While many know Visitation as one of the strongest athletic programs in the area, we take greater pride in the values our players bring to and learn on the field and the wellness practices students hone during their time here.
We offer Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity level competition, as well as no-cut sports like cross country and track, so there's a home for every athlete. Our teams are consistently competitive across the board, earning banners and winning championships. Our student-athletes earn recognition as All-League and Washington Post All-Met athletes and even national honors, with many continuing their careers at the collegiate level.
Visitation has won the Lewis Cup for overall athletic excellence 14 times - more than any other school in the Independent School League.
The strength of our program goes far beyond awards and banners. Our student-athletes build pride and confidence through practice and hard work. They learn the rewards of teamwork, good sportsmanship, patience, and perseverance.
“Visi Athletics is defined by the distinguished women who compete for our programs each season. The opportunity to compete at a high level with these young women for championships while helping them grow in general is what drew me to Visitation in the first place. It is truly a special environment."
"Working with the Georgetown Visitation athlete for the past 20ish years they never fail to impress me with their commitment to doing not only their best, but willing to stretch themselves just that little bit more to be better than the day before."
"I have had the privilege to coach at Georgetown Visitation for 27 years. Visitation is a special place. I have had the opportunity to coach so many wonderful girls throughout the years who excel in the classroom and on the basketball court."
"What makes the athletic program here special is that you have students who want to be just as successful in the classroom as they are in their athletic endeavors."
varsity, JV & freshman teams
students play at least one sport while at Visi
consecutive Lewis Cup wins for overall athletic excellence
2018-2019 All-Met Athletes
Visitation boasts excellent athletic facilities tucked right in the heart of the city:
- 2 playing fields (1 Bermuda grass and 1 artificial surface)
- 4 tennis courts
- 1 Athletic Center
This award-winning sports complex includes classrooms, a weight and aerobics room, a training room, visiting- and home-team locker rooms, a student lounge, and a gym with seating for 500.
All of our teams practice on campus, with the exception of:
- Crew - practices nearby on the Potomac River
- Swim & Dive - practices at the University of DC
Meet the Cubs: Ferdinand & Nicodemus
Visitation is unique: instead of having just ONE mascot, we have TWO: the White Team Bear and the Gold Team Tiger! Together, we are the Cubs!
Visitation Rugby Club was founded in 2017 to introduce an international, Olympic sport for young women to play in a fun and competitive environment. The club is a no-cut, fun option for girls to pursue during the spring season. No prior experience is necessary. Rugby is a combination of skills developed in many sports such as basketball and soccer. We have a top-level coaching staff focusing on skill work and safety - three of Visi's coaches have played for the USA women’s rugby team, including the captain of the 2021 USA team!
The first relays off the season kicked off with a bang as cross country Cubs literally ran away with wins.
Wielding a stick, Betty Boatwright has starred in three sports for Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, as a captain for the Cubs’ field hockey, lacrosse and ice hockey teams.
The member of Visitation’s class of 2022 has also been a leader off the playing fields and ice rinks, joining classmates in organizing a pandemic relief effort for health workers, and also earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, that group’s highest honor, for a project encouraging online safety for teens.
Georgetown Visitation’s field hockey team was recently named to the 2021 NFHCA High School National Academic Squad by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association NFHCA). Visitation was one of only 280 high schools from around the nation to have players recognized for their outstanding dedication to excellence both on the field and in the classroom.