Visitation Academy Of St Louis

Mission Statement - 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.
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 and freedom, they are prepared to continue to grow and to respond to others, the Church and the global community.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 527 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,685
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1

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Visitation Academy Of St Louis places among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1833

Student Body

Total Students
527 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Visitation Academy Of St Louis Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
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
1320
Average ACT score
29

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Nov. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$4,125 thru $16,545 - Montessori Preschool $16,545 - Grades K thru 5 $19,215 - Grade 6 - 8 $17500 - Grades 6 thru 8 $17980 - Grades 9 thru 12
% on Financial Aid
17%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Sharon Spellman
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Stephanie Dolan

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Ambassadors, Bellarmine Speech, Book Clubs, Campus Ministry Club, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Christian Life Community, Earth Club, Film Club, French Club, Junior National Honor Society, Latin Club, National Honor Society, 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, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE), Yearbook, Young Politicals, Youth in Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Chamber Singers, Chorus, Concert Choir, Fall Musical, Middle School Play, One Act Plays, Winter Play

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. 

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 527 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,685
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1

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The average private school tuition in Saint Louis, MO is $14,800 for elementary schools and $16,519 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Louis, MO is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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