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Thank you for your interest in Georgetown Day School! Throughout your admissions process, we aim to support you and your family as you find the best school fit for your child.
 
Below you will find more information about our process, which should help you as you get started. However, we are most excited to welcome you to campus soon so that you can experience our school community first-hand!
 
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We use a secure online system called Ravenna to collect application materials, open house registrations, and schedule interviews and tours. We suggest registering for a Ravenna account as soon as possible to stay connected with us and gain more insight into our admissions process. Please keep in mind that our application deadline is January 10, 2020, and many of our application steps need to be completed in advance of that deadline.
 
Below you will find an overview of our admissions process by division. Please feel free to call or email us at any time with questions—we are here for you!
 

Out-of-Town Applicants

For any families living outside of the DC area, please note that we do offer virtual interviews via phone or video chat. We do our best to accommodate virtual interviews based on availability and timing. To register for a virtual interview, please email Michelle McKeever.

Admissions Process by Division

Lower School (Pre-K–Grade 4)

Register for a parent interview.

Parent interviews are offered daily from September to January. Applications do not need to be submitted before the parent interview. Register in Ravenna.

Submit your preliminary application.

Prior to student visits, a short preliminary application and fee of $75 are required. We encourage families to submit this as soon as possible in Ravenna.

Register for a student visit.

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten applicants will attend a morning play visit with no more than 11 other children. You will sign up for your child's play visit during your parent interview. First through 4th grade applicants will visit for a half-day in their current grade. You may register online after submitting a preliminary application. You may also register either during your parent interview or by emailing Elana Perl after submitting a preliminary application.

Attend a parent tour.

Optional parent-only, small group tours are offered multiple times a week from September to January. Register in Ravenna.

Attend an open house.

Open houses are offered once in October and once in December. Register in Ravenna.

Complete required admissions testing.

Pre-kindergarten: no testing required
Kindergarten - Grade 1 (under age 6): WPPSI-IV
Grades 1-3 (over age 6): WISC-V
Grades 4-5: WISC-V or Elementary Level SSAT

Submit supplementary materials.

Supplementary materials such as essay questions, testing, report cards, and teacher recommendations are due by the deadline. Submit in Ravenna.

Middle School (Grades 5–8)

Register for a parent interview.

Parent interviews are offered daily from September to January. Applications do not need to be submitted before the parent interview. Register in Ravenna.

Submit your preliminary application.

Prior to student visits, a short preliminary application and fee of $75 are required. We encourage families to submit as soon as possible in Ravenna.

Register for a student visit.

Fifth through 8th grade applicants will visit for a half-day in their current grade. You may register online after submitting a preliminary application. You may also register during your parent interview or by emailing Elana Perl after submitting a preliminary application.

Attend a parent tour.

Optional parent-only, small group tours are offered multiple times a week from September to January. Register in Ravenna.

Attend an open house.

Open houses are offered once in October and once in November. Register in Ravenna.

Complete testing.

Grades 6-8: Secondary School Admission Test (Middle Level SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Examination (Middle Level ISEE).
 
When registering for these tests, please use the school code numbers to assure that official scores are sent to the GDS Admissions Office. For the SSAT, our school code is 3370. For the ISEE, our school code is 090081.

Submit supplementary materials.

Supplementary materials such as essay questions, testing, report cards, and teacher recommendations are due by the deadline. Submit in Ravenna.

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High School (Grades 9–12)

Register for a family interview and tour.

Family interviews and tours for parents and applicants are offered daily from September to January. Applications do not need to be submitted before the family interview and tour. Register in Ravenna.

Attend an open house.

Open houses are offered once in October and once in November. Register in Ravenna.

Complete testing.

Grades 9-12: Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE).
 
When registering for these tests, please use the school code numbers to assure that official scores are sent to the GDS Admissions Office. For the SSAT, our school code is 3370. For the ISEE, our school code is 090081.

Submit your application and supplementary materials.

All application materials such as essay questions, testing, report cards, and teacher recommendations are due by the deadline. Submit in Ravenna.

Interested in becoming a student-athlete?