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St. John Villa Academy is pleased to announce the honorees for our 94th Anniversary Celebration. The event is being held on Friday, May 4 at the Excelsior Grand on Staten Island. We hope you will join us in recognizing the following individuals who have made a difference in the lives of our students and the Staten Island Community:

Eugenia Simione '60 Perrotta
The St. Alfonso Maria Fusco Award

Christine Dragula '92 Wonica and Thomas Wonica
The Spirit of the Academy Award

Catherine Parisi '71 '75 Raimondi and Carmine Raimondi
The Lifetime Legacy Award

Tanya Nicklous '96 Glassman and Adam Glassman
The Spotlight on Villa Award

Michael Pinto
The Villa and Community Award

Dr. Fran Curcio, Ph.D.
The Sisters of St. John the Baptist Humanitarian Award

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends of St John Villa Academy

It is almost 2 weeks ago, that we, the Sisters of St. John the Baptist, sadly announced the closure of its schools, St. John Villa Academy High School and St John Villa Academy Elementary School as of June 2018.

We are aware that many people were stunned and shocked by this news and offering all kinds of solutions to preserving the schools.

Three fundamental reasons were given for this closure:

• The diminishment of our Sister personnel to staff the schools.
• The changing demographics of Staten Island which is causing a decline of enrollment in our schools.
• The continual investment in aging buildings and infrastructure.

We have arranged meetings with you to explain more fully these 3 major reasons for the closure. On behalf of the Sisters, I hope you will be present to hear our part of the story so that you may fully understand the need for our decision.

As People of Faith we read in the Scriptures:

“There is an appointed time for everything and
a time for every affair under the heavens.
A time to be born and a time to die,
A time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.
A time to weep, and a time to build.
A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to be silent and a time to speak…”

We, the Sisters, are grateful for the Lord’s blessings over these 94 years of service to the children and youth of Staten Island. We continue to trust in God, believing that all the good done at Villa cannot be undone but will continue through each of you, to bear fruit into the future.


Sr. Claudette Jaszczynski, C.S.JB & Sisters
Provincial Superior

Urgent letter to all SJVA School Families

Press Release

Congratulations to Sr. Madeleine on being awarded the St. Genesius Award at the Minty Awards Ceremony on Jan. 11th.

It recognizes "her time on the St. John Villa stage and her boundless support and unwavering enthusiasm for the Performing Arts." It is well deserved....thank you for sharing your spirit with us all.