School Calendar


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    Halloween Costume Drive Kicks Off

    LMS and HS Lobbies
    In the spirit of the season, the PSA will be collecting gently used and new Halloween costumes to benefit GDS partner organization Kid Power. All costume sizes welcome, from child to adult. Collection boxes will be in the LMS and HS lobbies from October 1 through October 11.

    H.A.L.L. #2: Note-taking Series Part 1 (Notes from a Textbook)

    HS Room 312
    H.A.L.L. (Hopper Academic Learning Lab) is a focused workshop on a specific academic skill which can help you be more successful in school! Lunch is provided!

    Open Gym & Field Use

    HS Gym & HS Field
    Georgetown Day School invites current students, current parents, and alumni to use the High School field and gym.

    Purpose
    The purpose of the community use times is to allow families and friends to spend time playing with one another. All of the gym and field space is open to all participants. If you would like to find time for your team to practice, please contact the auxiliary programs office for rental information.

    The GDS field ranger who is staffing the community use times is in charge. Guests are expected to follow her/his directions at all times. Space will be unavailable on days when School is closed and during the summer. In addition, the School reserves the right to cancel the community use times for school events, inclement weather, or insufficient staffing with little or no notice.

    Participation
    Children under age 18 may not be unsupervised. There must be at least one supervising parent/guardian for every five children. Parents are expected to actively supervise their children.

    Due to liability, GDS is unable to permit children who are not currently enrolled and adults who are neither current parents/guardians nor alumni to participate in the community use times. If you are not supervising your own child, you carry some level of liability while you supervise children who are not your own.

    All participants must carry current health insurance.

    Current families: Please sign the Open Field & Gym Use Agreement for Current Families: Adults and Children

    Alumni: Please sign the Open Field & Gym Use Agreement for GDS Alumni.

    Agreements should be completed once per school year by each person at the field and/or gym.
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    Picture Day for 10th & 11th Grade

    High School
    Contact: Juan Vidal

    National Walk and Bike To School Day

    National Walk and Bike to School Day is Wednesday, October 2! If you live close enough to safely walk or bike to school, we encourage you to gather with your neighbors and walk in for the day! It's good for you, good for the environment, and a great way to connect with others! Afterwards, share your experience and feedback with ImproveMyCommute@gds.org.
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    PSA HS Faculty Appreciation Breakfast hosted by 11th Grade

    High School: Staff Kitchen
    HS faculty and staff are treated to breakfast hosted by 11th grade and the PSA!

    Lower School Curriculum Night

    Lower/Middle School
    Please join us on Curriculum Night to learn about your child's daily school experience.
    Contact: LS Office
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    High School Late Start - Faculty Meeting

    High School
    HS Classes start at 10:00 a.m. while faculty meet from 8:15 - 9:45 a.m.
    Contact: Quinn Killy
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    SAT Test Date

    Off-Campus

    Open Gym & Field Use

    HS Gym & HS Field
    Georgetown Day School invites current students, current parents, and alumni to use the High School field and gym.

    Purpose
    The purpose of the community use times is to allow families and friends to spend time playing with one another. All of the gym and field space is open to all participants. If you would like to find time for your team to practice, please contact the auxiliary programs office for rental information.

    The GDS field ranger who is staffing the community use times is in charge. Guests are expected to follow her/his directions at all times. Space will be unavailable on days when School is closed and during the summer. In addition, the School reserves the right to cancel the community use times for school events, inclement weather, or insufficient staffing with little or no notice.

    Participation
    Children under age 18 may not be unsupervised. There must be at least one supervising parent/guardian for every five children. Parents are expected to actively supervise their children.

    Due to liability, GDS is unable to permit children who are not currently enrolled and adults who are neither current parents/guardians nor alumni to participate in the community use times. If you are not supervising your own child, you carry some level of liability while you supervise children who are not your own.

    All participants must carry current health insurance.

    Current families: Please sign the Open Field & Gym Use Agreement for Current Families: Adults and Children

    Alumni: Please sign the Open Field & Gym Use Agreement for GDS Alumni.

    Agreements should be completed once per school year by each person at the field and/or gym.
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    Middle School Math Evening Meeting

    LMS Black Box
    Middle School math instructor Jana Rupp will host a parent meeting to introduce parents to initiatives in the math department and engage them in dynamic math tasks.
    Contact: MS Office

    High School Students & Parents, Understanding College Financial Aid

    National Cathedral School
    At this program, families will gain useful information about how the financial aid process works at colleges and universities, including information about how colleges determine aid eligibility, the various loans available for funding college, and the ways in which colleges help families meet the cost of college. Our presenter, Chad Spencer, is the associate director of admissions and financial aid at Davidson College. Babysitting and pizza will be available for families with young children. We strongly encourage parents to register (by emailing Deirdre Nicholson). This event is hosted at the National Cathedral School.
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    Yom Kippur Begins

    From sundown to 10/9/2019

    Middle School Admissions Open House

    Lower/Middle School: Black Box
    The Middle School Open House offers prospective Middle School families an opportunity to explore our curriculum and community during an interactive information session featuring our school leadership, faculty, parents and students. Open Houses are not required as part of our admissions process; however, we do hope you will register and explore GDS as a fit for your family.

    Please register on Ravenna »

    H.A.L.L. #3: Note-taking Series Part 2 (Notes from Lecture)

    HS Room 312
    H.A.L.L. (Hopper Academic Learning Lab) is a focused workshop on a specific academic skill which can help you be more successful in school! Lunch is provided!

    Open Gym & Field Use

    HS Gym & HS Field
    Georgetown Day School invites current students, current parents, and alumni to use the High School field and gym.

    Purpose
    The purpose of the community use times is to allow families and friends to spend time playing with one another. All of the gym and field space is open to all participants. If you would like to find time for your team to practice, please contact the auxiliary programs office for rental information.

    The GDS field ranger who is staffing the community use times is in charge. Guests are expected to follow her/his directions at all times. Space will be unavailable on days when School is closed and during the summer. In addition, the School reserves the right to cancel the community use times for school events, inclement weather, or insufficient staffing with little or no notice.

    Participation
    Children under age 18 may not be unsupervised. There must be at least one supervising parent/guardian for every five children. Parents are expected to actively supervise their children.

    Due to liability, GDS is unable to permit children who are not currently enrolled and adults who are neither current parents/guardians nor alumni to participate in the community use times. If you are not supervising your own child, you carry some level of liability while you supervise children who are not your own.

    All participants must carry current health insurance.

    Current families: Please sign the Open Field & Gym Use Agreement for Current Families: Adults and Children

    Alumni: Please sign the Open Field & Gym Use Agreement for GDS Alumni.

    Agreements should be completed once per school year by each person at the field and/or gym.
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    HS Reading Day

    High School
    On Reading Day, students can meet with teachers or get ahead on work for their classes. Regularly scheduled classes do not meet on this day.
    Contact: Chris Levy
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    AP Exam Registration Opens

    Online registration is open from October 10–18, 2019. HS families will receive an email from Kelly Morris in September with instructions for exam registration.

    Hopper Fund Back-to-School Party

    Please join us for a party to celebrate the beginning of the school year and the annual giving's new name—the Hopper Fund!
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    Halloween Costume Drive Wraps Up

    LMS and HS Lobbies
    In the spirit of the season, the PSA will be collecting gently used and new Halloween costumes to benefit GDS partner organization Kid Power. All costume sizes welcome, from child to adult. Collection boxes will be in the LMS and HS lobbies from October 1 through October 11.
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    12th Grade Students: College Visiting Weekend

    Off-Campus
    This long weekend provides a great opportunity for seniors to visit colleges as they finalize their college lists. Remember that seniors do not report to school on PSAT testing day; therefore, seniors end classes at 3:15 pm on Friday and do not have scheduled classes until the following Thursday morning.
    Contact: Quinn Killy
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    12th Grade Students: College Visiting Weekend

    Off-Campus
    This long weekend provides a great opportunity for seniors to visit colleges as they finalize their college lists. Remember that seniors do not report to school on PSAT testing day; therefore, seniors end classes at 3:15 pm on Friday and do not have scheduled classes until the following Thursday morning.
    Contact: Quinn Killy
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    12th Grade Students: College Visiting Weekend

    Off-Campus
    This long weekend provides a great opportunity for seniors to visit colleges as they finalize their college lists. Remember that seniors do not report to school on PSAT testing day; therefore, seniors end classes at 3:15 pm on Friday and do not have scheduled classes until the following Thursday morning.
    Contact: Quinn Killy
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    12th Grade Students: College Visiting Weekend

    Off-Campus
    This long weekend provides a great opportunity for seniors to visit colleges as they finalize their college lists. Remember that seniors do not report to school on PSAT testing day; therefore, seniors end classes at 3:15 pm on Friday and do not have scheduled classes until the following Thursday morning.
    Contact: Quinn Killy

    In-Service Day Break Camp: Clark's Elioak Farm

    Lower/Middle School
    Join us for a trip to the farm!

    Student's will get to enjoy a trip to Clark's Elioak Farm to visit farm animals, take a hayride, explore the "Enchanted Pine Tree Forest," and take home a pumpkin at the end! We will return to campus in the afternoon and participate in other fun fall activities.
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    12th Grade Students: College Visiting Weekend

    On this day there are no formal classes for seniors. However, the College Fair will be running as well as all other extracurricular programs (athletics teams will have games and practices, theater rehearsals will continue, etc.)

    9th Grade Off-Campus Trip

    Off-Campus
    9th graders will spend the day with their classmates off-campus participating in team-building activities and creating lasting memories.

    Warm Winter Clothing Drive Kicks Off

    LMS and HS Lobbies
    PSA's Warm Clothing Drive - October 16 to October 25. As the weather turns cooler, the PSA will be collecting new and gently used jackets, coats, and fleeces (all sizes) for GDS partner organization Kid Power, which helps underserved students at Title 1 DC Public Schools. There will be collection bins in the LS, MS and HS lobbies.

    10th & 11th Grade PSAT Administration

    High School: Various classrooms
    All sophomores and juniors are provided the opportunity to take the PSAT, a practice exam for the SAT. GDS automatically registers students. Students should be at school and in their assigned rooms by 8:00 am as testing begins promptly at 8:15 am. Bring two sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator.

    10th, 11th & 12th Grade Mini College Fair

    High School: Wrestling Room
    The GDS College Counseling Office invites students in 10th through 12th grades to attend our mini college fair. We host 30-40 different college representatives at GDS on the afternoon of the PSAT. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to discover a wide range of colleges and universities, sign up for some mailing lists, and ask questions in a casual format.

    Dinner & Conversations: Mental Health

    High School
    This year, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be hosting a new program series titled Dinner & Conversations. Each program will focus on different topics that are relevant to the GDS community and give families the opportunity to engage in conversations with professionals within our school and outside of the community. The goal of these programs is to create spaces for our community to engage with each other in dialogues with experts in their field and members of our community.

    Aligning with the School’s work on social-emotional learning, mental health, and student wellness, the DEI office has partnered with the counseling department to bring you the first event of our Dinner & Conversations series around mental health. Join us for a panel discussion with an area psychiatrist, therapist, pediatrician, and school counselor who will dive into topics of mental health, child-parent relationships, student wellness, and more.

    VIEW FLYER »
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    PSA LMS Faculty Appreciation Breakfast hosted by 6th Grade

    Lower/Middle School: Multipurpose Room
    LMS faculty and staff are treated to breakfast hosted by 6th grade and the PSA!

    MS SOC Mentoring

    Lower/Middle School
    MS SOC Mentoring Program is open to all students of color in middle school. During MS SOC sessions, students openly discuss their experiences and concerns as members of the GDS community. Students share their successes and accomplishments with one another while also learning how to use one another as resources in approaching challenges and developing effective problem-solving strategies.

    "Dinner on Us" for LS Parents - Grades 2 & 3

    Lower/Middle School

    High School Admissions Open House

    High School: Forum
    The High School Open House offers prospective High School families an opportunity to explore our curriculum and community during an interactive information session featuring our school leadership, faculty, and students. Open Houses are not required as part of our admissions process; however, we do hope you will register and explore GDS as a fit for your family

    Please register on Ravenna »
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    9th Grade Lock-in

    High School: Various classrooms
    The entire ninth grade class spends the evening and night in the HS building playing games, watching movies, and having a good time. Students should bring sleeping bags, a pillow, and toiletries.

    AP Exam Registration Closes

    Online registration is open from October 10–18, 2019. HS families will receive an email from Kelly Morris in September with instructions for exam registration.
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    9th Grade Lock-in Pick up

    High School

    12th Grade Student College Application Workshop

    High School: Library (Quiet Side)
    Seniors are encouraged to attend at least one of the College Application Workshops offered by the college counselors to obtain assistance on their college applications. No need to rsvp, just stop by ready to work on those applications, essays, supplements, and anything else related to college applications.

    College Financial Aid Working Session for 12th Grade Parents

    High School: Library (Front)
    Certified financial planners and experts in college financial aid from The College Funding Coach will help senior families complete financial aid applications (both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile). All personal information will be kept confidential. Information about what documents to bring will be emailed to families prior to the event. We strongly encourage parents to RSVP (by emailing Deirdre Nicholson).

    Rosenfeld Dance Workshops

    High School: Dance Studio
    Each year, GDS brings a guest artist to lead dance classes for high school dancers and adults.

    This year's master classes are in contemporary dance.

    Beginner/Adv. Beginner 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
    Intermediate 1:00-2:45 p.m.

    Mindy Jackson is the Director of Professional Training Programs and faculty member at NYC's STEPS on Broadway. Additionally, she is a guest teacher for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's ASAP program (Ailey Students Ailey Pros) and travels regularly to set work and teach master classes at schools and studios around the US and abroad. Ms. Jackson is originally from the Chicagoland area and received her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is an active professional dancer, choreographer, rehearsal director, teacher and youth mentor for concert dance, theater, music videos and television. Notable credits include being recognized by Dance Magazine with an ENews exclusive and showcased as a style model in continuing issues of the publication. She has had the honor and privilege of working with top contemporary and theater dance makers including Aszure Barton, Cherice Barton, Monica Bill Barnes, Andrea Miller, Camille A. Brown, Josh Prince, Donald Byrd, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Larry Keigwin, Seán Curran, Nathan Trice, Mark Dendy, Zvi Gotheiner, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Celia Rowlson-Hall, and Cape Town South Africa’s Ikapa Dance Theatre to highlight a few. Honorable mention for her choreography includes being chosen from North Carolina Dance Festival's rich history to perform in ADF’s 80th Anniversary Celebration as well as by Inception to Exhibition to present in Bryant Park’s Contemporary Dance Summer Series.  Ms. Jackson is so excited to meet the students at Georgetown Day School.

    Open Gym & Field Use

    HS Gym & HS Field
    Georgetown Day School invites current students, current parents, and alumni to use the High School field and gym.

    Purpose
    The purpose of the community use times is to allow families and friends to spend time playing with one another. All of the gym and field space is open to all participants. If you would like to find time for your team to practice, please contact the auxiliary programs office for rental information.

    The GDS field ranger who is staffing the community use times is in charge. Guests are expected to follow her/his directions at all times. Space will be unavailable on days when School is closed and during the summer. In addition, the School reserves the right to cancel the community use times for school events, inclement weather, or insufficient staffing with little or no notice.

    Participation
    Children under age 18 may not be unsupervised. There must be at least one supervising parent/guardian for every five children. Parents are expected to actively supervise their children.

    Due to liability, GDS is unable to permit children who are not currently enrolled and adults who are neither current parents/guardians nor alumni to participate in the community use times. If you are not supervising your own child, you carry some level of liability while you supervise children who are not your own.

    All participants must carry current health insurance.

    Current families: Please sign the Open Field & Gym Use Agreement for Current Families: Adults and Children

    Alumni: Please sign the Open Field & Gym Use Agreement for GDS Alumni.

    Agreements should be completed once per school year by each person at the field and/or gym.
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    ISCF Concert Rehearsal

    Landon School
    Rehearsal for the ISCF Cathedral Concert
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    MAC Golf Championships

    Falls Road

    5th Grade SOC Mentoring

    Lower/Middle School: Bryan's Classroom
    For 5th graders, SOC mentoring takes place in the 5th grade math room from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. once a month on Mondays. All sessions are co-facilitated by Judy Brown and Bryan Williams.

    During SOC sessions, students openly discuss their experiences and concerns as members of the GDS community. Through whole-group and small-group activities, students build a support network among their peers and create a forum in which they can share their thoughts and ideas.
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    Lower School Admissions Open House

    Lower/Middle School: Black Box
    The Lower School Open House offers prospective Lower School families an opportunity to explore our curriculum and community during an interactive information session featuring our school leadership, faculty, parents and students. Open Houses are not required as part of our admissions process; however, we do hope you will register and explore GDS as a fit for your family.

    Please register on Ravenna »

    H.A.L.L. #4: Note-taking Series Part 3 (Notes to Study)

    HS Room 312
    H.A.L.L. (Hopper Academic Learning Lab) is a focused workshop on a specific academic skill which can help you be more successful in school! Lunch is provided!
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    High School Picture Make Up Day

    High School
    This is the make up picture day for HS students.
    Contact: HS Office

    "Dinner on Us" for MS Parents

    Lower/Middle School
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    12th Grade Parents College Counseling Coffee II

    High School: Library (Quiet Side)
    This optional and informal coffee meeting is a great opportunity for senior parents to ask questions of the college counselors and connect with other parents engaged in the college process. There is no set agenda; just bring your questions!

    "Dinner on Us" for LS Parents - Grades 4 & 5

    Lower/Middle School
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    Warm Winter Clothing Drive Wraps Up

    LMS and HS Lobbies
    PSA's Warm Clothing Drive - October 16 to October 25. As the weather turns cooler, the PSA will be collecting new and gently used jackets, coats, and fleeces (all sizes) for GDS partner organization Kid Power, which helps underserved students at Title 1 DC Public Schools. There will be collection bins in the LS, MS and HS lobbies.

    PSA Presents Bobby Asher, Director of Student Life and Wellness

    High School: Library (Quiet Side)

    JV Hopper Invitational

    High School

    MAC Soccer Tournament

    Higher Seed

    11th Grade Trip to Markoff's Haunted Forest

    HS
    Please complete a waiver for your 11th grade student if they wish to attend the trip to Markoff's Haunted Forest. The bus will leave from the HS at 6 PM and return to the HS at 9:30 PM.
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    ACT Test Date

    Off-Campus

    JV Hopper Invitational

    High School

    Country Market Day

    Lower/Middle School
    Join us for Country Market Day!

    Our annual fall festival--packed with delicious food, a variety of games, live performances, a market, and more!--is a highly spirited event for the entire GDS community and their families. All proceeds from this event benefit financial aid programs.

    MAC & ISL XC Championships

    Derwood
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    7th Grade Chesapeake Bay Trip

    Monday 10/28/19 through Wednesday 10/30/19. 

    See links and details in the Topics section of "Class of 2025".

    LMS Spirit Week

    Lower/Middle School
    Contact: LS Office

    ISL Soccer Tournament

    Higher Seed
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    7th Grade Chesapeake Bay Trip

    Monday 10/28/19 through Wednesday 10/30/19. 

    See links and details in the Topics section of "Class of 2025".

    LMS Spirit Week

    Lower/Middle School
    Contact: LS Office

    PSA HS Faculty Appreciation Breakfast hosted by 10th Grade

    High School: Staff Kitchen
    HS faculty and staff are treated to breakfast hosted by 10th grade and the PSA!

    ISL Tennis Tournament

    Higher Seed

    MAC Soccer Tournament

    Higher Seed

    DEI Evening Programming: Dinner and Conversations

    High School: Library
    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is excited to invite all in our community to join us for an evening program. Each discussion will take a deep look into topics grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and will also feature a special guest.

    Open Gym & Field Use

    HS Gym & HS Field
    Georgetown Day School invites current students, current parents, and alumni to use the High School field and gym.

    Purpose
    The purpose of the community use times is to allow families and friends to spend time playing with one another. All of the gym and field space is open to all participants. If you would like to find time for your team to practice, please contact the auxiliary programs office for rental information.

    The GDS field ranger who is staffing the community use times is in charge. Guests are expected to follow her/his directions at all times. Space will be unavailable on days when School is closed and during the summer. In addition, the School reserves the right to cancel the community use times for school events, inclement weather, or insufficient staffing with little or no notice.

    Participation
    Children under age 18 may not be unsupervised. There must be at least one supervising parent/guardian for every five children. Parents are expected to actively supervise their children.

    Due to liability, GDS is unable to permit children who are not currently enrolled and adults who are neither current parents/guardians nor alumni to participate in the community use times. If you are not supervising your own child, you carry some level of liability while you supervise children who are not your own.

    All participants must carry current health insurance.

    Current families: Please sign the Open Field & Gym Use Agreement for Current Families: Adults and Children

    Alumni: Please sign the Open Field & Gym Use Agreement for GDS Alumni.

    Agreements should be completed once per school year by each person at the field and/or gym.
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    7th Grade Chesapeake Bay Trip

    Monday 10/28/19 through Wednesday 10/30/19. 

    See links and details in the Topics section of "Class of 2025".

    LMS Spirit Week

    Lower/Middle School
    Contact: LS Office

    ISL Tennis Tournament

    Higher Seed

    ISL Soccer Tournament

    Higher Seed

    ISCF Cathedral Concert

    Washington National Cathedral
    Hear the GDS singers in action at the National Cathedral.
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    LMS Spirit Week

    Lower/Middle School
    Contact: LS Office

    LMS Halloween Parade

    Lower/Middle School: Field
    Please join us as we celebrate Halloween. Parents are invited to join us for the annual Halloween Parade! Meet up on the field.
    Contact: LS Office

    ISL Tennis Tournament

    Holton

    MAC Soccer Tournament

    Higher Seed

    ISL Volleyball Tournament

    Higher Seed
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LOWER/MIDDLE SCHOOL

4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007

HIGH SCHOOL

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.