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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

Strive

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

Lead

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

Sustain

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

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210 Students

Student Ratio 9:1

$1.4m Financial Aid

Awarded

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 20

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Boating to school

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. Gunston welcomed the largest group ever—70 new students from 5 Maryland counties, Delaware, China and Korea arrived at the 35-acre waterfront campus. Each new student was met at the dock by the Headmaster, John Lewis...

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