Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to the Parents Association, a group to which all Gunston parents belong. Each school year, enthusiastic parents come together through the Parents Association to actively support the Gunston community. It's fun, the students appreciate it, and a great way to meet other parents! We hope that you find a way to join with us as we build on the special place that is Gunston.

About the GPA
The Parents Association supports and enhances the school community through programs and activities involving parents, students, faculty, and staff. It also provides an open, ongoing two-way communication channel between the parents and administration of the School which benefits the School as well as the parents. The Parents Association sponsors a number of activities and encourages parents to become involved in the planning, execution, and enjoyment of each one.

Events

Meet & Greet Potluck Dinner

Scheduled in late July, this evening is designed to welcome new families into the Gunston community. It is a great opportunity for new families to meet one another, as well as their mentor families.

New Parent Orientation & Social Gathering

This is an information event for all new parents. Light refreshments will be served.

New Student Embarkation

This six year old tradition launches new students on their Gunston Experience. On the first day of school, all new students and faculty take a boat ride from the Centreville Wharf to Gunston, embarking them on their four year journey towards graduation. As they ascend the steps to campus they are welcomed by the entire Gunston community.

Heron Family Tailgate

Join the entire Gunston community at the tennis pavilion for a tailgate to kick-off the new school year and show some Heron spirit! All families are asked to provide a side dish or dessert.

The Bull & Oyster Roast

The Bull & Oyster Roast is our largest fundraiser of the year. We raise funds through live and silent auction sales, Raise the Paddle and the Corn Hole Tournament. This invaluable event directly benefits our students and faculty, supporting student programs, faculty development, athletics, technology and the arts to name a few.

Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day

Grandparents and Special Friends are invited to campus to attend a few special classes, participate in a Q & A session with a panel of students, teachers, and parents, and end the morning with a special performance put on by the freshman class and The Gunston Chorale.

Night of the Arts & Winter Concert

The evening starts with an Art Exhibit displaying our students’ works, followed by a festive concert put on by the Freshman class and The Gunston Chorale. All are welcome to this delightful event.

Spring Concert

Come enjoy the final concert of the school year, featuring the Freshman class and the Gunston Chorale.

Spring Sports Awards & HOF

Members of the Crew, Men's & Women's Lacrosse team, Sailing team, and the coaches, will be celebrating their sports seasons at the Annual Spring Sports Awards Banquet. All team athletes are expected to attend and their parents and friends are invited to attend.

Senior Transition Day/Disembarkation

Friday, May 19
One of the most memorable days in our seniors’ careers, this day features an introduction to the Alumni Association, “Laying of the Bricks” on our path to Middleton, and finally disembarking from a boat at Gunston’s dock. This is an emotional farewell not to be missed!

Green & White Awards

Friday, June 9 begins at 9:15 a.m.
This awards ceremony honors juniors and seniors on their academic achievements, and of course the announcement of the Green & White Team Cup winner!

Graduation

Saturday, June 10 begins at 11:00 a.m.
Commencement of the Class of 2017! This event takes place on the lawn of the Headmaster's home. Carrying along with tradition—girls in white formal dresses carrying flower bouquets and boys in blue blazers and khakis—a memorable ceremony. All are invited.