Georgetown Day School is a Washington, DC preK-12 independent school with an enrollment of 1,075 students, a city campus, and a comprehensive, innovative curriculum. Founded in 1945 as the first integrated school in Washington, DC, GDS maintains a diverse student body, 40% of whom identify as students of color, as well as a diverse faculty and Board. The High School is college preparatory, sending 100% of its graduates to colleges and universities throughout the world. For the 2022-23 school year, GDS allocated $8.7 million in financial aid to 23.9% of our students with an average award of $32,400.
About our School
- GDS was founded in 1945 as the first integrated school in the District of Columbia.
- GDS has students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12th.
- At GDS, we call each other by our first names, signaling that we have access to each other—regardless of our age, title, or station.
- GDS is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) & Middle States Association (MSA).
By the Numbers
students, with 575 in our LMS and 500 in our HS
Students who identify as students of color
of students receive financial aid
financial aid budget
average financial aid award
alums who are current parents
States with GDS alumni
Countries with GDS alumni
parent PSA volunteers
About our Curriculum
A GDS education engages students with real-world problems, places them at the center of their learning, teaches them to collaborate across difference, empowers them to connect with resources, challenges them to think critically and creatively, and prepares them to be active citizens of the world. GDS supports students in exploring programs of study that develop a deep appreciation of the arts, humanities, and sciences as equally valuable disciplines that offer various perspectives on the world.
By the Numbers
full-time faculty members
of faculty with advanced degrees
Years Average length of tenure at GDS
alumni working at gds
Accreditation & Membership
About our Campus
Georgetown Day School is located in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Our campus includes a Lower/Middle School building (completed in 2020), a High School building, and flexible athletic and playground areas.