Academics

The Scholar Strands

The Scholar Strands are designed to allow for an intensive focus in an area of interest while at the same time insuring exposure to a range of courses that balance out the depth of a given focus.  The four strands are as follows: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), Entrepreneurship, Language and Culture, and Humanities.

The STEAM Strand

The STEAM Strand requires that students take four of the following: AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Operations Research or AP Biology. STEAM also requires that students take two additional classes from the following: Humanities, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Studio Art, AP Art  History, AP Music Theory, two years of Performing Arts, two years of Music Ensemble, or two years of Private Music Instruction.  

The Entrepreneurship Strand

The Entrepreneurship Strand requires that students take the following: Entrepreneurship, AP Economics, AP Calculus AB, Level III World Language or above, or above Level II in two separate languages. Entrepreneurship also requires that students take one of the following: AP World History, Humanities, AP Studio Art, AP Art History, or AP Music Theory.

The Language and Cultures Strand

The Language and Cultures Strand requires that students take three of the following classes: AP English Literature, AP English Language, Level III World Language or above, or above Level II in two separate languages. Language and Cultures also requires that students take one of the following: Humanities, Honors Philosophy, AP World History, AP Studio Art, AP History, AP Music Theory, Two Years of Performing Arts.

The Humanities Strand

The Humanities Strand requires that students take four of the following classes: AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP World History, Humanities, AP Studio Art, AP Art History, or AP Music Theory.

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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.