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List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • 1. Rain

    I am from Beijing, China.
    I am a boarding student in Van Sinderen.
    My fall co-curricular activity is varsity field hockey.
    The Gunnery community is fun, caring & lively.
    My favorite Gunnery tradition is the all-school walk.
     My favorite dining hall offering is yellow squash.

    I chose The Gunnery because
    it matched perfectly with what I wanted in a school: a small student population, rural setting, a loving community, interesting academic offerings and lots of green space on campus. It clicked with me when I visited years ago on a chilly autumn day.

    Think Fearlessly. Act Thoughtfully.
    In my freshman year, my friends and I decided to start a new co-curricular activity, Model United Nations. Over the last three years, I have received a tremendous amount of support from faculty and administrators, and my team has overcome lots of difficulties. We have competed in a variety of conferences and look forward to expanding the program. Throughout this process, no one tried to talk me out of starting the first ever academic co-curricular at the school, and everyone was very understanding and supportive.
     

  • 2. Juliette

    I am from Washington, CT.
    I am a day student in Gibson.
    My fall co-curricular activity is crew.
    The Gunnery community is welcoming, home & loving.
    My favorite Gunnery tradition is the holiday concert.
    My favorite dining hall offering is stuffed pasta shells.

    I chose The Gunnery because
    of the immediate sense of community I felt when I walked on campus.

    Think Fearlessly. Act Thoughtfully.
    is something I am taught each day at The Gunnery as I am constantly being pushed to try new things and not be afraid to make mistakes.

  • 3. Grace

    I am from Wake Forest, NC.
    I am a boarding student in Gibson.
    My fall co-curricular activity is varsity field hockey.
    The Gunnery community is loving, thoughtful & diverse.
    My favorite Gunnery traditions are the holiday dinner & concert.
    My favorite dining hall offering is cheese quesadillas!!!
     
    I chose the Gunnery because,
    the minute I stepped on campus, I got this feeling of “this is where I want to be”. The people were so kind and welcoming, and everyone raved about the school’s amazing community.

    Think Fearlessly. Act Thoughtfully.
    has applied to my experiences in the classroom where teachers push me to stretch my limits and dig deeper as well as on the field when my coach may push me to reach that next level as an athlete. I also believe it has applied to my everyday experiences here as well. In everything I do, I want to push to be my best and be mindful of the others around me. This motto encourages me to think big and take risks but also to be thoughtful of others who might be impacted by my actions.

  • 4. Laura

    I am from Canton, NY.
    I am a boarding student in Gibson.
    My fall co-curricular activity is varsity field hockey.
    The Gunnery community is about supporting, fun & loving.
    My favorite Gunnery tradition is the holiday dinner & concert.
    My favorite dining hall offering is tacos!!!

    I chose The Gunnery because
    the feeling on campus was so positive and the community seemed so close. Coming from a small town, I like to be in an environment where everyone knows and supports each other. The people at The Gunnery are what made my decision so easy.

    To me Thinking fearlessly. Act Thoughtfully pertains to my experiences in and outside of the classroom. The Gunnery has forced me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. I am more comfortable being myself, and The Gunnery allows me to continue to better myself. Thinking fearlessly is true to me because I have gained more faith in myself and my future. Acting thoughtfully for me points specifically to how I have grown as a student, expanding my thoughts or ideas.

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • 5. Julian

    I am from Kent, CT.
    I am a day student in Gunn.
    My fall co-curricular activity is football.
    The Gunnery community is supportive, connected & thoughtful.
    My favorite Gunnery tradition is the holiday concert.
    My favorite dining hall offering is french toast sticks.

    I chose The Gunnery because
    I wanted to explore many different activities. I knew I would be able to participate in sports at a competitive level as well as be involved in engineering and the rock bands. I felt like I would not have to limit myself.

    Think Fearlessly. Act Thoughtfully.
    At The Gunnery, I've always played two contact sports which has required me to get a serious mentality before my games. Although the way that I play might be aggressive and with a lot of contact, I always respect the other teams and players.
  • 6. Ryan

    I am from Raleigh, NC.
    I am a boarding student in Gunn.
    My fall co-curricular activity is X-Term.
    The Gunnery community is supportive, determined & friendly.
    My favorite Gunnery tradition isPack the Rink.  
    My favorite dining hall offering is cereal, at all times of the day.

    I chose The Gunnery because
    my tour and Revisit Day stood out more so than when I visited other schools. I felt at home at The Gunnery, and now my younger brother Colin also attends The Gunnery.

    Think Fearlessly. Act Thoughtfully.
    At The Gunnery, you are never punished for your thoughts or beliefs and are always allowed and encouraged to express your ideas in a thoughtful way.

  • 7. Jimmy

    I am from New Hartford, NY.
    I am a boarding student in Bourne.
    My fall co-curricular activity is varsity soccer.
    The Gunnery community is supportive & welcoming plus the campus is beautiful.
    My favorite Gunnery tradition is dorm challenge dodgeball.
    My favorite dining hall offering is grilled cheese & french fries.

    I chose The Gunnery because 
    the people I met on Revisit Day were so welcoming and friendly. They were extremely genuine and seemed very down to earth. They were full of happiness and optimism and made it hard not to love the experience here. They demonstrated the true meaning of community.


    Think Fearlessly. Act Thoughtfully.
    Teachers and coaches push us to develop into our best selves in the classroom, on the field, in the dorm and on the stage. Day in and day out, we are encouraged and guided to be better than the day before.

  • 8. Eli

    I am from Woodbury, CT.
    I am a day student in Memorial.
    My fall co-curricular activity is outdoor stewardship.
    The Gunnery community is warm, opportunistic & empathetic.
    My favorite Gunnery tradition is Highlander Hockey's Half Pack the Rink.  
    My favorite dining hall offering is chicken nuggets.

    I chose The Gunnery because
    when I walked on campus on Revisit Day, all of the students and teachers were extremely friendly, welcoming, and inclusive. The Gunnery seemed to be a place where people truly wanted to be and where they had a lot of fun.

    Think Fearlessly reflects my efforts in the classrooms by thinking big picture, outside the box and speaking my mind. Act Thoughtfully represents how Gunnery students do what we do with good reason and purpose to better ourselves and our community.

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.