"We are best known for academics and diversity."
Students enrolled 575
Hours 8:15am - 3:15pm
School leader Russell Shaw
Transportation options Yes
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4530 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007

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4 stars
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December 13, 2010
I attended GDS from K-12th grade and I can attest that it is a remarkable place. The faculty is phenomenal. When I reached college (an elite school) I was actually disappointed in the quality of my professors, as GDS had set the bar so high... The school fosters independence, creativity, and freedom of expression, within a supportive and nurturing environment. It was the first integrated school in Washington, DC, and this legacy underpins the school's philosophy and mission to this day.

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2010
My experience with Georgetown Day School was unique. I can't comment on the education, but I can comment on the adminission process. Georgetown Day schools caters to the above average income. Even thought they receives funds from organization to help encourage low/middle income families to apply, at the end, they prefer the wealth. Your chance of being admitted as a low to middle income family is not as concrete as a family with wealth. My daughter applied for admittion. She is a 4.0 student with excellent grades above her age group. However, she was declined over an average student whose family was wealthy. As a result, we quickly realize that Georgetown was more about the money vs. the academic ability of the child.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2010
With new leadership at GDS, perhaps some of the challenges the school has faced will get much needed attention. Most faculty are above the average. Rigourous academic programs make excellent college acceptance rates. Wonderful history. The administration needed a shake up, our hope is that the new head will carry the original mission forward.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2010
Georgetown Day School is undoubtedly the finest institution in Washington, DC. I was a student there from Pre-K to 12th grade and had a fantastic experience. As an African American student, I believe that GDS displays a strong commitment to diversity and fostering cultural understanding. The faculty and staff are superb and inspire a lifetime love of learning.

- submitted by a community member
May 04, 2010
While there are many good things to say about GDS (the teachers and staff are incredible, the enrichment opportunities are outstanding) we took our kids out because the school simply did not reflect the kinds of values to which we wanted our kids exposed on a daily basis. We found that the affluent parents, who were not in the majority, have an awful lot of power in the school. These families are often the ones with the difficult and/or less talented kids and the school not only tolerates them but bends to accommodate them. The student body has more than its share of entitled kids (who no doubt have entitled parents) and there is a real 'mean girls' problem. Bottom line: Because of the need to build new facilities and raise money, GDS no longer walks its walk.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
Not just the best school in the world--the best place in the world.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 20, 2010
Great school! This school truly lives up to its mission. Kids are encouraged at an early age to be assertive and be responsible for their own learning. You can tell a good school by how engaged the students are and how eager they want to be in school. The forum area in the highschool is a great space the school provides for kids. My son stays in school until 8:30 most weekdays, this allows him to participate in extracurricular activities and do his homework and have fun with his friends as well. Teachers are so nice, and accommodating, students are not intimidated to approach their teachers for help.

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November 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
GDS is the best school in the world. All students are lucky to be part of such a wonderful environment. Each student is smarter than the next. Standards are set very high at GDS, yet each student is able to meet them.

- submitted by a student
December 27, 2007
The students are fantastic. These kids are the most bright children I have ever met. This school tops all other schools in DC with its amazing environment, outstanding academics, and comforting and creative teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2007
Great environment. Amazing academics and top notch students. The top ten universities love GDS applicants. It's no doubt these kids have bright futures.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2007
I describe GDS as the most 'Public' of all the elite private schools in DC. Students are eager to learn and the Parents are very involved and down to earth. The school prepares kids form the eearly stages to dream beyong classic careers in banking etc. GDS alum are prominent in business, the arts, eductaion, politics etc.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
There is virtually no discipline in the lower school -- the kids are in charge. Recess should be renamed 'free for all.'

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September 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 05, 2004
The GDS community provides a warm and welcoming atmoshphere to all. Because of its strong diverstiy my daughter will not only acquire strong academics but will learn social skills that will benefit her a lifetime. Thanks, Peter, Gloria and the rest of the GDS faculty!

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August 25, 2003
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Georgetown Day School - Lower/Middle School
4530 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC  20007
(202) 295-6200
Last modified Georgetown Day School - Lower/Middle School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Georgetown Day School - Lower/Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews.