Continuing Ed . . .

The GDS team invites you to join us for one or more of our adult classes. Relax, enjoy yourself, and learn something, not because you have to but because you want to. Our Adult Classes are for learners age 18 to 118, so whether you’re a young adult or young at heart, come back to school and explore a book, ponder a new theory, and enjoy stimulating conversation—just because it makes you happy.

Upcoming Classes

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  • Fall, 2019: Creative Photography and DSLR Cameras with Michael Desautels

    Join GDS science teacher and photography enthusiast as you develop your photography skills.
    Join GDS science teacher and photography enthusiast as you develop your photography skills. Learn how to use your DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera to become a more creative photographer. Classes will focus on the manual settings of a DSLR and how they can be used to better control light. You will learn about composition, lighting, and portrait and landscape photography. The course will span 4 weeks with an additional Saturday field trip. Weekly photography assignments will be given to improve your work as an artist. A DSLR with full manual function is recommended for this course for beginners to intermediate users. A few DSLR cameras can be provided for those who want to learn before they invest in a DSLR.

    Dates: Tuesdays, October 22, 29; November 5, and 12; One 2-hour Saturday Field trip will be scheduled during the course.
    Times: 6:30pm-7:30pm
    Location: GDS Lower Middle School (4530 MacArthur Blvd, NW; Washington, DC 20007)
    Price: $150
  • Fall, 2019: Pick-Me-Up-Yoga, For Adult and Child with Chris Clardy

    Wrapping up a busy day is often difficult, but you can turn pick-up into opportunity by sharing
    yoga’s fun and relaxing benefits. 
    This 45-minute class allows one adult-and-child pair to discover rituals that foster easeful transitions as well as build a yoga vocabulary that can underpin further learning. Intentional routines (such as chanting, inviting the bell, and four-line feeling checks) will guide us through lessons in breath awareness, individual poses and partner practice. We’ll even play yoga-based games that facilitate self-awareness, self-expression and self-regulation. Every class will end with savasana, the final relaxation that many practitioners revere as the best part of their day! All levels of yoga experience are welcome, and I will provide modifications to support every body type. Willing participation is the only true requirement; all students are asked try everything and then may take a restful pose if they choose. Snack provided, as are mats and props. Please bring your own small blanket or heavy beach towel. Comfortable clothing preferred; something with an elastic or soft waistline is best. Please reach out with questions to cclardy@gds.org.

    Dates: Mondays, September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 9, 16 (12 sessions)
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    Location: GDS Lower Middle School (4530 MacArthur Blvd, NW; Washington, DC 20007)

    About Christine Clardy MA, RYT
    I came to yoga in 1995 as a young and busy professional, having no interest in its traditions or
    techniques. I simply liked feeling relaxed! Over time, however, yoga has become different
    things for me, seemingly able to morph into whatever I need whenever I need it. Today, I still
    like feeling relaxed—but I also eagerly explore the vast system of traditions and techniques that
    I once overlooked. Whether it’s reading ancient texts, studying modern masters, or scouring
    the internet for popular wisdom, I’m grateful to have entered this rich community of seekers
    and sharers.

    My teaching for adults emphasizes breath awareness and healthy physical alignment in each
    individual, as well as finding an appropriate balance between effort and ease. Throughout our
    practice, personal inquiry and internal listening remain key. When teaching kids or teens, I also
    weave in age-appropriate activities, teamwork exercises, and mindful movement. Whatever
    the case, I enjoy the process of yoga—the ongoing exploration and problem-solving it can
    provide—and continue to develop my own home practice with emphasis on core stability,
    healthy aging, and daily meditation.

    • Currently teaching for GDS360 Extended Day Program, Arlington County Parks, and Sun
    • and Moon Yoga Studio
    • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 2018
    • Master of Divinity, 2015
    • Master of American Literature, 1990
    • Twelve+ years of teaching experience in literature, writing, and… yoga!
  • School Year 2019-20: Greek Tragedies, Comedies, and Some Contemporary Reflections with John Burghardt

    Join John Burghardt and delve into Greek tragedies and comedies!
    Join John Burghardt and delve into Greek tragedies and comedies! In this year-long course, you will explore original Greek tragedies and comedies and review some contemporary reflections of those ancient pieces. 

    Class Info:
    Dates: Saturdays October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23; December 7, 14; January 11, 25; February 1, 8, 22, 29; March 7, 14; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2. Make up days: May 9, 16, and 23 (20 classes)
    Times: 10:30am-12pm
    Location: GDS High School (4200 Davenport Street, NW; Washington, DC 20007) in room 116
    Price: $700

Camps & Classes Team

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  • Natalie Clinton 

    Summer Studies and Camp Director
    202-295-1091
  • Vinita Ahuja 

    Director of Auxiliary and Extended Learning Programs and Strategic Projects
    202-274-1683

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.