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Visitation Academy is an independent, Catholic school offering a coeducational early childhood program and an all-girls environment in Grades 1-12

The Lower School educates Toddler- through Kindergarten-aged boys and girls in the Montessori method while also providing the area’s only all-girls program in Grades 1-5

Rooted in Visitation Academy's strong tradition of academic excellence, the Middle School provides a challenging, exploratory, integrative and relevant curriculum focused on the unique needs of girls in Grades 6-8.
 
The Upper School offers a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum for young women in Grades 9-12. In a welcoming community that emphasizes personal attention, students join in the Academy’s rich tradition while also learning to “Live Jesus” in their everyday lives. 
 

Enrollment


Total enrollment 640 students: 120 in Grades Toddler-5;  153 in Grades 6-8; and 367 in Grades 7-12. The Academy places a strong emphasis on personal attention and offers a student/teacher ratio of 9:1.  Our average classroom size is 16 students.

Viz Graduates


The Class of 2014 at Visitation Academy included 93 students and boasted 100 percent acceptance into four-year colleges and universities. Thirty-eight percent of the class scored a 31 or higher on the ACT, qualifying for funding from the Missouri Bright Flight scholarship program. The graduating class' average ACT score was a 29. Collectively, the class earned a four-year value of more than $18.7 million in scholarships and donated more than 15,410 hours of apostolic service to the greater community. Nine percent earned recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Accreditation, Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Montessori Society
  • Missouri Montessori Association
  • North Central Association
  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
  • National Catholic Education Association
  • Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL)
  • National Association of Independent Schools

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