Lower and Middle School

In pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, dramatic play and appropriate dramatic activities are a part of the daily curriculum. Students in fourth through eighth grades take drama as a separate course. The main goals of the drama program are to allow the students to develop a sense of themselves as creative and expressive individuals with responsibilities to a larger community, to be comfortable with risk-taking, to learn movement and drama skills, and to develop critical and creative thinking skills. Over the course of their stay in the Lower/Middle School, students enjoy a variety of dramatic performing opportunities.

Revived after many years, the Middle School Fall Musical offers interested middle schoolers an after-school immersion in musical theater. Auditions are held and crews recruited, and rehearsal begin shortly after school opens in September in anticipation of performances in November.

High School

The vibrant and innovative performing arts program is central to the life of the High School. The department puts up three theatrical seasons each year: a fall drama, student-directed One-Acts in the winter, and a spring musical. Students also perform in numerous concerts, short plays, recitals, and showcases throughout the year. An improvisation-acting troupe and an award-winning dance company provide additional opportunities for GDS performing artists.

The High School enjoys a unique performing arts facility, including dance and acting studios, choral and instrumental rooms complete with a recording center, practice rooms, and a MIDI lab. The theater itself is a large black box with a sophisticated technical infrastructure, comparable to those in many professional houses.

Unusual at the high school level, the theater program is constructed on a guild system. All shows are designed and built by students under the supervision of a full-time technical director. Students also produce and manage all shows, learning not only the business of the art, but also the art of business.

LMS Theater Faculty

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Brooke Houghton

    Brooke Houghton 

    Lower/Middle School Drama Teacher, Eighth Grade Advisor
  • Photo of Keith Hudspeth

    Keith Hudspeth 

    Lower/Middle School Music Teacher; Lower/Middle School Arts Department Chair

HS Theater Faculty

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Laura Rosberg

    Laura Rosberg 

    High School Performing Arts Department Chair
  • Photo of Christal Boyd

    Christal Boyd 

    High School Technical Director and Drama Teacher
  • Photo of Jim Mahady

    Jim Mahady 

    High School Performing Arts, Acting Teacher
  • Photo of Jason Strunk

    Jason Strunk 

    High School Vocal Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Maria Watson

    Maria Watson 

    High School Dance Teacher


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.