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Villanova College: Parent Fact Sheet

Villanova College is an all-boys Catholic school in the Augustinian tradition, located in Coorparoo and dedicated to nurturing young men of intellect, faith, integrity, and courage.

Villanova College proudly educates a diverse student body of approximately 1,500 students. The school’s programs cater for the unique social, educational and emotional needs of boys at different stages in their development. With an understanding that engaged and connected boys are more likely to achieve their potential, a supportive and inclusive environment is created, where every boy and family can find their place within our community. The dedicated support structures and caring staff ensure that each student is known, valued and supported at every stage of their Villanova College journey. We believe that fostering strong connections is essential for student wellbeing and growth.

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Why choose Villanova College for your son?

  • Villanova College understands that each student is unique, which is why a supportive and inclusive environment is provided that enables our students to thrive both academically and personally. 
  • As a faith-based school, values of humility, community, restless search for truth and interiority is fostered, instilling a sense of social responsibility in our students. Active community engagement is encouraged, and numerous opportunities for students are provided to make a positive impact on society through service-learning initiatives and outreach programs.
  • The comprehensive wellbeing program promotes positive mental health and resilience, ensuring students are happy and ready to succeed.
  • The state-of-the-art facilities provide a stimulating learning environment, with modern classrooms, well-equipped science labs, and extensive sports and arts facilities. Whether your child is interested in sports, performing arts, or academic pursuits, Villanova College offers a diverse range of extracurricular activities and opportunities for growth, allowing students to pursue their passions and discover their talents.
  • As an Augustinian school, Villanova College is proud to be part of a religious community who have been involved in education for over 600 years, conducting schools and universities in nearly every part of the world. Villanova’s rich history and tradition are deeply embedded in our community, and this legacy is honoured by providing an excellent education that prepares students for success in all aspects of their lives, grounded in the principles of faith, service, and community.
  • A wide range of co-curricular options is provided, including Ministry, Music, Sports, and Cultural.
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How will my son get to school at Villanova College?

Given Villanova College’s excellent inner-city position in the heart of Coorparoo, there are a number of public transportation options for students. This includes access to a nearby train station and a number of suburban bus routes.

What are the school fees?

For the most up to date information on school fees at Villanova College, please visit this link.

How can I visit Villanova College?

It’s a great idea to visit the school to get an accurate idea of what student life will be like. The College regularly run Principal-led Tours. We encourage you to book a tour here. If you are unable to book a tour, we encourage you to take Villanova College’s Virtual Tour here.

For Brisbane School Open Days – click here

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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