The Glenwood Academy Way

We challenge the status quo of education with our unique approaches –customizing instruction for each student –doing this the GA Way.

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The Students and Teachers at Glenwood Academy

The Glenwood Academy Way

We challenge the status quo of education with our unique approaches –customizing instruction for each student –doing this the GA Way.

Glenwood Academy Icon
The Students and Teachers at Glenwood Academy

The Glenwood Academy Way

We challenge the status quo of education with our unique approaches –customizing instruction for each student –doing this the GA Way.

Glenwood Academy Icon
The Students and Teachers at Glenwood Academy

The Glenwood Academy Way

We challenge the status quo of education with our unique approaches –customizing instruction for each student –doing this the GA Way.

Glenwood Academy Icon
Glenwood Academy

At a Glance

We provide the spiritual grounding, challenging academics, plentiful opportunities, and supportive and joyous community that enable our students to cultivate their God-given gifts. And they do—with confidence, with enthusiasm, and, as with everything here, with friends.

We invite you to discover Georgetown Visitation and see how we help each girl to be who she is and be that well.

Founded

  • 1799 by the Sisters of the Visitation
  • The first Catholic girls’ school on the East Coast
  • The only Catholic girls’ high school in Washington, DC

Affiliation

  • Roman Catholic, but welcomes students from all backgrounds and religions
  • The gentle, affirming Salesian Spirituality of Sts. Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal infuses and informs school life.

Campus

  • 23 acres in the heart of historic Georgetown
  • Five academic buildings and a library, a performing arts center, an athletic center, two playing fields (including a turf field), and four tennis courts—all shaded by majestic, historic trees

Enrollment

  • 515 young women, grades 9-12

Demographics

  • Students hail from DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Tuition

  • $32,600 in 2020-2021
  • $2 million in financial aid awarded annually to a third of our students

Academics

  • College preparatory program that provides solid foundation in core courses
  • 18 AP & 12 Honors classes for those seeking additional challenge
  • Bridge Program with Georgetown University and independent study further expand curriculum options
  • 100% college acceptance

Faculty

  • 60 faculty members; 90% hold or are working toward advanced degrees
  • 1:9 teacher-student ratio
  • Average class size of 15

Co-Curricular Opportunities

  • More than 50 clubs provide an outlet for every interest and offer many leadership opportunities.

Christian Service

  • 80 hours service required for graduation; some students complete over 300.
  • Robust program offers immersion service trips at home and abroad, as well as school-sponsored local outreach opportunities. Individual service efforts are also encouraged and supported.

Athletics

  • Member of the Independent School League
  • Lewis Cup Winner 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 1988 (awarded to ISL school with best overall performance)
  • 22 Teams in Field Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Crew, Cross Country, Track & Field, Softball, Swim & Dive

Performing Arts

  • Award-winning Madrigals choral ensemble, 60-member Chorus, Dance Ensemble, Orchestra
  • Student thespians produce popular fall plays and spring musicals

We are the Cubs!

We have TWO mascots: the White Bear Cub and the Gold Tiger Cub!

When students, teachers, and staff members join our community, each is assigned to either the Gold Team or the White Team. Team loyalties run deep and last for life!

Throughout the year, the Gold and White Teams earn points for various achievements and activities. In May, we announce the winning team, which earns bragging rights.

Gold-White frenzy reaches its peak during our semiannual Gold-White Weeks, held in the fall and winter. Events include fun dress days, a pep rally, and an athletic match-up (field hockey in the fall and basketball in the winter), and throughout it all, our students’ school spirit, creativity, and enthusiasm are overflowing.

 

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