June 22, 2015
I started at Visitation in Kindergarten and continued until I graduated as a senior. Visitation offered me the best environment to establish strong leadership skills, independence, and an outstanding, dependable work ethic. Being co-ed throughout Lower School and then 6th grade gave me the opportunity to see what going to school with boys was like, but I am extremely thankful that after 6th grade, it remained all-girls until senior year. No longer having mixed classes ensured I developed confidence in my opinions as well my abilities as a girl without constantly fearing ridicule by boys. Visitation also offered activities, clubs, and sports, in addition to job opportunities, that catered to all types of students. Furthermore, reading some past reviews I saw that Visitation threatened students that were struggling with depression or an eating disorder and that has not been the case in recent years. During my High School experience, I had a few friends that struggled with both eating disorders and depression, and the faculty and staff at Visitation were as accommodating as they could be. My friends did miss a lot of school but still graduated alongside me. Since it is such a prominent issue among young women, I think Vis has definitely taken steps to provide a more dependable system and group of adults to help girls that experience these struggles. Moreover, the teachers at Vis are outstanding. They pushed me to be the best student I could be and were always there to help me after school whenever I needed it. Lastly, the friends I made at Vis will last a lifetime. The girls from my class were amazing, and eventhough there were friend groups, the groups were inclusive of anyone who wanted to join. I highly recommend this school to anyone for any grade level!!! I would not be the person that I am today or at the college that I am at today without Vis, teaching me important life lessons and supporting me. Non Scholae Sed Vitae.
- submitted by a community member