"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."
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.
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
"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."
"Being at an all-girls school, no one is afraid to ask questions. Everyone is collaborative. The teachers are approachable, so I always feel I can go to them if I need help. It’s interactive - it’s not a teacher talking at you. Everyone is participating in the class, both students and teachers. There’s so many different ways that teachers plan their lessons for us - science experiments, presentations, projects, videos, and more. It’s nice because students in the classroom have different learning styles; the variety appeals to everyone."
"[Class] feels less like instruction and more like a conversation. [Teachers] ask us how we're doing, and if [they] can teach something in a different way to help us. What makes Visitation unique is how personal it is. It’s so easy to approach a teacher and ask for help, for example. They are very easy to talk to. Here, I have a right to ask for help, and it’s not out of the question; it’s quite normal to just talk to your teacher about something."
"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.