Surrounded by paintings, pottery, and wood carvings, Ben Dize helps students with landscape sketches of the Gunston campus. A few feet away, the whir of the pottery wheel and the buzz of wood-carving instruments hum in the background. For twenty years, Mr. Dize has been a fixture at Gunston as the Art Department Chair, but this month is special—Dize celebrates a career milestone of 50 years teaching art...
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.
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.
Chesapeake Bay Studies is just one of the far from ordinary programs TGS has to offer.
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.
Student Ratio 9:1
$1.4m Financial Aid
Founded in 1911
35 Acre Water Front Campus
offered in college merit aid to 42 graduates—class of 2018$2.9M
Average Class Size 11
AP Classes 19
Seeking to fully align the school's teaching and learning environment with best practices in neuro-education, Gunston has partnered with the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) for a series of professional development workshops...
On Friday evening, February 8, members of The Gunston School community gathered to honor Heron House supporters and leadership donors at the school's Leadership & Loyalty celebration...
The Gunston Players proudly present Radium Girls, a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science, on stage at Church Hill Theatre Friday and Saturday, February 15—16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, 17 February at 2 p.m.