...at Gerstell is defined as, “The art of positively influencing others to unite in a common direction and guiding them to improve themselves and their community.” Gerstell Academy students and faculty endeavor to fully understand and put the definition into action.


...at Gerstell is doing the right thing when no one is looking regardless of the consequences. Students are taught what honor is and how to live honorably by acting in accordance with the Gerstell Leadership Principles. Honor is integrated into the curriculum and daily life.


...at Gerstell is the ability to act in the face of fear. Not to be fearless, but to learn how to demonstrate both physical and moral courage in the face of adversity. Our goal is to develop our students to be morally courageous: to do the right thing regardless of the pressure put on them.

Leadership in Action

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The Gerstell Academy graduation took place on the campus of Gerstell Academy on Friday, June 9th at 10:00 a.m. Twenty-two seniors, dressed in white, processed through the quadrangle along with their advisors for the last time and took their seats under a white tent. The picturesque scene was witnessed by several hundred parents, guests, and supporters. The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich was the commencement speaker and provided students with eleven points to consider as they move onto college.
Third grade student Dilshaan Parmar earned the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth "Award of High Honors" which is earned by less than 30% of students worldwide and based on math and reading assessments. Dilshaan will be invited to an awards ceremony in the spring of 2018 where he will be recognized for his achievement.
Gerstell Academy hosted a Memorial Day Remembrance and displayed 9,000 American flags in honor of the 9,000 Marylanders who died while serving our country as part of a four day event which featured a ceremony honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The weekend display and ceremony was hosted in conjunction with a local veterans group.
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"Gerstell Academy is the only leadership school in the area, and our children have benefited greatly by its values-based curriculum."

Leadership permeates all aspects of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their leadership in school, at home, and in the community.

"The admissions process at Gerstell Academy was a wonderfully welcoming experience. From the moment we entered the Robert E. Smith Hall, we knew that Gerstell was where we wanted our child to be."

"The challenging academics at Gerstell Academy taught our daughter to think critically and to be prepared to compete in an increasingly global society. We loved the Spanish fluency requirement."

Physical training encompasses both daily physical education opportunities and competitive athletics.

Gerstell Academy parents, along with the greater Gerstell community, provide financial support to offset the cost of private education.

Gerstell Alumni are important contributing members of the Gerstell community, charged with making a positive difference in the world.

Gerstell Academy aspires and endeavors to remain a vibrant contributing member of our local communities.

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