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 independent school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community.
Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and Upper Level 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,050 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Georgetown Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1945
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,050 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Georgetown Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
79%
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Informal for all community members

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 5
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $42,818 to $51,625.
% on Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$36,000
Admissions Director
Chris Levy
Admissions Associate
Jessica Ahn

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Asian Club, Augur Bit student newspaper, Black Student Union, Boys Leading Boys, Chorus, Community Service, Debate Team, Environmental Club, Feminist Reading Group, Future Entrepreneurs, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Improv Club, It's Academic!, Literary Magazine, Math Team, More than 100 clubs at the High School, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Students of Color, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella, Jazz Ensemble, One Act Play, Theater Production

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Georgetown Day School often compared to?
Georgetown Day Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sidwell Friends School by visitors of our site.
Does Georgetown Day School offer a summer program?
Yes, Georgetown Day School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Georgetown Day School offer?
Georgetown Day School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track and Wrestling. Georgetown Day School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for most sports offered.
What is Georgetown Day School's ranking?
Georgetown Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Georgetown Day School?
The application deadline for Georgetown Day School is Jan. 5.
In what neighborhood is Georgetown Day School located?
Georgetown Day School is located in the Northwest Washington neighborhood of Washington, DC. There are 61 other private schools located in Northwest Washington.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,050 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $29,281 for elementary schools and $34,064 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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