The Gunnery

Washington, Connecticut, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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The Gunnery mission statement rests on the four cornerstones of character: scholarship, integrity, respect and responsibility. Character is forged in a cohesive, diverse community informed by a challenging college preparatory curriculum, a broad range of athletic, artistic and social activities and a faculty of scholars and committed educators dedicated to the intellectual and ethical development of every student. A Gunnery graduate is a broadly educated, socially responsible citizen with tested beliefs, strength of character and the courage to act on convictions.

The Gunnery offers small classes, a comprehensive curriculum, a close community, and a range of artistic and athletic offerings in an extraordinary setting, where students are encouraged to prepare for the future by learning in the words of the school motto "Vir bonus semper discipulus est - A good man (person) is always a student.

99 Green Hill Road, Washington, Connecticut, USA 06793
860-868-7334

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Director of Admission: W. Jed Stuart
Admissions Phone:860-868-7334Fax:860-868-1614
Email: admissions@gunnery.org Website: www.gunnery.org


  • Application Deadline: January 31
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1850
  • Campus Size: 220 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC, CAIS/CT
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-post-grad
Day
Grades 9th-post-grad
Total
Girls     78 38 116
Boys     130 52 182
Total     208 90 298

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $51,200
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $38,500
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 48.00%
  • Average Awarded: $23,000
 
 

Department Director: Chapin Miller

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 60

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 53.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Number of AP Courses Offered: 16

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
English:
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Poetry
History:
  • Asian History
  • Classical History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • Medieval History
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
Religion/Philosophy:
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Social Justice
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Genetics
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Sports Medicine
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Operations Research
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Multimedia
  • Web Design
Music:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Composition
  • Electronic Music
  • History of Jazz
  • History of Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Recording
  • Songwriting
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Animation
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Lighting Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Pottery
  • Public Speaking
  • Publications
  • Sculpture
  • Silkscreen
  • Stagecraft
  • Studio Art
  • Textiles
  • Theater Arts
  • Theater Design
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
  • Study Abroad:
Distinctive or New Programs:




AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French Language
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History
 
 

Department Director: Katherine Merritt

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 10

Average Students Per Dorm: 22

No. of Girls Dorms: 4

No. of Boys Dorms: 6

Dorm Amenities:
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life

Facilities

  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing
  • Food Council
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Honor Council
  • International Clubs
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Science Bowl
  • Sexualities Club
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans
  • Red & Gray Tour Guides
 
 

Arts Department Director: Jennifer Wojcik

Athletics Department Director: Jon Russillo

Arts
  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Audiovisual Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Glee Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Camping
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Education
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Camping
  • Dance
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Snowboarding
  • Ultimate Frisbee
 
 

Department Director: Seth Low

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges 11 graduates
Franklin and Marshall College 8 graduates
Boston University 7 graduates
Trinity College 7 graduates
University of Vermont 7 graduates
Dickinson College 6 graduates
The George Washington University 6 graduates
Lehigh University 5 graduates
Colgate University 4 graduates
Cornell University 3 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA



Notable Alumni

Jonathan Linen (Class of 1962) Vice Chairman of American Express and Director of InterContinental Hotels Group

Edsel Ford II (Class of 1968) Member of the Board of Directors for the Ford Motor Company

Dick Wolf (Class of 1968) Creator of Law & Order

Jonathan M. Tisch (Class of 1971) Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels and Treasurer of the New York Giants.

Dr. David Abala (Class of 1973) Urologist, member of Duke University Medical Center, White House Fellow, and Official doctor for the Super Bowl.

Maynard Webb (Class of 1974) COO of Ebay

David Modell (Class of 1980) Former owner of the Baltimore Ravens

Mark Lazarus (Class of 1982) President of Turner Entertainment Group

James Perse (Class of 1991) Fashion Designer

Jesse Soffer (Class of 2003) Actor




Quotes from Alumni