Ela Rockafellow ’18 honored with prestigious Goldwater Scholar award
The GDS Passover Assemblies each were a joyful celebration expressing gratitude for our arrival to the new season.
We celebrate the 17 GDS poets who reached the semi-finals of the Parkmont Poetry Contest.
Even during a global pandemic, there are tools available to help us support our children so that they can not merely survive, but thrive.
As an institution that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we support the AAPI community within our school and across the nation.
GDS recently participated in the Mock Court Program for DC High School students.
GDS has had the honor of hosting a number of expert voices from the civil rights movement this winter.
Math teams and clubs have continued to thrive throughout the year despite the virtual setting.
Heart-rate monitors in Middle School physical education
The second gathering of Sidibe’s Slam Session featured a blend of guest performances, callback student spotlights, and many first-time slam and spoken word poets.
Second grade continues to learn from the past as they look ahead to creating the kind of world in which they want to live.
Meet GDS’s Environmental Task Force
In this all-school snapshot, we are highlighting just four of the many examples of teaching and learning around gender, gender equality, health disparities, gender policy, and LGBTQ+ advocacy.
Middle School science teachers hosted a watch party for students interested in following NASA’s rover Perseverance on its descent to—and successful landing on—the surface of Mars.
A well-deserved honor was bestowed last week upon GDS debate director jon sharp, who was named Coach of the Year.
Each year in 11th grade English, GDS students study Aristotelian Appeals. Last week, they witnessed a living example of the Aristotelian Triad unfold on Capitol Hill from Congressman Jamie Raskin ‘79.
Anti-racist learning in 2nd grade has accelerated recently with race cars—and beaded bracelets.
For the Lower School Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly, 1st graders performed in a powerful and touching collection of protest songs and poems.
Ziyah Holman ’20 inspires the world right off the starting line.
This week, the Lower School kicked off their sixth year participating in the Great Kindness Challenge.
Annalise Myre ’19 did her part to create the 2021 Presidential Inauguration's COVID-19 memorial, talent list, and series of real, hometown heroes for a virtual “parade.”
Christmas Peace Assemblies at GDS
This Year's Consent Summit Draws Record Attendance
Chinese Essays and the It's Academic Quiz Show
In an effort to welcome GDS students in the new year with joy and purpose, we introduce Joyful January x CAN-uary.
Elite athletes share life lessons and tips on motivation and mental toughness with GDS community members
This week, the Middle School held an assembly on differing abilities—conceived, coordinated, and moderated by Lexi Berzok ’25.
In honor of GDS’s 75th anniversary, the GDS High School theater program will present a 75-minute virtual presentation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Brush up on your Mandarin Chinese alongside Min Wang’s High School Chinese classes.
GDS runners continue an annual celebration of one of their own.
Treasuring traditions, a pandemic notwithstanding, GDS’s three divisions honored the virtue of gratitude virtually prior to the Thanksgiving Break.
The 23rd Benjamin Cooper Memorial Lecture
“Seeing the kids is doing wonders for me as a teacher.” – Kate Maloney, 6th grade teacher
Tools for Nurturing Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias Attitudes in your Child(ren)
The 75th Anniversary Speaker Series continued this month with “Entertainment in the Time of COVID,” featuring GDS alumni Kelly AuCoin ’85, Terence Carter ’97, Gina Gionfriddo ’87, Ethan Slater ’10, and A.J. Weissbard ’91 and moderated by High School performing arts chair Laura Rosberg.
In all three divisions, students kept up some of the spirit of Halloween.
High School seniors carved pumpkins inspired by drawings sent in by PK and Kindergarten students in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
This fresh option will brighten your morning with its wholesome goodness.
4th grade revisits identity exploration
Dr. Bettina Love Speaks to GDS Faculty and Staff
Civic Engagement: Jeff Johnson in Conversation with Russell Shaw
The GDS High School continued election-related engagement this week.
Middle School students had the opportunity to teach or attend workshops taught by their peers.
High School students were featured yesterday in The Washington Post for their efforts to sign up area students to serve as poll workers on Election Day.
On October 22, 1945, GDS first opened its doors in downtown DC.
75th Anniversary Speaker Series Kickoff: Race, Justice, and the American Judicial System
Take a walk down the Virtual Middle School Hallway and you’ll get a rare peek into the lockers of our 6th graders.
What does academic support look like this fall for Middle School and High School students?
Last Friday, contemporary artist Sandra Pérez-Ramos joined the 3rd grade virtually as part of their Hispanic Heritage Month learning activities.
September: Professional Development and Parent-Focused Programming
From both the Lower School and Middle School this week, students and teachers animated their understanding of shared community norms with joyful creativity.
Our new dining website is live: www.GDS.org/Dining!
When I first hit ‘send’ on an email last May to recruit students to volunteer for the newly-launched Voter Mobilization Initiative, the promise of a constructive channel to address voting inequality began to nullify my grave concerns about rampant voter suppression.
Orientation will wrap up in 5th grade this week, but it’s not just the start of a new year—it’s also the year 5th grade joined the Middle School!
Even in Virtual Campus, teachers have found innovative ways to keep some familiar favorites in their opening weeks.
Each morning this week, 25 or more students arrived for supervised Virtual Campus in well-ventilated tents just outside the main entrance to the new Lower/Middle School building.
GDS is pleased to announce the completed installation of perhaps the only high-strength tension grid system in any DC-area school.
Teachers have created innovative virtual classroom spaces to introduce themselves, create a sense of shared community space, provide resources for accessing class materials, and start meaningful dialogue with students.
GDS’s maker in residence is leading a school-wide, thematic maker project that students can join from home.
On August 2, Georgetown Day School celebrated the Class of 2020 with an all-virtual graduation ceremony in a memorable and uniquely GDS way.
It is because of people like Rev. Vivian and Rep. Lewis that we are able to have a school like Georgetown Day School... allowing us to learn from one another and expand our understanding of the world.
Student and alumni social justice leadership
Middle School student-led workshops
Fundraiser supporting protection for healthcare professionals on the front lines
First-time instrumentalists finish the year
Founding Hopper Arthur Goldschmidt reflects on WWII
Donors speak to the enduring impact of GDS
Digital publishing of the second issue of Gxrls in STEM Magazine
The One GDS Community Crisis Fund starts #HopperStrong
Highlights from High School World Languages
Fifth Grade Traveling Biographies Zoom Throughout Our Community
Math in the Time of Corona
Seniors on a Quest
Middle School students tackle safety designs for a changed world.
You will want to audit this course
First graders explored traditional industries of the Northeast U.S.
The Class of 2020 staged the first-ever GDS Virtual Senior Prank.
GDS 9th Grader Ava Blum Named Shakespeare Competition National Champion
Building Community One Hunt at a Time
GDS students explore ability and bust stereotypes.
GDS students produce protective equipment for healthcare workers
Russell sings the blues
Students recreate famous works of art at home
Honoring the class of 2020
The world lost a jazz legend
Students learn the impact of the pandemic on performing arts
GDS musicians stay together while apart
Learning continues in Middle School math
GDS's National Shakespeare Competition finalist needs your vote.
Sleep charts and wellness from 3rd grade
"Art is one of the most powerful ways we have to express ourselves and what we see going on in the world around us."