Happy Students in Class

A Powerful Education for Joyful Minds

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.

"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

By the Numbers



student-teacher ratio



average class size



AP & Honors Courses



iPad program



students scored
3 or higher on
AP exams



college acceptance



honor societies


Visitation Voices

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Elizabeth "Biz" Wittschen
Religion Teacher
"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?"
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Charlotte '20
Model United Nations Member
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Emily '19
"Wicket" Student Newspaper Editor, Kaleidoscope Member

"Being a student here has been such a blessing because I have been able to participate in so much and venture beyond my comfort zone. For example, I played ice hockey last winter. The environment here really fosters an openness to try new things and encourages students to achieve personal growth beyond academics."

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Dr. Nancy Cowdin
Science Teacher, Neuroscientist

"My scholarship off-campus prompts me to integrate research into my classes."
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Catherine Paul 09
Catherine Paul '09
M.S.W. Candidate,
Former Fulbright Scholar
"My time at Visitation is the foundation for who I am."

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Our Next-Door 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.

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Our Curriculum

Discover our course offerings, our departments, and some of the special programs that make our academics unique.

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Our City Classroom

Thanks to our location, DC and its rich cultural, historic, spiritual, and academic resources serve as an extended classroom for our students.

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Personal Counseling

Our counselors support student well-being and healthy adolescent development through programming focused on each grade's needs.

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College Counseling

Our counselors work individually with each student to help her find the college that is the best fit.

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