Athletics


The mission of the Gerstell Academy athletic department is to provide an athletic experience that reflects the Gerstell Motto "Leadership, Honor, and Courage," and the Gerstell Leadership Principles and Attributes. Gerstell Academy athletics emphasizes life-long fitness and teamwork to instill wellness and physical conditioning as an inherent part of a healthy lifestyle.


Teamwork is stressed in learning critical aspects of leadership, setting and achieving goals, striving for improvement, and an appreciation of winning and losing as a team. The program provides an environment for student-athletes to have the opportunity to reach their full fitness and athletic potential.

Gerstell Academy athletics provide the opportunity for all students to participate and thrive in the classroom and on the playing field. Our student-athletes, coaches and parents are required to exhibit superior sportsmanship and behavior consistent with the Gerstell Motto and Principles.

Student-athletes in the middle and upper schools currently have the opportunity to compete on interscholastic athletic teams in soccer, cross country, basketball, baseball, wrestling, and lacrosse. These teams compete against other local, independent schools in and around the area. Students also compete against local recreation teams. As the school continues to grow, additional sports will be added.

Gerstell Academy is a member of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), Northern Maryland Soccer League (NMSL), and Capital Area Lacrosse League (CALL).

The Falcons have won multiple championships during their affiliation in these leagues. Learn more about our championships.


"...between the girls on the soccer team and your coaches and your parents, your school showed so much character… [the girls] were just gracious and the coaches showed a lot of character. ...I was so impressed with the parents, the children and the coaches…it was a pleasure and we look forward to playing you again."

-Parent from a Visiting Girls' Soccer Team

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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