Admissions

Meet our Head Tour Guides

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • 1. Grace ’20

    Hometown: Wake Forest, NC
    D/B: Boarding student
    Dorm: Van Sinderen
    Fall co-curricular: Varsity field hockey
    Favorite dining hall food: Baked potatoes
    Favorite Gunnery tradition: Holiday dinner and concert

    The Gunnery community is…

    challenging, supportive and welcoming.

    I chose The Gunnery...

    because from the moment I arrived, I felt a calming but excited feeling. I could picture myself here right away. The community on Revisit Day was so genuinely welcoming and it felt like the happiest place ever!

    Think fearlessly...
    means thinking of and creating ideas that may scare you...in the good and exciting way :)

    Act thoughtfully…
    means to always consider others in your community before taking action.
  • 2. Cailin ’20

    Hometown: Patterson, NY
    D/B: Boarding student
    Dorm: Van Sinderen
    Fall co-curricular: Varsity soccer
    Favorite dining hall food: Chicken alfredo
    Favorite Gunnery tradition: Washington Day

    The Gunnery community is…

    loving, inclusive and happy.

    I chose The Gunnery...
    because right when I set foot on campus I felt a warm and fuzzy feeling in my chest. I know it sounds super cheesy, but I haven’t stopped feeling that since I’ve been here. Everyone is just so kind and genuine. I could see that right when I stepped onto campus.

    Think fearlessly...

    means to push yourself out of your comfort zone and try new things.

    Act thoughtfully…
    means making sure when you think fearlessly that you act with consideration of others.

  • 3. Catie ’20

    Hometown: New York, NY
    D/B: Boarding student
    Dorm: Van Sinderen
    Fall co-curricular: Artistry and Technique
    Favorite dining hall food: Mac & cheese
    Favorite Gunnery tradition: Holiday concert

    The Gunnery community is…

    inclusive, active and close-knit.

    I chose The Gunnery...
    because I did not want to leave after Revisit Day. I felt very welcomed by everyone.

    Think fearlessly...

    means being brave in what you think regardless if you know someone disagrees.

    Act thoughtfully…

    means showing people thoughtfulness despite differences in opinion.
  • 4. Gwen ’20

    Hometown: Morris, CT
    D/B: Boarding student
    Dorm: Van Sinderen
    Fall co-curricular: ISP for sculling
    Favorite dining hall food: Mac and cheese
    Favorite Gunnery tradition: School walk
     
    The Gunnery community is…
    creative, collaborative and supportive.

    I chose The Gunnery...
    because when I attended Revisit Day, I remember every student who passed by said “hi”. I felt so welcomed that it made me feel like I was already a part of the community.

    Think fearlessly...

    means to have the confidence to express oneself and to push yourself out of your comfort zone.

    Act thoughtfully…

    means to put others before oneself.
  • 5. Francesca ’20

    Hometown: New Preston, CT
    D/B: Day student
    Dorm: Van Sinderen
    Fall co-curricular: Outdoor stewardship
    Favorite dining hall food: Curly fries
    Favorite Gunnery tradition: Holiday dinner and concert

    The Gunnery community is…
    supportive, opportunistic and kind.

    I chose The Gunnery...
    because I saw myself becoming a student in an environment where I can achieve my goals and beyond. The unique community of faculty and students made me feel welcome. The Gunnery offers a safe space to explore your interests and grow not only as a student, but as a good person.

    Think fearlessly...

    pushes us to think beyond barriers, without the fear of failure.

    Act thoughtfully…

    means using your aspirations and goals to execute them responsibly and sensibly.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • 6. Buckley ’20

    Hometown: Litchfield, CT
    D/B: Day student
    Dorm: Brinsmade
    Fall co-curricular: Cross country
    Favorite dining hall food: Pizza
    Favorite Gunnery tradition: Faculty-student mixed doubles tennis tournament

    The Gunnery community is…

    open, enthusiastic and happening!

    I chose The Gunnery...
    because of the people. As a freshman, I did not know what I was looking for in a school. However, after touring campus and getting waves, doors held open, and even seeing some familiar faces, I knew this school was where I wanted to be.

    Think fearlessly...

    means there are no boundaries to what you can imagine.

    Act thoughtfully…

    means stop and think; always think before you do something.

  • 7. Harry ’20

    Hometown: Woodbury, CT
    D/B: Day student
    Dorm: Brinsmade
    Fall co-curricular: Cross country
    Favorite dining hall food: Chicken wings
    Favorite Gunnery tradition: School walk

    The Gunnery community is…
    passionate, student-driven and mindful.

    I chose The Gunnery...
    because my tour and Revisit Day were different from everywhere else I looked. I felt comfortable and interacted with all of the students like I already was a member of the community.

    Think fearlessly...

    means to not be intimidated when sharing ideas in the classroom.

    Act thoughtfully…

    means to be a considerate and adventurous member of our community.

  • 8. Kelly ’20

    Hometown: Morris, CT
    D/B: Boarding student
    Dorm: Van Sinderen
    Fall co-curricular: Varsity field hockey
    Favorite dining hall food: Grilled cheese
    Favorite Gunnery tradition: School walk

    The Gunnery community is…

    inclusive, supportive and uplifting.

    I chose The Gunnery...
    because I fell in love with the tight-knit community, and I wanted to emulate the success my brother and cousins had at the school.

    Think fearlessly...

    means to think, brainstorm and create without any limits.

    Act thoughtfully…

    means to take your thoughts and apply them with kind intention.

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.