At a Glance

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 23 acres in the heart of historic Georgetown
  • Five 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
  • 515 young women, grades 9-12
  • Students hail from DC, Maryland, and Virginia
  • $32,600 in 2020-2021
  • $2 million in financial aid awarded annually to a third of our students
  • 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% college acceptance
  • 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.
  • Member of the Independent School League
  • Lewis Cup Winner 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 1988 (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, 60-member Chorus, Dance Ensemble, Orchestra
  • Student thespians produce popular fall plays and spring musicals

Our Two Mascots

our mascots

We are the Cubs!

We have TWO mascots: 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, which earns bragging rights.

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.

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All-Girls Advantage

At all-girls schools, students have more focus, higher confidence, and closer friendships.

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A Powerful Education

Joyful minds thrive in our interactive, hands-on classrooms.

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Our Student Activities

There are countless ways to lead and have fun through our wide variety of student activities, including arts, athletics, school government, publications, and more.

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The Cubs have brought home the Lewis Cup for best athletics in the ISL league more times than any other school.

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Students explore their passions and develop new skills through music, theater, and visual art.

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Capital Location

Georgetown is at the core of who we are and what we offer students. The school provides proximity to many of DC's opportunities.

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