I love the school! Superb faculty and administration. 5:1 student-teacher ration. My child is challenged academically and is involved in both academic and athletic clubs after school. Worth considering if you are looking!
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Posted by a parent on 10/05/12
Gerstell Academy is a great fit for our family. The teachers are dedicated and caring. I appreciate how they and the administration provide nurturing and mentoring guidance when students make poor choices. They make sure that sub-standard student behaviors are addressed and students' mistakes become
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Posted by a parent on 09/20/12
Gerstell Academy recently held their end of year academic and athletic awards ceremonies. I was very pleased by the high level of Spanish language achievement. Nationally, several students scored in the top 3% of students across the country. This is quite an honor for the school and their emphasis on
... Read more four pillars which include leadership, challenging academics, physical fitness and Spanish fluency. The students who attend the school are polite and respectful, and we are proud of the MIAA athletic championship awards in soccer and lacrosse. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/11/12
My daughter was at Gerstell for two years of middle school. From her experience we can say the Eng, Math and Science were poor academicallly and administratively in a state of flux with a lot of inexperience and no strong leadership. Spanish department is outstanding! Great oppotunities to excel or to
... Read more get extra assistance when needed. The Spanish teacher is enthusiastic about what she teaches and inspires her students. History dept. is strong with plenty of opportunities to be successful. Phys. Ed. dept. is poorly staffed with inexperienced and immature staff which leads them to make poor decisions on important issues. Few sports offered: lacrosse, basketball and soccer. Few clubs/other organized activities to foster and encourage other interests of the children. As a whole the school is immature, small, and lacking in opportunities. Conduct code and rules are discriminatory and not consistently enforced. The claim to teach leadership,it's not completely clear how this is being fostered. The principles of the school, sound great, but aren't guiding the actions of many of the staff or student body. Staff members in leadership positions need more experience to make better decisions. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/03/12
Both of my daughters have attended Gerstell Academy since they started school. My oldest daughter has been there since the first year classes were held in the main building and will be going into the 9th grade in the fall. My youngest will be in the 2nd grade. Both love to go to school, get consistently
... Read more great grades and have gained knowledge that I am sure I was not taught until high school. The public speaking begins in pre-k and is amazing to watch the kids grow each year. Leadership curriculum is taught daily, in every single class. The kids are taught to show their appreciation to their peers, their teachers, the parents, and staff. The school has grown in exciting ways. For example, the Varsity Boys Soccer and Lacrosse teams won the MIAA "C" Conference Championships--the first year in the MIAA. All of the graduation seniors were accepted to college and awarded a stunning amount of scholarship funding. The clubs are growing in the middle and upper school including the "G" Club (a take on Glee Club--singing and dancing) in the middle school three years ago. The teachers and administrators are top notch in all three schools of Gerstell Academy. Cannot imagine another choice. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/21/12
We have been involved with Gerstell Academy for six years as parents. We appreciate the emphasis on leadership, social skills, public speaking, and challenging academics. We love the daily physical education, the art and music programs, and the extra-curricular clubs and activities. We are very pleased
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Posted by a parent on 05/17/12
We have attended Gerstell Academy for 4 years. We started in the pre-k program and have been thrilled by the growth in the school and our children. We truly believe in and follow the Leadership Principles and Attributes that Gerstell Academy instills in our children. Our children s teachers have been
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Posted by a parent on 11/01/11
We have 2 young children attending Gerstell Academy and are proud to be part of the Gerstell family. The strong emphasis on leadership begins in Pre-K and the enriched curriculum will be essential for college readiness. The teachers and faculty are committed to educating our children and the parent
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Posted by a parent on 07/23/11
We were not happy with the school. Gerstell is supposed to be a school with a strong emphasis on leadership, we found that the children who attend the school had better leadership skills than their teachers. We were there for a total of 8 years and watched the school decline after a change in the administration.
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Posted by a parent on 05/29/11
We were very disappointed, we had teachers that weren't certified and the academics were lacking.
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Finksburg schools — Gerstell Academy is located at 2500 Old Wstmnster Pike, Finksburg MD 21048. 2500 Old Wstmnster Pike is in the 21048 ZIP code in Finksburg, MD Gerstell Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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