Visitation Schools in the United States are rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and strengthened by a shared vision of Salesian spirituality, inspired by the founders of the Visitation, St. Jane de Chantal and St. Francis de Sales. Their writings reflect the best values of Christian Humanism, instilling an optimism born of an understanding of the loving hand of God as traced in the beauty of creation and a clear vision of the human person created in the image of God. These values integrate the love of truth with the pursuit of knowledge and the dedication of God-given gifts to make the world a better place.
As educators in this tradition, we understand our role in forming lives as well as imparting knowledge. Visitation schools are committed to offering students strong academic programs that integrate the search for truth with intellectual pursuits directed toward a faith-filled and relationship-centric vision of life. A practical living of the Salesian virtues of gentleness, humility, kindness, and thoughtful concern for others permeates our school environments where members respect the uniqueness of one another and foster inclusive and caring communities. Leadership opportunities allow students to become self-directed people whose broad vision of life leads them to offer their gifts of mind and heart in loving service to those in need.
Students learn to appreciate and live the intimate relationship between faith and reason, heart and mind, prayer and action. They are lifelong learners who have developed a strong sense of moral integrity and responsibility.