Lower School

Academic Approach

Modern Education for a Modern World

Visitation Academy’s distinct educational philosophy focuses on the development of the whole child, preparing students to be well-rounded, lifelong learners. Project-based, hands-on learning is a hallmark of our program and is integrated in many academic areas, as it leads to greater understanding and instills confidence and self-esteem. Students are encouraged to think critically, be creative, analyze, apply, collaborate, communicate, and problem solve—crucial skills in this ever-changing world.

Lower School classrooms are spacious and sunny, filled with abundant resources and opportunities that your daughter can use to her advantage. Our faculty is one very important resource your daughter has at her disposal. Our educators are passionate about teaching and are committed to your daughter’s academic, spiritual, and personal growth. They also are committed to their own professional growth, participating in countless professional development opportunities both as a group and as individuals each year. This not only makes them better educators, but it also fosters better students as research has shown that an investment in professional development directly relates to higher student achievement. 

Academics At-A-Glance:

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Educational Support Program

“In an environment which values excellence in scholarship, spirituality, leadership and service, this Visitation community encourages students to develop their unique gifts.”
In the spirit of the Visitation, the Educational Support Program exists to encourage students to develop their own unique gifts within the context of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.

Through the Educational Support Program, students with diagnosed learning differences have the opportunity to receive support from the learning consultants. The learning consultants work with teachers, parents, and students to help them understand their learning style and access appropriate accommodations. The Educational Support Program also includes the Learning Center in where students can take advantage of other accommodations as determined by their evaluations. The Educational Support Program promotes the development of the student’s self-advocacy skills during their time at Visitation and beyond.
Visitation Academy is an independent, private Catholic school offering a coeducational Montessori preschool and Kindergarten program, the area's only all-girl elementary program for Grades 1-5, and an all-girl middle school and all-girl high school.
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