Careers at GDS

Admissions Play Visit Teacher

Admissions Play Visit Teachers play a critical role in the process of observing and interpreting the cognitive, non-cognitive, physical, and creative capacities of children applying to prekindergarten and kindergarten. We seek candidates who are passionate, innovative, energetic, and positive. GDS opened its doors in 1945 as the first integrated school in a segregated city. As a school founded to be inclusive, the nurturing of a diverse, multicultural school community is a key component of the school’s mission. As such, ideal candidates will possess a gentle and welcoming demeanor in keeping with our School’s approach to teaching and community building.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Setting up play visit centers on our Lower/Middle School campus
  • Greeting prospective families in the school lobby and escorting children to and from     the Play Visit space
  • Facilitating Play Visits and evaluating prekindergarten and kindergarten readiness with individuals and small groups of children
  •  Engaging with individual and small groups of children
  • Completing student visit observation and assessment forms immediately following the Play Visit 

  • Experience working with preschool children (Ages 3-5 years old) 
  • Demonstrated understanding of early childhood development
  • Degree in early childhood education preferred
  • Experience as an early childhood educator preferred

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references using our online application system. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007


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.