The Frederick Gunn School

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)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 322 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $73,400
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Frederick Gunn School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1850

Student Body

Total Students
322 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Frederick Gunn School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
35 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding Tuition
% on Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$35,000
Admissions Director
Suzanne Day
Admissions Associate
Craig Badger
Endowment Size
$27 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Aviation Club, Baking Club, Business Club, Cars and Mechanics Club, Chess Club, Community Service Club/Gunn Gives Back (GGB), Documentary Club, Engineering Club, Fashion Club, First Aid Club, Free Thought Society, Green Club, Gunn Global, Gunn Society, Hearts for Action, Medical Club, Model United Nations, News Discussion Club, Poetry Club, The Gray Party

School Notes

  • The Frederick Gunn School, founded in 1850, is a co-ed boarding and day school for 325 students in grades 9-12 as well as a post-graduate year located in Washington, Connecticut. Frederick Gunn was a pioneering educator, courageous abolitionist, and rugged outdoorsman. He inspired generations of students to be curious and thoughtful, to be active members of their communities, and to stand up for what they believe in. He was a transformational leader. Our students become principled, active citizens and lifelong learners who will be entrepreneurial forces for good in the world.
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 private students.
What sports does The Frederick Gunn School offer?
The Frederick Gunn School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, 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% of private schools in Connecticut for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Frederick Gunn School?
The application deadline for The Frederick Gunn School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 322 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $73,400
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Litchfield County, CT is $29,179 for elementary schools and $65,657 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Litchfield County, CT is 49% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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