Spy Profile: Gunston School’s John Lewis


As part of our ongoing series on education on the Eastern Shore, the Spy talked recently with Headmaster John Lewis of Gunston School.

A native of Rockville, and graduate of Georgetown University, holding master degrees from Harvard and Columbia, John Lewis represents a new model for the role of headmaster in contemporary private education. Gone are the days of the classic head of school as depicted in John McPhee’s New Yorker article on Frank Boyden of Deerfield Academy.

Mr. Lewis talks of Gunston’s unique history and mission, but also candidly on the financial challenges small schools are facing in the aftermath of economic recession.

The interview is approximately ten minutes long.

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