The Gunston School

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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
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1911

Student Body

Total Students 189 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade The Gunston School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Latin, AP Physics - Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics - Mechanics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States 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 $23,980
% on Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,500
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director David Henry

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, TennisBasketballCrew,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. "Read to Me", Academic Team, Art, Book Club, Coding Club, Debate Team, Environmental Club, G.I.V.E., Global Culture, Literary & Art Magazine, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Philosophy of Pulp Culture, Science & Engineering, Student Diversity Leaders, Student Government, Yearbook "Read to Me", Academic Team, Art, Book Club, Coding Club, Debate Team, G.I.V.E., Global Culture, Yearbook, Environmental Club,
Literary & Art Magazine,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
Philosophy of Pulp Culture,
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
  • Total enrollment: 189 students  
  • Student Profile: Gunston draws students from five Maryland counties (Queen Anne`s, Kent, Talbot, Caroline, and Anne Arundel), Delaware (Kent and New Castle counties), 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); most with advanced degrees; 3 with PhD
  • Average student to teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Average instructional class size in Upper School: 11
  • Average size of graduating class: 40 students
  • Financial aid: Approximately $1,300,000 per year; approximately 70% of students receive need and/or merit-based aid. 
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools; National Association of Independent 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, Global Awareness 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
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