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Head of School Peter Becker Named to Connecticut Magazine's 40 Under 40 List

Peter Becker, the 11th Head of School at The Gunnery, was named to Connecticut Magazine's 40 Under 40 List.

"As the 11th head of school for The Gunnery, a 166-year-old coed college preparatory boarding and day school in Washington, Peter Becker has brought a passion for education that has inspired staff and students alike," cites Connecticut Magazine. "He is a board member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and Washington Montessori School, and is also the youngest member of the Executive Committee for the North American Boarding School Initiative, which was founded by The Association of Boarding Schools to develop the association’s advocacy for the value of boarding-school education."

View the full list in Connecticut Magazine here

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Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.