English as a Second Language Program

Dream No Borders

Day and Boarding program for boys and girls ages 13–17

June 29 - August 7, 2020

This summer program offers intensive audio-lingual training in English for young people of high-school age (13 to 17 years) with or without previous knowledge of English, supplemented by a schedule of recreational and social activities. Although the aim of the program is to teach English, it also offers young people the opportunity to experience international living and comaraderie with students from around the world.


All students receive five hours of instruction per weekday, including one hour of conversation or debate. In addition, they receive one to two hours of supervised homework each day. The teaching staff is made up of personnel trained to teach English as a foreign language. At the beginning of the course, students are tested and placed according to their previous knowledge of English. The Institutional TOEFL exam is available for a fee. A certificate of achievement is awarded upon successful completion of the course.


Students will take part in daily, after school recreational activities, lasting until about six o’clock, all under the guidance of counselors. Facilities available at Georgetown Prep include a swimming pool, a 200 meter indoor track, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, a nine-hole golf course, and a 3 court gymnasium. Weekend activities include guided tours of places of interest in nearby Washington, D.C. Social life on campus includes parties with American students as guests.

Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program offers the most advanced English speakers in the program an opportunity to work with American students in an examination of an exciting issue in international politics. Past issues include the rise of China, the conflict in Afghanistan, Russian politics and nuclear proliferation. Students have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers such as ambassadors, United States Congressmen and high-ranking World Bank and IMF officials.

Student Counseling

One of the school’s chief functions is building moral and spiritual values in the young people it is charged with educating. Although the program is non-sectarian, personal counseling of this kind is available to all students. Catholic students will be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for Mass and group prayer. Each Sunday, all students will attend Catholic Mass together.

Boarding Program

Dormitories for boys and girls are located in separate buildings. Students are under careful supervision of adult counselors. Students receive three meals a day. A doctor and nurse are on call at all times. The school provides accident insurance.

Day Program

The program is open also to day students. Their tuition includes weekday activities, in which all students are expected to participate. There is an additional fee for weekend activities.

Expenses for 2020 Program

Please note that fees are subject to change each year.

Boarding Students:

Tuition and Books - $4,600
Activity Fee - $500
Application Fee - $250
Room and Board - $2,750
Total - $8,100

Day Students:

Tuition, Books, and Lunch (minus weekends) - $4,600
Activity Fee*- $500
Application Fee - $250
Total - $5,350

*Activities for day students are optional. Students should bring sufficient personal funds to cover incidental expenses. $55 to $70 a week should be adequate. Laundry facilities are available for students' use.


Please follow the link to apply to the ESL Program. Since dormitory facilities are limited, no further applications will be accepted when spaces are filled. A non-refundable application fee of $250 must accompany the application form. Students will be notified of acceptance. With the letter of acceptance, students will receive the certificate of eligibility (Form I-20) necessary to obtain the student visa, and detailed advice on travel arrangements, clothes to bring, and so forth. Inquiries about admissions and finances should be made to Ms. Rosita Whitman at rwhitman@gprep.org.

Payment for 2020 Program

Payment for the ESL Program may be made online by following this link.

Wire Transfer Instructions:

Bank: SunTrust Bank
1445 New York Avenue NW 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Credit Account: Georgetown Preparatory School, Inc.
Operating Account #: 1000005344139

ABA Transit No.: 061000104


Summer VISA

All students, except those who are United States citizens or permanent residents, must obtain an F-1 student visa in order to attend this program. Students will be mailed an I-20 form after paying the application fee, and they must take that form and pay an additional fee to the U.S. Embassy in their home country in order to get the F-1 VISA appointment.