The early years of personal development set the foundation for a lifetime of learning. At GDS, we recognize the critical role this foundation plays for our students’ futures. Here, children engage in experiences that tap their natural curiosities, personal passions, and innate desire for fairness and justice. Teachers at the Lower School stimulate, challenge, and inspire students to explore the world around them and discover their place in it. From Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth grades, GDS students develop into forward-thinking, compassionate, and intellectually curious problem-solvers and advocates for a better tomorrow.

At the Lower School, we:
  • Engage enthusiastically in rigorous academic curricula
  • Work independently and collaboratively to solve problems
  • Develop joyful and long-lasting relationships with peers and adults
  • Question conventional ways of knowing and being
  • Think forward to imagine future possibilities
  • Maintain curiosity to discover and create
  • Integrate a diversity of experiences and ideas to empower learning
At GDS, we know that all children possess genius. With a 6:1 student to teacher ratio, our staff are able to help students discover and nurture their own genius.

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4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007


4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.