Campus Life
Gunnery students are busy - with academics, leadership responsibilities and sports - and their weekends are busy too - there is always something to do. On and off campus activities are planned by a student-run group that meets weekly to organize a variety of events and trips.

Here is a selection:

  • Shopping mall trips
  • Campus drive-in movie
  • Winter Carnival
  • Spring Fling
  • Day trip to Six Flags New England
  • Ping-pong tournament
  • Outings to Steep Rock and Lake Waramaug
  • Bowling
  • Faculty-student basketball and dodgeball
  • Halloween dance
  • Prom
  • Coffee Houses
In addition the gym and fitness center have weekend hours for students and in the winter the Linen Rink is open for skating. Faculty also offer open houses on a regular basis with movies and snacks and students compete in Dorm Cup challenges and games throughout the year.

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.