Tuition & Tuition Assistance

2017 – 2018 Tuition Rates

Note that tuition for full-day Montessori, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-12 includes lunch and fees. Books and the laptop lease for Grades 6-12 are not included in tuition.

TODDLERS

  • 2 Half-Days $3,985
  • 2 Full-Days $6,394
  • 3 Half-Days $5,975
  • 3 Full-Days $9,591
  • 3 Half/2 Full-Days $12,373
  • 2 Half/3 Full-Days $13,577
  • 5 Half-Days $9,960
  • 5 Full-Days $15,985

MONTESSORI (3-5 Year Olds)

  • 5 Half-Days $9,960
  • 5 Full-Days $15,985

MONTESSORI KINDERGARTEN

  • 5 Full-Days $15,985

LOWER SCHOOL (GRADES 1-5)

  • $15,985

MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 6-8)

  • $18,565

UPPER SCHOOL (GRADES 9-12)

  • $19,985

 

TUITION & ADMISSION

Visitation Academy actively seeks a diverse student body, as we value the talents and experiences that students from a variety of socioeconomic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds bring to the classroom. We are committed to enrolling qualified students and will make every effort to meet a family’s tuition needs. We award over $900,000 in tuition assistance each year, with one in every five families receiving assistance.

If you feel that Visitation Academy is the best choice for your child, don’t let financial need stop you from applying. Instead, please contact Sherry Williams, Director of Finance and Operations, at (314) 625-9291 to discuss how you can afford a Visitation education. Please contact Sharon Conley Spellman ’89, Director of Admission, at (314) 625-9102 for more information about these programs.

 

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Visitation Academy offers tuition assistance, funded by both its operating budget and generous contributions from the Visitation community, to families who would not otherwise be able to afford the full cost of a Visitation education. Assistance is based on demonstrated need and availability of funds, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability.

Visitation uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process tuition assistance applications and provide preliminary data relative to each family’s financial need.

To apply, visit https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal and complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Visitation Academy’s school code is 1093; the PFS must be completed by December 31, 2017. Late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list.

Please upload your 2016 IRS Form 1040 income tax return into the SSS portal (including all related schedules and W-2s). Similarly, please also upload your 2017 IRS Form 1040 income tax return and all related schedules when completed.

Tuition assistance awards are contingent upon mailing the required tax documents to this address.

Award letters will be mailed to returning students no later than mid-February 2018, and to new students with their letters of admission.

Please contact Mindy Unland at (314) 625-9295 or munland@visitationacademy.org with questions about the application process for tuition assistance.

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

OPTIONAL TUITION ASSISTANCE ESTIMATE 

For 9th grade applicants:
We realize that the Archdiocesan application to select a 1st choice high school is due November 15. 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 on-line for tuition assistance between October 4 and November 1. 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 15, 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 for an estimate, please follow the instructions listed above to complete a Parents’ Financial Statement on the SSS portal.

For all other grade applicants:
Visitation Academy is happy to provide an estimate of tuition assistance in advance of the application process. We understand that this might be helpful in your decision. If you feel your financial situation warrants, we encourage you to apply on-line 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 for an estimate, please follow the instructions listed above to complete a Parents’ Financial Statement on the SSS portal.

 

Scholarships

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 section above, Tuition Assistance, and must complete the scholarship application by December 31 (view the application). 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.

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 (view the application).

Please contact Sharon Spellman, Director of Admission, at (314) 625-9102 with questions regarding the St. Jane de Chantal Legacy Scholarship and the Lower School Family Mission Scholarship.

FACTS TUITION PAYMENT

The FACTS tuition payment plan gives families the option of having monthly tuition payments automatically withdrawn from their checking or savings accounts.
More information on FACTS tuition payment.

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.