"We are best know for our academic curriculum and 100% college acceptance rate"
Students enrolled 490
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Mr. Dan Kerns
Transportation options Yes
Type Religious

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1524 35th St NW
Washington, DC 20007

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(202) 337-3350
(202) 342-5733
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4 stars
Based on 19 ratings

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August 13, 2014
As a parent who has sent 3 daughters to Visitation, I have borne witness to some of the strengths and weaknesses of this institution. Strengths: rigorous education (your child will be prepared for college), interesting and talented teachers, strong sports programs, vibrant theater department, beloved traditions, beautiful campus. Weaknesses: strong alumni bias, poor administration/parent/teacher communication, stressful environment for students regardless of their academic/sports abilities, grade deflation, too little emphasis on non-performing arts. Overall, however, I have been impressed with the results - poised, analytical, well-informed, morally grounded young women. Prepare to be dazzled by your daughter and her classmates at a very moving graduation ceremony.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. Behind the smoke and mirrors of supposed excellence and rich tradition, this institution is the epitome of mediocrity on a beautuful campus (beautiful due to the exorbitant amount of tuition money that goes into landscaping and appearances rather than truly improving the school). As a current student, I can attest to the fact that this is an extremely subpar school, an irrefutable member of the second or even third rung of high schools in the area. SAT scores are above national average, but fall incredibly short compared to the top-tier schools in the DMV. GPAs are incredibly mediocre, not because it is truly a challenging academic environment but because of the amount of incredibly incompetent teachers. The only reason I give Visitation 2 stars instead of 1 is because the girls are genuinely good people. Some catty juvenile students give the school a bad reputation, but 39 out of 40 students are great young women. If your family does not follow the age-old catholic tradition of allowing your teenager drink beer with friends, she may not be the most popular, but if she is the typical member of the Aryan race she'll fit in well.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2014
This school is the most stressful learning environment I know of. It is unnecessary to make teenage girls feel this horrible about themselves. I am crying over the workload almost every night, and my teachers do not help. I want to transfer every day, and I would if my parents weren't so heart set on this "fine academy." Do not come here, no matter how hard the faculty may try to lure you in. I am smart and highly capable, but this institution has made me feel anything but. Take this as a warning.

- submitted by a student
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
August 05, 2013
No single child is taking public transportation to this school.All are being dropped off by a driver in their luxury cars or limos. If you are middle class family or cannot afford a house around the school forget about registering your child here. Your child will feel isolated. School atmosphere is not heathy at all. This school is only for rich kids who has no single dreams in their future. Absolutely pathetic.

- submitted by a parent
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
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
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
March 06, 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
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
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
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
August 14, 2008
Mediocre academics, conservative values, elitist atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 07, 2006
Excellent academic program. Fantastic sports programs.

- submitted by a former student
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
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.

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February 23, 2004
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August 19, 2003
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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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Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
1524 35th St NW, Washington, DC  20007
(202) 337-3350
Last modified Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top