The Frederick Gunn School

The Frederick Gunn School, founded in 1850, is a co-ed boarding and day school for 315 students in grades 9-12/PG located in Washington, Connecticut. Following the values of our founder Frederick Gunn, a pioneering educator, courageous abolitionist and avid outdoorsman, our students become principled, active citizens and lifelong learners who will be entrepreneurial forces for good in the world.


City: Washington, CT

Year Founded: 1850

Grades Offered: 9-12, PG

Number of Students: 315

Percent Boarders: 80%

States & Countries: 20 States & 20 Countries Represented

Average Class Size: 12

Gender: Co-Ed

Specialties: Gunn Scholar, Center for Citizenship and Just Democracy, Gunn Outdoors, IDEAS Lab