Boarding at Villanova has a rich and vibrant history stretching back over 90 years. Villanova’s Catholic, Augustinian mission sets us apart from many boarding programs with our emphasis on Christian principles, Gospel values, and our Augustinian core values: love, truth, and unity. Resident students learn how to make ethical/moral decisions, think critically, and all in a loving, supporting environment that feels more like a family than a dormitory. Like any family, the members sometimes have conflict, make mistakes, or need help. Villanova teaches boarders how to resolve conflicts, the value of forgiveness, how to be self-advocates and where to find answers.
Villanova's loving family environment offers a place for students to share triumphs and heartaches together, develop friendships with individuals from all over the world, many of whom visit each other during school breaks and stay in contact well beyond high school. Most importantly a place to develop in mind, heart, and body. This is achieved by having a dedicated staff whose primary role is caring for the resident students, and along with the students, creating a warm environment in which all students are a priority.