The Gunston School

PO Box 200, 911 Gunston Rd
Centreville, MD 21617-0216
Tel: (410)758-0620
Grades: 9-12 | 182 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
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1911

Student Body

Total Students 182 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade The Gunston School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 14 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
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director David Henry


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, TennisBasketballCrew,
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 schoolAddress: 911 Gunston Road, P.O. Box 200, Centreville, MD 21617Telephone: (410) 758-0620School founded: 1911 by Samuel and Mary Middleton
  • Headmaster: Mr. John A. Lewis, IV, appointed July 2010Assistant Headmaster: Mrs. Christie B. Grabis, appointed 19842014-2015 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: 6:1Average instructional class size in Upper School: 8-12Average size of graduating class: 40 studentsFinancial 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 SchoolsMemberships 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 BoardSpecial 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: 02/01/2016

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