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UPDATE: We are working on our fall 2020 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 will be permitted on campus. To accommodate physical distancing and public health guidance and restrictions, GDS shuttle buses will be limited in capacity, and prioritization will be 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.

More transportation info will be sent by email throughout August. 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 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 our 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. With exceptions for students in Pre-K–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 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.

2020-21 Transportation Offerings

Important Dates

Ask Us

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