Class of 2021 Summer Enrichment

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Summer enrichment classes offer a fun and engaging way for any student to prepare for her freshman year. Hands-on courses will introduce students to new fields, reinforce academic concepts, and provide practice on the iPad.

Summer Enrichment Courses

Digital Storytelling

June 26-30 12:30-2 p.m. Open to all

Become a digital storyteller! Students will learn how to create a flowing narrative through video. With their iPad, they will film and edit short high-quality videos. Using editing software, students will discover how to edit footage, add sounds and transitions, and most importantly, tell a compelling story. Tuition: $125

There is a recommended orientation on June 26 from 8 a.m.-noon.

Dream, Learn & Create

July 3-7* 12:30-2 p.m. Open to all

If your brain is bubbling with creative ideas, you are perfect for this class. It will teach students how to turn their dreams and ideas into tangible objects with the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and our 3D printer. CAD uses computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, and optimization of a design. The program will teach students how to make 3D CAD renderings of everyday objects such as a keychain with your initials, coffee mug, castle, replica, etc. No prior knowledge required. Tuition: $125

*No class on Tue., July 4 .

This class did not run in 2017.

Intro to World Religions

July 10-14 12:30-2 p.m. Open to all

A basic introduction to the major religions of the world, based on the positive perspective of the Pope Paul IV’s 1965 Declaration on other faiths; the course will include activities and exchanges with young adults of different faiths as well as brief readings and videos. Tuition: $125

This class did not run in 2017.

Service in the City

July 10-July 14 2:15-3:45 p.m.* Open to all

Students will be introduced to Catholic Social Teaching as it pertains to Visitation’s Christian service activities. Through classroom discussion and local service activities, students will look at service through the eyes of St. Francis de Sales, and will gain a better understanding of social injustices in our area and the world. Service hours will count toward the graduation service requirement. *Some days class may return to campus after 3:45 p.m.; specific dates will be communicated before the session starts. Tuition: $125

Metacognition: Learning How to Learn

July 17-21 12:30-2 p.m. Open to all

Students will be introduced to the principles of metacognition—awareness and knowledge of one’s own learning and thought processes. Demonstrations and strategies to improve attention, perception, and short-term and long-term memory will be presented so that students can explore what research-based approaches work best for their own personal learning styles. The class will be fun and interactive, and will introduce students to skills that can be used throughout their high-school careers. Tuition: $125

Writing & Reporting in Georgetown

July 17-21 2:15-3:45 p.m. Open to all

Students in this hands-on course will learn basic journalistic writing and photography techniques while exploring our Georgetown neighborhood. Possible reporting stops range from cupcakeries to nearby parks to next-door neighbor Georgetown University. Tuition: $125

Intro to Painting

July 24-28 12:30-2 p.m.
July 31-Aug. 4 10:30 a.m-12 p.m.* Open to all

Students will explore the elements of art (color, light, line, composition) through the creative process. Participants will use acrylic paint to create a color wheel, tint and shade chart, then a monochromatic masterpiece on canvas. To end the session, students will create a plein-air piece (outdoor painting) on Visitation’s beautiful campus. *Students may take one week or two. Tuition per week: $125 plus a $10 materials fee

Creative Writing

July 31-Aug. 4 12:30-2 p.m. Open to all

This class examines writing in its many forms. Students will uncover the origins of creativity and the different ways in which writers access their creativity. By discussing interesting poems and stories, girls will explore writing techniques. Through daily writing exercises students will practice these techniques in their own writing, culminating in a writing workshop with students giving and receiving feedback on their writing. Tuition: $125

Women in Leadership

July 31-Aug. 4 2:15-3:45 p.m. Open to all

Since 1799, the Sisters of the Visitation have educated women of faith, vision, and purpose to make a difference in our world. As Georgetown Visitation grew along with the new nation (side by side with every president except Washington), so too did the role of women in American society. This class will explore Visitation’s history as U.S. history--and encourage students to consider their own skills as leaders of the future. Tuition: $125

Math Concepts, Skills, and Applications

June 26-July 21* 8-9:30 a.m

Open to all; priority to recommended students

A strong base of conceptual understanding, together with good math skills, is essential to the successful high-school math experience. This class will be tailored to the individual ability of each student. Topics include: operations with fractions and integers, factors, exponents, roots, and ratio and proportion, presented in a setting of algebraic expressions and equations. Tuition: $500

*June 26 is a mandatory orientation day from 8 a.m.-noon.

Algebra I, Part II

June 26-July 28* 8-9:30 a.m.

By invitation only, based on recommendation after placement testing on April 29 This is a course for students who need more algebra practice and instruction in order to advance into a higherlevel math course. Upon successful completion of this course, a student may advance to Accelerated Math I her freshman year. Topics covered include: operations on polynomials, exponent rules, factoring, solving linear and quadratic equations, slope and graphing linear equations, and simplification of radicals. Tuition: $500

*Mon., June 26 is a mandatory orientation day from 8 a.m.-noon.

English Enrichment

June 26-July 21* 9:45-11:45 a.m.
Open to all; priority to recommended students

Open to all; priority to recommended students Students will learn to write more clearly, to read more purposefully, and to express themselves orally more precisely. A novel, play, poems, and short stories will provide the source material. Skill work will focus on grammar, outlining, and vocabulary; and these skills will be applied in essay-writing assignments. Organization, time-management, and basic study skills will be stressed. Tuition: $500

*Mon., June 26 is a mandatory orientation day from 8 a.m.-noon.

On Campus From Our Partner

VisiStar Sports Camp

June 19-24 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Open to Class of 2021

Run by TenniStar, VisiStar is a camp especially for incoming freshmen. It is low-key, athletic fun, and provides opportunities to meet school coaches, current students, and alumnae. McNevin Molloy Morris ’98, who teaches health and physical education to Visi freshmen and sophomores, will direct the camp. $275 Learn more and register at TenniStar also runs other on-campus sports camps for ages 5-15.

Summer Enrichment Courses

Offered throughout the summer to incoming freshmen, summer enrichment courses are a great way to get a jumpstart on your Visitation career and meet other students! Here are a few photos from our 2016 summer courses.


Dates: Various weeks from Monday, June 26-Friday, August 4. Monday, June 26 is Orientation, which is required for all math and English class students and encouraged for the entire Class of 2021–whether students take a summer class or not. Note: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 is a school holiday.

Registration: Registration opens April 3. Full tuition is due at registration. All class fees are non-refundable after Friday, June 2. Enrollment is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitation reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet the minimum enrollment. The Class of 2021 has priority for these classes through May 5. After that time, enrollment will open to other grades.

Financial Aid: A limited amount of financial aid is available for Summer Enrichment courses. If you would like to apply for aid, please email Director of Admissions & Financial Aid Janet Keller by April 11 at

Credit: Students do not earn credit for summer courses.

Books: Details about books and materials details will be shared at a later date.

iPads: iPads are required for math and English classes, and students must bring their iPad on the first day of class. iPads will be used to take and organize notes, submit assignments, and view course materials. The courses will introduce apps that students will use during the school year, such as Notability. Other classes may also require an iPad; more details will be provided later.

Lunch: Lunch is NOT provided. Students taking both a morning and an afternoon class are responsible for their own midday meal.

Questions: Contact Summer Enrichment Coordinator Eric Chalfin at or 202.337.3350, ext. 4425.