Gerstell Academy

5.00 5 1 (9 reviews)
2500 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048
Tel: (410)861-4400
  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Independent Private Schools Association
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students400 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 33%
Students by GradeGerstell Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Spanish language, AP Science, AP English, AP History,
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(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 DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,700
Tuition NotesTuition depends upon school division. Above is the annual tuition for Upper School.
Admissions DirectorMary Louque
Admissions AssociateMary Ann Zito

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryLacrosse,
SoccerWrestling,

Extracurriculars

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

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Upper School Theatre Clu

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 5 are tested during their shadow day.Students applying for admission for Grades 6-12 are required to submit ISEE scores. Students are invited for a shadow day.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
5  7/24/2015
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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5  7/24/2015
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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5  7/24/2015
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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5  11/28/2014
Gerstell Academy is an excellent school. We love the leadership program, the challenging academics, and the athletic programs are amazing. Our son plays soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. The student teacher ratio is 6:1, and allows for individual attention.
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5  7/17/2013
I would highly recommend Gerstell Academy. Excellent academic program with a leadership focus. Athletics are competitive...MIAA Conference. Nice music and art programs!
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5  5/20/2013
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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5  7/9/2012
Gerstell Academy is a top notch independent school that focuses on leadership development. The academic curriculum is challenging, and Gerstell graduates go on to top schools across the country. In addition to challenging academics and leadership training, the school emphasizes daily physical education/athletics. As parents, we are very pleased.
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5  6/20/2012
Gerstell Academy is an excellent academic school that focuses on the development of leadership skills for their students. Students have great opportunities to play sports, play a musical instrument or sing, and to join a club. The teachers are mentors who want the best for their students. I would highly recommend the school.
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5  2/28/2012
I would highly recommend Gerstell Academy. The academic and athletic programs are excellent, and the school is supported with an excellent value system and leadership opportunities.
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