The Gunnery recognizes that many talented students face challenges in learning. Our Center for Academic Support offers a supplemental program to help students meet and even exceed academic expectations.
The Center is on the first floor of Brinsmade, where it is visible and accessible to The Gunnery community. The space is a private work area that is distraction-free, soundproof, temperature-controlled, and full of natural light.
The Center is staffed by Learning Specialists, the majority of whom have taught in classroom settings. They know how to help teachers communicate successfully with different kinds of learners, and they have strategies to help students gain the most from their time in the classroom.
The Center's mission is to help students become efficient, effective, independent learners and to help teachers reach the widest range of learning styles. Our emphasis is on intentional learning. Students learn study skills, strategies, and techniques that enable them to figure out what works best for them. With such metacognitive understanding in place, they become articulate self-advocates and stronger scholars.
The connection between the student and The Center for Academic Support often begins with the admissions process, when The Gunnery evaluates each student's academic needs and determines what support may be necessary to help him or her through our rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Once the student is enrolled, The Center collaborates with the student's teachers and advisor to make certain that we are all working together to ensure the best academic experience possible for each student.