Schools in Georgetown range from elementary schools to high schools, public schools and private, Catholic schools and single sex. If you are looking for arts focused schools or foreign language immersion, there is a school for you and your family. Here are some of the choices for children living in Georgetown.

Public Schools in Georgetown

If you want to utilize the public schools in Georgetown, here are your choices:

Jackson-Reed High School: It is the high school for Georgetown.  Located at 46th and Chesapeake, it has been recently renamed, having been Wilson High School before.

Hyde-Addison Elementary School: It is a public elementary school serving students from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, located at 3219 O St NW.

Hardy Middle School: This public middle school caters to students in grades 6-8 and offers a range of academic and extracurricular programs. It is located at 1819 35th St NW.

Duke Ellington School of the Arts: It is a prestigious public arts high school providing specialized programs in visual arts, dance, music, theater, and more.

The DC International School DC International School is the only IB-for-all, advanced language public school in the District of Columbia. We serve a diverse student body of middle and high school students at the Parks on Walter Reed on 16th St. DCI realizes its mission of creating global citizens through advanced language learning, student agency, and the International Baccalaureate curriculum.  DC International teaches in French, Spanish and Chinese.

Private Schools Near Georgetown

Georgetown Day School: This independent co-educational school offers education from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. It focuses on fostering intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, and ethical responsibility.

St. John’s College High School: It is a Catholic private school offering education for students in grades 9-12. The school emphasizes academic excellence, character development, and community service.

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School: Founded in 1799, it is an all-girls Catholic college-preparatory school for grades 9-12. The school focuses on holistic education and spiritual formation.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School: A private school serving students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

Gonzaga College High School: A Catholic college preparatory school for boys in grades 9 to 12 near Union Station.

The French Maternal School: A bilingual (English-French) preschool and kindergarten program located in Georgetown.

Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School: Although technically not within the Georgetown neighborhood, Beauvoir is located nearby at 3500 Woodley Road NW on the grounds of the National Cathedral. It is an elementary school from nursery school through 3rd grade.

St. Albans School: An all-male Episcopal school that provides education from grades 4 to 12.

National Cathedral School: An all-girls Episcopal school that provides education from grades 4 to 12.

Sidwell Friends School: A Quaker school offering education from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. It is known for its notable alumni, including children of U.S. presidents.

Washington International School Founded in 1966 by Dorothy Goodman to meet the educational needs of Washington’s international community and American families seeking a rigorous international education, WIS offers immersion in French and Spanish going from preschool through high school. There are two campuses: one in Georgetown and one in Cleveland Park.

The British International School of Washington, located at 2001 Wisconsin Avenue, offers classes from age 2 through high school.  BISW implements Nord Anglia Education’s “Create Your Future” approach to teaching.


How to Choose the Right School?

These are just a few examples of public and private schools in Georgetown, D.C. There may be additional options available as well. It’s always a good idea to research and visit schools to find the best fit for your child’s educational needs.  Some people also hire an educational consultant to sort through the various options and decide which school is the best match among the many schools in Georgetown.

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