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.