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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. The financial aid budget for the 2019-20 school year totals $7.1 million, shared among 24% of the student body.

About our School

By the Numbers

Our Community

1,075

students, with 575 in our LMS and 500 in our HS

40%

Students who identify as students of color

24%

of students receive financial aid

$7.1 MIL

financial aid budget

$28K

average financial aid award

5,000+

alumni

70

alums who are current parents

47

States with GDS alumni

33

Countries with GDS alumni

200

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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

Our Faculty

232

full-time faculty members

79%

of faculty with advanced degrees

15

Years Average length of tenure at GDS

8

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Accreditation & Membership

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Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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About our Campus

  • Currently, GDS has two separate campuses located in Washington, DC, with a Lower/Middle School campus in the Palisades off of MacArthur Boulevard and the High School located on Davenport Street in Tenleytown.
  • For the first time since 1969, when the High School was established, all three divisions of the School will be on a single campus.