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Christie Grabis presents Jack Pigman with the 2021 Gunston Award

The Gunston School celebrated many students and retiring faculty members during its annual Green & White Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 11, featuring the valedictorian address, personalized comments about every senior, and announced academic department awards, special named awards, and recognition from the greater community, as well as the much-anticipated announcement of the Green & White Cup.

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Erika Lee ’21 presents her clay model of a neuron to Dr. Goodall for review.

When Dr. Mariah Goodall asked students in her Brain Science course to tap into their creative side for a project, they were happy to oblige. Listening to lectures, reading materials, watching videos, and then reinforcing that knowledge with a hands-on art project is a hallmark of Mind Brain Education (MBE) practice and leads to much higher outcomes of knowledge retention and understanding. 

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224 Students

Student Ratio 9:1

$1.4m Financial Aid


Founded in 1911

35 Acre Water Front Campus

offered in college merit aid to 47 graduates—class of 2019$2.7M

Average Class Size 11

AP Classes 20


Gunston’s rigorous, diverse, and personalized academic curriculum is designed to prepare students to excel in college and beyond. We nurture the love of learning through an inquiry-based approach, innovative instruction, and advanced coursework, including 18 AP courses.

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Sailing on the Corsica River


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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Chesapeake Bay Studies


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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Oyster reef restoration


Our annual Chesapeake Bay Studies Week is one of the nation’s most innovative environmental education programs.

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