The Gunston School

PO Box 200, 911 Gunston Rd,
Centreville, MD, 21617-0216
Tel: (410)758-0620
Grades: 9 - 12 | 148 students
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
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1911

Student Body

Total Students 148 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The Gunston School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 9 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP American Government, 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 1275
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 $21,950
% on Financial Aid 55%
Average Financial Aid Grant $11,500
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director David Henry


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, WeightliftingBasketballCrew,
EquestrianField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Environmental Club, G.I.V.E., National Honor Society, Student Government, Yearbook G.I.V.E., Yearbook, Environmental Club,
National Honor Society,
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

    2012-2013 total enrollment: 148 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: 9:1

    Average instructional class size in Upper School: 8-12

    Average size of graduating class: 40 students

    Financial aid: Approximately $800,000 per year; approximately 45% 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: 10/26/2012

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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