Admissions

How to Apply

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A student who values academic excellence balanced with a well-rounded, school-life experience will thrive at Visitation Academy. Viz students want to be challenged, both academically and personally, and partner with faculty across all departments to explore and expand individual areas of academic, spiritual, and extracurricular interest, broadening their knowledge and experience base to reach their fullest potential. Viz students are poised, intelligent, and self- assured, positioned for success in the classroom, in college, and in life.

Viz students are part of a close-knit school community that promotes collaboration, creativity, and the free-flowing exchange of ideas and allows students to, “Be who you are and be that well.” Our student body is drawn from the Catholic elementary schools and public junior high schools, and from many zip codes in the St. Louis metropolitan area, on both sides of the river. Viz welcomes families of all faiths, which contributes to the richness and diversity of the Visitation Academy community.

The admission process gives both parties the opportunity to explore each other’s needs; our utmost concern is for the student and finding the right fit for her/his success. Please select the age group that pertains to your family to learn what is required during the admission process.

Lower School Admission Process (Toddler – Grade 5)

  • Application Deadline: January 29, 2021
  • Decision Letters Mailed and Rolling Admission Begins: March 12, 2021
  • Enrollment Contracts Due: April 2, 2021

Montessori Application Process

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Complete a Request for Information Form

    Complete our Request for More Information Form to make sure you are notified of events and opportunities to learn more about Visitation Academy.
  • Step 2: Submit an Application

    Applications are submitted online through the Viz Portal. If this is your first time logging in, please click here, then choose “forgot your login?” and follow the instructions to retrieve your username and choose a password to create your account. If you have any trouble logging in, please contact Heather Miller at (314) 625-9103 or hmiller@visitationacademy.org.
  • Step 3: Submit a Transcript Release Form and Teacher Recommendation

    Please sign and submit the Transcript Release form available here to your child’s school, if applicable. The school will send Viz your child’s information. Please access your child’s admission checklist on the Viz Portal to request a teacher recommendation.
  • Step 4: Schedule an Interaction

    After your application is submitted, the admission office will contact you to schedule an interaction with one of our Montessori teachers.

    If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Heather Miller, Admission Coordinator, at (314) 625-9103 or hmiller@visitationacademy.org.
  • Step 5: (Optional) Tuition Assistance Assessment

    Visitation Academy is happy to provide an estimate of tuition assistance for only full-time Montessori enrollment in advance of the application process. We understand that this may be helpful in your decision. If you feel your financial situation warrants, we encourage you to apply online for tuition assistance prior to December 1. Doing so will allow Visitation Academy to review your tuition assistance application early.

    We strive to make the tuition assistance application process comfortable for our families, and please know that your application is confidential. We use School and Student Services (SSS) to process tuition assistance applications and provide preliminary data relative to your family’s financial need. To apply, visit https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal to complete your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The SSS portal is opened and Visitation Academy’s school code is 1093. If you do not choose to complete your on-line application by December 1, then you should complete it no later than January 31, 2021. Late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list.

    Please upload or mail a copy of your 2019 IRS Form 1040 income tax return (including all related schedules and W-2’s) directly to School and Student Services, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449 (along with the “Required Documents” cover sheet). Similarly, please also upload or mail a copy of your 2020 IRS Form 1040 income tax return and all related schedules when completed. Tuition assistance awards are contingent upon you providing the required tax documents to this address.

    ***please note to make sure you are entering information into the 2021-2022 SSS form.

Grade 1 - Grade 5 Application Process

List of 4 items.

  • Step 1: Complete a Request for More Information Form

    Complete our Request for More Information Form to make sure you are notified of events and opportunities to learn more about Visitation Academy.
  • Step 2: Submit an Application

    Applications are submitted online through the Viz Portal. If this is your first time logging in, please click here, then choose “forgot your login?” and follow the instructions to retrieve your username and choose a password to create your account. If you have any trouble logging in, please contact Heather Miller, Admissions Coordinator, at (314) 625-9103 or hmiller@visitationacademy.org.
  • Step 3: Submit a Transcript Release Form and Teacher Recommendation

    Please sign and submit the Transcript Release form available here to your daughter’s school. The school will send Viz your daughter’s official transcripts, test scores, and information from the past three years, if applicable. Please access your daughter’s admission checklist on the Viz Portal to request a teacher recommendation.
  • Step 4: (Optional) Tuition Assistance Assessment

    Visitation Academy is happy to provide an estimate of tuition assistance in advance of the application process. We understand that this may be helpful in your decision. If you feel your financial situation warrants, we encourage you to apply online for tuition assistance prior to December 1. Doing so will allow Visitation Academy to review your tuition assistance application early.

    We strive to make the tuition assistance application process comfortable for our families, and please know that your application is confidential. We use School and Student Services (SSS) to process tuition assistance applications and provide preliminary data relative to your family’s financial need. To apply, visit https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal to complete your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The SSS portal is open and Visitation Academy’s school code is 1093. If you do not choose to complete your on-line application by December 1, then you should complete it no later than January 31, 2021. Late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list.

    Please upload or mail a copy of your 2019 IRS Form 1040 income tax return (including all related schedules and W-2’s) directly to School and Student Services, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449 (along with the “Required Documents” cover sheet). Similarly, please also upload or mail a copy of your 2020 IRS Form 1040 income tax return and all related schedules when completed. Tuition assistance awards are contingent upon you providing the required tax documents to this address.

    ***please note to make sure you are entering information into the 2021-2022 SSS form.

Middle School Admissions Process

  • Application Deadline: January 14, 2021
  • Decision Letters Mailed and Rolling Admission Begins: March 12, 2021
  • Enrollment Contracts Due: April 2, 2021

Middle School Application Process

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Complete a Request For More Information Form

    Complete our Request for More Information Form to make sure you are notified of events and opportunities to learn more about Visitation Academy. You may also view a list of our admissions events by clicking here.
  • Step 2: Submit an Application

    Applications are submitted online through the Viz Portal. If this is your first time logging in, please click here, then choose “forgot your login?” and follow the instructions to retrieve your username and choose a password to create your account. If you have any trouble logging in, please contact Heather Miller at (314) 625-9103 or hmiller@visitationacademy.org.

    Viz also accepts applications through the Standard Application Online (SAO). If applicants are applying to more than one school or it is more convenient for you to apply through SAO, please click here.
  • Step 3: Submit a Transcript Release Form and Teacher Recommendation

    Please sign and submit the Transcript Release form available here to your daughter’s school. The school will send Viz your daughter’s official transcripts, test scores, and information from the past three years. Please access your daughter’s admission checklist on the Viz Portal to request a math and English teacher recommendation.

    Standardized Testing:

    Viz no longer requires the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) for middle school applicants. We do require standardized tests like ITBS, MAPS, or ERB. If your daughter has not taken one of these, or you would like to take the SSAT, please visit ssat.org to register. SSAT scores can be sent directly to Viz by entering Visitation Academy as a recipient.
  • Step 4: Schedule a Family Meeting

    You will receive an invitation in January, after your application is submitted, to self-schedule your family meeting with a member of our Admission team.
  • Step 5 (Optional): Tuition Assistance Assessment

    Visitation Academy is happy to provide an estimate of tuition assistance in advance of the application process. We understand that this may be helpful in your decision. If you feel your financial situation warrants, we encourage you to apply online for tuition assistance prior to December 1. Doing so will allow Visitation Academy to review your tuition assistance application early.

    We strive to make the tuition assistance application process comfortable for our families, and please know that your application is confidential. We use School and Student Services (SSS) to process tuition assistance applications and provide preliminary data relative to your family’s financial need. To apply, visit https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal to complete your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The SSS portal is open and Visitation Academy’s school code is 1093. If you do not choose to complete your on-line application by December 1, then you should complete it no later than December 31, 2020. Late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list.

    Please upload or mail a copy of your 2019 IRS Form 1040 income tax return (including all related schedules and W-2’s) directly to School and Student Services, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449 (along with the “Required Documents” cover sheet). Similarly, please also upload or mail a copy of your 2020 IRS Form 1040 income tax return and all related schedules when completed. Tuition assistance awards are contingent upon you providing the required tax documents to this address.

    ***please note to make sure you are entering information into the 2021-2022 SSS form.

9th Grade Admissions Process

  • St. Louis Archdiocesan Application Deadline: November 16, 2020
  • Viz Application Supplement Deadline: December 7, 2020
  • Decision Letters Mailed: February 5, 2021
  • Enrollment Contracts Due: February 26, 2021

9th Grade Application Process

List of 4 items.

  • Step 1: Complete a Request For More Information Form

    Complete our Request for More Information Form to make sure you are notified of events and opportunities to learn more about Visitation Academy. You may also view a list of our admissions events by clicking here.

    After your Request for More Information Form has been processed, you will receive a system-generated email giving you a username to login to the Viz Portal to view your application checklist.
  • Step 2: Submit an Application

    All 9th grade applicants will complete the St. Louis Archdiocesan application open from October 12 – November 16, 2020. Please click here to access the St. Louis Archdiocesan application due on November 16, 2020.
     
    If choosing Viz as your 1st choice school, you will also complete the Viz Application Supplement found in your progress checklist on the Viz Portal. Please click here to access the Portal. If this is your first time logging in, click on “forgot your login?” and follow the instructions to retrieve your username and password. If you have any trouble logging in, please contact Heather Miller, Admissions Coordinator, at (314) 625-9103 or hmiller@visitationacademy.org.
     
    The St. Louis Archdiocesan Application acts as a Transcript Release Form. Visitation Academy requires report cards and standardized test scores from the past two school years and the current school year. If applying from a school outside the St. Louis Archdiocese, your printed Archdiocesan application will need to be submitted to your current school and will act as your Transcript Release Form.
  • Step 3: Schedule Your Family Meeting

    Shortly after the December 7th Viz Application Supplement deadline, you will see a link on your application checklist on the Viz Portal to schedule your Family Meeting with a member of our Admission team. Meetings will take place in December and January.

    Admission acceptance letters will be mailed to families on Friday, February 5, 2021.
  • Step 4: (Optional) Tuition Assistance Assessment

    Visitation Academy is happy to provide an estimate of tuition assistance in advance of the application process. We realize that the Archdiocesan application to select a 1st choice high school is due November 16. Visitation Academy also understands that an estimate of tuition assistance in advance of this might be helpful in your decision. If you feel your financial situation warrants, we encourage you to apply online for tuition assistance between October 2 and November 2. Doing so will allow Visitation Academy to review your tuition assistance application early, so that we can provide you with an estimated range of tuition assistance prior to November 16, when your daughter’s 1st choice high school form is due.

    We strive to make the tuition assistance application process comfortable for our families, and please know that your application is confidential. We use School and Student Services (SSS) to process tuition assistance applications and provide preliminary data relative to your family’s financial need. To apply, visit https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal to complete your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The SSS portal is open and Visitation Academy’s school code is 1093. If you do not choose to complete your on-line application by December 1, then you should complete it no later than December 31, 2020. Late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list.

    Please upload or mail a copy of your 2019 IRS Form 1040 income tax return (including all related schedules and W-2’s) directly to School and Student Services, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449 (along with the “Required Documents” cover sheet). Similarly, please also upload or mail a copy of your 2020 IRS Form 1040 income tax return and all related schedules when completed. Tuition assistance awards are contingent upon you providing the required tax documents to this address.

    ***please note to make sure you are entering information into the 2021-2022 SSS form.

10th - 12th Grade Admissions Process

  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2021
  • Decision Letters Mailed and Rolling Admission Begins: March 12, 2021
  • Enrollment Contracts Due: April 2, 2021

10th - 12th Grade Application Process

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Schedule a Viz-It Day

    Come Viz-it us for a day to get a good sense of what it’s like to be a Vivette. Viz-it Days begin at 7:50 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. On Mondays, Viz-its begin at 8:50 a.m. Please contact the Admission Office to set up a Viz-it at (314) 625-9102. We will accommodate your request the best we can. Please note that Middle School Viz-it Days from October 8 through November 16 are only available on Mondays and Thursdays. Parents are encouraged to attend the group parent meeting on the day of your daughter’s Viz-it. The meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. If you are not able to attend, but would like to, we are happy to schedule a more convenient time.
  • Step 2: Submit an Application

    Applications are submitted online through the Viz Portal. If this is your first time logging in, please click here, then choose “forgot your login?” and follow the instructions to retrieve your username and choose a password to create your account. If you have any trouble logging in, please contact Heather Miller at (314) 625-9103 or hmiller@visitationacademy.org.
  • Step 3: Submit a Transcript Release Form and Teacher Recommendation

    Please sign and submit the Transcript Release form available here to your daughter’s school. The school will send Viz your daughter’s official transcripts, test scores, and information from the past three years. Please access your daughter’s admission checklist on the Viz Portal to request math and English teacher recommendations.
  • Step 4: Schedule a Family Meeting

    After you’ve applied, you will see a link on your application checklist on the Viz Portal to schedule your Family Meeting with a member of our Admission team.
  • Step 5 (Optional): Tuition Assistance Assessment

    Visitation Academy is happy to provide an estimate of tuition assistance in advance of the application process. We understand that this may be helpful in your decision. If you feel your financial situation warrants, we encourage you to apply online for tuition assistance prior to December 1. Doing so will allow Visitation Academy to review your tuition assistance application early.

    We strive to make the tuition assistance application process comfortable for our families, and please know that your application is confidential. We use School and Student Services (SSS) to process tuition assistance applications and provide preliminary data relative to your family’s financial need. To apply, visit https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal to complete your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The SSS portal is open and Visitation Academy’s school code is 1093. If you do not choose to complete your on-line application by December 1, then you should complete it no later than December 31, 2020. Late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list.

    Please upload or mail a copy of your 2019 IRS Form 1040 income tax return (including all related schedules and W-2’s) directly to School and Student Services, P.O. Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449 (along with the “Required Documents” cover sheet). Similarly, please also upload or mail a copy of your 2020 IRS Form 1040 income tax return and all related schedules when completed. Tuition assistance awards are contingent upon you providing the required tax documents to this address.

    ***please note to make sure you are entering information into the 2021-2022 SSS form.
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