The Frederick Gunn School

99 Green Hill Road
Washington, CT 06793
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The Frederick Gunn School Photo #1 - The Frederick Gunn School, founded in 1850, is a co-ed boarding and day school for 315 students in grades 9-12 as well as a post-graduate year located in Washington, Connecticut.
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The Frederick Gunn School Photo #1 - The Frederick Gunn School, founded in 1850, is a co-ed boarding and day school for 315 students in grades 9-12 as well as a post-graduate year located in Washington, Connecticut.
The Frederick Gunn School Photo #2 - The mission of the Frederick Gunn School is to form active citizens who will have a positive impact here on campus and out in the world.
The Frederick Gunn School Photo #3 - At The Frederick Gunn School, each student works with one of our college counselors in a carefully orchestrated process.
The Frederick Gunn School Photo #4 - With 35 teams competing in 15 sports, you also have the chance to take your skills to a new level or try something completely new.
The Frederick Gunn School Photo #5 - A state-of-the-art, 415-seat, performing arts theater where the entire school gathers for meetings and events
The Frederick Gunn School Photo #6 - Dorm life at Gunn is all about community. It's about finding your friend group and learning to live respectfully with others.
The Frederick Gunn School Photo #7 - We have 10 single-sex dorms. The largest dorm can accommodate 50 students; the smallest, 10. Most students live in singles or doubles; a few live in triples or quads. All dorms have a common room with comfy couches, a TV, and microwave; it can be a quiet place to catch up on homework, or a hub for hanging out.
The Frederick Gunn School Photo #8 - Gunn Outdoors offers opportunities for students to engage with the outdoors, develop leadership skills, and gain independence.
The Frederick Gunn School Photo #9 - #GoGunn
The Frederick Gunn School Photo #10 - Introducing The Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Center for Innovation and Active Citizenship. Opening Fall 2023.
The Frederick Gunn School, founded in 1850, is a co-ed boarding and day school for 325 students in grades 9-12/PG located in Washington, CT.
The school's student body typically consists of students from more than 25 states and over 20 countries - nearly 80% of students live on campus.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 325 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $73,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $52,200
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Frederick Gunn School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 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
1906
Campus Size
220 acres
130 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
325 students
314 students
% Students of Color
15%
25%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
77%
67%
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
35
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$73,400
$64,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$52,200
$34,180
% Students on Financial Aid
45%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$39,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

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

Sports

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • The Frederick Gunn School accreditations: NAIS, TABS, and CAIS
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Frederick Gunn School cost?
The Frederick Gunn School's tuition is approximately $73,400 for boarding students and $52,200 for day students.
What sports does The Frederick Gunn School offer?
The Frederick Gunn School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Ultimate Frisbee.
What is The Frederick Gunn School's ranking?
The Frederick Gunn School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High # of AP/advanced courses offered.
When is the application deadline for The Frederick Gunn School?
The application deadline for The Frederick Gunn School is Jan. 15.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 325 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $73,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $52,200
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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