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A group of Montessori Pre-K boys and girls outside on the Vis campus on a beautiful fall day

From Montessori Pre-K through grade five, we welcome boys and girls into an environment in which they thrive together beautifully. In grades 6-12, we offer a uniquely empowering experience to girls. In these years of transformation, as young people shape their personal identities, Vis girls shine.

Two upper school students perform an experiment in a science lab. They are wearing safety glasses

Visitation offers an excellent academic experience at each level that is defined by high standards of achievement, close personal interactions with faculty and a clear sense of purpose. Students are prepared for future success. 

Visitation Statue of Mary and Elizabeth on campus. Very green and lush background

One hallmark of the Salesian tradition is a set of virtues inspiring the way we strive to learn and live. Among these are kindness and courage, patience and respect, joyful optimism and gentle strength.

Student actors as Puck and two fairies from A Midsummer Night's Dream

We offer a remarkable breadth of opportunities: French, Spanish and Chinese starting in Montessori preschool; robust arts, athletics and service-learning programs; plus a full array of specialist teachers augmenting our classroom faculty. The result is a wonderful richness of options—many chances for each student to find and nurture new talents.

Soccer team high fives a teammate as she runs out to the field

Our 60-acre campus is home to a STEM center, a ballet studio, a professional-caliber theater, a stunning art suite, an outdoor classroom and superb athletic facilities. The result is a wonderful richness of options—many chances for each student to find and nurture new talents.

MIddle School Web Leaders jump together

Full of affirmation and expectation, this simple phrase beautifully captures the spirit of a Visitation education. This is an experience not just about academic achievement, but growth and wholeness in mind, body and spirit.


Students and teachers at Visitation are part of a close, strong community founded on trust. One special dimension of the Vis experience is the frequent pairing of students with younger and older partners. We find that with the right guides and friends, the most important lessons in character and kindness come naturally.

Group of smiling alums from the class of 2019 at graduation in traditional white dresses holding red roses

The aim of a Visitation education is to prepare students for life. To ensure that this preparation meets the demands of the 21st century, we have worked with care to identify a balance of strengths that will define the Visitation learner—from faith and values to leadership, from digital literacy to global citizenship.

Vis provides an excellent education within a Catholic environment permeated by Salesian Spirituality and the Living tradition of the visitation sisters.

We are an independent Catholic school founded in 1873 by the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary. We educate boys and girls from Montessori Pre-K through grade five and all-girls in grades six to twelve. A Visitation education in more than just academic achievement; it's about growth and wholeness in mind, body and spirit. We provide an education that is not for school, but for life. Learn more about sending your child to Visitation.

Spotlight: Our All-Girls Middle School

Discover and Become Your Best Self

Be who you are and be that well

Here at Visitation School, our students are surrounded by high academic and personal expectations and positive examples of “being who you are and being that well,”—all in an excellent academic community filled with our Salesian tradition. Our students are prepared not for school, but for life.


"I love how accepting the girls at Vis are. The girls in my class became not only my friends but my sisters and these are friendships that I'll cherish forever. They encourage me to be the best version of myself and push me to try new things, go outside of my comfort zone, and grow as a person."

Ella, Class of 2020

"I am a very creative and artistic person, and I love bringing that into the classroom. Theater, dance and art are areas I enjoy teaching to my students because it allows students, especially young ones, to  express themselves in ways they never thought they could."

Nikko Raymo, Montessori Assistant Teacher

"I love the Vis community. I can be confident about who I am when I'm around the girls in my class."

Olivia, 11th grade

I love the community here at Vis! Everyone is kind and outgoing. My favorite thing is going to all-school events like the pep rallies, Winter Week, and many other fun activities. I love seeing everyone come together to support Vis! Overall, I love everything about Vis, but these are the events and moments that make my experience special.

Sam, 8th grade

Students are known, loved and challenged. 

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Vis By The Numbers

60 Acres

Sprawling campus with outdoor classroom and learning lodge, excellent athletic facilities, Fine Arts Center and state-of-the-art STEM Center.


Of faculty have advanced degrees.


Student/teacher ratio makes for small class sizes.

$1.7 million

awarded in need-based financial grants annually.