Common Inquiries About Our Registration and School Policies

At Visitation BVM, our mission, curriculum, and values are rooted in the Catholic faith and it is our goal to instill in each child the teachings of Jesus Christ. However, families of all faiths are welcome to join the Visitation BVM family.

Tuition for the 2023- 2024 school year is $4,100. Families with two or more children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade receive $1,000 off each additional child’s tuition.

It is our belief that all children should have the opportunity to receive a Catholic School education. In order to make a Visitation education attainable, we partner with a variety of foundations to offer tuition assistance. The two main scholarships that we are honored to partner with are Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia and BLOCS. We encourage families of Pre-K 4- 8th grade students to apply for Children’s Scholarship at

All new families registering, must apply for scholarship assistance on Assistance is not guaranteed but families will not be eligible for any assistance if they do not file an application through the above website.

Guaranteed tuition assistance upon completion of scholarship paperwork!!

Help applying for scholarships is available, please contact Ms. Cruz at to arrange an appointment.

Visitation BVM offers a FREE after school program for grades Kinder - 8th grade. Programming begins immediately at the close of the school day and runs until 6:00 pm. During the after school program, children receive homework help and participate in a variety of sports and clubs. 

At Visitation BVM, it is our goal to educate and inspire the whole child. In order to do so, we offer a variety of extracurricular activities including CYO basketball, choir, chess club, and gaming club. Students need to remain in good academic and behavioral standing in order to participate in extracurricular activities.

In addition to our after school extracurricular activities, Visitation BVM also partners with a variety of outside organizations to provide music, dance, and life skills lessons during the school day. Visitation BVM is happy to partner with Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philadelphia to introduce our students to the fine arts. We are also proud of the partnership that we have with Shalom that delivers a variety of life skills lessons to students in grades K- 8, as well as My Daughters Kitchen which provides cooking lessons. 

The academic day begins at 8:20 am, students who arrive after this time are marked tardy. Dismissal varies by grade groups beginning at 2:45pm and continuing through 3:00pm.

Visitation BVM offers a free before care program that is available to all students. Students may arrive as early as 7:20 am.

Visitation BVM partners with Nutritional Development Services to provide all students with free breakfast and lunch. Students who wish to eat breakfast must arrive at school by 8:15 am. Students are permitted to bring their own lunch if they do not like what is offered. Any allergy/ dietary concerns are to be communicated to the cafeteria staff.

At Visitation BVM, we partner with CORA and Catapult Learning to provide additional support such as ESOL, Speech, small group math and reading instruction, student counseling, and family services. We offer resource room math and reading support for students in grades 6th- 8th. All teachers differentiate classroom instruction to ensure that the needs of all students are met.

At Visitation BVM, we strive to provide small class sizes to ensure that the needs of all students are met. The typical class size for our Pre- K program is 12 students and the typical class size for grades K- 8 is 22 students.

Gentlemen (K-8th grade)

Navy Blue slacks

Black belt

Blue long/short sleeve button-up shirt

Navy blue or plaid tie

Black or dark blue polishable dress shoes.

Navy blue sweater (optional)                                                                         


Ladies (K-4th grade)

Blue plaid jumper

Blue button-up  blouse

Navy blue socks or stockings

Navy blue sweater (optional)

Dark blue or black dress shoes


Ladies (5th-8th grade)

Navy blue vest or sweater

Blue blouse

Plaid skirt

Navy blue socks or stockings

Dark blue or black dress shoes


Pre-K Students

 Navy blue or gray Visitation sweatpants or gym shorts ( sold at school)

Navy blue Visitation t- shirt ( sold at school)




Gym Uniform for all Students

 Navy blue or gray Visitation sweatpants or gym shorts ( sold at school)

Navy blue Visitation t- shirt ( sold at school)



* In September, October, May, and June all students in Kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to wear a light blue polo shirt instead of the button up dress shirt.