Engaging with communities through service, partnership, education, and advocacy is the focus of the community engagement program at Georgetown Day School. Community engagement is integrated into student experiences across all three divisions—the Lower School, Middle School, and High School.
Advocacy and community engagement are embedded into classes, clubs, assemblies, and trips. When our students engage in multiple levels of communities, we find that they gain a greater sense of responsibility that is carried throughout their years at our school. We provide structured opportunities for students to engage with communities from the earliest grades. For example, when you visit to the Lower/Middle School, you might see pre-K/kindergarten students making sandwiches for Martha’s Table. As students get older, they are challenged to explore their own interests through sustained service activities, student-led clubs, discussions in the classroom, and advocacy initiatives of their own design.
Being located in Washington DC, we believe that it is incredibly important for our students to work towards social justice in our city. GDS is committed to social justice and honoring the integrity and worth of each individual and our students live out our mission through their community engagement actions.