Campus Life
Athletics are a tradition that stretches back, unbroken, to Mr. Gunn's era. A staunch advocate of physical fitness, he created the school's first athletic teams.  With a wide range of options – 35 Gunnery teams compete in 15 sports – you have the opportunity to try new sports and to perfect your skills.

Athletics Mission Statement

Frederick Gunn believed in the value of pursuing education outside of the classroom and felt strongly that character was developed and honed in what we today call co-curricular activities.

The guiding principle behind athletics at The Gunnery is our belief in its educational value for our students. Our primary commitment is to provide an opportunity for student-athletes to fully develop their academic and athletic potential while simultaneously preparing them with life-long lessons for success. These opportunities include the drive to take one’s talents to the highest level of performance; embracing the discipline needed to reach high standards; learning to work with others as a team in pursuit of a common goal; and adherence to codes of fairness and respect.

The Gunnery is committed to excellence in athletics as part of a larger commitment to excellence in education. Athletes are also expected to adhere to a level of conduct that brings credit to themselves and the school and uphold the values stated in our school’s mission; character, citizenship, and service. Through practice, training and competition, the department strives to instill the character traits of engagement, collaboration, fitness, and competition in each student-athlete:

Engagement is defined as regular co-curricular interactions with Gunnery peers and faculty that build community and lifelong relationships.
Collaboration is defined as the experience of working together with Gunnery peers and faculty towards a common goal and learning selflessness by being a part of something bigger than oneself.
Fitness is defined as engaging in regular cardiovascular exercise, learning how to be/stay fit, learning the value of physical fitness, and learning the lifelong ideals of healthy living.
Competition is defined as striving, individually or collectively, against others toward a goal and risking the adversity and potential failure that accompanies that endeavor.

Upcoming Games

Away
Tournament
League
Suffield Academy
Home
League
vs.
Taft School
Playing Fields - Tennis Courts
Away
League
vs.
Millbrook School
Millbrook School
Home
League
vs.
Suffield Academy
Playing Fields - Barnes Field (turf)
Away
League
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School
Away
League
vs.
Kingswood-Oxford School
Kingswood-Oxford School
Home
League
vs.
Canterbury School
Playing Fields - Tennis Courts
Home
Cancelled
League
vs.
Brunswick School
Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Away
League
vs.
Watkinson School
Watkinson School
Away
League
vs.
St. Luke’s School
St. Luke’s School
Home
League
vs.
Suffield Academy
Playing Fields - Barnes Field (turf)
Away
League
vs.
Marianapolis Preparatory
Marianapolis Preparatory
Home
League
vs.
St. Luke’s School
Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Away
League
vs.
Canterbury School
Canterbury School
Away
Rescheduled

The McKee Cup

League
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School
Home
League
vs.
St. Luke’s School
Playing Fields - Tennis Courts
Away
League
vs.
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy
Away
League
vs.
Newton Country Day School
Greenwich Academy
Canterbury School
Miss Porter’s School
Lyme/Old Lyme
Playing Fields - Beebe Boathouse
Home
League
vs.
Canterbury School
Miss Porter’s School
Newton Country Day School
Greenwich Academy
Lyme/Old Lyme
Playing Fields - Beebe Boathouse
Away
League
vs.
Millbrook School
Storm King School
Millbrook School
Home
League
vs.
Berkshire School
Playing Fields - Tennis Courts
Home
League
vs.
Salisbury School
Playing Fields - Baseball Field (turf)
Home
League
vs.
Canterbury School
Playing Fields - South Street Field Complex
Away
League
vs.
Hamden Hall Country Day
Hamden Hall Country Day
Home
League
vs.
Berkshire School
Playing Fields - Tennis Courts

Select a Team

Recent Results

Saturday, 4/20/2019

Lacrosse - Boys Varsity
Versus
3:30 PM
Away
Cheshire Academy
Win 13-0


Wednesday, 4/17/2019

Lacrosse - Boys Varsity
Versus
4:30 PM
Neutral
Hamden Hall Country Day
Win 12-7


Wednesday, 4/17/2019

Ultimate Frisbee - Coed Varsity
Versus
4:00 PM
Away
Forman School
Loss 12-15


Wednesday, 4/17/2019

Baseball - Boys Varsity
Versus
3:30 PM
Home
Wilbraham and Monson Academy
Win 6-1


Wednesday, 4/17/2019

Lacrosse - Girls Varsity
Versus
3:00 PM
Away
Miss Porter’s School
Loss 11-15


Wednesday, 4/17/2019

Tennis - Boys Varsity
Versus
3:00 PM
Home
Canterbury School
Win 4-3


Wednesday, 4/17/2019

Tennis - Girls JV
Versus
2:00 PM
Away
Forman School
Win 5-2


Wednesday, 4/17/2019

Golf - Coed Varsity
Versus
2:00 PM
Home
Berkshire School
Loss 230-229

Salisbury School
Loss 230-210


Wednesday, 4/17/2019

Tennis - Boys JV
Versus
1:30 PM
Home
Canterbury School
Win 9-0


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.