The Frederick Gunn School
Founded in 1850 by Frederick Gunn, an outdoorsman and naturalist recognized as the founder of camping in the United States, a courageous abolitionist, and a pioneering educator, The Frederick Gunn School is a coeducational, independent, college preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 912/post-graduate.
Located on 220 acres bordering the village green of Washington, Connecticut, the school offers academic, athletic, co-curricular and campus life programs that emphasize character, teamwork, active citizenship, and independent thinking.
Our teachers meet students where they are, but don`t let them stay there.
We are here to light a fire, and generations of our alumni are the proof.
We nurture creators, develop makers, not consumers, encourage students to take risks, to put their voice out there, to stand up for what matters to them, to learn how to listen, and how to lead.
Students leave prepared to make a difference and, in the same entrepreneurial way as our founder, to be a force for good.
|Definition of Terms|
| 2021 School Data
|The Frederick Gunn||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||9-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||220 acres||125 acres|
|Enrollment||315 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||n/a||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Frequency of Saturday Classes||Bi-Monthly||Weekly|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual||Casual|
|Average Class Size||12 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1||7:1|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||33||18|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||No||Yes|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15||Jan. 15|
|Director of Admissions||Suzanne Day|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||16||16|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee|
|Year:||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
Profile last updated: 09/15/2021
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