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  • Welcome,
  • New Families

Welcome to our community of learners, doers, and changemakers! We are so excited that your family will be a part of GDS’s rich historical legacy and bright future. There are many members of our community who are looking forward to helping you acclimate to GDS and prepare you and your child(ren) for the first day of school in September!

Get Ready for GDS

Now that you have enrolled, you will start to receive information via email regarding all that you and your child(ren) will need to know and do to prepare for your first year as Hoppers. Watch your email for communication from our principals and administrators regarding orientation sessions, standard paperwork, and class registrations and placement testing for incoming Middle School and High School students. These communications can also be found on the New Families board on MyGDS.

Welcoming Committees & Buddy Families

This spring, you will be contacted by either a grade level welcoming committee or a "buddy" family, who will serve as your main contact/s to answer any questions about your transition to GDS now and throughout the school year. Buddy families are automatically assigned in grades with a small number of newly admitted students; however, all new families will have the option to sign up for a buddy family.

All Georgetown Day School parents are members of our Parent Service Association (PSA) and you will receive information and invitations to virtual welcome events over the next few months. In the fall, there will be multiple events—some purely social; others informational/educational—that will deepen your connection to our school.



MyGDS is the online portal for GDS community members. MyGDS features tools such as:

  • School calendar
  • Online directory
  • School resources
  • Latest school news
  • Class pages
  • School forms

Incoming families receive their MyGDS login details in April.  If you did not receive this information, please contact Erica Demille.

Important Dates

Learn More about GDS


Transportation options available in the 2020-21 school year.

Extended Day Program

Space is available for this after-school enrichment program for all GDS students grades PK–8. Sign-ups start at the beginning of August.

Summer Programs @ GDS

Exciting summer courses and experiential opportunities are offered for rising PK–12th graders.

One GDS: Campus Unification

Learn more about our new campus in Tenleytown!

Meet Our Faculty

Read more about the experienced faculty who will teach your child this September.

School Spirit Store

Shop for GDS Hopper clothes and items!

Meet the Admissions Team

"Barbara" Eghan

Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid

"Amanda" Deringer

Director of High School Admissions

"Ronnie" Jackson

Associate Director of Middle School Admissions

"Michelle" McKeever

Admissions and Marketing Specialist

"Githa" Natarajan

Associate Director of Lower School Admissions

"Elana" Perl

Admissions Engagement Director

"Elaine" Scott

Senior Director of High School Admissions