Welcome to St. Thomas of Villanova College. Villanova College is an independent, Catholic school committed to the Augustinian values of veritas, unitas, and caritas; meaning truth, unity, and love. Since our founding in 1999, and with the blessing of the Archdiocese of Toronto, the School’s tradition has been to prepare young men and women for university studies, for leadership, and for life.
Villanova College educates its students in a caring environment, focused on academics while maintaining balance between spirituality, arts, athletics, and Christian service activities. Students learn a foundation of knowledge today so that they may lead with integrity tomorrow.
Villanova College is blessed to be a tightly knit family. We challenge and support students in grades 5 through 12 as they become successful students, citizens, and leaders. The Upper School student is offered a variety of courses, the completion of which prepares the student for entrance into university. The Middle School introduces fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to a traditional liberal arts curriculum which serves as a foundation for studies in the Upper School.
Our students come to us as boys and girls on the verge of adolescence and grow into young men and young women of character and commitment. Challenge, community, care, respect, and responsibility are the recurring themes that characterize our school. Our standards are high, but a caring, dedicated faculty provide the individual attention that helps each student reach his or her potential. We are a dedicated, diverse Christian community working together to bring each student to a deeper understanding of their life and talents, which a loving God has bestowed upon them. While providing a 21st century education, the faculty and administration challenge your family to take a closer look at the Saints' experience – an experience that truly changes lives. To learn more about the VC experience explore this site, come for a visit, or contact us with any questions you might have about how we can serve your family.
Yours in Catholic Education
Paul Paradiso, Head of School
St. Thomas of Villanova College
Head of School
Paul J. Paradiso is a founder of Villanova College and has served as its Head of School since its founding in 1999. Mr. Paradiso began his teaching career at Chaminade College in 1976 and taught there for twenty-three years. In that time, he served as Department Head of Physical & Health Education and Athletic Director for fifteen years and Dean of Students for six years.
Mr. Paradiso became a member of the Augustinian Religious Order in 2010 when he was affiliated as a secular Augustinian to the Order by Prior General of the Order of St Augustine, Most Reverend Robert Prevost, O.S.A. This honour was bestowed on Mr Paradiso to recognize his work in bringing Villanova College into the world-wide family of Augustinian schools and universities, and his promotion of Augustinian values.