Since its founding by seven families in 1945, Georgetown Day School has been ably served by a Board of Trustees composed of parents, alumni, and other key community members. While serving in a voluntary capacity, the trustees work closely with the Head of School to ensure the short and long-term financial health of the School and to safeguard the School’s founding purpose as a racially and religiously inclusive school whose educational philosophy derives from the belief that diversity is the ground out of which great learning grows. The Board’s focus is strategic and board members rightly prioritize the experience of all GDS students over their own children’s.
The GDS Board carries out many of its responsibilities through working committees that make recommendations for action by the entire Board. The Board selects from its membership a chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer.
The majority of board members are current GDS parents elected by the parent body. Each spring, trustees are elected for a regular term of three years. Board members may serve two consecutive (full or partial) terms up to a maximum of six years. The Board Chair may extend his/her term of office for two additional years to fill out a maximum term as Chair of up to three years, and officer terms may be extended for one additional year. If a board member resigns before concluding a term, the Board appoints a replacement for the remainder of that term. Board members may be re-elected or re-appointed after a one-year break in service.