Give STL Day is an online day-of-giving event that takes place annually on May 1st. The purpose of Give STL Day is to ignite the spirit of giving across the St. Louis region and to bring our community together.
Visual and Performing Arts
“Art teaches us empathy and problem solving…it teaches us how to be human.”
– Marty Strohmeyer
Check out what senior Deveney Deneault had to say about her fine arts experience at Viz and how she built up her confidence by participating in theatre.
The Ellen Thomasson Malecek Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
“The hands-on business experience that students have access to in this program is unparalleled. It’s something we’re incredibly proud of.”
– Barbara McMullen, Upper School Principal
The Ellen Thomasson Malecek Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (ETMELP) and how it encourages students to use their creativity to take initiative and be catalysts for positive change. A few weeks ago, seniors Sydney Kendall and Theresa Fister reflected on the ways this program has empowered them.
We love highlighting student-produced work! A special thanks to junior, Grace Kalil who created this video!
Carriers of the Charism
Mrs. Danielle Harrison ’83, Director of Mission Integration, summed this sentiment up perfectly: ‘Viz is not only where we come to learn academically. It’s where we come to learn to be our best selves. That is how we honor God.’ The portrait of a Visitation graduate is a person who strives to integrate Salesian principles, rooted in Catholic faith, into every aspect of her life – in other words, to be a carrier of the charism!
From Paula Hastings ’14:
“I’m doing a year of service with Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry after undergrad and before I go to school to be a psychologist. I live in community and work in the Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic in Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital. This hospital is in an underserved area of West Baltimore and an important aspect of our work is that we live and work in the same area. The patients that I see at the clinic are some of the same people I see on my walks or at the grocery store.
Athletics at Viz
#GiveSTLDay at Viz is all about how students are being themselves and being that well! Our student athletes are a perfect example of the leadership development happening everyday within the athletics program. Whether you’re a team captain or a first-year freshman, each team member plays a vital role. Each athletic team at Viz is led by a student elected by both her teammates and the coaching staff. She is supported by a Leadership Council, comprised of three students, who meet with the coaching staff each week to discuss team goals.
Lower School at Viz
Our Lower School students are blossoming into creative and critical thinkers from an early age. Viz is different in that it’s the only all-girls education available in St. Louis for grades 1-5. Per a study commissioned by the NCGS, students at all-girls schools demonstrate higher engagement and self-confidence, display greater levels of cultural competency, and express stronger community involvement. From our Lower School Principal, Dr. Marlise Albert: ‘Students in Viz’s all-girls Lower School are learning in an advanced way from the very beginning. Small class sizes mean more flexibility in the curriculum and opportunities for accelerated growth.’ This individualized attention cultivates both academic and personal development, encouraging even our youngest Viz students to #BeWhoTheyAreAndBeThatWell!
Give STL Day is May 1!
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I have more questions, who can I contact?
We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact Lisa Kohler ’02 in our Advancement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-625-9245.