Villanova Initiative for Engaging Women at Villanova University

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The mission of VIEW is to prepare Philadelphia public high school girls for admission to and success in College immediately upon graduation from high school.  The students pursue a program of intense academic achievement in English, Mathematics, Global Citzenship, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Business and Visual Literacy.  The program is enhanced by use of advanced computer and information skills and exposure to a continuing program of cultural enrichment.

VIEW is a three year, 10 month enrichment and development program with two major components:

School Year Program
SAT Prep Classes, Monthly Lunch and Learns, Freshman Meet and Greet, Sophomore Leadership Workshop, Junior Personal and Professional Development Workshop 

Summer Program
Two week residential component at Villanova University for each of the three summers again focusing on a rigorous curriculum that encompasses academic enrichment and college prep coupled with social and personal study skills. 

Taken together, these two components support achievement while also familiarizing students with the demands of college life. Small classes (no larger than 20) and a counselor ratio of 6 students to 1 provide the support necessary for individual attention. 

The mentoring program connects students to VIEW on a daily basis throughout the school year.  VIEW students and staff know well the slogan: You will not get lost at VIEW.


Monday - Friday,  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dougherty Hall, Room 102

Nicole Davis
PHONE:  610.519.4075         •        FAX: 610.519.7758

Important Dates

May 3
Water Station @ Broad & Callowhill

June 22 - July 3
On Line Application
due May 22

Spotlight On....

Kim Ly
Congratulations to Kim on her award as the Best of Class 2014 by Channel 6 ABC. In addition she was Valedictorian of the class of 2014 Academy of Palumbo.

Deja Gilbert
Congratulations to Deja, who was named a 2014 Student Achiever by the Philadelphia Tribune.

Chinonyerem (Noye) Enwereji
Congratulations to Noye. She was named a 2014 Student Achiever by the Philadelphia Tribune.