Physical Training

Physical Education

At Gerstell Academy, development of healthy habits for a lifetime is an integral part of leadership education. Physical training provides both daily physical education and competitive athletic opportunities. Students participate in daily physical exercise, outdoor recess, intramural sports, athletic competition, dance, and weight training.

Lower school students participate in physical education classes four times per week; middle school students participate in physical education classes four times per week, while upper school students participate in a variety of physical education electives.


Gerstell Academy offers competitive athletics for boys and girls starting in grade six. Students compete in
cross country, soccer, basketball, lacrosse and baseball. Wrestling is offered for boys at the middle and upper school level.

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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