Athletics at GDS

The athletics program at GDS is considered an integral part of the educational experience. All students are encouraged to participate in the athletic program at the level most challenging to them. The goal of the program is to field competitive teams exhibiting discipline, desire to excel, and pride in themselves and the School.
 
Coaches work with individuals and teams to improve performance and to promote character, leadership, and team spirit through competitive athletics. It is our intent to encourage athletic growth and excellence.
 
High School teams at GDS compete in two organized leagues: the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference and the Independent School League. GDS also competes independently to satisfy the needs of each team and its members. The athletic program provides opportunities for students to participate at various levels of competition in the following sports:
 
Fall
•    Men’s Cross-Country
•    Women’s Cross-Country
•    Men’s Varsity Soccer
•    Men’s Junior Varsity Soccer
•    Women’s Varsity Soccer
•    Women’s Junior Varsity Soccer
•    Women’s Varsity Tennis
•    Women’s Varsity Volleyball
•    Women’s Junior Varsity Volleyball
•    Coed Novice Crew
•    Coed Golf
 
 
Winter
•    Men’s Varsity Basketball
•    Men’s Junior Varsity Basketball
•    Women’s Varsity Basketball
•    Women’s Junior Varsity Basketball
•    Coed Wrestling
•    Coed Indoor Track & Field
•    Men’s Varsity Swimming & Diving
•    Women’s Varsity Swimming & Diving
 
 
Spring
•    Men’s Varsity Baseball/Men’s Junior Varsity Baseball
•    Women’s Varsity Softball
•    Men’s Varsity Lacrosse
•    Women’s Varsity Lacrosse
•    Women’s Junior Varsity Lacrosse
•    Women’s Varsity Track & Field
•    Men’s Varsity Track & Field
•    Coed Varsity Crew
•    Coed Novice Crew
•    Men’s Varsity Tennis

ISL: Independent School League

The women’s athletic teams compete in the ISL. The ISL provides female students at member schools with an outstanding athletic experience through structured league play; recognizes individual and team accomplishments; and promotes sportsmanship, good will, and healthy rivalries among member schools and their athletes.

MAC: Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference

The men’s athletic teams compete in the MAC. The primary purpose of the MAC member institutions is to support the academic and personal growth of the students. Therefore, the MAC places the highest emphasis on sportsmanship, mutual respect, and adherence to fair play
The Independent School league (ISL) and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAC) both place the highest emphasis on sportsmanship and have adopted a sportsmanship code of conduct:

The ISL and MAC embrace a common core of values and cooperate in a collective attempt to achieve them. We emphasize the value of respect for self and others. We realize that an athletic contest is only a game. We expect only positive encouragement from all participants and spectators. ISL and MAC members are gracious in victory as well as defeat.

GDS Athletics Mission

The mission of the Georgetown Day School Athletic Program is to provide athletes with the opportunity to electively represent the school and compete interscholastically in a wide variety of sports. It is our hope that each athlete will experience the challenges and triumphs that are unique to sports. GDS athletics provide a supportive atmosphere in which coaches challenge the intellectual and physical abilities of our athletes, foster strength of character, and encourage concern for others. It is our goal that the athletic experience of each student will be framed within a context that instills self-discipline, dedication, pride in performance, respect for others, and a lifelong love of sport.

News

Highlights

  • 2019 ISL Division A Softball Season Champions
  • 2019 WMIRA Novice Crew Champions
  • 2018 ISL Division A Softball Co-Champions
  • 2017 MAC Soccer Co-Champions
  • 2017 ISL Division A Volleyball Co-Champions
  • 2017 ISL Divison A Soccer Co-Champions
  • 2016 DC State Athletic Association State Champions Boys' Outdoor Track
  • 2016 DC State Athletic Association State Champions Girls' Outdoor Track
  • 2015 Gary T. Blackman Sportsmanship Award
  • 2015 DC State Athletic Association State Champions Boys' Outdoor Track
  • 2015 DC State Athletic Association State Champions Girls Cross Country
  • 2015 MAC Track & Field Champions
  • 2015 ISL Cross Country Champions

GDS Athletics Team

List of 2 members.

  • David Gillespie 

    Middle School Athletic Director; Lower/Middle School Physical Education Teacher, Middle School Athle
    202-295-6149
  • Veronica Ampey 

    High School Athletic Trainer
    202-274-3191

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LOWER/MIDDLE SCHOOL

4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007

HIGH SCHOOL

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.