School News


Led by Upper School Leadership instructor, Dane Menges, the Upper School Speech and Debate team won the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl on Saturday, February 4th. The student team consisted of 11th Graders Zachary Brendler, Colt Hanlin, Matthew Szedlock, Brandon Tan, 10th Graders McKenzie Funk, Sid Gupta, Khadijah Shad, and Ninth Grader Jessica Silverman.
Gerstell Academy Art 100 students showcase their realistic pencil drawings in the glass case located in the lobby of the Paterakis Athletic Center. The featured selection, by Freshman Camille Clingan, is a depiction of a Gerstell Academy wooden chair.
The Gerstell Academy Boy's Varsity Basketball team showcase their trophy after beating Winter's Mill High School during the annual "Battle of the Birds" on Friday, December 9th.
Annie Xenakis, Gerstell Academy 8th Grade student wins 2016 Student Art Holiday Card Contest.
Adam Lovellette, Gerstell Academy Junior placed 10th in the MIAA "C" Conference championship, and made school history as the first runner to place in the top 10 of an MIAA championship.
Gerstell Academy paused for a moment of silence to honor the life of Mr. John Paterakis Sr., father of Dr. Venice Paterakis and father in-law to Dr. Frederick Smith, Gerstell Academy Founder. Mr. Paterakis passed away on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. The Paterakis Athletic Center, on the campus of Gerstell Academy was named in honor of Mr. Paterakis. Mr. Paterakis' generosity to Gerstell Academy will never be forgotten, and his legacy of leadership will live on for generations of Gerstell Academy students.
Gerstell Academy Upper School students Taylor Hodges (Editor-In-Chief), Danish Khan (Associate Editor), and Jake Higgins (Graphic Designer) prepare to publish the inaugural edition of the new school newspaper "The Falcon Post".
Gerstell Academy 10th Grade students Gabrielle Manning, Grace Vaeth, McKenzie Funk, and Khadijah Shah attended the "Women of the World" WOW Festival on Friday, October 7th at Notre Dame of Maryland University where they learned from women leaders in the community.
Gerstell Academy First Grade Student, Elizabeth Getsin displays her model of a honeybee habitat as part of her work with the First Lego League Juniors.
Gerstell Academy students celebrate Earth Day by volunteering service at local parks.

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"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.

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