Overview

Frederick Gunn was a pioneering educator, courageous abolitionist and outdoorsman. He inspired generations of students to be curious, thoughtful, to be active members of their communities, to stand up for what they believe in and work hard both in and out of the classroom. At The Frederick Gunn School we continue stand by these guiding principles and build upon them to ensure our students become hard working, active citizens and life long learners who will be a force for good in this world. At the Frederick Gunn School we value character as highly as intellect and achievement, just as Frederick Gunn did over 170 years ago.
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Official information of The Frederick Gunn School in 2024 | FindingSchool

A- Boarding
A- Matriculation
B+ Academics
A Extracurricular activities
A- Community
A- Reviews
A+ Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: Yes
Tuition: $73,400
# of Students: 325
Teacher:Student: 1:5
International Student: 20%
AP Courses: 19
Endowment: $276,923/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 80%
SAT: 1297/1600
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#9 California Institute of Technology 1
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#38 Georgia Institute of Technology 1
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LAC #42 Occidental College 1
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University of St. Andrews 1
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AP Courses

(Total 19)
Biology
French Language and Culture
Macroeconomics
Spanish Language and Culture
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
United States History
Chemistry
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Music Theory
Biology
French Language and Culture
Macroeconomics
Spanish Language and Culture
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
United States History
Chemistry
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Music Theory
Statistics
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Physics 1
Physics 2
Environmental Science
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Comparative Government and Politics
European History
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Sports

(Total 14)
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Ultimate Frisbee
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Arts

(Total 28)
Dance
Jazz
Music
Songwriting
String
Ceramics
Digital Photography
Film Production
Film Studies
Painting
Dance
Jazz
Music
Songwriting
String
Ceramics
Digital Photography
Film Production
Film Studies
Painting
Photography
Studio Art
Rock
Music Technology
Music Theory
Vocal
Drawing
Printmaking
Band
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 24)
Dance Club
Debate Club
Book Club
Crossroads
Cum Laude Society
Fishing Club
Free Thought Society
Green Club
Mathletes
Media Club
Dance Club
Debate Club
Book Club
Crossroads
Cum Laude Society
Fishing Club
Free Thought Society
Green Club
Mathletes
Media Club
Model United Nations
Newspaper
Poetry Club
Photography Club
The Gunn Association
Affinity Groups
Abigail's Circle
Asian Student Association
Black Student Union
Students for Social Justice
Gender and Sexuality Alliance
Latinx Culture Club
Future Business Leaders of America
Gunn Global Gray Party
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1850
Campus Size: 220 acres
Boarding Rate: 77%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: Zoom, On Campus, Admission Travel to China, WeChat
Pre Interview: Updating
Other Accepted Scores: Duolingo
School Code:
TOEFL: 8980
SSAT: 3628

TOEFL

SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 17)
4.9/ 5

Detailed Review

(Total 1)
4.0 / 5 Overall
4.0 / 5 Academics
4.0 / 5 Campus
4.0 / 5 Student Life
4.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
3.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 89)

Frequently Ask Questions about The Frederick Gunn School

01.
Tell me a bit about The Frederick Gunn School.
The Frederick Gunn School is Co-ed private boarding school located in New York, Connecticut, US. It was founded 1850, and currently has about 325 students, 20.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.frederickgunn.org.
02.
Does The Frederick Gunn School have rigorous academic requirements?
The Frederick Gunn School is offering 19 AP courses.

In recent years, 40 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

The Frederick Gunn School also have 80% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
03.
Where do The Frederick Gunn School students typically go for their colleges?
In 2022-2024, some students attended Princeton University, Columbia University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania and California Institute of Technology.
04.
What is the application requirement for The Frederick Gunn School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The Frederick Gunn School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, standard test (like TOEFL and SSAT), and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
05.
What is the latest tuition for The Frederick Gunn School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The Frederick Gunn School in 2024 is $70,700 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admissions@frederickgunn.org .
06.
Where is The Frederick Gunn School located?
The Frederick Gunn School is located in the State of Connecticut of USA. The closest major city is New York, which is about 70 miles away from school. Most families can choose JFK aireport to travel in and out of school.
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How popular is The Frederick Gunn School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, The Frederick Gunn School is among the most popular schools, within top 64 for all US schools.

Also The Frederick Gunn School has been favorited by 487 users.
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How to start with an application with The Frederick Gunn School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about The Frederick Gunn School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit The Frederick Gunn School’s official site: http://www.frederickgunn.org or call them at 860-868-7334.
09.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to The Frederick Gunn School?
Yes, here are few: Proctor Academy, Canterbury School and Asheville School.

The closest major city is New York. You can find out more schools near New York here.
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What is the FindingSchool rating for The Frederick Gunn School?
The overall rating for The Frederick Gunn School is A-.

The section ratings of The Frederick Gunn School are:
A- for Matriculation
B+ for Academics
A for Extracurriculum
A- for Community
A- for Students and Parents reviews
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