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 boarding 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
 | 2020 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 AffiliationAnglicanNon-denominational
Year Founded18501907
Campus Size220 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment300 students306 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio5:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1918
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


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


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsAlex Ince

Course Listings

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College Matriculation

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