Georgetown Day School
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|Georgetown Day School|
|Washington, D.C., United States|
|Head of School||Russell Shaw|
|Enrollment||1075 (grades PreK-12)|
|Average class size||16|
|Student to teacher ratio||6:1|
10 overall acres
|Color(s)||Green and White|
|Athletics||14 Interscholastic Sports
63 Interscholastic Teams
|Athletics conference||Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (Boys)
Independent School League (Girls)
Georgetown Day School (Georgetown Day or GDS) is a PK-12 private preparatory school in Washington, D.C.. Georgetown Day School was established in 1945 as the city's first integrated school, with a focus on both academic excellence and equality.
The school has separate Lower/Middle and High school campuses. The High School is located in the Tenleytown neighborhood in NW DC and the Lower School is located in the Palisades neighborhood. The High School has an open campus policy. The current head of school is Russell Shaw.
GDS offers 18 Advanced Placement courses. High School features a comprehensive curriculum covering the humanities, mathematics, sciences, and the arts. Students are required to take a literature elective in addition to 4 years of English courses and freshman seminar focusing on diversity issues.
The school enrolls approximately 1,075 students and graduates about 129 seniors in any given year.
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