The Gunston School

PO Box 200, 911 Gunston Rd
Centreville, MD 21617-0216
     Tel: (410)758-0620
Grades: 9 - 12 | 164 students
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The Gunston School offers an intellectually rigorous, highly personalized, and nurturing college preparatory educational experience.  Valuing a healthy balance between mind and body, a strong sense of community, the creative process, and our connection to the Chesapeake Bay, Gunston strives to educate ethically and environmentally minded scholars, citizens, and leaders for our globalized society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1911

Student Body

Total Students 164 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade The Gunston School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 9 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Latin, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History, 
Average SAT score 1720
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants or skirt, button-down shirt, tie or polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,500
% on Financial Aid 70%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director David Henry


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, WeightliftingBasketballCrew,
Field HockeyLacrosse,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Team, Art, Environmental Club, G.I.V.E., Global Culture, Literary & Art Magazine, Mathematics, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Near Space Balloon Project, Photography, Science & Engineering, Student Diversity Leaders, Student Government, Technology, Yearbook Academic Team, Art, G.I.V.E., Global Culture, Mathematics, Photography, Technology, Yearbook, Environmental Club,
Literary & Art Magazine,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
Near Space Balloon Project,
Science & Engineering,
Student Diversity Leaders,
Student Government,

School Notes:

School Type: Independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory high school

Address: 911 Gunston Road, P.O. Box 200, Centreville, MD 21617

Telephone: (410) 758-0620

School founded: 1911 by Samuel and Mary Middleton

Headmaster: Mr. John A. Lewis, IV, appointed July 2010

Assistant Headmaster: Mrs. Christie B. Grabis, appointed 1984

2014-2015 total enrollment: 164 students  

Student Profile: Gunston draws students from six Maryland counties (Queen Anne’s, Kent, Talbot, Dorchester, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore), Delaware, and from overseas.  International students reside with host families.

Campus: 32-acre waterfront campus on the Corsica River.

Total faculty: 29 (full and part-time)

Average student to teacher ratio: 6:1

Average instructional class size in Upper School: 8-12

Average size of graduating class: 40 students

Financial aid: Approximately $1,200,000 per year; approximately 70% of students receive need and/or merit-based aid. 

Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools

Memberships and Recognition: National Association of Independent Schools, Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools, National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Potomac and Chesapeake Association of College Admissions Counselors, Maryland Green Schools, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Educational Records Bureau, Secondary School Admission Test Board

Special events: Embarkation and Disembarkation, Green and White Days, In Celebration of Books, International Day, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Headmaster’s Holiday, Earth Day, Senior Internships, and Bay Studies Week.

School colors: Green and White 

School mascot: Heron

Profile last updated: 01/20/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wye River Upper School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Benedictine School (8.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chesapeake Christian School (12 miles away)
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