Welcome from the Head of Middle School


Welcome to Gerstell Academy's Middle School! We believe in developing positive leaders of character with a strong traditional academic background in fundamental knowledge and a life-long love of physical fitness. These critical years serve as balance between the nurturing environment of lower school and the more competitive and independent college preparatory upper school.



Gerstell Academy Middle School focuses on the acquisition of leadership skills, character development, mastery of fundamental knowledge, and appropriate social skills. Leadership skills and knowledge provide the foundation for the curriculum and permeate the daily activities at Gerstell. Our middle school students are provided with a rich academic background focused on the development of leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Through the application of our Leadership Principles and Attributes, our students develop a clear vision of themselves and their responsibility to others.

It is our belief that the environment established at Gerstell, along with the leadership and academic education provides the opportunity for students to continually test and apply their knowledge and skills through action and will flourish during these critical years. Each student will be prepared to take advantage of opportunities to compete at the highest level in upper school.


Gerstell Academy

2500 Old Westminster Pike | Finksburg, MD 21048 | 410-861-3000 | 1-866-861-3000

"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 depends on the generous financial support of the entire Gerstell community. Please join us in the effort to make Gerstell greater!

Gerstell Alumni represent everything that is Gerstell. They are the ambassadors of the school that live the mission every day.

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

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