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Visitation Academy

3020 North Ballas Road
Saint Louis, MO 63131

(314) 432-5353


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

" Philosophy
Members of the Counseling Department focus on developing the total person intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Maturing a responsible, interdependent, integrated person within the context of this faith community is the ultimate goal.

The department includes five counseling areas:
academic counseling

personal/crisis counseling

career counseling

college counseling


Within these areas counselors strive to help students learn necessary coping skills with personal problems and stress, to develop problem-solving skills, to accept responsibility for and consequences of their actions, to realize how their actions affect others, to set and pursue goals in order to develop their fullest potentials
children attain high mental and moral development at an early age

children learn reverence, respect and gain a foundation for a spiritual life

teachers have realistic expectations while challenging students to succeed

time-tested methods harmonize with modern technology and educational thinking

children learn practical, living skills and develop muscular coordination, physical independence and powers of concentration

The Montessori method provides children with opportunities to develop when they are ready, beginning as early as age two. In a carefully prepared environment, scaled to children's spiritual, mental, social and physical development, naturally inquisitive children are free...
to touch, to handle, to rearrange

to explore, to experiment, to observe

to discover the world and themselves

to develop independence

to learn through step-by-step activities

to become a confident, competent learner

to respect and get along with others

Excerpted from the preschool's website