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    Salesian Spirituality

    Together with our Catholic faith, this gentle spirituality anchors all that we do and reminds us to “Be who we are and be that well.”

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    Marshmallow Roast

    The best part of this beloved school tradition isn’t the bonfire or the marshmallows, but the clever skits each class performs.

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    In our newest elective, students learn how economies function not just by studying terms and theories; they immerse themselves in real-world applications.

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    Junior Retreat

    The juniors embark on a class retreat each October. Two days of laughter, tears, prayer, reflection, candid talks, sunsets, and s’mores later, they return.

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    Career Day

    This annual program gives juniors a chance to learn about various careers from Visitation’s accomplished alumnae.

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    Lewis Cup

    Visitation has received this award–for best overall athletic performance in the Independent School League–eight out of the past nine years.

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    The Visitation Order

    St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal founded the Visitation Order in Annecy, France, over 400 years ago. Today, the Sisters still guide us.

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    Service Trips

    On our many immersion trips – just one aspect of our robust Christian Service Program – groups help out in places like South Dakota, Peru, and Appalachia.

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    Creative Writing

    There are many artistic outlets on 35th Street. One favorite is the Creative Writing course, where students try on various writing styles and voices.

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    Singing at the Vatican

    At the end of the biannual Chorus trip to Italy, our singers and musicians experience something profound and unforgettable: singing at St. Peter’s Basilica.

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    Gold-White Games

    The school’s Gold and White Teams face off during a week of friendly, spirited competition each fall and winter.

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    Field Trips

    Our teachers aren’t shy about utilizing the capital city’s many resources to drive lessons home, and many integrate exciting, creative field trips into their classes.

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    St. Bernard Project

    Our alumnae are dedicated to serving others. Take, for example, alum Liz McCartney ’90, whose nonprofit has rebuilt over 400 hurricane-struck New Orleans homes.

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    Diversity Day

    Planned by our Kaleidoscope Multicultural Club, this annual event explores and celebrates diversity, in all its many forms.

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    AP Environmental Science

    This recent and popular addition to our course offerings helps educate tomorrow’s scientists and environmental advocates.

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    Think Pink Society

    One of more than 40 clubs on campus, the Think Pink Society raises funds for and awareness of breast cancer and lobbies Congress for patient protections.

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    Service Awards Given at Advent Vespers

    Posted December 18, 2014

    On Dec. 17, the President’s Council Vespers service celebrated school supporters and honored Mary Smith Siegel ’70 and Cecile Whitehead with the Cross of Affiliation and Suzanne Colligan, Joe Guarriello, John Montgomery, and Laurie Collins Quirk ’74 with the St. Jane de Chantal Service Award.

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    Salesian Advent Mass on Dec. 21

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Come prepare for Christmas with the Sisters of the Georgetown Visitation and spirit of St. Jane de Chantal for a Salesian Advent Mass on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m.

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    Kairos Retreat Provides Transformative Experience

    Posted December 12, 2014

    The school’s Kairos retreat gives juniors and seniors peaceful time to explore and reflect on their personal and spiritual relationships.

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    Visitation Launches School Blog: Visitation Voices

    Posted December 12, 2014

    Visitation Voices is a weekly blog dedicated to showcasing the variety of voices throughout the Visitation community. Read it now at www.visi.org/blog. UDPATED DEC. 12. Blog 2 features an Advent reflection from Sr. Berchmans and a Christmas video featuring our Madrigals.

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    Students, Staff Attend Diversity Conferences

    Posted December 12, 2014

    Five Visitation students and staff participated in the National Association of Independent Schools' Student Diversity Leadership Conference and People of Color Conference. They gained new perspectives and new ways to discuss diversity and inclusion.

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    High School Heisman Winner to be Announced This Weekend (VIDEO)

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Watch a video about Wendy’s High School Heisman national finalist Jillian Murray ’15, who has the drive to succeed on and off the field

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Sun/Dec 21

Salesian Community Mass/Advent Mission Mass

Nolan Center
10:00am - 11:00am

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Mon/Dec 22

Christmas Break (12/22-1/4)

Thru: 1/2/2015
Mon/Jan 05

Classes Resume

Thu/Jan 08

Reading Day-No Classes

Fri/Jan 09

Semester Exams (1/9, 1/12-1/14)

Mon/Jan 12

Semester Exams (1/9, 1/12-1/14)

Thru: 1/14/2015
Tue/Jan 13

Salesian Spirituality Group Meeting

Heritage Room
8:30am - 9:30am
Thu/Jan 15

Correction Day-No Classes

Exam Make-Up Day

Fri/Jan 16

1st Semester Ends

Professional Development Day-No School

Sun/Jan 18

Salesian Community Mass

Nolan Center
10:00am - 11:00am