Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Welcome to Gerstell Academy
On behalf of the Gerstell Academy Board of Trustees, it is my privilege to welcome you to Gerstell Academy. Our unique approach to leadership education differentiates us from any other school in the area. Our focus is to develop young leaders with character prepared to make a positive contribution to society. We offer a values-based approach to education with a focus on four pillars: leadership, college preparatory academics, physical training, and modern language fluency. We are co-educational, non-sectarian, and admit students entering pre-kindergarten through grade 12 without regard to race, national origin, or ethnicity. It is through our values- based leadership approach to education that our students develop a moral compass to provide guidance throughout their lives with a focus on giving back to their community, their school, and their families. The Gerstell system of values, Leadership Principles and Attributes, Motto, Philosophy, and Mission, provide the foundation for excellent academics, where parents are partners, and students are beneficiaries of the combined efforts of a solid home and school partnership.
I invite you to get to know us. Please feel free to visit our school and ask us the hard questions, as we believe Gerstell Academy will provide your child with opportunities to compete in an increasingly global society.
Frederick G. Smith
Founder, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, President Emeritus