Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

                Welcome to Gerstell Academy

On behalf of the Gerstell Academy Board of Trustees, it is my privilege to welcome you to Gerstell Academy. Our unique approach to leadership education differentiates us from any other school in the area. Our focus is to develop young leaders with character prepared to make a positive contribution to society. We offer a values-based approach to education with a focus on four pillars: leadership, college preparatory academics, physical training, and modern language fluency. We are co-educational, non-sectarian, and admit students entering pre-kindergarten through grade 12 without regard to race, national origin, or ethnicity. It is through our values- based leadership approach to education that our students develop a moral compass to provide guidance throughout their lives with a focus on giving back to their community, their school, and their families. The Gerstell system of values, Leadership Principles and Attributes, MottoPhilosophy, and Mission, provide the foundation for excellent academics, where parents are partners, and students are beneficiaries of the combined efforts of a solid home and school partnership.

I invite you to get to know us. Please feel free to visit our school and ask us the hard questions, as we believe Gerstell Academy will provide your child with opportunities to compete in an increasingly global society.


Frederick G. Smith

Founder, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, President Emeritus




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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