News Archive


  • October

    A Perfect Fall Day for All-School Walk

    A beautiful fall day, accented by plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s, provided an ideal backdrop for the annual All-School Walk, which was held Thursday, October 4, on the 202nd birthday of our founder, Frederick Gunn.
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  • 9th Annual Play4theCure Fundraiser to Support Cancer Research

    The Gunnery Girls Varsity Field Hockey team will host its 9th annual Play4theCure game on Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m. to raise funds for cancer research. Again this year, the game will be a scrimmage between two, co-ed, Gunnery teams, Red vs. White, and will be played at home under the lights. All proceeds will be donated to the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR).
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  • September

    The Gunnery Welcomes New Faculty

    The Gunnery community welcomed new and returning students to campus at the start of September along with 10 new faculty members, who bring with them an impressive range of skills and experiences. From studying abroad in Spain, Nicaragua, South Africa and Russia, to serving on a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine and in the National Guard, to running the Boston Marathon, the Ragnar Relay Series and Tough Mudder obstacle races, they’re definitely up for a challenge!
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  • Eight-Player Football League Expands

    The eight-player football league co-founded by The Gunnery and Millbrook School is expanding this fall to include two new teams from Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, and Holderness School near Plymouth, New Hampshire. Pomfret School and Forman School round out the New England preparatory school league.
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  • August

    Seeing Beyond Wins and Losses

    The Athletic Department has been busy all summer tracking the individual successes of its alumni athletes, including Sarah Hughson ’14 and Sam Walther ’14, who both signed with the Connecticut Whale in the National Women’s Hockey League, and Seth Mahler ’06 and Max Kaufman ’12, who were both selected by the Israel Lacrosse men’s national team for the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championships.
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  • Coach Jeff Trundy Honored for 20 Years of Leading the Falmouth Commodores

    Science teacher and Gunnery Head Baseball Coach Jeff Trundy was honored August 1 for his 20 years as Manager of the Falmouth Commodores. The Commodores dedicated the last regular season home game to Trundy, who is one of the longest-tenured managers in the Cape Cod Baseball League, calling it “Trundy Night.”
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  • May

    Graduates Encouraged to “Think Fearlessly, Act Thoughtfully”

    The Gunnery celebrated its 168th Commencement on May 28, graduating 82 students from 11 states and 13 countries in a ceremony that highlighted the words and legacy of school founder, abolitionist, individualist and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn.
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  • The Gunnery Hosts 59th Annual Founder’s Day Regatta

    On Sunday, May 6, 2018 The Gunnery will host the 59th Annual Founder’s Day Regatta at Lake Waramaug. Twenty-one high school teams, with more than 1,000 student-athletes, are scheduled to participate.
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  • February

    Gunnery Faculty Members Rise to Challenge of Steep Rock Trail Series

    Not to be outdone by the winning ways of The Gunnery’s cross country student athletes, members of the faculty challenged themselves on the beautiful trails of the Steep Rock Association this fall.
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  • Play for the Cure Nets Highest Amount to Date for Cancer Research

    The Gunnery Girls Varsity Field Hockey team hosted its 8th annual Play4theCure game vs. Westover School on October 28, 2017 to raise funds for cancer research. The Gunnery beat Westover 2-0 and the team and its supporters set a new record, raising $2,844 for the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR).
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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.