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The Gunnery

Call: 860-868-7334
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The Gunnery

At a glance

Location Washington, CT Tuition $53,750
Grades 9-PG Students Receiving Aid 44%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $3,100,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 5:1 Endowment -
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 50%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 288

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 32*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 12
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region New York NY Area
Southern Connecticut
Westchester NY Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-PG
Boarding Grades 9-PG
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1850
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 220
Head of School Peter W. E. Becker

History

The Gunnery, Mr. Gunn's School, was established in 1850 by Frederick W. Gunn based on the belief that strength of character was the goal of education. That belief still guides us today as a coeducational, independent day and boarding, college preparatory school for 300 students in grades nine through twelve. The 220-acre campus borders the village green of Washington, Connecticut, U.S., a small, beautiful, and historic town in the Litchfield Hills.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 55
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 58%
Faculty with doctorate 2
Faculty with masters 31
Student/Faculty ratio 5:1
Average Class Size 12
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chorus
Community Service
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Drama
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Ethics
European History
Film Studies
French
Geometry
History
Humanities
Latin
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physics
Physiology
Pre-calculus
Religion
Spanish
Speech
Studio Art
Study Skills
World History
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language
European History
French Literature
Macroeconomics
Other (AP Spanish Literature)
Physics B
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 288
Boys 184
Girls 104
% Boys/Girls 60%/40%
Boarding Students 196
Day Students 92
International
Canada
China
Czech Republic
Dominican Republic
Germany
India
Other (Columbia)
Russia
Switzerland
UK
United States
Alaska
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Indiana
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Texas
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of International Students 20%

Admission

E-mail admissions@gunnery.org
Web Address www.gunnery.org
Director of Admission Sara Lynn Leavenworth
Admission Application Apply to The Gunnery
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 application fee ($125 for international applicants).
Application Deadline(s) Jan
Financial Aid Awarded $3,100,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 44%
Acceptance Rate 50%
Total Applicants 553
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 35%
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
Day Student Tuition $40,425
Boarding Student Tuition $53,750

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations University of Alabama, Barnard College, Bates College, Bentley University, Binghamton University (SUNY), Boston College, Boston University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pennsylvania, Claremont McKenna College, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Connecticut College, Dickinson College, Elmira College, Elon University, Endicott College, Fairfield University, George Washington University, Gettysburg College, Hamilton College, Hartwick College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, James Madison University, Lehigh University, Loyola University Maryland, University of Miami, Morehouse College, Mount Holyoke College,
Univ. of North Carolina at Wilmington, Northeastern University, Parsons The New School for Design,
Quinnipiac University, University of Richmond, Roanoke College, University of Rochester, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SUNY Plattsburgh, Syracuse University, The University of Tampa, Trinity College, Union College, University of Vermont, Wagner College, Washington College, University of Washington, Wentworth Institute of Technology, West Virginia University, Wheaton College, Wheelock College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Xavier University (OH)
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports
outdoor club/skills
skiing
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Chorus
Community Service Program
Drama Club
International Club
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Photography Club
Radio Station
Science Club
Ski Club
Student Jobs Program
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 860-868-7334
Address 99 Green Hill Rd - Washington, CT 06793
Website www.gunnery.org 
Email admissions@gunnery.org 
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