Georgetown Day School

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Georgetown Day School
Georgetown Day High School Field.jpg
Washington, D.C.
United States
Religious affiliation(s) Nonsectarian
Established 1945
Head of School Russell Shaw
Faculty 165
Enrollment 1075 (grades PreK-12)
Average class size 16
Student to teacher ratio 6:1
10 overall acres
2 buildings
Color(s) Green and White
Athletics 14 Interscholastic Sports
63 Interscholastic Teams
Athletics conference Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (Boys)
Independent School League (Girls)
Mascot Grasshopper

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. It is known for having one of the most rigorous academic programs in the city, as well as being regarded as one of the most prestigious and selective schools in the region.

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 4 years of English courses and a freshman seminar focusing on diversity issues.

The school enrolls approximately 1,075 students and graduates about 130 seniors in any given year. As a college preparatory school, GDS sends 100% of its graduates to four-year universities. The most frequently attended universities for GDS alumni include Harvard, Washington University in St. Louis, Wesleyan and Yale. The 25th to 75th percentile SAT scores for the 2015 senior class at GDS are CR (630 - 760), M (590 - 740), W (620 - 740). The Class of 2015 includes 11 National Merit Semifinalists, 27 Commended Students, 3 National Achievement Semifinalists, and 1 National Hispanic Scholar.

A picture of the Georgetown Day High School's gymnasium


Georgetown Day School runs incredible Cross Country and Track and Field programs, winning the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC)'s championship in each sport 6 years in a row.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Elliot Ackerman '98: The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love'". Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Sean Fine | LinkedIn". Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Foer Family | Observer". Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  4. ^ Feldman, R.T. (2001). Thurgood Marshall. Lerner Publications. p. 79. ISBN 9780822549895. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  5. ^ "Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts - An Emmy Winner at 25 -- What Next? 'Swashbuckling With Helen Mirren'". Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Local Alums Score Big at Emmys | Washingtonian". Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  7. ^ "Guy Picciotto | Biography | AllMusic". Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  8. ^ Montgomery, David (2003-09-08). "Animal Pragmatism". The Washington Post. p. C01. Archived from the original on 2012-12-30. Retrieved 2012-12-30. ... says Paul Shapiro, 24, who founded Compassion Over Killing as a high school club at Georgetown Day School in Northwest Washington. 
  9. ^ "Olivia Wilde - Biography - IMDb". Retrieved 2015-05-20. 

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Coordinates: 38°54′28.7″N 77°5′10.2″W / 38.907972°N 77.086167°W / 38.907972; -77.086167