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Welcome to a place where healing meets learning.

One of the highlights of St. Joseph’s Villa is our sprawling 82-acre campus. It is one our most distinctive features and most valuable resources in fulfilling our mission.

With a therapeutic garden, two playgrounds, athletic fields, walking paths, and plenty of green space, there’s always something to do outside. Both students and staff use our outdoor spaces daily to get exercise, enjoy the quiet, and experience nature. It’s not uncommon to see students transitioning outdoors between activities in their day. Time spent in nature enhances children’s physical and mental health by providing opportunities for exploration, curiosity, imagination, reasoning, and problem solving. These skills collectively play a large role in cognitive, emotional, and social development.

Beyond education and therapy, our campus is a community—a family of individuals who understand the importance of connection. Here, relationships are nurtured, and a strong support network is forged as we strive to foster a sense of belonging.

We are continually adapting our campus to maximize its benefit to children and families, whether it’s adding a sensory outdoor space, a garden to grow fresh vegetables that students can take home, or outdoor classroom spaces.

To arrange a personal campus tour, please call our Development Office at 804-553-3220.

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