Community service and service-learning are integral components of every GDS student's education. Through their involvement, students become active community members, working to improve the lives of others. Participating in service projects throughout their school careers, students enhance their capacities for compassion and empathy, establish a lifelong commitment to personal altruism, and develop a civic awareness that leads them to search for social justice and to work for social change.

The PK–12 Georgetown Day School Community Service Program provides a continuum designed to move students from an understanding of the meaning of service and altruism to an increasingly sophisticated understanding of significant social and environmental issues. In building this foundation of service, students come into contact with a variety of communities and cultures that may differ from their own and gain a better sense of where they themselves fit in the larger community.
Because service is fundamental to the school’s mission, the PK–12 program embodies the principles and values on which the school was founded:
  • Respect for the integrity, worth, and diversity of others
  • The embrace of intellectual, creative, and physical challenges
  • Strength of character
  • Concern for others
  • Self-reliance, curiosity, and imagination
  • Social justice
  • World citizenship
By incorporating these values into our program, our students not only become socially aware but they are equipped to change the world around them.


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.