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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
4530 Macarthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone
(202) 295-6200
Website
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

Application Deadline
January 5
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,788
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid
$25,000
From Georgetown Day School

Georgetown Day School is a Washington, DC preK-12 private school with a city campus and a comprehensive, innovative curriculum. Our "GDS Student Will" competencies outline the essential skills our students will need to have a meaningful impact in the world; these skills lie at the heart of the GDS curriculum.

A GDS Student Will:
* Build networks & collaborate across difference
* Innovate & create
* Take risks & learn from failure
* Self-advocate
* Think critically
* Communicate clearly & powerfully
* Tackle complex problems
* Learn actively & resourcefully
* Engage as a just, moral, ethical citizen
* Lead

Georgetown Day School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1410
76 responses
Average ACT
33
58 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Student-Staff Breakfast
    18%
  • Community Day
    16%
  • First friday
    16%
  • Christmas Assembly
    14%
  • Hopper Day
    14%
  • Flag football
    12%
  • Prom
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,075
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$72,935
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,362
National
$949
Median Home Value
$506,100
National
$184,700

Georgetown Day School Reviews

27 reviews
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Georgetown Day School (GDS) lives its ambitious mission both on a broad institutional scale as well as in the microcosm of daily engagement in classrooms, athletic arenas, and performance spaces. Their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is driven not from the top down but rather organically from its dedicated faculty. The stellar value of GDS academics lives in its innovative, whole-student approach. Current students and athletes thrive with the caring, relational approach of faculty, and graduates go on confidently to terrific success at laudable universities. Alumni are leaders in an impressive array of professional and academic fields.
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The science and math classes were amazing, and teachers were great! We're working on our Computer Science program though. In terms of diversity, it is quite white despite the school's efforts.

The administration is probably the worst thing about the school. It's very complacent and when it comes to disciplining us, they don't do a very good job.

Besides that, GDS is a wonderful, quirky place where you can feel comfortable, relaxed and still be challenged and engaged in class.
We could not be more pleased with GDS experience thus far (2 elementary students). Teachers have been excellent, kids are thriving in both math and reading, and they have a strong sense of right and wrong and respect for both adults and other children. They are learning about world, inasmuch as possible at a DC private school. We love it!