Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

Founded in 1799, Georgetown Visitation is a college preparatory school rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition, committed to educating young women in grades 9-12 from diverse backgrounds. We are a faith-centered community dedicated to educational excellence, enriched by co-curricular and service programs.

“Be who you are and be that well.” The wise words of St. Francis de Sales, co-founder of the Visitation Order, form the heart of a Visitation education. We empower our students to meet the demands and challenges of today’s rapidly changing and morally complex world. We guide our students to become self-reliant, intellectually mature, and morally responsible women of faith, vision, and purpose.

On our beautiful, 23-acre campus in the heart of historic Georgetown, students enjoy small classes, making our classrooms highly participatory and discussions lively and engaging. With a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, we are able to provide both personal attention and a rich array of classes to challenge and inspire every student. Our extensive list of Honors and AP courses is complemented by electives ranging from neuroscience to creative writing and augmented by our unique Bridge Program with Georgetown University.

Students are nurtured and empowered to reach their full potential, whether conducting a science experiment, competing in the best athletic program in the ISL, singing with one of our award-winning performing arts groups, or heading a new school club. Beloved school traditions, retreats, and domestic and international service trips further enrich the Visitation experience.


Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 501
Head of School: Mr. Daniel M. Kerns

1524 35th Street, NW
Map and Directions

Phone: 202-337-3350