News Archive


  • May

    State History Day Finalist Heading to National Competition in Baltimore

    Paige Moffat ’19 and Cassie Reilly, a senior at Pomperaug High School in Southbury, were awarded second place in the Senior Group Division at Connecticut History Day on May 4 at Central Connecticut State University. The two students, who have been friends since elementary school, will now advance to the National History Day® contest, which will be held June 9‒14 at the University of Maryland, College Park. The pair will present their original research into the history of clinical trials, the culmination of which was an exhibit titled, “Who Plays God? The Tragedy of Medical Drug Trials Using the Placebo Affect.”
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  • Bloomberg Provides Students With Insight Into Daily News Cycle

    Ten students from Honors U.S. Government and Politics visited Bloomberg’s New York City offices on May 2. They were accompanied by History Department Chair Bart McMann, who teaches the senior-level course, and Library Director Ed Surjan.
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  • Passion and Persistence: Alumni Career Day Offers Students Advice on Life and Careers

    When Tim Gaillard ’61 graduated from The Gunnery, he said he and most of his classmates planned to work for a single, large company such as IBM after college, and stay with that company for life “because they would take care of you.”
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  • April

    Annual Celebration of the Arts Highlights Individual Achievements and a Vision for the Future

    The Gunnery celebrated the arts and honored individual students for their accomplishments at the annual Arts & Letters Luncheon on April 16. The event included the opening of an exhibition of student art, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and ceramics, in Solley Dining Hall.
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  • The Gunnery Welcomes Historian, Best-Selling Author and Columnist Max Boot

    Max Boot P’20, a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a columnist for The Washington Post, and a global affairs analyst for CNN, will visit The Gunnery on Friday, April 26, to present at an all-school event as part of the 2018-2019 Speaker Series. Boot will speak to students and faculty about his most recent book, “The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right.” It was described as a “devastating dissection of conservatism’s degeneracy in America” by Andrew Sullivan in New York magazine and as “soul-searching” and “refreshing” by The New York Times.
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  • April is for Poetry

    In celebration of National Poetry Month, students are learning about and writing their own poetry and sharpening their memorization skills in preparation for the school’s annual poetry recitation competition, which will be held April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Bourne Reading Room. Hosted by the English Department, the competition provides an opportunity for students to recite a poem of their choice from memory to an enthusiastic and supportive audience that snaps (rather than claps) in appreciation of each performance.
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  • Student-Artists Bring Home Awards From Emerging Artist Expo

    Original works by 13 student-artists at The Gunnery are featured in the 6th annual Emerging Artists High School Expo, a juried exhibition that opened April 7 in the Henderson Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford.
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  • March

    Three Students Honored for Their Work by Kent Art Association

    The 27th annual Student Art Show at the Kent Art Association in Kent, Connecticut, featured original work by eight students at The Gunnery. Three students of Visual Arts Chair Andrew Richards P’20 were honored for their work at an awards reception held Sunday, March 24.
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  • Registration is Now Open for 2019 Summer Camps

    Children ages 9 and up can enjoy summer at The Gunnery! This year, the school will offer its own rowing camp, and The Gunnery once again will host Litchfield Jazz Camp in July and Dutch Total Soccer in August. Registration is now open for the following programs:
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  • February

    Representing El Salvador at the Harvard Model United Nations

    Fifteen students from The Gunnery Model United Nations (MUN) traveled to Boston from January 24 to 27 to participate in the 66th session of the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN). The four-day international relations simulation drew some 3,300 high school delegates and their faculty advisors, who gathered to “address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.”
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  • Meet our Gunn Scholars for 2018-2019

    The Gunn Scholar program expanded in the 2018-2019 academic year to include five scholars – seniors Rain Ji, Michael Kassis, Paige Moffat, Tony Zhang and Joey Lin – who have been hard at work researching their specific areas of interest with the aid of School Archivist Misa Giroux. During the spring term, their independent study projects will be completed and they will prepare to present their original place-based and primary-source research at the second annual Rooted Research Conference on Sunday, April 28. The community is welcome to attend to learn more about these topics:
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  • January

    Gunnery Team Among Finalists in VEX Robotics Competition

    Seven members of The Gunnery’s VEX Robotics Club traveled to Middletown High School on January 12 to compete in their first VEX Robotics Competition. The annual event brought together teams representing 60 high schools and robotics programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts, which participated in qualification and elimination rounds throughout the day. The Gunnery’s team qualified for the championship round, placing among the top 16 teams.
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  • Two Students Honored at Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards

    Artwork by two Gunnery students, Jean Fang ’19 and Julian Morris ’22, was selected for inclusion in the 28th annual Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards, the largest juried student art exhibition in the state and an affiliate of the National Scholastic Art Awards.
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  • Sea Tea Improv Troupe Demonstrates What Happens When You Go Unscripted

    The Gunnery welcomed four members of the Hartford-based Sea Tea Improv Touring Company on January 4 as part of the school’s ongoing Speaker Series. Students got into the act by volunteering suggestions and participating in a series of comedic sketches that were presented during an all-school event in the Ogden D. Miller Memorial Athletic Center that evening.
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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.