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News & Announcements

Sydney Nittle Bay Studies 2021

Gunston’s highly treasured signature environmental program, Chesapeake Bay Studies, now in its 27th year (with a virtual program offered last year) has officially returned in person.

Gunston Welcomes Athletic Director Mr. Josh Breto

After a competitive national search,The Gunston School is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Athletic Director, Mr. Josh Breto. A unanimous choice of the school's search committee, Mr. Breto is currently serving as the Assistant Athletic Director at Garrison Forest School in Baltimore

Toughest (and most loved) Math Teacher, “Mrs. Shep” Retires

By being not only the toughest mathematics teacher at Gunston, but also the associate international student coordinator and mentor for many students who have come to Gunston from China and beyond, Weixing Shepardson (known better to students as “Mrs. Shep”) has made a deep impression on the Gunston community.

Bobby Smith (left) and Drew Lane (right) give each other a high five before the shotgun start. Also pictured are Donnie Quinn

The Golfing “fore” Gunston II fundraiser on Monday, May 3 at the Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville welcomed 90 golfers and two tennis players, including Gunston alumni, parents, past parents, and community supporters. A 9 a.m. shotgun start began the day, with teams competing for prizes while enjoying food, drinks and fun give-aways, while our tennis players enjoyed a game with a professional followed by lunch.

Student Stories

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.

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. 

Dr. Wilson′s Class Blasts Off

This week Dr. Wilson’s physics classes have taken on an interesting end-of-year project; building and launching model rockets.


The Gunston School is pleased to announce, and congratulate several Spanish students who attained national recognition for their excellent performance on the 2021 National Spanish Examinations. Students earned a total of 4 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze medals along with 9 honorable mentions.


Zach Mozher ’23, Allie Fitzgerald'24, Colin Hallmark'24 and Zoe Buzzelli'24

On the sunny and (very) hot weekend of June 5, Gunston triathletes competed in the Rock Hall Triathlon Festival. Five triathletes competed in the sprint distance triathlon on Sunday. The hotter conditions and a field of nearly 1000 athletes over the course of the two days made for more challenging conditions than the previous races throughout the year. However, the triathletes maintained their poise and competed hard to earn competitive finishes.

May 24 Regatta photo by Jim Watson

The highlight of the day was the final race, which was the men's varsity four. The race was incredibly close, I followed them down the race course and couldn't tell who won. Finally, Coach Tammy Boone came over the radio to announce that Gunston earned first place and it felt like the work we've been doing as coaches the whole season had been leading up to that moment. I am incredibly proud of the pure effort of each and every rower!”

Herons vs Freedom Rowers May 14 2021

The Gunston Herons had their second home regatta of the season this past Friday, May 14, bringing home another win against the Freedom Rowers of Easton. Both teams had an absolutely fantastic day of racing and did a stellar job on the dock and on the water.

Henry Shifrin '21 and Garrett Lang '23 advanced to the second round of the ESIAC Championship

Henry Shifrin '21 and Garrett Lang '23 advanced to the second round of the ESIAC Championship in boys' singles while Alice Crouch '24 and Natalie Henry '23 advanced in girls' doubles.

While the remaining Herons were topped in the first round of the postseason, both teams enjoyed tremendous competitive success throughout the year and look to build on that success moving forward.

Colin Hallmark, Zoe Buzelli, and Allie Fitzgerald

On Sunday, May 2nd, Gunston's triathlon team competed in their second multisport event of the season, the Nanticoke River Multisport Festival in Bivalve, Md. Gunston had six competing triathletes (swim/bike/run) and two duathletes (run/bike/run). The triathlon event consisted of a half mile river swim, 15 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run while the duathlon featured a 1 mile run, 15 mile bike, and 3 mile run.


Anne Drake McClung'65

Gunston was the school that my parents chose for me, and they couldn’t have picked a more suitable school. I will never forget my first visit to Gunston. The headmistress, Ms. Mary Middleton, known to all as Aunt Mary, greeted us at the front door of a huge old and architecturally interesting building which served as her home and as housing for around 15 members of the student body.

Bellie Fichtner Camp'15

Annabelle (Bellie) Camp (née Fichtner) '15 is a Conservation Fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware (UD) Program in Art Conservation, a three-year program jointly sponsored by the two institutions.
Bellie will graduate in 2022 with an M.S. in textile conservation. 

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