International Applicants

The Gunnery has a long tradition of welcoming students from around the world. Our international students enrich both the educational and cultural experiences of our student body and offer us all a stronger understanding of our global community. In addition to our domestic students, The Gunnery currently has students from over 20 countries around the world.

International Application Process

Our application process is the same for domestic and international students with two exceptions; international students whose primary language is not English are required to take the TOEFL test or the IELTS test, and international students from China are required to complete a pre-interview with Vericant. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Applicants from China

Due to the significant increase in the number of applications from Chinese students in recent years, we have updated our admissions requirements for students applying from China. All applicants from China are required to complete an interview and short writing exercise with Vericant, our affiliate in China, prior to scheduling an interview with The Gunnery.  This information will be sent to The Gunnery for evaluation, at which time an admission representative will contact each student to let them know if we will proceed with a second interview. We encourage all families who are contacted to schedule a second interview on campus, but we can also conduct interviews through Skype.
To learn more about Vericant and how to schedule an interview, please refer to the Vericant website


Alexandra Ince
Director of Enrollment
Director of International Recruitment
(860) 350-0153

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.