...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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It's that time of year again for Bingo, sponsored by the Gerstell Parents' Association! Join us on Friday, October 24 from 6-9 PM, and try your luck at over 20 games, specials, and raffles! Prizes include items from Longaberger and Vera Bradley.
Gerstell Upper School students and faculty combined efforts in a demonstration of leadership and altruism by volunteering their time and talents at First Fruits Farm in Freeland. Students harvested almost 50 tons of potatoes that will be used in homeless shelters and foods banks throughout the state!
Donate to the Gerstell Annual Fund Campaign! The 2013-2014 Gerstell Academy Annual Fund Campaign will officially end on October 31. Your support is still needed. Please make a donation in any amount. If more people donate to the campaign, the school has a much better chance to receive foundation funding! Remember you can make a donation online at the school's website; just click the 'donate' button!
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Gerstell Academy

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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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