Georgetown Day School
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|Georgetown Day School|
|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. 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.
Georgetown Day School runs an incredible Track and Field program, winning the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC)'s championship 5 years in a row.
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