Students throwing caps at graduation.
  • High School
  • Graduation

Georgetown Day School celebrates this important milestone in the lives of our students.

We are grateful for the many ways these students have enriched our school community and we look forward to their continuing leadership as GDS alumni in both our immediate community and in the world beyond.

Graduation Ceremony
George Washington University
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC

Reception to Follow
Kogan Plaza
2121 H St NW, Washington, DC 20052
(situated directly behind Lisner Auditorium and adjacent to the Gelman Library)
Washington, DC 20052


Are there tickets for graduation? 

No. There are not tickets for graduation. Seniors and their parents will receive 10 invitations in a mailing the last week of April that they may use to invite friends and family.

Is there a limit to how many guests a student can have at graduation?

The invites do not indicate a number of persons nor do we distribute tickets. Lisner Auditorium seats approximately 1500 people and we have 125 graduates. This has accommodated our community in past years. 

When will students receive their caps and gowns?

Students receive their caps and gowns during the graduation rehearsal.

How long is graduation?

Graduation typically lasts 2-2.5 hours. Graduates, their families and guests are invited to a reception immediately following. The reception concludes at 6:00 pm.

Contact Us

Lisa Schneiderman

Lisa Schneiderman

Director of Community Relations
All School

Important Dates

High School: Various Classrooms and Forum
High School: Gym

Graduation Speeches

Class of 2019

Class of 2018

Class of 2017

Class of 2016

Class of 2015

Class of 2014

Class of 2014 Graduation
June 8, 2014

Commencement Speakers:

Class of 2013

Class of 2013 Graduation
June 9, 2013

Commencement Speakers:

Class of 2012

Class of 2011

Class of 2010

Class of 2010 Graduation
June 13, 2010

Commencement Speakers:

Class of 2009

Class of 2009 Graduation
June 7, 2009

Commencement Speakers:

Class of 2008

Class of 2007

Class of 2006

Class of 2005

Class of 2004

Class of 2003

Class of 2002