Wildcat Traditions

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In addition to providing students with a challenging and global education, we also offer many fun activities for them to enjoy. From Homecoming to the Winter Dance to Prom, students have many opportunities to attend dances with their friends and classmates throughout their high school experience. As a boarding school with students from all over the world, we make it a priority for all students to learn about each other's cultures. As a small Catholic school, we offer students many opportunities to make their high school experience memorable.

Wildcat Day

Wildcat Day at Villanova Preparatory School is an annual extravaganza that embodies the vibrant spirit and unity of our community. Rooted in tradition since the 1970s, this day-long celebration brings together our entire school family, from students and faculty to alumni and families. Divided into ten enthusiastic "packs," we participate in a wide array of sports competitions, beginning with spirited relay races and creative skits presented by each pack. The day unfolds with intense rounds of volleyball, soccer, capture the flag, ultimate frisbee, and even intertube water polo.

As the sun sets, the festivities continue with a delicious BBQ and ice cream, setting the stage for the announcement of winners in various categories, including sportsmanship, spirit, and overall excellence. Wildcat Day is a powerful reminder of the enduring bonds that connect us as Wildcats, rooted in our shared commitment to integrity, compassion, and excellence. It's more than a tradition; it's a day that encapsulates the very essence of Villanova Prep, leaving us all with treasured memories and an unwavering sense of pride in being part of this extraordinary community.

Welcome Week

Freshman Welcome Week at Villanova Preparatory School is an exciting initiation for our newest students. During this special week, our freshmen and new transfers are warmly welcomed by their senior buddies, forming bonds that last throughout their high school journey. They spend the week engaging in various activities and interactive workshops, acclimating to our campus and the Villanova way of life.

As part of the week's highlights, seniors craft and decorate unique t-shirts for their freshmen buddies, with faculty voting for the best design.

The week culminates in a joyous welcome dance, open to all freshmen and new students, where they can celebrate their new beginnings together.

Freshman Welcome Week embodies our commitment to academic and personal growth, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie from day one.

International Day

International Day at Villanova Preparatory School is a vibrant celebration of our diverse global community. It's a day when our campus comes alive with a kaleidoscope of cultures, traditions, and cuisines from around the world. Students and faculty proudly showcase their international heritage, fostering cultural understanding and appreciation. Through colorful performances, interactive displays, and delicious international dishes, International Day serves as a powerful reminder that our differences are what make us stronger together. It's a day of unity, learning, and the joy of experiencing the richness of global diversity right here on our campus. International Day reflects our commitment to creating an inclusive and globally minded community where every voice is valued and celebrated.

Nova Bowl

Nova Bowl at Villanova Preparatory School is a day of intellectual and creative challenges. This beloved tradition includes an array of brain games, such as building challenges, lip-sync battles, and intellect games. Participants, comprised of students, form teams and compete enthusiastically, aiming to secure the coveted Nova Bowl award. Nova Bowl fosters camaraderie and intellectual camaraderie among our community members. It's a testament to our close-knit Villanova spirit, where unity and friendly competition are celebrated, leaving all participants with enduring memories and a shared sense of school pride. Nova Bowl represents the heart and soul of Villanova Prep, reinforcing our collective identity as Wildcats, bound by a strong sense of belonging and a deep passion for our school's traditions.

Service Day

Service Day at Villanova Preparatory School is a profound expression of our commitment to serving others and making a positive impact on the world. On this special day, our students, faculty, and staff set aside their regular schedules to dedicate their time and energy to various community service projects. From volunteering at local shelters and environmental conservation efforts to organizing food drives and educational initiatives, Service Day exemplifies our belief in the power of collective action to effect change. It's a day when our school community comes together, not only to give back but also to gain valuable life experiences and a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by others. Service Day reinforces the core values of compassion, empathy, and social responsibility that lie at the heart of our Villanova education, preparing our students to be caring and engaged citizens of the world.