Middle School

Middle School Admission Process (Grades 6-8)


  • Applications Open: September 1, 2016
  • Application Deadline: January 17, 2017
  • Decision Letters Mailed: March 17, 2017
  • Enrollment Contracts Due: April 7, 2017

Middle School Application Checklist

Complete the SSATB’s Standard Application – the SAO – available by clicking the ISSL SAO Badge on the Visitation Academy website, www.visitationacademy.org. New applicants must create an online account (username and password) when logging into the application for the first time (note: the same account information can be used for both the SAO and SSAT Test registration). The $75 application fee must be submitted electronically at the time of the application for the application to process.

The SAO includes six sections:

Part 1 – Student Biographical Information

Part 2 – Student Essays

Part 3 – Parent Statement

Part 4 – Teacher Recommendations (Math and English both required)

You will need the name and email addresses of the teachers completing these forms at the time of application.

Part 5 – School Record and Transcript Form

Part 6 – Visitation Parent Supplement Form

The SSAT test is required for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

You will need the name and email address of your child’s guidance counselor or other school official responsible for sending transcripts at the time of application. Visitation Academy requires grades along with aptitude and achievement test scores from the past two school years and the current school year.

Schedule a Shadow Visit and Parent Meeting

All applicants are required to schedule a shadow visit which will last from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Shadow Visits may be scheduled Monday and Thursday (October 4-November 30) and Monday- Friday (January 4-January 13) Students interested in 6th grade will shadow with a member of our 6th grade class. Students interested in 7th or 8th grade will shadow with a member of our 7th grade class.

Families are required to schedule a Group Parent Meeting and are encouraged to attend their Parent Meeting for the same day as their child’s Shadow Visit.

Call 314-625-9103 to schedule the Shadow Visit and Group Parent Meeting.