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Our STEM learning engages the mind and the imagination of all students. Students benefit from hands-on projects based on real-world problems that require creativity in their application of skills, problem solving, project management and collaborative learning.

At Visitation Catholic STEM Academy we believe that God is in all things. We are a STEM school because we believe that all truth leads us deeper into a relationship with God. STEM expands the human capacity to understand the world, thus guiding us to a fuller understanding of ourselves and our relationship to God. We engage the mind and imagination of all students through STEM.  We think beyond our own needs, rather, we see ourselves in relationship to all of God’s creation.

Visitation Catholic STEM Academy implements research based instruction in an environment that serves the holistic needs of every student. Teaching and learning includes strategies such as collaborative problem solving, responsive instruction, data driven instruction, and inquiry based learning.

The following growth data demonstrates the excellent academic growth taking place at Visitation.

Student Growth Percentile Comparison


English Language Arts
Visitation Catholic STEM Academy Tacoma Public Schools
59th Percentile 48th Percentile
Visitation Catholic STEM Academy Tacoma Public Schools
54th Percentile 46th Percentile


Updated November 6, 2019. The comparison data above compares Visitation Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 (average of classroom median growth scores) to published Tacoma scores.  The percentiles represent median growth. Based on data available from Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.


An Investment in the Future

Visitation students are empowered in STEM and enriched in faith.  The following national data demonstrates the challenges that students experience with STEM while in school, yet the average income for STEM careers shows that an investment in Visitation is an investment in every child’s future.