No boys will be allowed at the Visitation School’s coed catholic middle school in Mendota Heights next year.
Minnesota’s only all-girl’s Catholic school will change its coed sixth grade into an all-girls class. The Catholic school is currently an all-girls school from seventh through 12th grade.
Visitation's Lower School from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade will remain coed while its sixth grade will make the shift out of coed at the middle school level.
Saint Thomas Academy will create a sixth grade to accommodate boys from the Visitation School.
Since 1873, Visitation has functioned as an all-girls school. In 1974, the Lower School began adding coed classes.
“We look forward to expanding the benefits of single-gender education to sixth grade in the coming year and beyond – and to continuing our close collaboration with Saint Thomas Academy,” Visitation Head of School Rene Gavic said in a news release.