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The Gunnery School

Address: 22 Kirby Rd, Washington, CT 06793, USA
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Description The Gunnery School

  • Year of foundation: 1850
  • Location: Washington, Connecticut, USA
  • Age: 14-18 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of education: joint
  • Number of students: about 300
  • Accommodation: guesthouse.

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 educatioanl 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!

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Gunnery School

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High School

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:

  • The Gunnery LEADS Program (4 years of study). Formation of social responsibility and active citizenship
  • The Senior Seminar (1 year). Classes in university format: lectures and seminars on the development of critical thinking, project work and the protection of presentations
  • The Gunnery Senior Spring Capstone. Special project for the development of creative and other skills, writing songs, computer graphics and other sections
  • The Gunn Scholar Program. The history of the development and formation of the school in 3 stages: research, project implementation and its protection in the presentation format
  • The Gunnery Speaker Series. Speeches and lectures of famous figures, laureates of prestigious awards, writers, public figures, musicians.
  • 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:

    • Full-time study: from $ 44200
    • Campus accommodation: from $ 61950.
    from 64 273 $ / year

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    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:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Higher Mathematics (Calculus AB)
  • Literature in English
  • European history
  • American history
  • Spanish or French literature
  • Computer science
  • Macroeconomics.
  • Tuition fees for Advanced Placement (AP):

  • Full-time study: from $ 44200
  • Campus accommodation: from $ 61950.
  • Annual
    from 64 273 $ / year

    IB (International Baccalaureate)

    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:

  • Full-time study: from $ 44200
  • Campus accommodation: from $ 61950.
  • Accommodation, housing and food

    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.

    Events The Gunnery School

    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:

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Ice hockey
    • Field hockey
    • Softball
    • Football
    • Volleyball
    • Golf
    • Tennis
    • Wrestling
    • Orienteering (cross-country)
    • Yoga.

    Types of creativity:

    • Vocals and singing
    • Instrumental music
    • Musical groups
    • Chorus
    • Drama
    • Acting skills
    • Visual art
    • Painting and drawing
    • Art History
    • Graphic design
    • The photo.

    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.


    • More than 150 years of success
    • Program of comprehensive development of personality (academic, creative, sports, personal)
    • Accredited by specialized organizations
    • Large selection of subjects and directions of study
    • Highly qualified teachers and staff
    • Special ESL course (English as a foreign language).
    • A small number of people in the class
    • Individual advice and assistance
    • Various sports and creativity
    • Comfortable residences for living.

    Equipment The Gunnery School

    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:

    • Educational buildings
    • Administrative building
    • Science laboratories
    • Computer classes
    • Library
    • Art studio
    • Center for Fine Arts
    • The museum
    • Residences
    • Park and lake
    • Sports fields
    • Hockey and Softball Fields
    • Tennis courts
    • Boat station
    • Recreation areas
    • Cafe
    • Church.

    Term dates, timetable and extra fees

    The academic year is divided into semesters. Year of study for foreign students is:

    • Full-time study: from $ 61950
    • Campus accommodation: from $ 44,200.

    Extra charges:

    • Registration fee
    • Mandatory fees (tutorials)
    • Deposit confirming a place on the course
    • Exam Board
    • Tuition deposit
    • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
    • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
    • Air tickets in both directions
    • Round trip
    • Mandatory Medical Insurance
    • Personal pocket expenses
    • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
    • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

    Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

    • Application form
    • Statement with marks from the previous place of study for the last two years
    • English level: TOEFL 70
    • Letters of recommendation from teachers (usually English and mathematics)
    • SSAT test (optional)
    • Interview.

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    Recommendations on when to apply

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    - 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.
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