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UPDATE: We continue to update our transportation plan to help our families get to school and stay safe. During Phases 2 and 3 of DC's reopening plan, single-child drop-offs are permitted on campus. To accommodate physical distancing and public health guidance and restrictions, GDS shuttle buses are limited in capacity, and prioritization is given to families who require the bus to get to school. If your family requires the GDS shuttle bus to get to school, please email ImproveMyCommute@gds.org with the names of your children and your preferred route and shuttle stop.

Our traffic management obligations to the Tenleytown neighborhood are still in effect, and we encourage sustainable modes of transportation as possible.

If you have any questions, please email ImproveMyCommute@gds.org.
Get to GDS by school bus, walk or bike, car pool, or public transit

Georgetown Day School offers a variety of transportation options for Pre-K–12 students to help our busy families around the Washington, DC metropolitan area navigate to our unified campus.

As part of an agreement with the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the ANC, and the Tenleytown neighborhood, GDS has committed to decreasing our overall car trips to campus. GDS has a robust plan for meeting those commitments, which includes: shuttle buses to campus, carpooling, incentivizing and encouraging walking and biking to campus, and public transportation.

We offer a host of transportation options. These options are good for the quality of life on the unified GDS campus, good for you (and your car)—and good for the planet, minimizing our carbon footprint. With exceptions for students in Pre-K–1st grade and those with a physical disability, all students arriving by car must be part of a carpool or must arrive at school before 7:30 a.m. (and, if in Pre-K–8th grade, participate in the Early Grasshopper Program) or after 9:00 a.m.

Profiles in Transportation

Students sitting in a car.
Tabitha Lynn '21

In a bid to encourage carpooling to campus, Tabitha Lynn ’21  tells the story of one successful High School carpool group.

By Bicycle
Maggie Koziol, GDS Parent

Pure & Utter Joy

By Bus
Daniele Schiffman, GDS Parent

This is how we roll.

Transportation Offerings

Options for Commuting to GDS

GDS traffic is explicitly prohibited in the red zone.
GDS traffic is permitted but drop-off and pick-up is prohibited in the orange zone.
Pick-up and drop-off is not permitted but limited, metered, public street parking is available in the green zone.
Public parking is available at a non-GDS facility for a fee.
Traffic signals and crosswalks exist at this intersection.
GDS-operated Tenleytown Metro Shuttle picks up outside of the Wilson Aquatic Center.
Tenleytown-AU Metro station
Entrance to Metro Station
Metrobus stops for 30N, 30S, 31, 33, and 96 bus routes
Capital Bikeshare station location


Ask Us

Do you have additional questions? Please email ImproveMyCommute@GDS.org.