Our mission reflects that of the school: we are “dedicated to the intellectual and ethical development of every student,” promoting scholarship, integrity, respect, and responsibility in study and research.
The Tisch Family Library
Since the time when school founder Frederick W. Gunn housed a lending library in his living room, The Gunnery’s library collection has grown and moved five times. Since 1975, we have made our home in the Schoolhouse, a building of long and happy history at the school. A recent major renovation, a gift of the Tisch family for whom our library is named, has completely transformed the building. Today this beautiful space houses our print collection of over 15,000 volumes, enhanced by databases and eBooks accessible to all our school community. It is a welcoming setting for research, group and individual study, class visits, or quiet down time between classes. It is also a space for showcasing student art, both in the Silent Gallery and in the main reading space.
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.