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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Gunston WILL BE OPEN this fall, albeit with some meaningful changes in our policies and procedures that will likely make next year feel quite different. Each decision we make will be guided by the key tenets of our mission — rigor, nurture, and personalization — as well as those key elements of the Gunston experience that mean so much to our students: community, camaraderie, and fun. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
911 Gunston Rd
Centreville, MD 21617
About The Gunston School...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
65%
Average Financial Aid
$12,997
From The Gunston School

The Gunston School endorses a student-centered philosophy that encourages achievement and personal growth by emphasizing the balanced development of the whole student— intellectually, morally, culturally, and physically. The best way to experience Gunston is to visit our extraordinary campus. Come to an Open House event, or schedule a personal tour. Personalization is one of the key words in our mission statement, and we provide each child and family with a comprehensive, informative, and engaging visit and tour.

The Gunston School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1210
51 responses
Average ACT
24
13 responses

Nationally Recognized Environmental Programs

The Gunston School’s Chesapeake Bay Studies Program (and the newly launched Chesapeake Watershed Semester) are deeply immersive programs that use the Bay as a microcosm to increase awareness of our relationship and responsibility to the natural environment. Students develop a deep sense of history and understanding of complex economic, social, and political issues.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
  • Bay Studies Week
    18%
  • Green and White Day
    18%
  • Embarkation/Disembarkation
    15%
  • Earth Day
    12%
  • Headmaster's Holiday
    12%
  • Junior/Senior Day
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    212
    57%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    80%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $92,167
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,398
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $348,000
    National
    $184,700

    The Gunston School Reviews

    36 reviews
    All Categories
    Gunston is an outstanding school! The school community is welcoming, supportive, and friendly. The teachers are incredibly gifted and care deeply about the students' success. The academics are challenging, and there are a wide variety of choices - many AP classes. The writing program is very strong, and the science, technology, and mathematics courses and teachers are second-to-none. Gunston's emphasis on the Chesapeake Bay, environmental studies, and research is welcomed and important. The newly added Chesapeake Watershed Semester is an exciting opportunity. There are MANY clubs to join, and Gunston is competitive in many sports. The campus is absolutely beautiful - waterfront! Overall, my child is extremely happy with the school - many friends and opportunities. As a parent, I am very happy with the overall experience.
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    I am a current student at the Gunston school and I can proudly say that Gunston has become one of the most important places for me. I love the community, even though it is a rather small school, I can feel that we are truly a family. Students and teachers are working together to make this place more united and diverse. There are tons of good sports and clubs activities that students can do during the school day, and since Gunston is settled right by the Corsica River, it provides other water sports that other schools normally don't have, such as sailing and crew. I think I just really love this place since I'm extremely involved in almost, everything!
    As a parent, I want my children to receive a top quality college preparation, in a friendly, safe, caring school community. Gunston checks off all of these boxes - and more! The campus is beautiful, the faculty is superb, and the kids are wonderful. It has been an incredible experience for not only my son, but for my entire family. Our daughter will certainly follow in her brother's footsteps to Gunston!