The Gunnery School (The Gunnery School) is a prestigious and well-known private institution that specializes in the high school program. The school has been operating since 1850: it successfully combines century-old traditions and achievements and the most modern innovations in the field of teaching and technology. The school is a member of professional organizations, including the prestigious New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The main ideological mission of the school is to educate socially responsible, self-respecting and surrounding members of society, seeking to develop and improve the world.
Today, about 300 people study at the school: 70% of them live in a boarding school, about 30% of the total number are foreign students, representatives of 16 different countries (including Russia). On average, each class has no more than 14 students, and the ratio of teachers and students is 1: 7, which allows you to pay maximum attention to each and individually work on all emerging issues. Thanks to high-quality training programs and high professionalism of teachers, graduates demonstrate a high level of knowledge and skills: 100% of school students go to prestigious colleges and universities in the USA, Canada and European countries.
The Gunnery School (The Gunnery School) is a great choice for those who care about the future of their child, seeking to give him a quality school education and a good start in life!
In high school, students learn a set of compulsory and elective subjects. The small size of the classes and the high level of professionalism of the teachers make the learning process really exciting. Lessons are often held outdoors, in the park or by the lake. Teachers answer any questions of students, strive to give them the best knowledge, develop their individuality and openness.
At graduation classes, students can choose special programs of AP or IB, which provide great benefits for further admission to universities. Lessons usually begin at 8:15 and end at 15:00. In addition to standard courses and disciplines, the school has several specialized programs that students can choose based on their preferences:
Foreign students take special classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) course, where they study with professional teachers in a reinforced manner, developing grammar and vocabulary, writing and speaking, reading and listening skills. Thanks to this course, foreigners adapt much more quickly to a new society and easily overcome the language barrier.
Tuition for the High School program:
The professional course of the last classes allows pupils to choose directions and disciplines of study at a very high level. High results of final exams according to this standard make it possible to get great advantages when entering universities in the USA, Canada and other countries. Items according to standard:
Tuition fees for Advanced Placement (AP):
Since 2012, the school has been running training according to the International Baccalaureate standard - this is a special course designed for high school students and giving a great store of knowledge and benefits when entering universities around the world. Pupils teach in-depth level 6 subjects from different subject sections, take part in special courses and trainings. The program not only gives a high level of knowledge, but also teaches pupils of responsibility, the ability to quickly respond to external changes, contributes to the full development.
Tuition fees for the IB program:
Pupils are accommodated in cozy residences on school campus. Residences are separated by age, boys and girls live separately, most rooms are 1-2-seater. Teachers and their families also live on campus, which provides additional benefits and a homely atmosphere. Each student has a full set of furniture and amenities, the building has common living rooms for games and recreation, television, game consoles and much more. Security and safety systems are in place.
Balanced nutrition is provided several times a day: the menu is very diverse + it is possible to choose different diets.
Much attention in the curriculum is given to the sports and creative development of students: 16 different sports and physical activities are available here + the school is a member of the New England Sports Association NEPSAC (The New England Preparatory School Athletic Council). Sports:
Types of creativity:
There are more than 20 student associations and clubs, published its own magazine and newspaper, a radio station, the International Club. Pupils can take an active part in the social and political life of the city.
The school’s campus is located in downtown Washington in the Litchfield Hills district of northwestern Connecticut, on the grounds of the so-called “New England” - a historic district known for its strict cultural traditions, beautiful nature and good environmental conditions. New York is 80 miles from the school, the nearest international airports are JFK and Stewart (NY), Bradley (CT). The campus occupies about 220 acres of land, where there are more than 30 buildings, lots of trees, shrubs and other vegetation. Opportunities:
The academic year is divided into semesters. Year of study for foreign students is:
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.