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Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

Private | 9-12 | 490 students

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted August 20, 2013

This is a dream school. The girls are bright, focused, and friendly. There is absolutely no bullying. Being intelligent is considered cool. Teachers are involved with the students. Classes are challenging and interesting. The girls bond like I've never seen. At the dances, all of the girls and their dates remain classy. There is no drinking or drugs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2013

Heinously elitist school culture. Absurd levels of parental involvement in academic and school life. GV does not make DC or America great.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 14, 2012

We could not be happier with this school. The girls are poised and bright; the academic environment is challenging; the teachers care about their subjects and their students; and the leadership from the administration seems very sound.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2011

My daughter really seemed to blossom at this school. However, I found that the Religious aspect was surprisingly unsatisfactory. A religion teacher was very inappropriate towards certain students. Cussing, speaking of drugs (in a jokingly way), and not preparing them well enough for exams and tests. Other than this, the teachers are great, and the girls are sweet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

Beautiful campus, great people, and classy girls! As a mother of three, I have had to work hard for my children, like most parents do. When my daughter came home from shadowing she was in love with the school. I wanted nothing but the best for my daughter and didnt want her going to some snobby school. Visitation is the exact opposite! The teachers are delightful and very intelligent. The physics program is rigorous and probably the highlight of the freshman experience so far. The sports teams are phenomenal and the sports coach is in charge without being mean! Parents are darlings and there are NO bad apples. Overall, just an extremely delightful school and experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

Visitation seems to be a school that is more about parents than about educating our children. I'd been forewarned that it has a very elitist attitude - and now I've seen it for myself. I don't see Catholic morals or values in their operations, so I wouldn't expect to see them in their classrooms either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

A great school that really watches out for your daughter. Great friends have been made and she loves the school, arriving early and staying late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

Great academics. They push you to write and analyze better than any other high school students. When I got to college, I got a 3.8 out of 4.0 my first semester without any more studying or difficulty than Visi. The school prepares you well for life!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

Mediocre academics, conservative values, elitist atmosphere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Excellent academic program. Fantastic sports programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 26, 2004

This is a wonderful wonderful school. The students of Georgetwon Visitation attend a school where they are truly cared for. The faculty and the staff all provide amazing support for these girls. The girls are challeneged in ways they will benefit from, not only in the academic world, but while making moral and ethical choices. The school devotes itself to helping each girl become young women ready to face the difficult world ahead of them. I would highly recommend this school to any parent who wanted an excellent academic experience where their daughter will realize her own given talents and abilities. I cannot stress enough what this school did for me. I will be forever grateful to the amazing people of Georgetown Visitation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

This school is tops in education. In my opinion, when you graduate, your education is equal to 2 years of college. The teachers are top rate and care about the students. Because uniforms are required, the students look like proper young ladies.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 7%
Black 8% 80%
Two or more races 6% N/A
Asian 3% N/A
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Holy Trinity
Blessed Sacarament
St. Mary's Catholic School in VA
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Georgetown University
Noterdame
University of Maryland
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
Latin
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Merit Finalist (2012)
  • Lewis Cup Winner (2012)
  • National Hispanic Scholar Finalist (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Dan Kerns
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Please call for campus tours
Gender
  • All girls
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NAIS
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (202) 342-5733

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • IT support

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • passes/tokens for some student
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Gardening
  • Golf club
  • Hip Hop Club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Ski ClubNat
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Gold and White
School mascot
  • Tiger (Gold Team) Bear (White Team)
More from this school
  • Georgetown Visitation, founded in 1799 is a college preparatory school rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition, committed to educating young women from diverse backgrounds. We are a faith centered community dedicated to educational excellence enriched by co-curricular and service programs.
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What are your chances?


3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
118
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
440
Students typically come from these schools
Holy Trinity
Blessed Sacarament
St. Mary's Catholic School in VA

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$20000 - $25000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Application fee
Yes. $50.
Fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Georgetown University
Noterdame
University of Maryland
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
4 year college - 100%
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1524 35th St NW
Washington, DC 20007
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