The Gunston School
5.00 (3 reviews)
- 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 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|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||212 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 30%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||29 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Number of AP Courses||22 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||1230|
|Average ACT score||26|
|Average Percentile SSAT||70%|
|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||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$25,600|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$12,500|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||David Henry|
|Endowment Size||$1 million|
|Total Sports Offered||9 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketball, Crew,|
Cross Country, Field Hockey,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||18 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
"Read to Me", Academic Team, Art, Book Club, Coding Club, Debate Team, Environmental Club, G.I.V.E., Global Culture, Investment Club, Literary & Art Magazine, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Philosophy of Pulp Culture, Science & Engineering, Student Diversity Leaders, Student Government, Yearbook
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
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Severna Park Grades: NS-12 | 844 students
201 Water St
Severna Park, MD 21146
(410)647-7700 28.6 NS-12
- Baltimore Grades: PK-12 | 767 students
109 W Melrose Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410)323-8800 38.4 PK-12
I cannot say enough good about this school. The teachers are just wonderful. The academics are tougher than most public schools, but the teachers challenge the kids to do their best & they typically respond. They are a college prep school, but they want the kids to be well rounded so they require an hour and a half of sports participation DAILY. Even if your child isn't enthused about sports, the idea is to find them something they can do to get some exercise from tennis to sailing/crew. The grounds are gorgeous and very homey feeling. They allow for all kinds of music and art classes and having many clubs for the kids to join-or start! They're inclusive & really try for ALL the kids to fit in. Virtually no bullying in the place and a real effort to make everyone welcome.
- Posted by Parent - Price
Fantastic setting on the Corsica River, caring & dedicated teachers and staff and a healthy & supportive student experience make this school a gem.
- Posted by Parent - Donna
Excellent school and program. Teachers are amazing - lots of clubs and activities for the students. Athletics are very good and along with traditional offerings, there is sailing and crew. Located right on the Corsica River.
- Posted by Parent - Guy
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