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Blog: Why Vis?

Why Vis? In this month's View from Vis blog, Upper School Director Anna Barter has some heartfelt answers to that question, particularly in regard to Visitation's impact on herself, the students and the broader community. Please read this month's blog post to see some of Dr. Barter's answers to why Vis is such a compelling place.

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It All Starts Here: Our New Video Series

In anticipation of our Middle and Upper Schools becoming completely all-girls in August 2017, we have created a series of videos where our students and faculty tell you, in their own words, how "All-Girls Starts Here."

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Merrie Market

Merrie Market 2018

Save the Date!
March 3, 2018

2018 Chairs

Michele & Tom Mingo and Paula (Peterson '87) & Casey O'Keefe


We need YOU! The Gala & Auction will be held on March 3, 2018 and we need YOU to make the difference between an ordinary auction and something EXTRAORDINARY for our students. Need ideas? Check our WISH LIST.

Everyday is Auction Drop-Off day! Auction Donations may be left at the Portress, security desk in the HEART or contact Charlotte Bovee (651-683-1725) in the Advancement Office to make alternate arrangements.

Online Donation Form

Print Donation Form


This year’s GO FOR THE GOLD theme challenges each one of us to dig deep and reach our full potential. We invite you to join us in this endeavor as a Merrie Market event Sponsor.

Sponsorship is an opportunity for you to create the foundation for a wonderful event —partnering with Visitation School as we strive to provide an excellent education within a Catholic Environment rooted in Salesian Spirituality. Go for the GOLD – and be part of the excellence!

Questions? Contact Charlotte Bovee at 651-683-1725.

Print an Event Sponsorship Form

Host a Party

Hosted Parties by Visitation Families are a fun way to contribute to the success of the Merrie Market Gala and Auction. These are, by far, one of our best-selling items. Merrie Market parties are also a great opportunity for you to get to know other Vis Families.

What are hosted parties? These are “sign-up” events that parents, or a group of parents, agree to host for as many people as they find appropriate for the specific activity/party. Attendees can be adults, kids or a combination of the two. The hosts cover all expenses of the party and 100 percent of the funds raised by the event benefit Visitation School. Prices range from $25 to $150 per person depending on the event, with most adult parties falling in the $50-$75 range and most kid parties in the $25-$50 range.

Parties can be as simple as a Wine & Cheese party, Class Pool Party or as elaborate as a Progressive Dinner hosted by multiple families. It’s up to you!

Learn more about hosting a party.


Merrie Market is a critical financial component of Visitation’s Annual Fund, which supports the academic, operational and financial programs that are vital to continuing the excellence of our school.

Thank you in advance for dedicating your time, talent and energy to help make this year’s auction a success. We look forward to working with you on this fabulous, fun-filled celebration on behalf of Visitation. Many thanks!

Online Volunteer Form

Online Auction

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Step & Repeat

Did you step in front of the Vis backdrop before the gala? You looked fabulous! To download or purchase images, visit

Celebrate the Extraordinary Ordinary

Students reveal what their teachers love about working at Visitation and why your support of Merrie Market is so important.

Gala Photos

All the decor, the guests, the paparazzi & the fun! To download or purchase images, please visit
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