99 Green Hill Road
Washington, CT 06793
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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 315 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,524
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
The Frederick Gunn School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1850
1907
Campus Size
220 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
315 students
300 students
% Students of Color
30%
25%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
33
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$66,524
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,250
% Students on Financial Aid
47%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Suzanne Day

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    Profile last updated: 09/15/2021
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    Quick Stats (2022)

    • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
    • Students: 315 students
    • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,524
    • Average class size: 12 students
    • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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