Leadership Model


The Gerstell leadership model is built on the following four pillars:

  • Leadership Education
  • College Preparatory Academics
  • Physical Training
  • Modern Language Fluency

Leadership Education is built on the Gerstell Academy Leadership model, defined by:

The Gerstell Academy Motto and Leadership Principles and Attributes are the foundation of the leadership program. Every member of the community, faculty, staff, students, and parents understand and live by each element. Repetition, review, practice, and exploration of these elements are continuous. The five academic areas of leadership are integrated into the academic curriculum. Leadership is studied from a functional perspective. This perspective allows us to capture specific experiences, events, and practices that are used to develop each student to reach their maximum potential.


Gerstell Academy

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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.

"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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