Visitation Academy Interparochial
NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
Welcome to Visitation Academy located in Paramus, NJ. We are a vibrant Roman Catholic Archdiocesan school serving children in grades PreK3 through 8. Visitation Academy began in 1958 as the parish school of Our Lady of the Visitation, serviced by the Sisters of Charity. In 1991 Sacred Heart Parish in Rochelle Park and Annunciation parish in Paramus joined OLV and the school became known as Visitation Academy Interparochial. Today, we are Visitation Academy drawing students from all parishes in the Archdiocese of Newark.
Visitation Academy’s Mission Statement reflects our goal; to create an affirmative environment conducive to successful learning with Jesus as our center, responding to the call asking only this: “to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with our God.” Micah 6:8. We are called.
Visitation Academy has been Middle States Associated since 2003 and has been recognized, as a high performing school by the National Catholic Education Association. In September of 2012 we received National Blue Ribbon Status from the Department of Education in Washington DC.
Visitation Academy offers a competitive 21st century curriculum, preparing our students for higher education. Weekly student liturgies, Morning Prayer assemblies, seasonal prayer services and daily religious education classes place God at our center. Technology enhances our daily curriculum and develops skills that students use in PreK3 through 8. Key elements to our Science program include hands on experiments in our Science lab and S.T.E.M projects. Visitation Academy was proudly chosen to participate in the Archdiocese S.T.E.M Fair for the past two years. Visitation’s strong academic program is enhanced by Language Programs, Physical Education, Art and Music. Bergen County Services provide supplemental education to qualified students in compensatory Ed, speech and occupational therapy.
The addition of our newly improved Early Childhood Center has enabled us to attend to the needs of our early learners. Here, students in grades PreK3, PreK4 and Kindergarten engage in academic, social, technological and physical activities to prepare them for grade school.
Achievements of the students are reflected in a variety of ways, some of which are mentioned on the Visitation Academy website. Ninety-eight percent of graduates are accepted to the Catholic high school of their choice and many receive academic scholarships. Students are recognized for their accomplishments through honor rolls and the Jr. National Honor Society.
Throughout the academic year, our children are encouraged to develop a variety of interests through: Student Council, Participation in Liturgies, Field Trips, Mock Trials, Essay and Poster Contests, Band Concerts, Christmas and Spring Concerts, Visitation Voices, Spring Track, Girls Volleyball, and CYO Basketball.
A new and exciting addition to our extra-curricular program are after school clubs run by our teachers. Students can extend their learning in areas such as; environmental, religion, forensics, math, language, arts and crafts and acting to name a few. Programs are posted on our website.
Visitation’s Faculty is New Jersey State Certified with a number holding a Master’s Degree in their specific field. Professional Development is an annual requirement and complies with State standards under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Newark.
Our faculty, principal and pastor encourage you to visit us to see all that Visitation Academy has to offer your family.
We live our Catholic Faith!
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