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.
Congratulations to The Augur Bit on its emergence during this 2020–21 school year as a weekly student newspaper.
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
The MLK Teach-In Day takes place in February. STEAM Day kicks off in March. Spring is an exciting semester for rich, all-day experiential learning. So when the Middle School Community Engagement team first met over the summer, we wondered: What mission-aligned experience can we contribute to the fall semester?
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
A compelling story of 6th grade robotics.
Student Action Committee members take on the youth vaping crisis.
Members of the GDS community gathered on the track to reflect on Sam’s legacy.
This is not just another school admissions video. And Georgetown Day School is not just another school. We invite you to discover the place where students love to learn and learn to change the world.
While our community engaged with a curated 1619 Project at the High School, 36 members of our GDS community observed the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery at the People of Color Conference.
Children represent their experiences by using language, constructing with materials, and keeping their bodies active, all the while consolidating and understanding more and more of their raw experiences.
At the GDS Lower School, we have been excited to adopt a new math program called enVision® for the 2019-20 school year.
GDS alumni Max Labaton ’16 and Will Cullen ’15 were named Schwarzman Scholars.
In continuing my stroll down GDS’s memory lane in preparation for our 75th Anniversary, I have been soliciting essays from alumni, hoping to capture their memories of GDS.
High School students have the “surreal” experience of performing in one of the world’s most iconic concert halls.
GDS leads the way for critical culture change around sexual assault and consent.
The story of the Middle School Musical and why we loved it a “bushel and a peck.”
Everywhere they turn, our kids are hearing about impeachment. On social media, in newspapers, and in conversations the topic is ubiquitous...
Our Communities and Change 9th grade History course is anchored on several essential questions designed to delve deeply into meanings and implications of historical events...
Anoushka Chander ’21 and the GDS Student Action Committee move our country forward.
Third Graders presented their projects to family and featured faculty members.
Twelfth Night delivers bawdy humor, jazz-funk, and much needed empathy.
Students often think their peers are “smart” at math if they get the right answer quickly...
All day long, my cell phone thrums with the texts of nine juniors and seniors. Questions, quips, emojis, links, the messages keep coming and chirp late into the night...
On Saturday, October 27, two buses full of tired and exhilarated GDS High School students arrived back on campus at 5:15 p.m...
In the process of selling the value proposition of independent schools, a question I face—and fret about—quite often is, “How much does your school cost?”
After reading these dispatches from Middle School, you might just adore our teachers and students even more.
Middle School Community Engagement Reaches for the Heart of the Matter
Last week, Lower School principal Kimberly Beck and I met with two 5th grade students...