The Frederick Gunn School

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.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
The Frederick GunnBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18501907
Campus Size220 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment315 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesBi-MonthlyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio5:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered3318
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsSuzanne Day

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1616
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

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School Notes

    Profile last updated: 09/15/2021

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