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."
Ready for Distance Learning Week 2
GDS invites you on a Chalk Walk!
Staying close while distant
Check out their MOVES!
Lower School students dissected flowers their found.
Civil Rights icon speaks with High School students
From the Corona Foot Shake to the Cupid Shuffle, anesthesiologist Jason Campbell ’07 has been spreading messages of positivity.
"One good thing about music," Bob Marley said, "when it hits, you feel no pain."
GDS provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers.
A Community Letter from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Rhythm and a fun activity
Monster Drawings Challenge
Mighty Hopper starts Spring Break
Head of School Russell Shaw sent this video message to the GDS community as we head into Spring Break
Lower School smiles from a distance
A Virtual Seder
Hidden Animals learning activities for students and families.
Joke of the Week from 1st grade!
Art with natural found objects
The Washington Post names Ziyah Holman ’20 the girls' track Athlete of the Year.
Alum Mac VerStandig ’02 on GDS memories and poker math
You’ve heard it before: our world is changing rapidly and we have no idea what jobs will be available for our kids when they grow up.
Lessons in discourse from professional development to Minimester
GDS Quizbowl and History Bowl Teams Score Big
Social Justice Teach-In Days 2020
The High School Civil Rights Trip to Alabama
The voices of the record-breaking 4 x 800 meter relay team
“No other civilization makes a better case for inclusion…”
Model UN coach and High School history teacher Marjorie Brimley and the Model UN co-heads shared this update from the Ivy League Model UN Conference (ILMUNC).
Experience the “Celebration on MacArthur Blvd!”
8th graders at Hill Day
The JUHE Supplement will publish the essays of four GDS students.
“I am not who I am without GDS.”
Building on a fencing legacy
A collaboration of words and beads with 7th grade and PK/K
GDS faculty and staff members have shared their expertise on a global level since the 2019-20 school year began.
Model UN and It’s Academic deliver outstanding performances in competition.
GDS Alumni in the news