In the Middle School, teachers build on the standards set at the lower school, partnering with students during their critical developmental period and helping them become their best selves. Children engage in real-world, hands-on learning through projects such as the science fair, on-site studies of the Chesapeake Bay, and a two-month study of Constitutional issues, which includes personal interviews with national experts. Challenges in studio and performing arts, physical education, modern and classical languages, and more advanced math and science studies stretch them as well. Community service, student council, intramural and interscholastic sports, and theater productions play an important role in helping students develop a sense of responsibility and teamwork and in generating a strong community identity.

At the Middle School, we:
  • Encourage independent thought and individual expression within a framework of consideration for others and respect for community rules.
  • Recognize the unique educational needs of emerging adolescents.
  • Meet the special emotional needs of this age group.

At the Middle School

List of 8 events.

  • Oct
  • Oct

    Country Market Day

    Join us for Country Market Day!

    Our annual fall festival--packed with delicious food, a variety of games, live performances, a market, and more!--is a highly spirited event for the entire GDS community and their families. All proceeds from this event benefit financial aid programs.
  • Oct

    7th Grade Chesapeake Bay Trip

    Monday 10/28/19 through Wednesday 10/30/19. 

    See links and details in the Topics section of "Class of 2025".
  • Nov

    MS Dance

    The MS dance is a DJ dance party hosted by the PSA. Students are encouraged to come and have fun.
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  • Nov
  • Nov

    MS Thanksgiving Gratitude Assembly

    Please join us in celebration of the MS Thanksgiving Gratitude Assembly.
  • Dec
  • Jan

    Middle School Re-Orientation

    The MS Re-Orientation Day serves as a day to re-introduce helpful skillsets as students traverse the responsibility of school alongside the cold months of winter.

    Entering 2020, we are excited and grateful to begin the new year with a MS Re-Orientation Day on Friday, January 10, upon our return from winter break. Practice and consistency are important elements of a successful middle school experience. The MS Re-Orientation Day serves as a day to re-introduce helpful skillsets as students traverse the responsibility of school alongside the cold months of winter. The day is meant to be a helpful reminder to students that they are not alone, that it is never too late to re-set, re-commit, or re-establish themselves, and of course, that the adults in their lives are still available and ready to help.
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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.