GDS is closed for spring break.


GDS is closed for spring break.

Georgetown Day School is closed from noon on Friday, March 22 through Tuesday, April 2. All school offices are closed, including Admissions and College Counseling. Any voice or email messages will be returned on April 3. 

During spring break, March 25–29, the Lower/Middle School will host a break camp. To register, visit www.GDS.org/BreakCamp.

Brave Spaces

Teachers empowering students to lean into their own identities.
The brave spaces of Georgetown Day School classrooms exist on foundations cultivated––painstakingly––in the first days of school. Community is no accident. Teachers empower students to protect these spaces where they and their peers will learn courageously. What follows are some of the ways in which teachers in all three divisions have already helped students lean into their own identities as learners in a diverse school community.

8th Grade English
Splashed across the board in an eighth grade classroom are notes from student comments about identity expression. Read More » 

2nd Grade
Staff members from throughout the building are heading down to the second grade—which lives on its own cozy floor—all week to help them kick off their study of family structures for the Identity Project as well as build relationships with others throughout the school. Read More » 

9th Grade
Students in the 9th Grade Seminar “Intersections of Identity” continued that dialogue in the High School. Read More »

7th Grade Art
Pencils in hand, seventh grade students trained their brains to help them be more accurate observers. Read More » 

4th Grade Math
The 4th grade math team set the tone for the year by actively working to combat historical––and biased––assumptions around the title of “mathematician.” Read More » 

Pre-K Library Class
Finally, two of our new Pre-K students found a much-needed mirror this week in Lower/Middle School Librarian Kay Miller. Read More »

Here’s to all those students who found their voices this week. And here’s to the many teachers who intentionally created those brave spaces in which students––aware of self and embraced by community––could leap courageously.


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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.