Georgetown Day School

  • GDS is a school where students love to learn, and learn to change the world. Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community.
  • Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses.
  • An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school.
  • The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music.
  • The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing.
  • With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1945
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1050 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade Georgetown Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
79%
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Informal for all community members)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost$37,170
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $37,170 to $43,370.
% on Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid Grant$25,000
Admissions DirectorBarbara Eghan
Admissions AssociateMichelle McKeever

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceFencing,
GolfLacrosse,
Martial ArtsRock Climbing,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
WeightliftingWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Augur Bit student newspaper, Boys Leading Boys, Debate Team, Feminist Reading Group, Future Entrepreneurs, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), It's Academic!, More than 100 clubs at the High School, Students of Color

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella

School Notes

Georgetown Day School honors the integrity and worth of each individual within a diverse school community. GDS is dedicated to providing a supportive educational atmosphere in which teachers challenge the intellectual, creative, and physical abilities of our students and foster strength of character and concern for others. From the earliest grades, we encourage our students to wonder, to inquire, and to be self-reliant, laying the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

A GDS Student Will ...
  • Build networks and collaborate across difference
  • Innovate and create
  • Take risks, tolerate failure, and learn from failure
  • Self-advocate
  • Think critically
  • Communicate clearly and powerfully
  • Tackle complex problems
  • Learn actively and resourcefully
  • Engage as a just, moral, ethical citizen
  • Lead

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Washington
    Grades: PK-12 | 1153 students
    1 miles
    3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202)537-8100
    1 PK-12
    1153
  • Washington
    Grades: K-12 | 650 students
    2 miles
    3000 Cathedral Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202)939-8814
    2 K-12
    650
  • Washington
    Grades: NS-12 | 899 students
    1.7 miles
    3100 Macomb Street NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202)243-1800
    1.7 NS-12
    899
  • Washington
    Grades: NS-12
    2.5 miles
    2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202)829-3700
    2.5 NS-12
    n/a
  • Washington
    Grades: K-8 | 232 students
    0.8 miles
    4400 36th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202)362-7900
    0.8 K-8
    232

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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GDS is a wonderful, diverse, and nurturing school that fosters learning, relationships, respect, dedication, questioning, analysis, and all types of beneficial student participation. I don't understand what the prior reviewer's criticism about "working at a real job" has to do with a review of a pre-K through 12 educational institution.
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Perfect for hot house little flowers who wish to perpetuate the inequities of life in America. Entitlement, expectation...most would benefit from working at a real job.
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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $20,047 for elementary schools and $27,391 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington, DC is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).