Academics
The Gunnery College Office collaborates with students and parents to engage in honest self-reflection, as it is the cornerstone of an enjoyable and productive college process.
The college process is an exciting time in a Gunnery student’s life that culminates in choosing a place to build upon their Gunnery education. How a student goes about making that decision is as important as the decision itself. For many students, the choice is the first major decision in their life for which they will have almost complete control. At The Gunnery, each student works with one of our four college counselors in a carefully orchestrated process. The Gunnery College Office collaborates with students and parents to engage in honest self-reflection, as it is the cornerstone of an enjoyable and productive college process. Together, we research appropriate colleges that merit further investigation by students. We encourage a healthy perspective in the hopes of developing a well-balanced list that leaves everybody involved excited about not only the outcome, but the process as well. Gunnery College Counselors are heavily involved in the community which gives them the opportunity to get to know each college advisee personally and uniquely equips them to guide students through the college process to find the right individual fit for them.

College Counseling Mission Statement

The Gunnery’s College Counseling Office believes that the college search and application process is, at its core, an educational one. We strive to educate both students and families about the numerous aspects of the process and about the complex and ever-changing college admissions landscape. Beyond that, we ask students to engage in meaningful self-reflection to learn more about themselves, their hopes, their dreams, their strengths, their weaknesses, and their aspirations. We stress that for the process to be truly successful, students must be in control. We believe that the college search and application process is an opportunity for students to grow and to build upon their Gunnery education in a manner that will serve them for the rest of their lives. Finally, we believe, as did Frederick Gunn, that strength of character is the ultimate goal of education. All that we do in The Gunnery’s College Counseling Office is informed by that belief.

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.