Admissions

Tuition and Financial Aid

An Investment that Lasts a Lifetime

Visitation Academy is committed to enrolling academically-driven, mission-appropriate students. We award over $1,000,000 in tuition assistance each year, with one in every five families receiving some form of assistance.
 
Viz supports our families in whatever way we can, especially now as our community is facing new challenges presented by COVID-19. We are one community, and we are in this together! 
 
The lifelong impact and value of a Viz education cannot be measured. If you feel that Visitation Academy is the best choice for your child, don’t let financial need stop you from applying. Instead, please review the information contained under Tuition Assistance and/or contact Mrs. Sherry Williams, Director of Finance and Operations, at swilliams@visitationacademy.org to discuss how you can afford a Viz education.
Please note that tuition for full-day Montessori, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-12 includes fees. Books and the laptop lease for Grades 6-12 are not included in tuition.

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  • Montessori Toddlers (2-Year Olds)

    2 Half Days
    $4,640
    2 Full Days
    $7,160
    3 Half Days
    $6,960
    3 Full Days
    $10,735
    2 Full Days/3 Half Days
    $14,120
    3 Full Days/2 Half Days
    $15,380
    5 Half Days
    $11,595
    5 Full Days
    $17,895
  • Montessori Pre-K (3-5-Year Olds)

    5 Half Days
    $11,595
    5 Full Days
    $17,895
  • Montessori Kindergarten

    5 Full Days
    $17,895
  • Lower School (Grades 1-5)

    $17,895
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)

    $20,905
  • Upper School (Grades 9-12)

    $22,555

Living Our Mission

Visitation Academy is a community that exists to educate children and young women and to receive and share Jesus as Mary did in her visitation to Elizabeth. To this end, we are happy to offer tuition assistance for full-time enrollment to families who would not otherwise be able to afford the full cost of a Viz education. Tuition assistance is funded by both our operating budget and generous contributions from the Viz community and is based on demonstrated need and availability of funds, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability.
 
Viz uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process tuition assistance applications and provide preliminary data relative to each family's financial need.

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  • Ready to apply for Tuition Assistance? Click here.

    Visit https://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents/ and complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Visitation Academy’s school code is 1093; the PFS must be completed by January 31, 2021. Late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list.
     
    Please upload your 2019 IRS Form 1040 income tax return into the SSS portal (including all related schedules and W-2s). Similarly, please also upload your 2020 IRS Form 1040 income tax return and all related schedules when completed.
     
    If you prefer to mail directly to SSS, please send your IRS Form 1040 income tax return and all related schedules, including the “Required Documents” cover sheet, when completed to:
     
    School and Student Services
    P.O. Box 449
    Randolph, MA 02368-0449
     
    Tuition assistance awards are contingent upon your providing the required tax documents. Award letters will be mailed to returning students no later than mid-February 2021, and to new students with their letters of admission.
     
    Please contact Eileen Ruma at 314-625-9297 or eruma@visitationacademy.org with questions about the application process for tuition assistance.
Supporting our Community through COVID-19: New Financial Assistance Options
We know that some of our current and new families have been adversely impacted by recent events. We have taken several action steps to help those in our community in need of tuition assistance to the fullest extent possible. Please reach out. We are here to help.
  • If you are currently receiving tuition assistance and your financial circumstances have changed as a result of COVID-19, you may update your financial aid application for the 2020/2021 school year.
  • If you are not currently receiving tuition assistance and your financial circumstances have changed as a result of COVID-19, you may apply for financial aid for the 2020/2021 school year.
Contact Mrs. Sherry Williams, Director of Finance and Operations, at swilliams@visitationacademy.org with any questions in regard to tuition assistance. Every request for tuition assistance is being addressed promptly and is strictly confidential.

Explore Potential Scholarship Opportunities

Viz offers the following scholarship opportunities to qualified students.

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  • St. Jane de Chantal Legacy Scholarship

    A limited number of St. Jane de Chantal Legacy Scholarships, in the amount of $4,000 each, are available for qualified new students attending Visitation Academy. The applicant must be enrolled full-time and the applicant’s mother, grandmother and/or aunt must be a Visitation Academy of St. Louis graduate.
     
    Students wishing to be considered for the St. Jane de Chantal Legacy Scholarship must apply for tuition assistance as described in the Tuition Assistance page and must complete the scholarship application by December 31. All aspects of a student’s academic record and admission file are taken into consideration, including official transcripts, standardized testing, and teacher recommendations. The St. Jane de Chantal Legacy Scholarship is renewable as long as the student remains in good standing.
     
    Please contact Sharon Spellman, Director of Admission, at 314-625-9102 or sspellman@visitationacademy.org with questions regarding the St. Jane de Chantal Legacy Scholarship.

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  • Lower School Family Mission Scholarship

    A limited number of Family Mission Scholarships, in the amount of $4,000 each, are available for qualified new students attending the Lower School at Visitation Academy. Students must be enrolled full-time in our Toddler – grade 5 program.
     
    Families wishing to be considered for the Lower School Family Mission Scholarship must apply for tuition assistance as described in the section above, Tuition Assistance, and must complete the scholarship application by December 31.
     
    Please contact Stephanie Dolan, Director of Enrollment and Lower School Admissions, at 314-625-9266 or sdolan@visitationacademy.org with questions regarding the Lower School Family Mission Scholarship.

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  • Beyond Sunday Scholarships

    Beyond Sunday scholarship programs are available from the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri. Families with students in Archdiocesan, parish, and private Catholic schools are eligible to apply for both the K-8 and the 9-12 programs.
     
    More information is available at www.rcfstl.org/beyond-sunday/education-fund/ and any questions should be directed to the Roman Catholic Foundation.
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