School ProfileVisitation 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 1-6.
The Upper School offers a rigorous, six-year college preparatory curriculum for young women in Grades 7-12. 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.
Total enrollment (as of May 2012) is 627 students: 171 in Grades Toddler-6 and 456 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.
The Class of 2012 at Visitation Academy included 71 students and boasted 100 percent acceptance into four-year colleges and universities. Thirty-nine percent of the class scored a 30 or higher on the ACT and 31% qualified for funding from the Missouri Bright Flight scholarship program. For the sixth consecutive year at Visitation, the graduating class' average ACT score was a 29. Collectively, the class earned a four-year value of more than $12.2 million in scholarships and donated more than 12,410 hours of apostolic service to the greater community. Eleven 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