On April 16, 1862, 12 men, women, and children who had been enslaved by the Sisters of the Visitation were emancipated when President Abraham Lincoln and representatives in Congress liberated over 3,100 people enslaved in the District of Columbia. On the anniversary of that day, the Visitation community came together to remember those 12 individuals and pray the Stations of the Cross, reflecting on the Lenten message of remembrance.
The best way to get to know us is to visit our campus—and we'd love to get to know you better, too! There are lots of opportunities to explore our beautiful, welcoming campus in the heart of Georgetown.
CUB FOR A DAY
Learn some French or slingshot balloons to learn about velocity—there's no telling what you might do when you attend classes with a current freshman. As a "Cub for a Day," the only guarantees are fun and excitement!
At the end of the day, students will interview with an admissions officer.
Registration opens late August each year. Discover more about being a Cub for a Day!
Get a taste of school life outside the classroom by attending any of these school events:
- Our Athletics
- Our Spirituality: Community Masses
- Our Traditions: Gold-White
- Our Arts: Fall Play
- Our Community: Esprit de Noel Christmas Market
Celebrated by an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales
Every third Sunday of the month at 10 a.m.
September 16, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 17, April 28, May 19
Religion teacher John Whittaker is passionate about three things: educating his students, planning his wedding, and Notre Dame, his alma mater. He believes teaching is “the most noble profession there is,” which drew him to education after receiving an M.A. in theology. Teaching religion to sophomores and juniors, he guides students through topics like the feminine genius, immigration, the death penalty, and more.
Hayes Anderson ‘19 and Allison Baldwin ‘21 are leading the varsity lacrosse team this season in fundraising for pediatric cancer research through Alex’s Lemonade. So far, the teens have helped raise around $2,000, and they’re only about halfway through the season.
Juniors Rosie McLaughlin, Reilly Talbot, and Katie Troxell headed to Capitol Hill last week with religion teacher Eileen Hudson '78 as part of their Praxis project on the refugee crisis in the United States. While working on Praxis projects, a part of the Religion III curriculum, students develop research-based solutions to social injustices; they educate their peers about an issue of their choice and learn how to advocate for change.
April 3 marked Visitation's 17th annual Diversity Day program. The Kaleidoscope Club this year chose to focus on "Courageous Conversations," recognizing the need for open, honest, and respectful dialogue at all levels: globally, nationally, locally, and within our community. Jamie Adasi '06, an experienced facilitator for diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, was the school's keynote speaker.