Visitation Academy Of St. Louis

3020 North Ballas Road
Saint Louis, MO 63131-0631
Tel: (314)625-9103
Grades: PK-12 | 615 students
Mission Statement - Visitation Academy is a community that exists to educate children adn young women and to receive and share Jesus as Mary did her visitation to Elizabeth.
In an environment which values excellence in scholarship, spirituality, leadership and service, this Visitation Community encourages students to develop their unique gifts.
As students learn to live Jesus with gentleness, humility, joy adn freedom, they are prepared to continue to grow and to respond to others, the Church and the global community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1833

Student Body

Total Students 615 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Visitation Academy Of St. Louis Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature, European History, French Language, Physics, Spanish Language, Statistics, United States History,
Average SAT score 1856
Average ACT score 29

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 16 / Nov. 19
Tuition Notes $3985 thru $15985 - Montessori Preschool $15985 - Grades K thru 5 $17500 - Grades 6 thru 8 $17980 - Grades 9 thru 12
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Ashley Giljum
Admissions Associate Mrs. Stephanie Coulter


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrossePaddle Tennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ambassadors, Art Club, Bellarmine Speech, Book Clubs, Campus Ministry Club, Chamber Singers, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Christian Life Community, Concert Choir, Earth Club, Fall Musical, Film Club, French Club, Junior National Honor Society, Latin Club, Middle School Play, National Honor Society, One Act Plays, Robotics, Scholar Bowl Team, School Newspaper (Paper Moon), Spanish Club, Spectrum (Diversity Club), Spirit Club, Student Councils, Students in Medicine, Thespian Society, Visions Literary Magazine, Viz TV, Winter Play, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE), Yearbook, Young Politicals, Youth in Government Ambassadors, Art Club, Book Clubs, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Concert Choir, Earth Club, Fall Musical, Film Club, French Club, Latin Club, One Act Plays, Robotics, Spanish Club, Spirit Club, Viz TV, Winter Play, Yearbook, Bellarmine Speech,
Campus Ministry Club,
Chamber Singers,
Christian Life Community,
Junior National Honor Society,
Middle School Play,
National Honor Society,
Scholar Bowl Team,
School Newspaper (Paper Moon),
Spectrum (Diversity Club),
Student Councils,
Students in Medicine,
Thespian Society,
Visions Literary Magazine,
Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE),
Young Politicals,
Youth in Government,

School Notes

  • Founded in 1833 by the Sisters of the Visitation, Visitation Academy is a private Catholic school whose mission of “valuing excellence in scholarship, spirituality, leadership and service” lies at the heart of a Visitation education.  Dedicated to developing each student’s unique gifts in the comfort and safety of a strong spiritual and academic environment, Visitation Academy provides the only all-girls educational program for Grades 1 through 12 in the St. Louis area and offers a coeducational Montessori early childhood program. 
  • Visitation honors its rich history and traditions while maintaining a commitment to a 21st century education.  Daily prayer, a dedication to service, and devotion to the school motto, “Live + Jesus,” form the foundation from which strong, spiritual, and compassionate young women emerge.  With a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, Visitation students learn in a community of like-minded young women, eager to discover new talents and fulfill new dreams.  Visitation faculty are experienced and committed to their individual professional development.  They each bring their own unique style of teaching to the classroom, but all share in the common desire to fully develop each student’s ability to think critically, communicate, collaborate, and create.  Technology is appropriately integrated into the curriculum, and each student utilizes a laptop in her daily studies.  This powerful combination of tradition and 21st century learning results in confident, well-rounded, high-achieving graduates prepared to succeed in college and beyond. 
  • Visitation Academy is centrally located immediately south of I-64/Highway 40 on Ballas Road in Town & Country. 

Profile last updated: 08/11/2014

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