Upper School

Academic Approach

Your Future Starts Here

Viz students excel in an academic atmosphere that promotes collaboration and the free-flowing exchange of ideas. They solve problems independently through creative, critical thinking. They view the world from a global perspective and appreciate cultural diversity. They learn to express themselves clearly and in a manner that fosters respect and dignity for others. They become accomplished writers and poised public speakers.

Our unique educational philosophy, challenging curriculum, and supportive, faith-based learning environment stimulates curiosity and instills lifelong learning skills. Faculty across all departments are invested in a student-first approach, sharing a focus on the success of each and every student. Technology is seamlessly integrated into our classrooms to support instruction, but we fully understand that learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom. That is why we supplement traditional textbook and classroom learning with experiential, hands-on learning opportunities, providing the foundation necessary for success in whatever path our students choose.

Our commitment to helping students, 'Be who you are and be that well,' is evidenced in our Class of 2021, with 65 graduates attending 37 different schools in 20 states plus the District of Columbia and Scotland.

Academic Extras

  • Expanded Makerspace where students can design and build creative solutions to problems, applying critical thinking skills and using rudimentary materials
  • Hands-on entrepreneurial program providing real-world experience and expert mentorship to further a student's goals and interests
  • STEM options that teach students to think like a scientist or engineer through project-based courses including robotics and engineering yielding eight, consecutive Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering State (WYSE) state champions
  • Partnership with Priory in a joint Robotics team, RoboRebels, that competes annually in the FIRST Robotics competition
  • Computer Science electives including emerging media, which provides students hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in leadership, project management, coding, graphic design, creative writing, videography, podcasting, and photography as they work on the student-run website, Vivette Times
  • 15 college credit classes available through Saint Louis University’s 1818 Program, plus 13 Advanced Placement courses
© 2020 Visitation Academy of St. Louis County. All Rights Reserved.