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New Gunston Students Arrive by Boat

On Tuesday, September 5, Gunston held its annual Embarkation ceremony. As a 107-year old school, Gunston has many traditions, but few are as meaningful as Embarkation—all new students and faculty arrive on their first day to campus by boat...

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Freshman Retreat Builds Confidence and Camaraderie

On Tuesday, August 22, The Gunston School welcomed fifty-two ninth grade students and kicked off their school year with a special orientation program including icebreakers and group challenges, a pool party, picnic with upperclass leaders, and an overnight stay at Camp Pecometh...

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Gunston strongly believes that the athletic field is the place where important life lessons and leadership skills are developed, and where the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and healthy competitiveness are nurtured. We value fair play as well as positive support for players, coaches, and teams.

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With students at the center of every program, Gunston actively seeks to train young people to be good citizens and to be leaders in their society. Leadership is a skill that can be taught, and students at Gunston have the opportunity to work closely with adult mentors who will help them develop and direct personally meaningful activities both in and outside their school.

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Chesapeake Bay Studies is just one of the far from ordinary programs TGS has to offer.

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Green Gunston

Consistent with our mission, Gunston believes that stewardship of the natural environment is one of the most important values we can instill in our students, and it is our hope that they will continue these practices throughout their lives.

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195 Students

Student Ratio 9:1

$1.3m Financial Aid


Founded in 1911

35 Acre Water Front Campus

offered in college merit aid to 42 graduates—class of 2017$4.8M

Average Class Size 11

AP Classes 16