Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

1524 35th St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Georgetown Visitation traces its origins to the end of the 18th century, when Archbishop Leonard Neale, president of Georgetown College, asked "three pious ladies" to found a school for young women. The main academic building, Founders Hall, was completely reconstructed after it was destroyed by a fire in 1993. While the school has a Roman Catholic religious tradition, students enroll from all backgrounds and religions. The present-day campus occupies 23 wooded acres in the city's Georgetown section. Visitation's curriculum emphasizes literature and the arts, and the technology program is particularly strong. Girls choose from a series of electives in science, English, math and social studies, and both honors and Advanced Placement courses are available. Qualified students may take courses at neighboring Georgetown University. The school's campus ministry conducts school liturgies and retreats throughout the year. All students engage in community service work, with 80 cumulative hours required for graduation.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Girls Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsGirls
Full Address1524 35th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Year Established1799
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
AdministratorDaniel M. Kerns, Jr.
Applications DueDecember
Total Enrollment490
Day Students490
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