“We are not sure how to thank you for what has been a wonderful year for Tamir and our family. Villa Maria is a very special place and we are thrilled to have found it and to have been welcomed so openly. Tamir has grown and learned so much and we are grateful. When we are with family and friends they can’t believe the changes in Tamir.”
“Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to Marc. This year was clearly his best ever. He blossomed and matured so much, academically and socially. He was always excited to go to school, eagerly came home to complete his homework and constantly remarked on how much he loved school and his teachers…I honestly don’t know where we would be with him right now if it wasn’t for Villa Maria and the warm, nurturing and dedicated staff and faculty. ”
“Noelle came to Villa feeling sad and defeated. Two years later she is walking out with her head held high being that confident, intelligent, happy, bright, creative young lady that was waiting to come out! She has grown tremendously at Villa Maria and we will be forever grateful!”
“I’d like to thank you for everything you have done for me. I remember coming to school barely able to write a sentence, and now I’m leaving this school writing 5 page essays. I could read some; I knew the topic but didn’t understand them. The Villa teachers helped me understand and perfected it. I now can do math that I probably would have never perfected until 8th grade. I can express my ideas clearly and in front of my peers and adults. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without Villa.”
“It is with great pride and joy that I let you know that Steven has been accepted to Clark University, in Worcester, MA. Steven has proven over and over again that he will succeed. He will be graduating this June from Stamford High School with a GPA in excess of 3.5. I still believe that all of his accomplishments were achieved due to the education, remediation and support that he received while he was a student at Villa Maria. We can never thank you and all those who touched Steven’s life while he was a student at Villa Maria.”
We live in Westchester, so to have him go to Villa Maria I am in the car three hours a day. But it’s worth it, because he’s making progress and he’s so happy. There’s no other place like Villa –the ratio, the supported environment–that’s why so many people drive so far to come here. It’s an amazing place. My son is so proud and happy to be here he wears his Villa Maria uniform to church on the weekends!”
It was such a relief to find a school that has teachers who knew how to teach my child. They not only understand how to teach each child, they do it. There’s a lot of one-to-one work that goes on and there’s an intensity to the work they do here that’s very unique.”
What is most gratifying as a parent is to know that we made the right decision in choosing Villa Maria when we did. The three years our daughter spent there was well worthwhile. She needed the small group structure with attention to organization and discipline. The learning techniques to cope with new situations proved invaluable. The intense reading and writing experience under professional supervision has put her well ahead of her classmates with similar learning difficulties. But most of all I think it is the organizational skills she learned which allowed her to excel in relation to her peers. She has fond memories of Villa Maria and we, as her parents are grateful for all you have done.