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For the past five months, crews have been working hard to complete extensive and exciting renovations to the school’s Dining Room. On Sun., Nov. 15, we were proud to provide our community with its first glimpse of the impressive new space, during our Dining Room dedication ceremony.
As part of a friendly Gold-White rivalry, students donated more than 38,000 canned goods to 13 organizations. Though Gold Team won canning, powderpuff and field hockey wins led White Team to an overall victory.
Eleven members of the Class of 2016 committed to playing athletics at various colleges in basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and track.
Three students and four teachers saw Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lynsey Addario speak at National Geographic Live on Nov. 11. The group dined before the lecture as part of the Visitation Library’s Dinner for Eight program.
New faces were the hallmark of this fall season, including nearly 70 freshmen and two new head coaches. All teams persevered through a season of amazing wins against rivals and tough losses.
The Georgetown Visitation Masqueraders present their fall play, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” on November 20, 21, and 22 in the Nolan Center. Tickets are now on sale.
On a one-day trip, Macroeconomics students visited New York’s Financial District to see real-world applications of the theories and markets they are studying.
Thank you to the Visitation community for, once again, making Esprit a success! Past Visitation parent George Butler (Lucy ’04, Maria ’06, and Kathryn ’10) was selected as the car raffle winner.
The 2014-2015 “Wicket” student newspaper received a “First Class” honor rating from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA).
Spanish teacher Christy Joria and religion teacher Lindsay Kelleher have been named Visitation’s High School Principals Association (HSPA) Veteran and New Teacher of the Year, respectively.
Now in its 12th year, Visitation’s exchange program with the Sacred Heart School in Drogheda, Ireland, continues to forge relationships and promote cross-cultural understanding.
The Science Department’s new 3D printer will give students greater opportunities to improve their research, expand their knowledge, and dream up new solutions.
Lucy Roberts ’18 played Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” at Aldersgate Church Community Theater. The part expanded her acting skills and gave her a better understanding of those without sight or hearing.
All the classes came together for this wonderful tradition. Each class brought its own personality to the night and the Class of 2017 juniors’ “Thursday Night Live” skit won.
On Founders’ Day, the school community gathered for a day of celebration and gratitude. Students, faculty, and staff spent the day learning about our religious co-founder St. Jane de Chantal, serving together, and spending time in fellowship.
The 2014-2015 Varsity Soccer team recieved National Soccer Coaches Association of America's 2014-15 High School Team Academic Award.
Thirteen seniors were named National Merit Commended Students, based on their 2014 PSAT scores. An additional senior was also named a Semifinalist.
Our Christmas market celebrates its 45th anniversary on Fri., Nov. 6 and Sat., Nov. 7. Bring the whole family to enjoy tasty treats, great shopping, and community.
This past summer, 10 students lived in Cádiz, Spain, for two weeks, immersed in the culture and language.
To conclude the Papal visit last week, 100 Visitation students and chaperones journeyed to Philadelphia for the Holy Father’s public Mass on Sept. 27. Jeanne Marie Hathway ’16 created a reflection video.
Isabella Di Rita ’16 received a Certificate of Merit for a poem in the 2015 “Georgetowner” literary magazine. “Wicket” newspaper staffers were awarded four awards for writing, illustration, and editing.
The school's Think Pink Society lit the top of 1625 Eye Street pink this Wednesday in advance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. WUSA9 was there to cover the event for the evening news.
Four Georgetown Visitation Monastery Sisters garnered internet fame on Sept. 23 before the Pope’s Canonization Mass as the “Tailgating Nuns.” Get to know those four Sisters a little better!
Thursday, Sept. 24 was another day filled with Pope sightings for all students. The school community watched the Pope’s joint address to Congress together in the Nolan Center. Select students had the opportunity to sing at a Congressional event, view the address from the Capitol lawn, and see the him off at Andrews Air Force Base.
Mia Countiss ’16 shook the Pope’s hand while waiting outside the Nunciature on Sept. 23.
Wednesday was an exciting eventful day for Visitation students and Sisters. Several students met Pope Francis and others heard him speak on the White House Lawn. The Visitation Sisters went viral as the Tailgating Nuns.
Seven students and Principal Mary Kate Blaine attended Pope Francis’ Sept. 23 address on the White House Lawn.
Students, faculty, and staff are preparing for the Pope’s visit next week by pledging to Walk with Francis and gearing up to attend and watch Pope-related events.
In June, 12 French students and two teachers spent two weeks in Amboise, France, immersed in the language and culture. Students stayed with French families, participated in local activities, and explored nearby cities.
Cassia Torczon ’16 has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. She now has the opportunity to apply to become a Finalist.
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Founded in 1799 in Washington, D.C., Georgetown Visitation is a college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. We are rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition, and are committed to educating young women from diverse backgrounds.