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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,050 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,510
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 8

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School Overview

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

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 8
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $38,510 to $45,060.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Barbara Eghan
Admissions Associate
Michelle McKeever



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
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 Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,050 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,510
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 8

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $26,767 for elementary schools and $29,208 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington, DC is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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