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    Gunston School ::: Centreville, Maryland ::: Northeast U.S.

    Gunston Day School, Centreville , Maryland

     Gunston School

    • Strong academics, small classes, English immersion, student support, global programming among a few of the reasons international students choose Gunston
    • Waterfront campus on the Corsica River that captures the natural beauty of the Eastern shore, 1 hour from Washington D.C.
    • 183 students (grades 9-12); coeducational day school with no religious affiliation
    • Unique Programs: Junior Symposium; Chesapeake Bay Studies; Senior Paradigm Project, Senior Internship
    • Chesapeake Bay Studies program takes advantage of the School's unique marine environment
    • ESL support only




    Four seasons, snow in winter

    Student Body

    183 students (grades 9-12); 20% international

    Average Class Size

    9 students


    27 faculty; 60% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    College Placement

    98% university placement including Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of California - Los Angeles, University of California - Santa Barbara, United States Naval Academy among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Art History, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Latin, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art: Drawing, US History

    Honors: Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Latin, Physics, Spanish

    Special Programs

    Unique Programs:

    Junior Symposium - an intensive, individualized writing project

    Senior Paradigm Project - a values-centered project where students reflect and write about how Gunston School has shaped their values

    Chesapeake Bay Studies - a week long activity with the objective of increasing awareness of man's relationship with and responsibility to natural environment.  Program includes environmental studies, history, social and cultural influences

    Senior Internship - a two-week program at the end of Senior year where eligible students participate in supervised, intensive experiential learning in place of final examinations

    Marking System

    Grade reports are issued on a quarterly basis.  Each student is assigned an academic advisor and meets with their advisor three times a week.


    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    Foreign Language - 3 credits
      (same language)
    History - 3 credits
      (American History and American Government)
    Mathematics - 3 credits
      (Algebra I and II, Geometry)
    Science - 3 credits
      (Biology, Chemistry) 
    Art and Music - 2 credits
    Athletics - 2 credits
      (must participate in two seasons of athletics each year)

    World Languages offered: Latin, Spanish

    SAT Score: Average SAT score: 1720


    The Gunston School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools


    Sports: Basketball, Crew, Field Hockey, Fitness, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis


    Studio Arts, Art History, Ceramics, Chorus, Digital Media, Digital Video, Guitar, Music Composition, Piano, Photography, Voice Lessons, Wood Sculpture

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and activities: Balloon Launch Project (helium weather balloons bearing cameras and weather instruments is launched into "inner space"), Community Service, Environmental Club, Gunston Players, Literary Magazine, National Honor Society, Philanthropic Group, Student Government, Yearbook


    Academic Building, Art Studio, 3 Athletic Fields, Basketball Court, Library, Music facility, Photography Lab and Darkroom, Science Facility, Student Atrium, Technology "idea box", Tennis Courts, Waterfront with two docks, Waterfront training facility, Weight/fitness room


    ESL support only