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.

Upcoming Performances and Art Shows

List of 5 events.

  • Oct

    Rosenfeld Dance Workshops

    Each year, GDS brings a guest artist to lead dance classes for high school dancers and adults.

    This year's master classes are in contemporary dance.

    Beginner/Adv. Beginner 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
    Intermediate 1:00-2:45 p.m.

    Mindy Jackson is the Director of Professional Training Programs and faculty member at NYC's STEPS on Broadway. Additionally, she is a guest teacher for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's ASAP program (Ailey Students Ailey Pros) and travels regularly to set work and teach master classes at schools and studios around the US and abroad. Ms. Jackson is originally from the Chicagoland area and received her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is an active professional dancer, choreographer, rehearsal director, teacher and youth mentor for concert dance, theater, music videos and television. Notable credits include being recognized by Dance Magazine with an ENews exclusive and showcased as a style model in continuing issues of the publication. She has had the honor and privilege of working with top contemporary and theater dance makers including Aszure Barton, Cherice Barton, Monica Bill Barnes, Andrea Miller, Camille A. Brown, Josh Prince, Donald Byrd, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Larry Keigwin, Seán Curran, Nathan Trice, Mark Dendy, Zvi Gotheiner, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Celia Rowlson-Hall, and Cape Town South Africa’s Ikapa Dance Theatre to highlight a few. Honorable mention for her choreography includes being chosen from North Carolina Dance Festival's rich history to perform in ADF’s 80th Anniversary Celebration as well as by Inception to Exhibition to present in Bryant Park’s Contemporary Dance Summer Series.  Ms. Jackson is so excited to meet the students at Georgetown Day School.

  • Oct

    ISCF Cathedral Concert

    Hear the GDS singers in action at the National Cathedral.
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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.