About Us
The Gunnery Board of Trustees

OFFICERS 2019-2020
Board Chair -   Patrick Dorton ’86
Vice Chair - Neil Townsend P’18 ’20
Vice Chair - Wanji Walcott P'19
Secretary - Cynthia Urda Kassis P'19
Treasurer - William T. Tolley P'08 ’14
Stephen W. Baird '68
Rye, NY
William G. Bardel
Washington Depot, CT
Peter Becker
Head of School
Washington, CT
Robert Bellinger ’73
Lexington, Mass.
Graham Cole
Lawrenceville, NJ
Sarah A. (Scheel) Cook ’82
Rockmart, GA
Patrick M. Dorton ’86
Chevy Chase, MD
Gretchen H. Farmer P’05
Washington Depot, CT

Ashleigh Fernandez
Washington Depot, CT

Susan Frauenhofer '88
Stamford, CT

Beth W. Glynn
New York, NY

Sherm Hotchkiss ’63
Vero Beach, FL

Peter R. Houldin ’92
Washington Depot, CT

Cynthia Urda Kassis P’19
Washington, CT
Jonathan S. Linen ’62
Summit, NJ
Len Novick P’18 ’21
Laurel Hollow, NY
Roy B. Simpson, Jr. ’68
Newtown Square, PA 
Omar Slowe ’97
Brooklyn, NY
Richard N. Tager ’56
Washington, D.C.

Robert M. Tirschwell 86
New York, NY

William T. Tolley P’08 ’14
Southbury, CT

Neil Townsend P’18 ’20
Rye, NY
Dan Troiano ’77
Beverly Hills, CA
Wanji Walcott P'19
San Jose, CA
Steven Bent 59
Leo D. Bretter 52 P’88
Edsel Ford 68
David N. Hoadley 51
Joan Noto P97
Jonathan Tisch 72

The Gunnery

gps address: 22 Kirby Road, Washington, CT 06793
mail address: 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793
tel: 860-868-7334
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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.