Early each September, the Corsica River comes alive with a flotilla of boats carrying new students to the Gunston School for its annual Embarkation Ceremony. In this moving and symbolic ceremony, 66 new students arrived to the 35-acre waterfront campus by boat...
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
$1.3m 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 16
On a perfect summer evening in August, the launch of the Chesapeake Watershed Semester was celebrated with a gathering of students, families, partners, and supporters. With a warm welcome by Gunston's Board Chair, Jim Wright, and inspiring words by Headmaster John Lewis, Gunston formally launched the first cohort of the program with full enrollment of 13 students...
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 Tuesday, August 21, The Gunston School welcomed fifty-six 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...