Volunteering for The Gunnery

Time is priceless and The Gunnery is grateful for the countless hours volunteers invest in furthering Development and Admissions initiatives. Our ambassadors include:

The Board of Trustees whose guidance and leadership provide responsible fiscal guidance, governance, and counsel to the administration to further the school's mission.
The Bourne Advisory Council A distinguished group of leaders whose mission is to guide the strategic and long-range thinking of the school. They will also advise the Head of School and Board of Trustees on issues that will ultimately be important to the school’s legacy.
The Gunnery Council members act as ambassadors for the school in all aspects, specifically supporting alumni relations efforts.

Class Agents work with the Alumni and Development Office and annual fund team on class communications and raising participation in and support of The Gunnery Fund.

Reunion Volunteers help to organize and motivate their classmates for Alumni Weekend in June.

The Parents Council  Every parent is a member of the Parents Council. Three volunteer subcommittees comprise the council and support the initiatives of the Admissions, Student Life and Alumni and Development offices. Overall, parent volunteers raise critical dollars for the Parents Fund; support capital projects; build relationships among the parent community and support the faculty and students through their involvement. 

The Gunn Society  
Student ambassadors who assist the Alumni and Development Office with alumni outreach, phonathons, thankathons, donor stewardship, tours and their own senior class gift initiative.

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.