Gerstell Academy

The Gerstell Academy, founded in 1996 by Dr. Frederick G. Smith, is an independent, non-profit, co-educational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school offering students an educational program of excellence in a community focused on Gerstell's mission, motto, Leadership, Honor, Courage, and Gerstell's Leadership Principles. The core curriculum supports the development of leadership abilities and provides the foundation for values, knowledge and social skills essential to a Gerstell education.
Gerstell Academy is a diverse educational community dedicated to providing a nurturing and mentoring environment where each student's potential to become a leader, to learn, to grow morally, to be physically fit, and to compete is maximized.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 366 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,413
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
366 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Gerstell Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP English, AP History, AP Science, AP Spanish language
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Lower School:plaid jumpers/khaki pants, navy sweaters,middle school,plaid skorts/khaki pants/Upper School Navy blazer,button down shirts, khaki skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition depends upon school division. Above is the annual tuition for Upper School.
Admissions Director
Mary Louque

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Music Ensemble, Track

Club or Organization:
Diversity Club, Lower School Math Club, STEM Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Upper School Theatre Club

School Notes

  • All prospective parents interview with the President as a part of the admissions process.Students applying for Pre-Kindergarten through Kindergarten are tested in January.Students applying for admission for Grades 1-Grade 4 are tested during their shadow day.Students applying for admission for Grades 5-12 are required to submit ISEE scores. Students are invited for a shadow day.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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My husband and I appreciate the leadership and values that Gerstell strives to model and teach. We also appreciate the emphasis on foreign language proficiency, college prep, extra curricular activities, academics, and athletics. For a motivated student who wants to learn to become a strong leader, Gerstell is an excellent choice.
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Gerstell Academy is an amazing school, and I would highly recommend it. The focus on values creates an atmosphere of high academic expectations along with positive peer support. Nice kids, lots of activities a and sports.
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Gerstell is a good school. The concentration on leadership, including public speaking and social psychology is helpful for the students. There is a good athletics program that concentrates on teamwork and leadership on the athletic field. The addition of a baseball team has given the students more opportunities for physical fitness. Started as a great school, but it still actively works to improve itself and through this leads by example.
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We love our school and look forward to many upcoming fruitful years at Gerstell. It was a very easy transition for us. Best decision we ever made.
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I would highly recommend Gerstell Academy . The faculty and administration care deeply about their students and families, and the leadership and academic curriculum is excellent. The athletic programs are great: MIAA Champions in soccer and lacrosse.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 366 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,413
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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