“Teachers really genuinely care about you learning. They’re always there for you to visit or ask questions. Each class, I’m learning more about how I learn. I understand myself better as a student now.”
Visitation students have an appetite for learning, nourished by our experienced faculty and outstanding liberal arts and sciences program. We teach writing, speaking, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills in every discipline, but it's the environment—energetic and collaborative—that takes learning to another level.
Classrooms are vibrant, and girls work together to achieve their personal best. A Visi education is as enjoyable as it is challenging, and our motivated students are well prepared for very selective colleges, varied careers, and all aspects of life.
A Powerful Education for Curious Minds
Women graduate from Visitation with the knowledge and skills for a lifetime of inquiry and excellence.
ap & honors courses
average class size
students score 3 or higher on ap exams
"Each of my daughters formed strong, lasting relationships with inspirational teachers who became their mentors, champions, and role models."
Margaret Farrell, P '17, '19, '21
"A Visitation classroom is very interactive. They encourage participation. They encourage knowing your thought process. The answer isn’t always the most valuable part of the learning experience. How you got there is what our teachers care about and they want to make sure its really solid.”
"What makes Visitation special to me is the relationships the students have with the teachers. The support I’ve received from my teachers during my time at Visitation is unmatched. Every teacher is there to support each and every student. Having the opportunity to meet with them and ask questions during office hours to truly make sure you understand the material has taught me to both advocate and speak up for myself in an academic environment. My teachers have been a big part of my Visitation experience."
"Visi does a really good job of providing an environment where anyone can succeed. Our teachers find a way to make
our work interesting and fun while maintaining the Visitation excellence."
"I hope my students learn to look critically at the world (laws, societal norms, and cultures) and ask how being a woman of faith changes the way we engage with others and the world. I hope my students wrestle with questions like: How can I use my gifts in service to others?"
Our Neighbor: Georgetown University
Being next-door neighbor to a world-class university has unique benefits—most notably that our students have incredible opportunities to tap into its vast resources throughout the year. Guest speakers from Georgetown often come to our campus for events and talks, and our girls are invited over there for workshops, conferences, research, and even semester-long classes through our Bridge Program, which allows qualified seniors to take college courses for a nominal fee. Classes taken by previous participants include: Multivariable Calculus, Microeconomics Principles, Intro to Philosophy, Intro to Proof/Problem Solving, Principles of Accounting, Intro to Cultural Anthropology, and Intro to Sociology.