Upper School

A Message from our Upper School Principal

Welcome to the Upper School! I wear two different hats at Visitation Academy: principal of the Upper School and parent of a Viz Upper School student. No matter which hat I am wearing, there is one thing I can say with absolute certainty – I want the very best for the young women that go to school here.

It is completely evident in this ever-changing 21st-century world that all-girl schools are needed. The International Coalition of Girls’ Schools (ICGS) published an insightful blog post on their website - Why Girls’ Schools Are More Relevant than Ever. The post listed the following as the top three reasons for this assessment
  • Girls’ schools inspire leadership.
  • Girls’ schools build self-confidence.
  • Girls’ schools are innovators and create innovators.
Viz consistently delivers on these points plus much, much more. Having been an educator and administrator in both coed and all-girl schools, believe me when I say the atmosphere here at Viz is completely different. There is no denying the benefits of an all-girl educational environment. I see it in our Upper School students, and I see it in my own daughter.

Explore the website or, even better, come visit Viz to find out how our Viz Upper School will benefit your daughter!


Terry Murray

Upper School Program at a Glance:

  • All-girl program for Grades 9-12
  • Academic excellence balanced with a well-rounded, school-life experience
  • Challenging, college preparatory program of studies that includes 14 Advanced Placement courses and 16 college credit courses
  • Average ACT: 29, 32% scored 31 or higher (5-year average)
  • Dedicated counseling team
  • 82% of faculty hold advanced degrees
  • Average class size: 14 students; 7:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Numerous extracurricular and athletic options
  • Tuition assistance options
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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