Academics

The Gunnery Faculty

As members of a boarding school community, Gunnery faculty members are actively involved in all aspects of campus life, as teachers, coaches, dorm parents, mentors and extra-curricular advisors. There is no doubt that they will come to know you and look out for you in a variety of ways. And that is as it should be, because lessons can be learned in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in the dorm. What this means for students is important – the faculty is accessible. If that sounds nice but not entirely thrilling now, just wait until 9:30 some night when you’re struggling for something intelligent to say about “Certainty and Doubt in Hamlet.” Suddenly, it’s very exciting to know there’s an English scholar down the hall.

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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.