• GDS's 75th
  • Anniversary
Seventy-five years ago, Georgetown Day School was founded as the first integrated school in Washington, DC. Our founders envisioned a school in which children would learn joyfully, in which they would be meaningfully challenged, and in which their education would prepare them to engage as changemakers locally, nationally, and even globally. They established GDS as a school where children love to learn and learn to change the world.
Our 75th school year has been quite different than we ever imagined, and yet our community has persevered. Our students, teachers, and parents have been innovative and creative. They've tackled problems we never could have envisioned, and our students are learning actively both in person and virtually. We have hosted a number of community-wide virtual events this school year in honor of our anniversary, and we look forward to celebrating in person with you when it is safe to do so.

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GDS Stories is a community podcast conversation collection aimed at recording and preserving the stories of Georgetown Day School, illuminating the history, culture, and enduring mission of our school—all in celebration of our 75th anniversary!

GDS Presents

This year-long virtual series brings together prominent speakers from within and beyond our community for conversations about current events and social justice.

Advocacy Through Music and Poetry

From the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, to the fights for women’s and LGBTQ equality, music and poetry have been an integral part of every social justice movement.

Daughters of the Movement

Join us for an intimate discussion with those who know history's civil rights leaders best, two daughters of the movement.

Headshots of speakers for Social Justice in Sports event

Sports have always played an important role in our nation’s conversation around social justice.

2020 Election in Review

Join GDS alumni journalists as they unpack this year's contentious election and its aftermath. 

Collage of headshots for GDS Presents: The Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Georgetown Day School invites you to the 23rd annual Benjamin Cooper Memorial Lecture and 75th Anniversary Speaker Series on the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Race, Justice & the American Judicial System

GDS presents the 75th Anniversary Speaker Series kick-off event, featuring the Honorable Andre Davis, the Honorable Casey Cooper, and Attorney General for the District of Columbia Karl Racine.



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Georgetown Days

Read the latest issue of our biannual school magazine, and view our magazine archive. Contact us to get your own copy of future issues in the mail.

Then & Now

From the first High School yearbook in 1974 to the latest issue of Georgetown Days magazine, these publications give readers a deeper look into and outside the halls of GDS.

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