Visitation Catholic School

  • We believe that education is an expression of the mission entrusted to the church by Jesus Christ.
  • As a Catholic School, we hope to realize the threefold purpose of faith-based education: to teach doctrine, build community, and serve.
  • We strive to teach our students not only to be intellectually competent but also compassionate, critical thinkers that make meaningful contributions to their community.
  • Visitation Catholic School houses students from Pre-K through 8th grade; inspiring a passion for learning and helping students to build faith and friendships that will last a lifetime.
  • Our faith-based curriculum is in line with Illinois State Education Standards, providing our students with a foundation to be successful beyond the walls of our classrooms.
  • We are a compassionate and dedicated community founded on the pillars of faith, family, tradition, and excellence.
  • We believe that quality education should be accessible to all and do our best to help accomplish that goal.
  • If you are interested in learning more about Visitation's curriculum, social-emotional learning, or student life please contact us today.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1891
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students126 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Visitation Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Boys-Grey pants/red or white polo; Girls-red plaid skirt /red or white polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesNeed-based scholarships, financial assistance, and payment plans are available for students of all ages. For Pre-K and Kindergarten students we accept CCI
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, DanceBasketballDance,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, Girl Scouts, Homework Club, Reading club, Technology, Tutoring

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Restorative Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance, Girls in the Game, Yoga

School Notes

  • Visitation Catholic School provides education to children from Pre-School (ages three and up) through 8th grade. With a more than 85% high school graduation rate, many of our students go on to receive scholarships and graduate from prestigious Catholic high schools, setting them up for success in college and beyond. 
  • We offer before and after school care from 6 am to 6 pm, allowing students a safe place to learn and grow. Our school provides a wide variety of extracurricular activities from basketball, dance, and yoga, to tutoring, art, and social-emotional learning programs. We strive to not only offer education but create community through art-therapy, school clubs, and events for students and their families.
  • We understand that quality education can be expensive and offer payment plans, financial assistance, and scholarships for students attending. In addition, we strive to assist our students in finding scholarships and financial assistance to continue faith-based education after graduation.

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    St. Clare Of Montefalco
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 197 students
    2.2 miles
    5450 S Talman Ave
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 434-2427
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