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Student Life

"Be who you are and be that well."

- St. Francis De Sales

There are countless ways to learn and grow outside of the classroom.

Through our comprehensive co-curricular program, students explore new interests and hone existing talents. They cultivate leadership skills, build lifelong friendships, grow their faith, and make their mark on decades- or even centuries-old traditions.

In high school, this means providing students with opportunities to discover more about themselves, their interests, and the world, and our many activities, traditions, and programs do just this.


I believe that friends are the foundation of the school. You’ll keep the friends you make each year the rest of your life. All the Little Virtues are reflected in Holy Friendship. Making good friends means being generous, showing simplicity; friendships have to be based off that. 
Maia ‘22

Discover Yourself at Visitation

With a wealth of teams, activities, clubs, and classes, Visitation offers every young woman here a boundless world of possibility in which she can discover her passions and hone her God-given gifts.


spiritual retreats




sports teams




award-winning performing arts groups


branches of student government




honor societies


student publications



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Each year, the Spanish Department takes students to a Spanish-speaking country to give students an immersive experience. Past trips have included Spain, Costa Rica, and Argentina. In each location, girls stay with local families, take language classes, participate in an array of local activities, and try foods native to the area.

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Every summer, the French Department sponsors a two-week immersion trip to France allowing students to experience the language and culture firsthand! Students live with French families in Amboise, France, allowing them to put their French knowledge in action with native speakers. The trip also includes an overnight stay in Paris, sightseeing, and a dinner cruise on the Seine River. Students return with stronger language skills and a greater appreciation for French language and culture.

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During sophomore year, 16 girls are paired with girls from the Sacred Heart School in Drogheda, Ireland, in our Irish Exchange Program. For one week in the fall, the Irish girls live in DC with their American "sister." In the spring, Visi girls visit Ireland and stay with their Irish families. During both weeks, the groups visit historical and cultural sights. The program ends with a new appreciation for another culture and new lifelong friends.

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World Youth Day

Hosted every three years by the Catholic Church, World Youth Day celebrates young people and the faith. In 2016, Visi students traveled to Poland and in 2019 to Panama for six-day celebrations of faith.

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Student Activities

Over 50 student-led clubs provide opportunities for girls to explore interests and build leadership skills.


The vibrant Visitation spirit is palpable all around campus, especially through our many traditions.


The Cubs have brought home the Lewis Cup for best athletics in the ISL league 9 years in row.

Spiritual Life

Our Campus Ministry and Christian Service programs help students deepen their faith and put it into action.


Students explore their passions and develop new skills through music, theater, tech crew, and visual arts.

Student Publications

Find your voice while writing for one of our award-winning student publications: the Wicket newspaper, Green Gate yearbook, or Georgetowner literary magazine.