About Us
We get asked all the time, are you an all boys school or a military school?  The answer is, simply, no. We are a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades nine through twelve. But our school name can be confusing - here are some explanations for why we are The Gunnery.
We are not a military school, we take our name from our founder Fredrick Gunn who founded Mr. Gunn's School in 1850.
What's in a name?  Local legend states that the name "Gunnery" came into existence sometime in the early 1900's when a visitor looking for directions asked "where could they find The Gunnery".  The name stuck and has been with us ever since.
Mr. Gunn was ahead of his time, The Gunnery welcomed girls, international students and students of color to enroll at a time when other schools did not.

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.