"Be who you are and be that well." The wise words of Visitation Order co-founder St. Francis de Sales form the heart of a Georgetown Visitation education. The high school years are a time of discovery, knowledge, and skills, but also of yourself and your potential.
We provide the spiritual grounding, challenging academics, plentiful opportunities, and supportive and joyous community that enable our students to cultivate their God-given gifts. And they do—with confidence, with enthusiasm, and, as with everything here, with friends.
We invite you to discover Georgetown Visitation and see how we help each girl to be who she is and be that well.
Georgetown Visitation, founded in 1799, is a college preparatory school rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition, committed to educating young women from diverse backgrounds. We are a faith-centered community dedicated to educational excellence, enriched by co-curricular and service programs.
Our mission is to empower our students to meet the demands and challenges of today’s rapidly changing and morally complex world. We guide our students to become self-reliant, intellectually mature, and morally responsible women of faith, vision, and purpose.
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A graduate of Georgetown Visitation believes in herself and respects the dignity of all persons. As a woman of faith, vision, and purpose,
- she has developed strong character and knows that her faith, enriched by Catholic theology and Salesian tradition, serves as a firm foundation as she meets the challenges of a morally complex world.
- she values her relationships with God, self, family, and friends and demonstrates a desire for service to others.
- she believes in her potential and has acquired a breadth of knowledge and skills on which she may build as an enthusiastic lifelong learner.
- she embraces the world beyond Visitation and is a catalyst for positive change, empowered by her belief in God and actively living the Salesian virtues.
- she thinks independently, communicates effectively, and confronts ambiguity confidently.
- she understands and appreciates cultures, religions, and economic and ethnic backgrounds different from her own.
- she demonstrates moral integrity, personal responsibility, and a commitment to sharing her talents for the betterment of society.
The Georgetown Visitation graduate enters society valuing her relationship with God, her peers, and the world around her shaped by the breadth of her knowledge and the wide scope of her vision.
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Sisterhood, traditions, spiritual life, and student activities are are just a few of the incredible aspects of the Visi experience.
Our powerful education for joyful minds creates confident thinkers, great writers, and creative problem solvers.
Board of Directors
While sustaining the unique history, character, and Salesian tradition of Georgetown Visitation, the Board is responsible for the operational integrity of the school and for the visionary planning that will ensure that the school remains strong both financially and academically.
2017-2018 Board Members
Marguerite Conley ’86
Sr. Mary Berchmans Hannan ’48 & '50
President Emerita & Monastery Superior
Daniel M. Kerns, Jr.
Head of School
Elizabeth Eck Olchowski '89
Sister Jacqueline Burke, Ex Officio
Anne Dammen Boyden '76
Kathleen Brogan '99
Kathleen Curtin '79
Audrey Davis '82
Julie Donatelli '80
Sister Joanne Gonter, Ex Officio
Ann O'Neil Gradowski '81
Anne Griffith Hennessy '79
Rev. Matthew Hillyard, OSFS
Dresden Koons '93
James T. Neill
Pam Oetgen, Ex Officio
Michele Singer Ross '82
Regina Welsh Stranix
John F. Treseler