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Gerstell Academy hosts several Open House events throughout the year. We invite you to visit one of our many Open House events. Please call the Admissions Office at 410-861-4400 if you plan on attending. We hope to see you soon!
Transcript Release and Common Referral Form
The Transcript Release form should be signed and forwarded along with the confidential Common Referral form(s) to your child’s current teacher. These forms should be completed by your child’s school and mailed directly back to Gerstell no later than January 19. One Common Referral form is needed for students applying to grades Pre-K through Grade 1. Two Common Referral forms are needed for students applying to all other grades. A return envelope is included in the application packet.
Forms can be downloaded from our website and printed using Adobe Reader.
Interview with the President
As part of the admissions process, prospective parents meet with Dr. Frederick Smith, the President of Gerstell Academy. This conference provides the parents with the opportunity to meet with our Founder, and hear his passion and commitment to making Gerstell Academy a leader in primary and secondary school education. Dr. Smith enjoys becoming acquainted with and learning more about our prospective families. He welcomes the opportunity to answer any questions. This interview will be scheduled in the morning, afternoon, evening or weekend, as convenient.
Please call the Office of Admissions if you have any questions. 410-861-4400.
Admissions decisions are made carefully with the best interest of the student, family, and school in mind and in accordance with the Gerstell vision that each child needs to feel successful in his or her educational environment. Notification of decisions will be mailed in mid-February.
For the 2012-13 school year, we will accept applications for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Gerstell Academy carefully considers the family’s commitment to the school’s philosophy, as well as the child’s academic and developmental profile. Our Pre-Kindergarten program is appropriate for children who are four years old by September 1 of the year in which they enroll, Kindergarten applicants should be five years old by September 1 and First Grade applicants, six years old by September 1. Pre-First is recommended for children who would benefit from an additional year before First Grade to address academic and social/emotional development.