• May

    Gerstell Academy Musicians Shine at Music in the Parks

    The Gerstell Academy musicians excelled at the Music in the Parks Festival at Hershey Park, with the band and string ensemble both earning first place and the choir securing second place during the competitions. After enjoying Hershey Park, they were awarded the prestigious Esprit De Corps award for their exemplary behavior and support for each other, highlighting their integrity and character throughout the event.
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  • Lindsay Parker ’12 recognized by Baltimore Magazine

    Lindsay Parker ’12 has been recognized by Baltimore Magazine for an Excellence in Nursing Award
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  • Girls’ Lacrosse Wins IAAM “B” Conference Championship!

    On Saturday, May 11th the Gerstell Academy community celebrated as the Falcons beat the St. John’s Catholic Prep (Vikings) in a 14-4 victory to clinch the Independent Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) “B” Conference championship.  The game was held at the US Lacrosse headquarters on Tierney Field in Sparks, MD in front of a large group of cheering fans despite the rain and chilly temperatures.
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  • Gerstell Academy Presents Spring Concerts

    The Gerstell Academy community celebrated the accomplishments of our students with the annual spring concert series.  Over a period of two evenings, Wednesday, May 8th, and Thursday, May 9th, the middle and upper school strings, chorus and band concerts took place. Conducted by Instrumental Music Teacher, Mr. Tyler Rieth, the 5th and 6th grade strings ensemble opened and followed with the 7th and 8th ensemble. Selections included After Shock, Dragon’s Flight, and A Quiet Peace, among others. The upper school strings ensemble included Barber of Seville, Ventus, The Grieved Soul, and Palladio. 
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  • Junior Ring Ceremony: Time Honored Tradition!

    On Friday, May 3rd, the Junior Class gathered in The Alumni House on the campus of Gerstell Academy with fellow students, faculty, staff, and family members to celebrate the Junior Ring Ceremony which signifies the “passing of the torch” from the graduating seniors to the junior class.
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  • Gerstell Academy attends the Hispania American Show!

    The Hispania American Show highlights the rich culture and art of not only Latin American countries such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Argentina, but also Spain.  It features captivating flamenco performances and showcases the rich culture of various regions. 
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  • Gerstell Academy’s 16th Annual Geography Bee!

    On Friday, April 26th, third and fourth grade students participated in the Geography Bee.
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  • Olivia Lute Places 2nd in Oratory Contest

    Congratulations to Olivia Lute '26, who placed second in the state in the Sons of the American Revolution Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest.
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  • Senior Bode Yelland Wins Third Place in State Eagle Scout Competition

    Senior Bode Yelland, recently placed third in the state in the Sons of the American Revolution Arthur M. and Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest.
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  • April

    Gerstell Academy competes in the Battle of the Books!

    On Friday, April 19th, ten Gerstell Academy students from the third, fourth and fifth grades competed in the annual Battle of the Books competition.  
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  • Gerstell Academy Celebrates Earth Day

    On Friday, April 19th, the Gerstell Academy community celebrated Earth Day! Students and faculty participated in a variety of Earth Day activities designed to teach, motivate, and inspire interest in the environment. 
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  • 4th grade wins Prodigy’s March Mathness Contest!

    Prodigy Education, Inc. is a free educational platform focused on game-based learning.  To play Prodigy, students create an avatar and embark on epic adventures, with fellow classmates, all while learning math.  The platform allows the teacher to track student’s progress, provides real-time data, and allows the teacher to manipulate the math questions to suit the student’s academic needs.   
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  • Current Events Club Hosts Venezuelan Refugee/Dissident

    On Tuesday, March 19th, the Gerstell Academy Upper School Current Events Club welcomed Daniel Di Martino, a Venezuelan refugee, and the founder of the Dissident Project, a non-profit which educates students around the country on the consequences of socialism Mr. DiMartino is a PhD candidate at Columbia University, and graduate fellow at the Manhattan Institute. 
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  • Lower School visits the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra!

    On Thursday, April 4th, the entire lower school boarded multiple Gerstell Academy buses for a field trip to see the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra.  The centerpiece of this program is Philharmonia Fantastique: a 25-minute concerto and animated film that follows a magical Sprite on a musical journey through the instruments of the orchestra.  By the film’s end, the families of the orchestra overcome their differences to demonstrate “unity from diversity” in a spectacular finale.
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  • Rho Kappa Travels to Annapolis

    On Thursday, March 21st, the Gerstell Academy History Honor Society, Rho Kappa, traveled to Annapolis for a guided tour of the State House, and an opportunity to sit in the Senate gallery and watch the legislative proceedings.
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  • March

    Gerstell Academy Students Recognized as Carson Scholars

    After a rigorous application process, Junior Imari Owens has been awarded the 2024 Carson Scholars Award. The Carson Scholars Fund awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and serve their community. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named Carson Scholars, an Olympic-sized medal, and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments. 
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  • Gerstell Senior Receives National Recognition, Scholarship for Spanish Achievements

    Gaining working fluency in Spanish has literally paid off for a senior at Gerstell Academy. Nathan Pokov has earned one of the twelve $2,000 Joseph A. Adams Senior Scholarships offered to senior members of la Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH- National Spanish Honor Society) the United States. In fact, his award is just one of two offered in the mid-Atlantic and northeast region. One senior member from each chapter in the country may apply for this college scholarship.
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  • Junior Imari Owens Wins National Travel Award

    Imari Owens, a junior at Gerstell Academy, is one of 21 students in the United States to win the 2024 Bertie Green Junior Travel Award from the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH), a national honor society for high school students studying Spanish or Portuguese.  
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  • Gerstell Academy Celebrates Black History Month!

    On Tuesday, February 27th, Gerstell Academy hosted a school wide celebration acknowledging the artistic contributions from the African American community.
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  • February

    Gerstell Girls’ Varsity Basketball Wins IAMM Championship

    The Gerstell Academy Girls’ Varsity Basketball team won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland IAAM “B” Conference Championship on Sunday, February 18th prevailing against the John Carroll Patriots with a 41-39 victory. The game was held on the campus at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD. 
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  • Kindergarten takes a virtual field trip!

    As part of the kindergarten science curriculum students study a unit on penguins.  At the conclusion of the unit, kindergarten students practice their public speaking skills during leadership circle as they present their memorized penguin facts.  This year kindergarten students took their learning a step further as they boarded virtual flights to explore penguins in their natural habitat.
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  • Gerstell students succeed in Poetry Out Loud Competition

    Imari Owens (class of 2025) and Elaine Casey (class of 2024) represented Gerstell Academy at the Poetry Out Loud regional competition this past Saturday, February 17th  at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland. Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation competition and facilitates opportunities for students in high school to celebrate the spoken word and demonstrate their public speaking skills.  
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  • Antwan Thompson ’21 and Dayyan Noble ’21 continue to pursue their passion for basketball.

    Two Gerstell Academy Alumni are fulfilling their dreams of basketball, but not in a traditional way.
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  • Gerstell Academy Sophomore Kyle Rudich recognized as a 2024 Junior Achievement 18 Under 18 Honoree

    Junior Achievement 18 Under 18 celebrates extraordinary students who are defining their generation through leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and service to the community. 
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  • Lower School celebrates the 100th day of school!

    On Monday, February 12th, the lower school celebrated the 100th day of school!  This year, students and faculty dressed up as their 100 year old future self.
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  • Gerstell Academy Middle School Robotics Teams Compete!

    Congratulations to our two Middle School Robotics teams that competed in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Challenge Qualifier on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD.
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  • Nathan Pokov Poetry Award

    Gerstell senior, Nathan Pokov, recently won a high school poetry contest he entered in December and is pleased to announce that his poem will be published in "American High School Poets" - Like a Lion 2023 Anthology. The poem was written about and inspired by his middle brother and entitled “perfectly Imperfect”. 
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  • Middle School Performs DNA Extraction

    In Mr. Segal’s seventh-grade science class, students have been learning about cellular functions, including the cell cycle and mitosis.
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  • January

    Charity Basketball Game - Girl's Varsity Basketball vs. Garrison Forest

    On Friday, January 12th, the varsity girls’ basketball team hosted Garrison Forest for an IAAM (Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland) game. This match was more than just a conference game, as the Falcons selected this event as an opportunity to impact our community by creating a breast cancer awareness charity game. Led by captain Kate Roberts, the Falcons used their time, talents, and treasures to plan and fundraise for the cause, working tirelessly for months.
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  • Jack Ruth ’12 following his passion for research.

    Jack Ruth ’12 has accomplished much since he graduated from Gerstell Academy in 2012.  Utilizing his leadership and critical thinking skills, Jack is working to improve the world.
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  • Middle School’s Jalen Blackwell Qualifies for Youth Scholarship Program

    8th-grade student Jalen Blackwell was awarded First Place at the local level for the annual VFW Patriot's Pen Essay Competition.
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  • Falcon Outreach Fosters Hope for the Holidays

    Falcon Outreach, the Upper School club devoted to community support, led by Co-Presidents Lexi Larson and Bode Yelland, organized a successful and rewarding Canned Food and Gift Drive, with support from students and families from Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. 
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