Welcome to Georgetown Day School Admissions!

Welcome to Georgetown Day School! GDS is at once joyous and purposeful, rigorous and nurturing, talented and humble, inclusive and engaging. Our students learn and grow in transformative ways because of these qualities, and we are thrilled that you are considering joining this remarkable community.

GDS was founded on the forward-thinking conviction that children learn best when they can fully be themselves, when a diversity of experiences and viewpoints constitute their learning environment, and when they are given authentic opportunities to wonder, collaborate, create, and be advocates for themselves and for others—we know that these are the conditions that cultivate academic excellence. When you visit our Lower Middle School, you will witness the multitude of ways in which our youngest students embody the vibrancy and independence that distinguish our child-centered program. At our High School, you will notice that our students are empathic, self-reliant, creative, and fully engaged in challenges that excite them. With teachers who understand them deeply and make learning fun, we guide students in the development of skills that will empower them to be active thinkers, doers, and change-makers well into the future.

As you learn more about our school and program, know that we are committed to learning more about you and your child as well. We will be happy to assist and get to know you throughout the admissions process. We are glad you are here and very much look forward to meeting you. Welcome!

Warm regards,

Barbara Eghan
Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
Contact Us
4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW
Washington, DC 20007-4297
Phone: 202-295-1078 (PK–2nd grade)
Phone: 202-295-1098 (3rd–8th grade)
Fax: 202-295-6211

4200 Davenport Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016-4560
Phone: 202-274-3210 (9th–12th grade)
Fax: 202-274-3211

Barbara Eghan
Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
PK -12th Grade

Kim Scott
Director of Admissions
2nd Grade

Lisa Shambaugh
Director of Admissions
8th Grade

Elaine Scott
Director of Admissions
9th–12th Grade

Amanda Deringer
Associate Director of Admissions

9th–12th Grade


Chip West
Admissions Assistant
3rd–8th Grade

Veronica (Ronnie) Jackson
Admissions Assistant
PK–2nd Grade

Welcome from Head of School Russell Shaw
GDS Snapshots
Non-Discrimination Policy
Georgetown Day School seeks to enroll students who have the potential to take advantage of its challenging academic program. Georgetown Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational, admissions, and personnel policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.


Lower/Middle School - 4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007
High School - 4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016