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Our Curriculum

Visitation students are confident thinkers, excellent writers, and fearless problem-solvers. Rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, our well-rounded college-preparatory curriculum nurtures these qualities and gives girls glimpses into subjects and fields that pique their curiosity and drive them to explore their passions.

We provide engaging electives that proactively enhance our traditional core subjects. Our classes are laboratories for questioning, where girls are challenged to grow and pushed to stretch their own boundaries. All classes emphasize hands-on lessons, real-world scenarios, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Many courses take advantage of our location in the nation’s capital, which allows students to relate their studies to the world.

Guided by experienced and passionate faculty, students feel comfortable and confident challenging, answering, discussing, learning, and laughing. Through group projects and constructive feedback, girls build relationships with their peers and teachers. Beyond simply learning dates and memorizing theories, classroom discussion inspires girls to tirelessly question and learn from one another.Visi girls are analytical collaborators, eloquent speakers, and energetic self-advocates. In every discipline, students deepen their faith and knowledge and discover what they are capable of, all while having fun.

Visitation's Schedule: Focus & Flexibility

Visitation’s schedule is designed so that students can be at their best in class while still enjoying ample time for community events, extracurriculars, and independent study time. Key features include:

  • Tumbling Classes: Classes meet at a different time each day. This ensures no student is confronted with a challenging class that always meets at a low-energy time.
  • Free Periods: A freshman schedule typically includes six free periods per seven-day cycle; girls can hang out with friends, meet with teachers, and prepare school work.
  • Cub Period: We have a 75-minute break four days a week between second and third period for speakers, Mass, club meetings, class meetings, assemblies, or free time.
  • 2:30 Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, classes end at 2:30 p.m. (instead of the usual 3:10 p.m.) for faculty professional development and academic planning.

Students never have more than two classes in a row without a break (either Cub Period or lunch), allowing students to recharge and regroup during the day.

Curriculum By Grade

Our Program Includes

"I love how much free time we have here - you can be an active student and visit your teachers and make an effort outside of the classroom so it becomes more collaborative in the classroom."

Mary '25


Learn About Our Departments

Empowering Girls

We are empowering the next generation of female leaders. The women who will lead us forward must have a strong moral foundation and know how to effectively collaborate and communicate to address and solve the problems facing our world today.

College Counseling

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

Spiritual Life

As a Catholic school, faith is our cornerstone. Our optimistic, holistic approach to spiritual life is rooted in the gentle and practical Salesian Spirituality of Saints Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal.