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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 between two distinct campuses.

As part of our LMS building development 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 are offering a host of new transportation options for the opening of the unified campus in fall 2020. These changes 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.  Current families should read about transportation offerings for 2019-20 on the Transportation Resource Board. Questions should be directed to ImproveMyCommute@gds.org. With exceptions for students in PK-1st grade and those with a physical disability, all students arriving by car starting in 2020 must be part of a carpool or must arrive at school before 7:30 a.m. (and, if in PK-8th grade, participate in the Early Grasshopper Program) or after 9:00 a.m. Also, check out our summer 2020 program offerings at summer.gds.org to enroll your child in our upcoming biking camps with American Inline or the Amazing Race: DC Discovery program for middle and high school students interested in using various modes to explore the city.

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.

2020-21 Transportation Offerings

Important Dates

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