Georgetown Day School’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is charged with ensuring that diversity, social justice, and inclusivity as a foundational philosophies, are integrated throughout the community and the curriculum.
Georgetown Day School’s Office of Diversity was established in 1999 by a board-appointed Diversity Task Force to provide school-wide leadership on diversity initiatives. Since that time, GDS has emerged and been recognized as a national leader in diversity education. The vital work and service provided by our office is supported by a mission rooted deeply in our founders vision, which in 1945, named diversity as a core value of the School. Over time and with the support of the GDS Board of Trustees and Head of School, the office has intentionally evolved to incorporate equity and inclusion initiatives that, per our mission, “honors the integrity and worth of each individual within a diverse school community” and seeks to “foster strength of character and concern for others.” The GDS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) sets the tone for shaping an academic environment that intentionally and passionately explores core curriculum within a social justice framework.