Lower and Middle School

The arts program is an essential part of the Georgetown Day School Lower/Middle School curriculum, offering students an in-depth study of drama, music, and the visual arts. The program provides a variety of opportunities for students to develop their interests, skills, and appreciation of the arts.

High School

Known for its strong arts program, the GDS High School offers students extensive courses in both studio and performing arts that allow for general exploration in the world of the arts as well as in-depth study. Each student is required to take two years of arts courses, one year in the performing arts and one in studio arts. Many students take 3 or 4 years of courses, some moving from basic level courses to advanced studies in one discipline, others moving among disciplines. Today, GDS alumni may be found in virtually every art field, from working artists to museum curators and gallery owners, from set designers to film and stage actors and directors.

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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.