Georgetown Day School seeks teachers and staff who offer a breadth and depth of knowledge, a capacity to challenge and inspire, and a personal concern for their students and colleagues.

Positive and lively interactions between students and teachers are at the heart of the learning process at GDS. Since its founding, Georgetown Day School has prided itself on being responsive to the individual needs of all its students, with a program that values and educates the whole child. When hiring faculty and staff, we look for individuals who can embrace those goals and see themselves as part of the larger life of the School.

For teaching positions, a bachelor's degree in relevant field is required; a master's degree and teaching experience preferred. For administrative staff positions, we look for relevant experience and education for the posted job. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting, as GDS is a school that from its founding has valued the integrity and worth of each individual. Positions are posted on this page as they become available.

Current Openings

The Associate Director is responsible for leading the Lower School admissions and enrollment efforts in order to attract a broad, diverse, and mission-aligned applicant pool to enroll in our foundational grades. As the primary ambassador for our Lower School program, this individual will play a crucial role in influencing applicant families to make a significant financial and emotional investment in their children’s early learning years.

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Georgetown Day School (GDS) is now accepting applications for its newly created position, Director of Human Resources. The ideal candidate will be a human resources generalist with labor relations experience who can provide a comprehensive range of Human Resources capability in support of the school’s employees.

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Georgetown Day School, a PreK-12 coeducational day school, located in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to the creation of a just, inclusive and diverse school community, invites applications for a Middle School Learning Specialist.  Candidates who seek to partner with teachers, students, and their families in maximizing the academic learning experiences of all students are particularly encouraged to apply.

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GDS is committed to providing high-quality employee benefits and programs that meet the needs of our school community. The offerings include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance: PPO & HMO options, as well as high-deductible plans that include health savings accounts;
  • Same-sex domestic partner benefits;
  • Retirement 403(b) plan with generous immediate School matching contribution;
  • Generous sick, personal, and paid family leave programs;
  • Life, AD&D, and short-term and long-term disability insurance;
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts;
  • Transportation subsidies;
  • Discounted extended day and summer programs for employee children;
  • Wellness program offerings, including seated massages, yoga, and biometric screenings;
  • Reduced-cost facility rentals;
  • Use of onsite exercise facilities and school library;
  • Fun employee appreciation events;
  • And more!

Professional Development Benefits

GDS considers professional development to be an important element for strengthening our team. The following opportunities are available for faculty and staff.
  • Innovation Fund Grants: Faculty may apply for funding for innovative curricular projects. Annually, the School budgets $100,000 to fund innovative ideas and their implementation; $20,000 is set aside for smaller projects, and $80,000 is allotted for projects that would be truly transformative or revolutionary.
  • Education Grants: Employees are eligible for up to $5,000/year toward tuition for advanced degrees and other coursework.
  • Additional funds are available to support registration for and travel to professional conferences, including conferences focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

By the Numbers


immediate retirement savings match


days paid parental leave


lunch starting in fall 2020

How to Apply

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Middle School Assistant Principal

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