Visitation School

  • Visitation offers a wide-range of exceptional opportunities: French, Spanish and Chinese beginning in Montessori Pre-K; robotics, robust arts, athletics and service-learning programs.
  • Our 60-acre campus is home to a STEM center, a ballet studio, a professional-caliber theater, stunning art studios, outdoor classroom and superb athletic facilities.
  • Our faculty are dedicated and innovative; creating exceptional classroom experiences where our students grow and thrive.
  • COED, then All-Girls From Montessori Pre-K through fifth grade, Vis welcomes boys and girls into a Lower School environment where each student is known, loved and challenged.
  • In grades 6-12, we provide a uniquely empowering experience to girls.
  • In these years, as our students shape their futures, Vis girls shine.
  • They speak confidently, lead eagerly and are confident, competent learners.
  • They are capable leaders.  And they will be for life.

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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 (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1873
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students555 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Visitation School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chinese, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes$7,807-$23,393
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions DirectorMirella Miller
Admissions AssociateLaura Hester

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBallet,
BasketballCross Country,
DivingGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Blood Drive Team, Campus Ministry, Curling, Debate, FIRST Lego League, French & Spanish, Language Clubs - Chinese, Leadership Team, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Mock Trial, Newspaper, Peer Mentors, Pottery Club, Quiz Bowl, 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, Theater

School Notes

  • Visitation offers a wide-range of exceptional opportunities: French, Spanish and Chinese beginning in Montessori Pre-K; robotics, robust arts, athletics and service-learning programs. Our 60-acre campus is home to a STEM center, a ballet studio, a professional-caliber theater, stunning art studios, outdoor classroom and superb athletic facilities. Our faculty are dedicated and innovative; creating exceptional classroom experiences where our students grow and thrive.
  • COED, then All-Girls
  • From Montessori Pre-K through fifth grade, Vis welcomes boys and girls into a Lower School environment where each student is known, loved and challenged. In grades 6-12, we provide a uniquely empowering experience to girls. In these years, as our students shape their futures, Vis girls shine. They speak confidently, lead eagerly and are confident, competent learners. They are capable leaders. And they will be for life.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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Visitation is all that it claims to be. From excellent academics to a 60-acre campus that extends learning beyond the classroom, students are encouraged at every turn. My children had a GREAT experience- academics, spirituality, sports, theatre, clubs, friends, caring teachers—we're grateful.
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Our two children attend Visitation School, and we could not be more pleased! Our son is thriving in the Lower School. As the school states, he is "known, loved and challenged." Vis is such a loving place. Our daughter is in the all-girls Middle School and loves it. Visitation's Middle School provides a safe place for students to grow and learn -- to develop resiliency, critical thinking skills and a strong foundation for high school. Visitation School is worth it!
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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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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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