedicated faculty encourage academic excellence.  Although the curriculum is rigorous, students view Villanova as a friendly and engaging place. Teachers are available daily for after school tutoring and welcome the opportunity to offer academic support.  An iPad program allows technology to be integrated throughout  the curriculum.  In all curriculum areas lessons are designed to provide active learning and personal responsibility in developing the interests and skills to be a life-long learner. 

Villanova operates on the semester system and students take seven courses each year. As an International Baccalaureate World School, Villanova is authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme.   In addition to IB diploma courses twelve Advanced Placement or Honors courses are available to students and more than 80 percent receive college credit. 

The course of study includes the following requirements:

  • Religion 4 units
  • English 4 units
  • Mathematics 3 units (4 recommended)
  • Foreign Language 3 units (or completion of 3rd level) of the same language
  • Science 3 units (4 recommended)
  • Social Science 3 units
  • Fine Arts 1 unit
  • P.E. 0.5 units
  • Health 0.5 units
  • Electives 5 units
  • Community Service Meet yearly requirements

• For more information on courses, please download the Course Catalog.