Convent Of The Visitation School

  • Visitation School, located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, is an independent Catholic day school for boys and girls in Montessori preschool through sixth grade and a college preparatory school for young women in grades seven through twelve.
  • Following the teachings of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal, Visitation encourages the Salesian attributes of gentle strength, thoughtfulness, courtesy, and healthy optimism.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1873
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students589 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 16%
Students by GradeConvent Of The Visitation School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP United States History, AP United States Government and Politics, AP Chinese, AP French, AP Spanish
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTo view the current year tuition chart, please visit http://www.visitation.net/admissions/tuition-financial-grants.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions DirectorMary Pat Ferraro
Admissions AssociateAnne Kane

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBallet,
BasketballCross Country,
DivingEquestrian,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Campus Ministry, Debate, FIRST Lego League, French & Spanish, Language Clubs - Chinese, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Mock Trial, Newspaper, Peer Mentors, STAND - Diversity Group, Student Council, The Robettes - FIRST Robotics, WEB - Where Everyone Belongs - Middle School, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band - Marching and Concert, Choir, Orchestra, Theate

School Notes

  • Visitation School, located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, is an independent Catholic day school for boys and girls in Montessori preschool through sixth grade and a college preparatory school for young women in grades seven through twelve. Following the teachings of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal, Visitation encourages the Salesian attributes of gentle strength, thoughtfulness, courtesy, and healthy optimism.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My daughters attended Visitation's Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. I will be forever grateful for our time at Visitation. The community is welcoming and inclusive. Students are challenged and known. Students are encouraged to realize their talents in a variety of areas. As graduates, my daughters so appreciate their education and the life-long Vis friends they made. Thank you Visitation!
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5  
Our daughter started in Vis'' early childhood program. We were so impressed with the teachers, curriculum and overall environment that we enrolled her in lower school, middle school and eventually upper school. We are a family of modest means, so sending our daughter to Vis was a sacrifice, but it was the best money we ever spent. Vis helped shape her into a leader and an exceptional person.
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I could not be more pleased with how prepared my daughter was for college after her graduation from Visitation. She attended from grades 6-12. Her teachers knew her name, her personality and what made her tick. She was consistently challenged and she rose to those challenges. Our family made some real sacrifices to send her to Visitation and not one of us regrets it for a minute. If you can make Visitation work for your family, do it.
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