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List of 5 news stories.

  • Class of 2019 Includes a New Eagle Scout

    Elijah Berano ’19 was awarded the highest rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America in June. A resident of Bantam, Berano was recognized for his achievement during a Court of Honor Ceremony at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Litchfield.
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  • The Gunnery Welcomes Litchfield Jazz Festival

    This weekend, The Gunnery will welcome the celebrated Litchfield Jazz Festival, one of the longest-running jazz festivals in New England. Now in its 24th year, Litchfield Jazz Festival will bring great music to audiences on campus for the first time, while building on the successful collaboration that brought Litchfield Jazz Camp to the school for a second consecutive summer.
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  • The Gunnery Receives $100,000 Grant From Edward E. Ford Foundation to Establish New Center for Ethics, Leadership, and Civic Engagement

    The Gunnery has received a $100,000 grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation to establish a Center for Ethics, Leadership, and Civic Engagement on campus. The new center will expand upon The Gunnery’s longstanding commitment to character education, which stems from the ideals of school founder Frederick Gunn, while building on the success of The Gunnery’s LEADS Program, a four-year curriculum based on the mission of the school.
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  • Remembering "Mac" Simms

    Clark McKercher Simms P’76, who was a member of The Gunnery community from 1959 to 1978, serving as Assistant Headmaster, Director of Admissions, Dean of Faculty, and as a member of the English Department faculty, passed away on July 12 in Wells, Maine. He was 87 years old.
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  • The Gunnery Receives Excellence in Fundraising Award

    The Gunnery has been recognized with an Award for Excellence in the Independent Schools category from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The Gunnery joins an impressive list of schools that have received this recognition, including The Thacher School in California, Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, and Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, and earned a place on CASE’s “First-time Winners” list, alongside the University of California, Davis, Fordham University, the University of Arizona, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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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.