At-A-Glance

Founded:
  • 1799 by the Sisters of the Visitation
  • The first Catholic girls’ school on the East Coast
  • The only Catholic girls' high school in Washington, DC
Affiliation:
  • Roman Catholic, but welcomes students from all backgrounds and religions
  • The gentle, affirming Salesian Spirituality of Sts. Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal infuses and informs school life.
Campus:
  • 23  acres in the heart of historic Georgetown
  • Four academic buildings and a library, a performing arts center, an athletic center, two playing fields (including a turf field) and four tennis courts – all shaded by majestic, historic trees
Enrollment:
  • 490 young women, grades 9-12
Demographics:
  • Students hail from DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Tuition:
  • $28,300 in 2016-2017
  • $2 million in financial aid awarded annually to 29% of students
Academics:
  • College preparatory program that provides solid foundation in core courses
  • 18 AP & 12 Honors classes for those seeking additional challenge
  • Bridge Program with Georgetown University and independent study further expand curriculum options
  • 100% of graduates attend college
Faculty:
  • 60 faculty members; 90% hold or are working toward advanced degrees
  • 1:9 teacher-student ratio
  • Average class size of 15
Co-Curricular Opportunities:
  • More than 50 clubs provide an outlet for every interest, and offer many leadership opportunities.
Christian Service:
  • 80 hours service required for graduation; some students complete over 300
  • Robust program offers immersion service trips at home and abroad, as well as school-sponsored local outreach opportunities. Individual service efforts are also encouraged and supported.
Athletics:
  • Member of the Independent School League
  • Lewis Cup Winner 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006  (awarded to ISL school with best overall performance)
  • 22 Teams in Field Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Crew, Cross Country, Track & Field, Softball, Swim & Dive
Performing Arts:
  • Award-winning Madrigals choral ensemble; 100-member Chorus; Dance Ensemble with instruction by Artist-in-Residency and guest artists; Orchestra
  • Student thespians produce popular fall plays and spring musicals
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We Are The Cubs!

Georgetown Visitation is unique. Instead of having just ONE mascot, we have TWO: the White Bear Cub and the Gold Tiger Cub!

When students, teachers, and staff members join our community, each is assigned to either the Gold Team or the White Team. Team loyalties run deep and last for life!

Throughout the year, the Gold and White Teams earn points for various achievements and activities. In May, we announce the winning team, who earns bragging rights and recognition in our Athletic Center.

Gold-White frenzy reaches its peak during our semiannual Gold-White Weeks, held in the fall and winter. Events include fun dress days, a pep rally, and an athletic match-up (field hockey in the fall and basketball in the winter), and throughout it all, our students' school spirit, creativity, and enthusiasm are overflowing.