The Gunston School


Q: What is the deadline for admission?
A: The application deadline for the upcoming school year is February 1. Applications received after February 1 will be evaluated on a rolling admission basis as space becomes available.

Q: Will Gunston tell me if pieces of my application are missing?
A: Yes, the Director of Admission and Financial Aid will be in close contact with the applicant's parents during the application process.

Q: How can I receive an application packet for The Gunston School?
A: There are two ways you can request an application packet:
- Call the Admission Office at 410-758-0620
- Email the Director of Admission at dhenry@gunston.org

Q: What kinds of standardized tests do I need to take to be considered for admission to The Gunston School?
A: Applicants for 9th grade should take either the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). When applicants register for these tests, please remember to request that the scores be submitted to The Gunston School (SSAT School Code - 3271; ISEE School Code - 210362). Please visit www.ssat.org or www.iseetest.org for details. This requirement may be waived for late applicants, or students possessing recent and comprehensive educational testing. Please contact the Director of Admissions for more information.

Q: May a student be admitted for his/her senior year only?
A: No, the last point of admission is for grade 11. Exceptions may be made for students transferring from other independent schools providing the necessary course requirements have been met to allow timely matriculation.

Q: When will I know about acceptance to The Gunston School?
A: Decision letters are mailed out on February 16, unless the applicant participated in the Early Decision process. In the case of Early Decision, the applicant will typically be notified within one week of a completed application. If space remains in the class after February 16, applications will continue to be evaluated, and decision letters will be sent in a timely manner.

Q: Can a student transfer into Gunston during the school year?
A: Yes, as long as space is available and the applicant meets the criteria for admission.

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David Henry
Director of Admission & Financial Aid

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