Academics
Upper School

Counseling

College Acceptance: A Match to be Made; Not a Prize to be Won.

While Viz is known for academic excellence, we understand there is much more to a young woman than grades and test scores. Developing the total person intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually is the ultimate goal. Viz subscribes to a highly individualized, holistic approach to counseling, with a dedicated and accredited team of high school counselors who partner with each student throughout their high school experience.

Our counselors get to know our young women as completely as possible over the course of their years with us, gaining a profound understanding of each student’s interests, aspirations, and life goals. The Upper School Counseling Department includes five key counseling areas:
  • Academic
  • Personal/Crisis
  • College
  • Career
  • Testing
Within these areas, counselors strive to help students learn necessary coping skills with regard to personal problems and stress, develop problem solving skills, accept responsibility for consequences of their actions, realize how their actions affect others, set and pursue goals in order to develop their full potential, and to make morally sound decisions within the context of Christian tradition.

For more counseling resources and information, visit the Visitation Academy Counseling Department website.

Overview of Programs and Services

The Viz Upper School counseling team is fully invested in working with students throughout the college testing and selection process, helping them find the college that is perfectly suited to their needs and desires and one that will best prepare them for a bright future.

College Acceptances: By the Numbers

  • Average ACT Score of 28, with 23% of the Class of 2021 scoring a 31 or higher
  • Placement at a wide range of leading four-year state and private colleges and universities nationwide and around the globe
  • 68% of the Class of 2021 earned scholarships and grants with a four-year value of more than $12,178,280

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Emily Charnowski

    Emily Charnowski 08

    US Assistant Principal
    (314) 625-9123
  • Photo of Alice O'Donnell

    Alice O'Donnell 

    Counseling Administrative Assistant
    (314) 625-9141
  • Photo of Mary Bodlovich

    Mary Bodlovich 

    US Counselor
    (314) 625-9139
  • Photo of Christina Boyce

    Christina Boyce 

    US Counselor
    (314) 625-9138
  • Photo of Peggy FitzGibbon

    Peggy FitzGibbon 

    Director of Counseling
    (314) 625-9140
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