The Gunston School

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  • 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

What's special?

Waterfront campus | 2-week Senior Internship Program | Mandarin-speaking Associate of International Students

98% including: Boston College, Boston University, Drexel University, Georgetown University, Northwestern

Fast facts

4 seasons, snow in winter
Coed 202 (9-12) students
20% international students
11, Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
29 , 60% with advanced degrees
No - Support only
Washington, D.C. (IAD) or Baltimore, MD (BWI)


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Advanced placement courses:

Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Latin, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art: Drawing, US History

Honors courses:

AP 13
Honors 16

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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.

Graduation Requirements:

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)
Science class

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Special Programs

Junior Symposium - an intensive, individualized writing projectSenior Paradigm Project - a values-centered project where students reflect and write about how Gunston School has shaped their valuesChesapeake 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 influencesSenior 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

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: N/A

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1720


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

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Studio Arts, Art History, Ceramics, Chorus, Digital Media, Guitar, Music Composition, Photography, Piano, Public Speaking, Videography, Visual Arts, Vocal
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  • Basketball
  • Crew/Rowing
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Campus features

Perched on the river's edge, the intimate scale of Gunston's safe campus is at once academic and welcoming. An unmistakable collegiate feel dominates the campus which contains the Academic Building with the Fine Arts Wing, Admission and Administration Building, Library, Student Center, Field House, Waterfront Complex and Tennis Center

Extracurricular 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
Latin, Spanish

Admissions Requirements


60 iBT

Not required



CEEB 210362

Estimated Costs


Student Account: Credit card must be on file
$1,795 Health Insurance
$775 Tuition Refund Plan (optional)
$12,000 International Student Service Fee

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