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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 159

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8902 Ridge Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11209

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(718) 680-9452
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April 19, 2015
As a former student of Visitation, I can honestly say they did not give me anywhere near an adequate foundation for high school. The academics were mediocre + the teachers had no ability to motivate the students. The grades of the students are usually high because they reflect the simple curriculum + teachers carelessness when grading. Since the grades don't reflect the academic placement of the students, they get into good high schools + continue on to struggle as they experience life outside the walls of VA. During freshman year I had to learn how to write an essay correctly because Visitation had not given me the proper education needed to organize my ideas and write a proper paper. Another issue with Visitation is the small classes. Not only is it all girls, but there are very few students which makes the classes very cliquey. There have been countless cases of girls fighting and tension within the classroom. Many of the girls struggle being put into new social situation in high school due to the lack of exposure to others throughout their school experience. Also, the school has no sports despite its huge grounds. There aren't great clubs + the school productions are mediocre.

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2014
I have a daughter in middle school and I am so pleased with the teachers dedication and concern for their students. Upon graduation, they attend the best high schools with scholarships and honors. I find the teachers to be very dynamic and engaging; they do an exceptional job in preparing their students for high school. The schools progress is always posted in the local newspaper for everyone to see. The principal as well as her teachers believe in what they do and they do it well.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2014
Ask a Visitation graduate and listen to the intelligent articulate description of how her Visitation education was a great foundation. Visitation alumnae are not only successful in life, but generous and kind, they are standouts in the most positive way.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2014
Teachers are lazy and barely try to support the kids education. The lower school is exceptional while the middle school is lacking in teacher quality and enthusiasm. The middle school teachers seem to read off of a page then try to engage and teach the students. The school is in a financial crisis and asks for more money every week, without improving or bettering the school. I am very disappointed in the principal who makes the school seem like it is the only good school in the area. I could find a much better education somewhere else. I will be taking my child out next year for sure.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2013
Great school! Girls are happy, bright and articulate. Great vibe throughout the halls of the school. Teachers are first rate. Not sure what some other parents are talking about.. My girls started at pre-school and are almost graduated. Visitation 8th graders get into some of the best high schools throoghout New York City, and with many scholorships to boot. School grounds are acres upon acres and comparable to any Westchester campus. Visitation is the the best kept secrect in Brooklyn!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2013
Stay away ! The staff is unprofessional including the principal and they get mad when parents ask questions.The school is in a financial crisis and every week ask for money.It is not worthy. The school does not belong to the Diocese.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2012
As a mother of 2 Visitation girls I highly recommend the school. It provides an academically challenging atmosphere and empowers girls to succeed. Classrooms are equipped with Smartboards and laptops.Students are provided with every opportunity to succeed. Teachers are wonderful, oftentimes helping students on their lunch hour. The principal is an intelligent and nurturing woman, she is always available for the girls. The Sisters are a loving presence around the magnificent grounds. Well worth the tuition!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2012
The staff is not professional and is not up to date with current teaching methods. The school is overpriced for what it offers. I would not recommend this school. The positive reviews seem to be provided by school insiders who are looking to provided and inaccurate description of the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
teachers need to do a little better. i pay too much for to have to deal with nonsense.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2008
Visitation has a loving environment. I attended VA from kindergarten- 8th grade. The graduation expirience is another great thing. Few after-school activities are provided, though...

- submitted by a student
no rating March 07, 2008
Visitation is a great school. My daughter attended a challenging high school and college and was very prepared. She enjoys school and always has a great relationship with her teacher and professors because of the foundation that Visitation has provided. The homework was alot, however, this prepared her for high school and college. The teachers were always supportive. The school provides a safe, family environment. I feel young girls are very fortunate to attend this unique school and would give her a great opportunity for a successful academic future. In addition, an all girl school keeps them focused on their academics!!! I could not imagine my daughter attending any other school.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2007
My daughter attends the 7th grade. I have no complaints what so ever. The teachers are so polite and well educated. The only thing you must worry about is ps 104 up the block.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2007
i 100% recomend this school for your daughter. visitation has been such a wonderful experience for me. the language arts department is esspecially great. Mrs. Occhiogrosso taught me how to read and write because when i came to this school in the 5th grade i knew nothing. there is now a decent music and improved french programs. the grounds are amazing. not many girls can say that they have a lake on their grounds. also mrs. figaro, out principal, has become one of my best friends.

- submitted by a student
February 16, 2007
Visitation Academy is the 'BEST KEPT SECRET IN BROOKLYN'.I am glad that my daughter attended this school. The grounds are beautiful and the teachers are kind. They have a wonderful Principal. Girls feel safe, and I was a working Mom, so I knew my daughter was in good hands.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2006
I think that visitation acdemy is a magnificent school. There is a wonderful education program, and there are great, no fantasitc teachers. The students are especially marvelous. (Really only the 7th grade)

- submitted by a student
November 26, 2006
Pros: Beautiful campus; very safe w/ excellent security, 30 ft high walls, and a very safe and quiet neighborhood; principal is engaged and is interested in the students' (all girls) well-being; most teachers are nice; small classes; nice kids Cons: no indoor gym facilities; minimal library; foreign language instruction is extremely lacking; no provision for teaching how to use musical instruments; though homework can be very time-consuming, intellectual challenge is often lacking, esp w/ regard to English instruction (reading lists need to be updated, classics should be read, and essay writing should be taught more in-depth); school does not engage in class trips to cultural opportunities in NYC

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
This is a lovely school on a beautiful campus in the middle of a wonderful residential neighborhood. It's small, family oriented, and the girls are cherished and respected. The teachers are dedicated and the principal seems to love her job.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
great school great principal

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2006
Our daughter is very happy here. The other girls and families are all very nice. It's a warm school, but we are still waiting to see how academically enriching the school is.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2005
The environment is very cozy and safe for young girls.There is very limited resources of music,sport and arts but I still enjoyed my 10 years that my daughter had there. It challenges you enough but may not overexceed too high of an expectation.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2005
excellent academic programs tailored to meet students' needs

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 21, 2004
From the moment my daughter was born iknew she would be going to V.A. Over 100 hundred years of excellence comes from this top of the line school. My daughter is an amazing child to begin with, but V.A. has only enhanced and nurtured my child into a wonderful young woman. No peer pressure, all the girls get along, the teachers even have their own daughters in the school! I will miss this school as my daughter moves on to high school, but what a future it has provided for her. a very proud and satisfied parent.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
This was an amazing school where the nuns taught true faith. The education was also excellent.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
a wonderful experiance since the new principal arlene figaro came to v.a. she gives 100% and it shows. teachers itinerary has brought the level of education to a new level that a premium school like v.a. has never seen. the relationships the staff and children have are priceless. each child feels special. the price of the tuition for a school like v.a. is in my opinion a great value for all our children recieve in return.

- submitted by a parent

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Visitation Academy
8902 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY  11209
(718) 680-9452
Last modified Visitation Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Visitation Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top