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.
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.
Our annual Chesapeake Bay Studies Week is one of the nation’s most innovative environmental education programs.
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
The Gunston School honored its class of 2020 with a week-long celebration. It began with seniors and their families arriving individually to campus to partake in the annual tradition of laying a brick engraved with their name and graduation year on the pathway leading up to Gunston’s original building, called Middleton House, followed by a diploma parade, and concluding with a virtual commencement ceremony featuring an Emmy-award winning alumna.
On Monday, February 24th, Gunston basketball teams gathered for Winter Sports Awards to celebrate a hard fought season. This year's iteration of the basketball program featured an expansion to include junior varsity girls. The team featured eleven student-athletes that honed their skills throughout the year to prepare them for potential varsity playing time in the future.