Welcome from our Director of Enrollment

  • Hear what our students and faculty have to say about The Gunnery

    The Gunnery Experience

    Hear what our students and faculty have to say about The Gunnery

  • Go on a student guided tour of our beautiful campus

    The Gunnery Campus Tour

    Go on a student guided tour of our beautiful campus


You almost have to see our beautiful 220-acre campus in Washington, Connecticut to understand how our tight-knit community of nearly 300 students and 55 teachers offers something that is only possible here. At our intentionally small school, new students quickly come to know and be known by every student and faculty member. They soon realize the tremendous opportunities for growth, self-realization, friendship, and expression that come with a Gunnery education.

What truly sets us apart is the legacy of our school’s founder, Frederick Gunn. His vision still guides many of our academic, outdoor, athletic and residential programs. Mr. Gunn believed that all students benefit from teachers and adult mentors who work with them to promote growth, both intellectually and in character—in the wisdom to know the right thing to do and the courage to do it.  
Mr. Gunn also knew that students learn many of life’s most valuable lessons outside of the classroom, especially when surrounded and inspired by a natural environment. The goal of our integrated outdoor program is to have every student participate “in nature” in some substantial way. In our technology-heavy world, we see this as imperative to student development and achievement. The Gunn legacy and our mission ring true especially today, even though they were formed more than 150 years ago.
In conjunction with our outdoor program, our LEADS program (Learning for Ethical Engagement, Active Citizenship and Dedicated Service) provides a four-year curriculum based on the mission of our school. This focused approach helps students develop the lifelong learning and leadership skills needed to be active and responsible citizens, both locally and globally.
These are just some of the things that make The Gunnery community truly unique. I look forward to having you learn more about us and meet your potential teachers, mentors and peers.
Please call the Admissions Office at (860) 868-7334, or email, today to schedule a visit.

Alexandra Ince
Director of Enrollment

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.