Admissions

Tuition and Tuition Assistance

An Investment that Lasts a Lifetime
Visitation Academy is committed to enrolling academically-driven, mission-appropriate students. We award over $1,100,000 in tuition assistance each year, with one in every five families receiving some form of assistance.
 
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, Chief Financial Officer, at swilliams@visitationacademy.org to discuss how you can afford a Viz education.
Please note that the 2022-2023 tuition rates below for full-day Montessori, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-12 include 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 (T/Th)
    $4,850
    2 Full Days (T/Th)
    $7,480
    3 Half Days (M/W/F)
    $7,270
    3 Full Days (M/W/F)
    $11,220
    2 Full Days/3 Half Days
    $14,755
    3 Full Days/2 Half Days
    $16,070
    5 Half Days
    $12,120
    5 Full Days
    $18,700
  • Montessori Pre-K (3-5-Year Olds)

    5 Half Days
    $12,120
    5 Full Days
    $18,700
  • Montessori Kindergarten

    5 Full Days
    $18,700
  • Lower School (Grades 1-5)

    $18,700
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)

    $21,845
  • Upper School (Grades 9-12)

    $23,570

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://sssandtadsfa.force.com/familyportal and complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The SSS portal opens October 1 and Visitation Academy’s school code is 1093; the PFS must be completed by December 31, 2022. Late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list.
     
    Please upload your 2021 IRS Form 1040 income tax return into the SSS portal (including all related schedules and W-2s). Similarly, please also upload your 2022 IRS Form 1040 income tax return and all related schedules when completed.
     
    Tuition assistance awards are contingent upon your providing the required tax documents. Award letters will be mailed to returning students in February 2023, 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.

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.
  • MOScholars

    The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF) is pleased to announce that the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office has approved TTEF as an Educational Assistance Organization (EAO) for the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program: MOScholars.

    This means that as of July 1, 2022, TTEF may receive qualified contributions from individuals and businesses to establish MOScholars scholarship accounts for qualified Missouri students.

    TTEF asks families interested in the scholarship to take a 5-minute prequalification survey at ttef-stl.org/moscholars to see if they are eligible for this scholarship. All eligible families will receive a notification when the official application opens.
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