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CLASS OF 2022 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. Seasoned upperclassmen in the CLASSES OF 2019, 2020, and 2021 have the opportunity to learn new skills, explore their interests, and prepare for the fall.

Please choose your class year below to see what courses you can register for this summer!

Priority is given to incoming freshmen, so the Class of 2022 registration opens on Friday, April 6. Incoming freshmen enrolled in summer courses must attend a technology orientation on June 11 or June 18, and must fill out the form to purchase their iPad prior to May 11.

For upperclasswomen, registration will open on Friday, April 27.

If you have questions, please contact Summer Enrichment Coordinator Eric Chalfin at eric.chalfin@ visi.org or 202.337.3350, ext. 4425.

Registration for Class of 2022

Class of 2022

Algebra I Part 2

June 25 – July 27 8:00 – 9:30 *No class on July 4

By invitation only, based on recommendations after placement testing on April 21.

Do not register for this course without being recommended by the Mathematics Department Chair, Mrs. Kathryn Krueger.

This is a course for students who need more algebra practice and instruction in order to advance into a higher-level math course. Upon successful completion of this course, a student may advance to Accelerated Math I her freshman year. Algebra I topics covered include: operations on polynomials, exponent rules, factoring, algebraic fractions, solving linear and quadratic equations, linear functions, and operations with radicals. Tuition: $500

Students enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

English Enrichment

June 25 – July 20 9:45 – 11:45 *No class on July 4

Open to incoming freshmen, the English Enrichment course offers the opportunity to improve and hone skills necessary for English I. We will focus on reviewing and reinforcing basic grammar and writing skills through daily instruction and practice. We also will foster an increased understanding of the characteristics of fiction through the study of short stories. All work will be completed within the parameters of class time, so homework will not be assigned. Tuition: $500

Students enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Math Concepts and Skills

June 25 – July 20 8:00 – 9:30 *No class on July 4

Open to all incoming freshmen; priority to recommended students.

A strong base of conceptual understanding, together with good math skills, is essential to the successful high-school math experience. To that end, 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

Students enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Digital Storytelling

June 22 9:30 – 2:30

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Become a digital storyteller! During this one-day workshop, 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: $75

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Writing and Reporting in Georgetown

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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: $250

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Painting

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 2:00 OR July 2 – July 6 12:30 – 2:00 *No class on July 4

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Visitation Leadership

July 2 – 6 2:15 – 3:45 *No class on July 4

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Leadership is a skill that anyone can learn. Discover what it means to be a student leader and what leadership opportunities Visitation offers. Even before you meet the rest of the class at Orientation, you will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself and others, what strengths you bring to a group situation, and the importance of communication as you work to accomplish goals. We will talk about goal setting, how to be a role model for others, and expectations of leaders at Visitation and beyond. No previous leadership experience at your previous school is necessary. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Problem Solving: Puzzles & Patterns

July 9 – July 13 12:30 – 2:00 OR July 16 – July 20 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

In this week-long course, students will learn strategies for critical thinking and problem solving through the use of puzzles and inquiry activities. We will learn to define a problem, identify alternatives for its solution, and implement a plan. While the class will not focus specifically on math and science problem solving, students will be better equipped for solving mathematical word problems upon finishing. There will be no homework (other than to continue thinking).  Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Creative Writing: Prose

July 9 – July 13 2:15 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Short story writer and novelist Flannery O'Connor once said that anyone who has survived his or her life to the age of fifteen has enough material to last a lifetime. The creative writing - prose class will give you the opportunity to use your writing skills for self-expression. We will take a look at all the things that interest and fascinate us, and spend the five days turning them into prose works of either fiction or non-fiction. The work you write will be something you can hold onto throughout your four years at Visitation, and look back on at the end to see what you were thinking when you came in, and how you have grown during your four years here.  Look forward to a fun, exciting, and creative five days together! Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Metacognition: Learning How to Learn

July 16 – 20 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Creative Writing: Poetry

July 23 – July 27 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Our class examines creative writing with a specific focus on poetry. First, we will uncover the origins of creativity and the different ways in which writers access their creativity. Next, we will explore writing techniques by discussing interesting and meaningful poems. 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 poems during our final class period. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Theater Performance

July 23 – July 27 2:15 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

After a brief look at the history and development of western theater, we’ll dive into scene work, creatively and playfully exploring what makes a character come alive. Practicing being present in the moment and drawing from participants’ real-life thoughts, emotions, and experiences, we’ll actively engage in discovery of character objectives, obstacles, and relationships. By the end of the week, the participant will have access to vital tools with which to analyze and inhabit a character and understand the dynamics of a scene. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

A (Brief) History of Washington, D.C.

July 30 – Aug 3 9:30 – 12:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

In A (Brief) History of Washington D.C., students will examine Washington as a living city: a city whose politics, economy, neighborhoods, architecture, culture, and population have evolved over time. In addition, the course emphasizes the importance of students learning how to ask thoughtful questions about their environment, finding ways to answer these questions, and effectively communicating their answers. Excursions into different neighborhoods and guest speakers will happen daily. Tuition: $200

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Class of 2021

Writing Workshop

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 2:00

Do you want to improve your writing skills? This one-week workshop provides the opportunity for any upperclassman to do just that. We will work on everything from punctuation and sentence structure to thesis paragraphs and topic sentences. If passive voice handicaps your style, we'll work to master the use of active voice and action verbs, aiming to employ a concise and cogent style.  Students will receive instruction and practice within the parameters of the daily class, so I will not assign homework. Tuition: $125

I Drive Smart

June 11 - June 22 9 - 12:15

Open to anyone of age, the drivers education classroom portion is now available on Visi’s campus. Run by I Drive Smart, the course trains drivers — especially young drivers — to be safe drivers. The driver education program is taught by the most qualified instructors in the industry — law enforcement professionals. Note: the “behind the wheel” portion of drivers education must be scheduled separately. Register at IDriveSmart.com for $629

  • 30 Hour State Certified Classroom Driver Training Course
  • 7 Behind the Wheel Training Sessions for Virginia Students
  • 3 Behind the Wheel training Sessions for Maryland and DC Students
  • MVA and DMV Approved Course Textbook or Online Manual
  • Maryland MVA and Virginia DMV Licensing Certification
Digital Storytelling

June 22 9:30 – 2:30

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Become a digital storyteller! During this one-day workshop, 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: $75

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Writing and Reporting in Georgetown

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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: $250

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Painting

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 2:00 OR July 2 – July 6 12:30 – 2:00 *No class on July 4

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Visitation Leadership

July 2 – 6 2:15 – 3:45 *No class on July 4

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Leadership is a skill that anyone can learn. Discover what it means to be a student leader and what leadership opportunities Visitation offers. Even before you meet the rest of the class at Orientation, you will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself and others, what strengths you bring to a group situation, and the importance of communication as you work to accomplish goals. We will talk about goal setting, how to be a role model for others, and expectations of leaders at Visitation and beyond. No previous leadership experience at your previous school is necessary. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Problem Solving: Puzzles & Patterns

July 9 – July 13 12:30 – 2:00 OR July 16 – July 20 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

In this week-long course, students will learn strategies for critical thinking and problem solving through the use of puzzles and inquiry activities. We will learn to define a problem, identify alternatives for its solution, and implement a plan. While the class will not focus specifically on math and science problem solving, students will be better equipped for solving mathematical word problems upon finishing. There will be no homework (other than to continue thinking).  Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Creative Writing: Prose

July 9 – July 13 2:15 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Short story writer and novelist Flannery O'Connor once said that anyone who has survived his or her life to the age of fifteen has enough material to last a lifetime. The creative writing - prose class will give you the opportunity to use your writing skills for self-expression. We will take a look at all the things that interest and fascinate us, and spend the five days turning them into prose works of either fiction or non-fiction. The work you write will be something you can hold onto throughout your four years at Visitation, and look back on at the end to see what you were thinking when you came in, and how you have grown during your four years here.  Look forward to a fun, exciting, and creative five days together! Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Metacognition: Learning How to Learn

July 16 – 20 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Creative Writing: Poetry

July 23 – July 27 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Our class examines creative writing with a specific focus on poetry. First, we will uncover the origins of creativity and the different ways in which writers access their creativity. Next, we will explore writing techniques by discussing interesting and meaningful poems. 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 poems during our final class period. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Theater Performance

July 23 – July 27 2:15 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

After a brief look at the history and development of western theater, we’ll dive into scene work, creatively and playfully exploring what makes a character come alive. Practicing being present in the moment and drawing from participants’ real-life thoughts, emotions, and experiences, we’ll actively engage in discovery of character objectives, obstacles, and relationships. By the end of the week, the participant will have access to vital tools with which to analyze and inhabit a character and understand the dynamics of a scene. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

A (Brief) History of Washington, D.C.

July 30 – Aug 3 9:30 – 12:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

In A (Brief) History of Washington D.C., students will examine Washington as a living city: a city whose politics, economy, neighborhoods, architecture, culture, and population have evolved over time. In addition, the course emphasizes the importance of students learning how to ask thoughtful questions about their environment, finding ways to answer these questions, and effectively communicating their answers. Excursions into different neighborhoods and guest speakers will happen daily. Tuition: $200

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Class of 2020

Summer U.S. History

June 18 – July 27 8:00 – 11:00 *No class on July 4

This survey course, which fulfills the US History requirement, is organized chronologically. Its main themes are American exceptionalism, the role of religion and race in American life, regional differences, and the idea of the frontier in shaping American identity and self-image. Students develop an understanding of key constitutional provisions and economic factors that have influenced American history. The course considers the impact of demographic, social and geographic forces and analyzes the effects of watershed events and laws. In addition to the textbook, students use primary and secondary sources and research databases in their studies. Students begin to analyze the current character of America, based on their studies of the events, trends and personalities in her past. Approximately two hours of homework will be assigned per day. (1 credit) Tuition: $950

Writing Workshop

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 2:00

Do you want to improve your writing skills? This one-week workshop provides the opportunity for any upperclassman to do just that. We will work on everything from punctuation and sentence structure to thesis paragraphs and topic sentences. If passive voice handicaps your style, we'll work to master the use of active voice and action verbs, aiming to employ a concise and cogent style.  Students will receive instruction and practice within the parameters of the daily class, so I will not assign homework. Tuition: $125

I Drive Smart

June 11 - June 22 9 - 12:15

Open to anyone of age, the drivers education classroom portion is now available on Visi’s campus. Run by I Drive Smart, the course trains drivers — especially young drivers — to be safe drivers. The driver education program is taught by the most qualified instructors in the industry — law enforcement professionals. Note: the “behind the wheel” portion of drivers education must be scheduled separately. Register at IDriveSmart.com for $629

  • 30 Hour State Certified Classroom Driver Training Course
  • 7 Behind the Wheel Training Sessions for Virginia Students
  • 3 Behind the Wheel training Sessions for Maryland and DC Students
  • MVA and DMV Approved Course Textbook or Online Manual
  • Maryland MVA and Virginia DMV Licensing Certification
Digital Storytelling

June 22 9:30 – 2:30

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Become a digital storyteller! During this one-day workshop, 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: $75

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Writing and Reporting in Georgetown

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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: $250

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Painting

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 2:00 OR July 2 – July 6 12:30 – 2:00 *No class on July 4

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Visitation Leadership

July 2 – 6 2:15 – 3:45 *No class on July 4

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Leadership is a skill that anyone can learn. Discover what it means to be a student leader and what leadership opportunities Visitation offers. Even before you meet the rest of the class at Orientation, you will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself and others, what strengths you bring to a group situation, and the importance of communication as you work to accomplish goals. We will talk about goal setting, how to be a role model for others, and expectations of leaders at Visitation and beyond. No previous leadership experience at your previous school is necessary. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Problem Solving: Puzzles & Patterns

July 9 – July 13 12:30 – 2:00 OR July 16 – July 20 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

In this week-long course, students will learn strategies for critical thinking and problem solving through the use of puzzles and inquiry activities. We will learn to define a problem, identify alternatives for its solution, and implement a plan. While the class will not focus specifically on math and science problem solving, students will be better equipped for solving mathematical word problems upon finishing. There will be no homework (other than to continue thinking).  Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Creative Writing: Prose

July 9 – July 13 2:15 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Short story writer and novelist Flannery O'Connor once said that anyone who has survived his or her life to the age of fifteen has enough material to last a lifetime. The creative writing - prose class will give you the opportunity to use your writing skills for self-expression. We will take a look at all the things that interest and fascinate us, and spend the five days turning them into prose works of either fiction or non-fiction. The work you write will be something you can hold onto throughout your four years at Visitation, and look back on at the end to see what you were thinking when you came in, and how you have grown during your four years here.  Look forward to a fun, exciting, and creative five days together! Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Metacognition: Learning How to Learn

July 16 – 20 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Creative Writing: Poetry

July 23 – July 27 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Our class examines creative writing with a specific focus on poetry. First, we will uncover the origins of creativity and the different ways in which writers access their creativity. Next, we will explore writing techniques by discussing interesting and meaningful poems. 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 poems during our final class period. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Theater Performance

July 23 – July 27 2:15 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

After a brief look at the history and development of western theater, we’ll dive into scene work, creatively and playfully exploring what makes a character come alive. Practicing being present in the moment and drawing from participants’ real-life thoughts, emotions, and experiences, we’ll actively engage in discovery of character objectives, obstacles, and relationships. By the end of the week, the participant will have access to vital tools with which to analyze and inhabit a character and understand the dynamics of a scene. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

A (Brief) History of Washington, D.C.

July 30 – Aug 3 9:30 – 12:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

In A (Brief) History of Washington D.C., students will examine Washington as a living city: a city whose politics, economy, neighborhoods, architecture, culture, and population have evolved over time. In addition, the course emphasizes the importance of students learning how to ask thoughtful questions about their environment, finding ways to answer these questions, and effectively communicating their answers. Excursions into different neighborhoods and guest speakers will happen daily. Tuition: $200

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Class of 2019

College Application Workshop

August 9, 10, 13, & 14 8:00 – 12:30

Instructors: Mr. Kaberline and Ms. Richardson, Visitation College Counselors

Only available to the Class of 2019, this workshop will include sessions on writing an essay, interviewing, and completing the Common Application. This is an intensive course that will require some work outside of the classroom. Each student will leave with a completed essay, a completed Common Application, and feedback on their interview skills. Students will have an opportunity to interact with admissions officers from local colleges. Tuition: $200

I Drive Smart

June 11 - June 22 9 - 12:15

Open to anyone of age, the drivers education classroom portion is now available on Visi’s campus. Run by I Drive Smart, the course trains drivers — especially young drivers — to be safe drivers. The driver education program is taught by the most qualified instructors in the industry — law enforcement professionals. Note: the “behind the wheel” portion of drivers education must be scheduled separately. Register at IDriveSmart.com for $629

  • 30 Hour State Certified Classroom Driver Training Course
  • 7 Behind the Wheel Training Sessions for Virginia Students
  • 3 Behind the Wheel training Sessions for Maryland and DC Students
  • MVA and DMV Approved Course Textbook or Online Manual
  • Maryland MVA and Virginia DMV Licensing Certification
Summer U.S. History

June 18 – July 27 8:00 – 11:00 *No class on July 4

This survey course, which fulfills the US History requirement, is organized chronologically. Its main themes are American exceptionalism, the role of religion and race in American life, regional differences, and the idea of the frontier in shaping American identity and self-image. Students develop an understanding of key constitutional provisions and economic factors that have influenced American history. The course considers the impact of demographic, social and geographic forces and analyzes the effects of watershed events and laws. In addition to the textbook, students use primary and secondary sources and research databases in their studies. Students begin to analyze the current character of America, based on their studies of the events, trends and personalities in her past. Approximately two hours of homework will be assigned per day. (1 credit) Tuition: $950

Writing Workshop

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 2:00

Do you want to improve your writing skills? This one-week workshop provides the opportunity for any upperclassman to do just that. We will work on everything from punctuation and sentence structure to thesis paragraphs and topic sentences. If passive voice handicaps your style, we'll work to master the use of active voice and action verbs, aiming to employ a concise and cogent style.  Students will receive instruction and practice within the parameters of the daily class, so I will not assign homework. Tuition: $125

Digital Storytelling

June 22 9:30 – 2:30

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Become a digital storyteller! During this one-day workshop, 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: $75

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Writing and Reporting in Georgetown

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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: $250

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Painting

June 25 – June 29 12:30 – 2:00 OR July 2 – July 6 12:30 – 2:00 *No class on July 4

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Visitation Leadership

July 2 – 6 2:15 – 3:45 *No class on July 4

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Leadership is a skill that anyone can learn. Discover what it means to be a student leader and what leadership opportunities Visitation offers. Even before you meet the rest of the class at Orientation, you will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself and others, what strengths you bring to a group situation, and the importance of communication as you work to accomplish goals. We will talk about goal setting, how to be a role model for others, and expectations of leaders at Visitation and beyond. No previous leadership experience at your previous school is necessary. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Problem Solving: Puzzles & Patterns

July 9 – July 13 12:30 – 2:00 OR July 16 – July 20 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

In this week-long course, students will learn strategies for critical thinking and problem solving through the use of puzzles and inquiry activities. We will learn to define a problem, identify alternatives for its solution, and implement a plan. While the class will not focus specifically on math and science problem solving, students will be better equipped for solving mathematical word problems upon finishing. There will be no homework (other than to continue thinking).  Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Creative Writing: Prose

July 9 – July 13 2:15 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Short story writer and novelist Flannery O'Connor once said that anyone who has survived his or her life to the age of fifteen has enough material to last a lifetime. The creative writing - prose class will give you the opportunity to use your writing skills for self-expression. We will take a look at all the things that interest and fascinate us, and spend the five days turning them into prose works of either fiction or non-fiction. The work you write will be something you can hold onto throughout your four years at Visitation, and look back on at the end to see what you were thinking when you came in, and how you have grown during your four years here.  Look forward to a fun, exciting, and creative five days together! Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Metacognition: Learning How to Learn

July 16 – 20 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

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

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Creative Writing: Poetry

July 23 – July 27 12:30 – 2:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

Our class examines creative writing with a specific focus on poetry. First, we will uncover the origins of creativity and the different ways in which writers access their creativity. Next, we will explore writing techniques by discussing interesting and meaningful poems. 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 poems during our final class period. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

Introduction to Theater Performance

July 23 – July 27 2:15 – 3:45

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

After a brief look at the history and development of western theater, we’ll dive into scene work, creatively and playfully exploring what makes a character come alive. Practicing being present in the moment and drawing from participants’ real-life thoughts, emotions, and experiences, we’ll actively engage in discovery of character objectives, obstacles, and relationships. By the end of the week, the participant will have access to vital tools with which to analyze and inhabit a character and understand the dynamics of a scene. Tuition: $125

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.

A (Brief) History of Washington, D.C.

July 30 – Aug 3 9:30 – 12:00

Priority will be given to Class of 2022 registrants.

In A (Brief) History of Washington D.C., students will examine Washington as a living city: a city whose politics, economy, neighborhoods, architecture, culture, and population have evolved over time. In addition, the course emphasizes the importance of students learning how to ask thoughtful questions about their environment, finding ways to answer these questions, and effectively communicating their answers. Excursions into different neighborhoods and guest speakers will happen daily. Tuition: $200

Incoming freshmen enrolled in this class must attend technology orientation on either June 11 or June 18. Please register to attend orientation and fill out the form to purchase your iPad through Visitation.